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Live DWTS Chat: Rashad Jennings, Normani Kordei or David Ross will win

Written By | May 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2017 – The three Season 24 finalists on “Dancing With The Stars” played to their strengths and their personalities in the finals on Monday. Tonight we find out which of our duos will take home the mirror ball.


Monday Details at: Finals pressure on ‘Dancing With The Stars’


David Ross would win the ‘Most Improved’ award this season without any question. Photo: ABC

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy danced a devilish Quickstep. Photo: ABC

Rashad Jennings put it all together in his Redemption Viennese Waltz with Emma Slater. Photo: ABC

Last night, the couples each performed a redemption dance, followed by the eagerly awaited Freestyle routines, which give judges and fans a look into the stars’ personalities and their DWTS journey.

All David Ross and Lindsay Arnold lacked was a hot dog and a beer in their baseball theme freestyle. Photo: ABC

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy danced an angelic Contemporary routine for their Freestyle dance. Photo: ABC

Rashad Jenning and Emma Slater put together the DWTS version of a Super Bowl halftime for their Freestyle. Photo: ABC

Tonight all three couples will perform one more new routine as part of the traditional 24-Hour Fusion Challenge. The couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles they have already performed this season, with less than 24 hours to prepare their dance for judges’ points.




The viewer votes and judges’ points from May 15 and May 22 will be combined along with the judges’ points from the 24-Hour Fusion Challenge to determine the winner. At the end of the night, either Rashad and Emma, Normani and Val, or David and Lindsay will be holding the Mirror Ball Trophy high. Right now, Rashad Jennings is in the lead, with Normani Kordei a close second and David Ross third. Will it stay that way Tuesday?

We predict it will be Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater first, Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy second, and David Ross and Lindsay Arnold third – reversing order between Rashad and Normani from our original prediction based on Rashad’s blockbuster Freestyle routine last night. But it’s far from a lock.

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Finals Leaderboard:

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater:
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz, “Dark Times” by The Weeknd featuring Ed Sheeran
Freestyle: 10-10-10-10 = 40 points
TOTAL: 80 points
800-868-3411

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy
Redemption Style: Quickstep: 10-9-9-10 = 38 points
Freestyle: 10-10-10-10 = 40 points
TOTAL: 78 POINTS
800-868-3410

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold:
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz: 8-8-9-8 = 33 points
Freestyle: 10-10-10-10 = 40 points
TOTAL 73 POINTS
800-868-3404

“Dancing With The Stars: Season 24: The Finale” airs on Tuesday, May 23, at 8:30 pm ET/PT.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She also covers the Sweet Science of boxing for Communities. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.

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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.