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Fan Chat: Dancing with the Stars Finale, 8:00 p.m. ET

Written By | May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 – We are down to one last night of competition on Monday. Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas will have to give performances that please the judges and the fans, because they will need both to be named “Dancing With The Stars” champion.

The finalists will each perform two routines. The first is their judges’ choice for a repeat or “redemption” dance routine, a performance the judges believe the couple can improve on from their first effort.

A bit of dance drama being reported by Fox News:

Dancing with the Stars” frontrunner Ginger Zee has injured her pelvis while rehearsing for the season finale, according to ABC News. It is unclear whether she’ll be able to perform Monday.

Since the injury earlier in the week, the ABC News meteorologist has been experiencing muscle spasms in her lower back.

“By Wednesday, I went to see a physical therapist for the show, Gina [Minchella], and she said my pelvis was forward and an inch off,” Zee tells the network. “I came back the next day, and [my pelvis] was backward and an inch the other way. My pelvis was just moving all over.”

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As a reminder, here are the scores will which go toward determining a winner:

Semifinals Leaderboard

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: 59 POINTS TOTAL
Phone: 800-868-3410

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: 57 POINTS TOTAL
Phone: 800-868-3409

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: 56 POINTS TOTAL
Phone: 800-868-3404

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for “The Finals” on Monday, May 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time, followed by “The Results” on Tuesday, May 24, at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.


Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.