SAN DIEGO, November 24, 2014 – Make time for two live “Dancing With The Stars” chats this week: first for the finals tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and Tuesday night when we return for the wrap-up show and winner.
The four most deserving competitors are all safely into the semifinals. The judges’ scores aren’t likely to make a huge difference this week. The competitors are all talented and evenly matched. It will come down to what the fans see and which competitor can GOTV (that’s Get Out The Vote for those not involved in politics).
Competitors will dance two routines night one. The first is a routine danced earlier in the season the judges want to see again now that the stars have more experience and improved skills. Then the couples get to let loose with their Freestyle routines, always a season highlight.
Competitors highly their strengths and personality with a dash of going to the comfort zone. Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas are going for the fun factor. Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy are playing up their “showmance” with a Contemporary routine. Bethany Mota and Derek Hough go with a wicked dance track with sexy hooks and big bass beat. Expect a dynamic routine full of attack. But Alfonso Ribiero and Witney Carson are the ones to beat. They will turn on the charm to a classic big band number. It’s a race for second and to make the final show on Tuesday.
Finals Week Assignments
Alfonso and Witney
Jive: “3-6-9″ by Cupid feat. B.o.B
Freestyle: “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” by Benny Goodman
Janel and Val
Samba: “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” by Celia Cruz
Freestyle” “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last
Sadie and Mark
Samba: “Hunter” by Pharrell Williams
Freestyle: Theme from Super Mario Brothers
Bethany and Derek
Jive: “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
Freestyle: “Revolution” by Diplo
Good luck to all! Who do you want to win? Vote in our prediction poll.
Viewers can vote via phone starting at the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT the next day. These votes count toward Tuesday’s elimination.