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4 couples remain, but only one can take home coveted Mirrorball Trophy on two-part season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars'


Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:50 pm
`Dancing with the Stars`: Witney Carson and Frankie Muniz perform on the semifinal episode. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
"Dancing with the Stars": Witney Carson and Frankie Muniz perform on the semifinal episode. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
Julianne Hough returns as a guest judge; one couple will be eliminated on Monday's show
Couples to perform four dances over two nights - redemption, freestyle, repeat performance and 24-hour challenge
Special performances by Pitbull & Fifth Harmony, Alexander Jean, Kelsea Ballerini, Nick Lachey, Jordan Fisher & Debbie Gibson, and Lindsey Stirling & Becky G
Viewers can participate in an online-only vote for remaining couples during Tuesday's telecast, in which the season 25 champion will be revealed, live, at The Grove
After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 20 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. It's been a very close race this season, with some of the most skilled and artful dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated.
The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to score some extra judges' points. Additionally, viewers can participate in an online-only vote for the remaining couples, where, at the end of the night, one of them will be crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" champion, as announced live from The Grove on Tuesday, Nov. 21 (9-11:00 p.m. EST).
On Monday, Julianne Hough returns as a guest judge, and the four finalists will each perform two dances: a redemption-style dance (paso doblé, foxtrot, Charleston or quickstep), and a freestyle dance - one of the biggest competitive dances of the season. In addition, the night will include special performances by Pitbull & Fifth Harmony singing their latest single, "Por Favor," and Alexander Jean performing "Wouldn't Change Anything," featuring a dance by Hough.
Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Drew Scott and Emma Slater
  • Redemption: paso doblĂ© - "Get Ready" by Rayelle
  • Freestyle: "The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson
  • Redemption: foxtrot - "I Won't Dance" by Frank Sinatra
  • Freestyle: "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
  • Redemption: Charleston - "Bad Man" by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker
  • Freestyle: "Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)" by Taco feat. tomX
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas
  • Redemption: quickstep - "Barflies at the Beach" by Royal Crown Revue
  • Freestyle: "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond/"Palladio" by Escala (Medley)
At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the three remaining couples will go on to vie for the coveted Mirrorball.
For week 10, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples on Monday via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b is open from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. until 11 a.m. EST Tuesday.
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, it will be a Christmas spectacular as the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom. The couples will each perform two dances. The first will be a repeat performance of their favorite dance from earlier in the season. And in the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a "24-Hour Fusion Challenge," in which they will each fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they'll have less than 24 hours to prepare. 
For the first time ever, following the completion of both dances by the three remaining dance couples, the public will be allowed to participate in an online-only live vote via ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b. The vote limit will be five votes per voting method, and the voting window will be open for approximately five minutes. The live voting window will only be available during the live broadcast in the Eastern and Central time zones, and voters must be physically located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com. Voters in Canada will be able to vote during this same voting window on Facebook only.
The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season's couples, at The Grove, Caruso's award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. Multiplatinum artist Nick Lachey will perform a new, never-before-heard ballad, "Someone to Dance With," a special track he recorded that was inspired by his journey on "Dancing with the Stars" this season. The song will be available on streaming services everywhere starting today. Additionally, the show will include special performances by Kelsea Ballerini singing "Legends," from her latest album; Stirling featuring Becky G performing "Christmas C'Mon," from Lindsey's new holiday album, "Warmer in the Winter"; and Fisher singing a joyful medley with Debbie Gibson, "Sleigh Ride"/"What Christmas Means to Me."
There will also be a special performance from the upcoming "Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night" tour, hitting the road this winter, as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new "Frozen" short, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure."
The judges' points and viewer votes from Monday will be combined along with the night's judges' points and online-only viewer votes from the repeat dances and "24-Hour Fusion Challenge" to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
ABC has launched the first-ever official "Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League" on abc.com/dfl. The game allows players to predict which couple will win the season and take home the trophy. Players earn points for correct predictions, and each point is an entry into the grand prize drawing for a chance to win a trip for four to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii and other exclusive prizes. Fans can also play the weekly game to earn more points and chances to win. Each week, players choose three couples they predict will earn the highest scores in that week's episode(s). Each point the couples earn on the show is another entry toward the grand prize and first prize sweepstakes.
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

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