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`Dancing with the Stars` judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)
"Dancing with the Stars" judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. (ABC photo by Eric McCandless)

It all comes down to this: 4 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete to win Mirrorball Trophy on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'


Wed, Nov 20th 2019 06:00 pm

Mega-superstar Cher, Pitbull, NE-YO slated to perform during 2-hour broadcast

Five celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to compete in the semifinals of the 29th season of “Dancing with the Stars” this past Monday on ABC. The stakes were high, as there were two rounds of competitive dance performances to get teams into the finals for the season finale.

In the first round, celebrities repeated a style of dance they struggled with earlier in the season with a new song. The second round was last time the couples performed to a style of dance they haven’t performed before.

Vying for America's vote, each couple danced to a variety of songs, including Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger," The Temptations' "Get Ready," Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind," Hozier's "Take Me To Church," Vanessa Williams' "Save the Best for Last," Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" and Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You," among others.

In the end, James Van Der Beek was eliminated.

Season Finale

It all comes down to this as four celebrity and pro-dancer couples return to the ballroom to compete and win the Mirrorball trophy on the 11th and final week of the 2019 season of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, Monday, Nov. 25 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC (TV-PG, L). Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

For this last week of the competition, the opening number will consist of the remaining couples dancing to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. There will be two rounds of dancing where each couple will do one repeat performance from earlier this season. And in the last element of competition, the couples will perform the most anticipated dance of the season: the fan-favorite freestyle routine.

Mega-superstar Cher will perform her classic “The Beat Goes On,” while Pitbull and NE-YO performs “3 to Tango” and “Me Quedaré Contigo.” In addition, the ballroom and viewing audiences will have a first look at the new season of “The Bachelor,” and the winner of the “American Idol” fan vote will be revealed live. Eliminated celebrities from this season will return to the ballroom for a final number.

In addition, the professional dancers who will participate in “Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020” will dance to “How Do I Know” performed by Ray Chew Live. At the end of the night, there will be an announcement revealing which celebrities will join the professional dancers on the nationwide tour.

Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs, including Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl,” Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl,” Kriss Kross’ “Jump” and Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine’s “Conga,” among others.

This week, the live vote (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) will be combined with the judges’ scores and tabulated in real time, determining the “DWTS” champion. The live votes will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EST/CST time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window).

The final four couples are dancing to the following:

  • Country artist Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko (Foxtrot and Freestyle)
  • Pop star Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber (Jive and Freestyle)
  • “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten (Viennese Waltz and Freestyle)
  • Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson (Jazz and Freestyle)

Hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning hosts 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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