The end of season two of two hours of Dancing with the stars it's here!
Fans will soon know who will be crowned the Mirrorball champions: Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess, Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten or Milo Manheim and Witney Carson.
ET is blogging live all the action in the ballroom on Monday night, as the "Thanksgiving Spectacular" show starts with an epic opening parade, followed by performances by Avril Lavigne, Dan + Shay, Lauren Daigle, John Schneider, Robin Thicke and Tinashe.
But before hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announce the winners of season 27, the four remaining couples will each perform two dances. The first will be a redemption routine, where the duos will perform a piece they danced at the beginning of this season, along with a new freestyle performance. So be sure to follow us here, on Twitter and Facebook as we recap the many epic numbers of the night.
Avril Lavigne performs a new single for Alexis and Alan
The singer recently left a long break to release new music, and joined Alexis and Alan for their freestyle routine, where she performed her new song, "Head Above Water."
The number was full of passion, grace and beauty, and the couple could not have achieved a more beautiful display of drama and theatricality.
The judges absolutely loved what they could achieve, praising the dance for its history, its choreography and its pure emotion.
They joined host Erin Andrews on the balcony, where the couple reflected on the fact that it was their last dance together.
"Thank you very much, this has been the best experience of my life," Alexis said, hugging Alan and causing the entire audience to faint.
For their effort, the couple was rewarded with 30 perfect of 30, with a combined score of 57 over 60. Will it be enough to win the Mirroball trophy?
Juan Pablo and Tinashe prove that they should be in the finals
Juan Pablo and Cheryl should be competing in the final. They simply should. It is an objective fact. So, when they took the dance floor for a performance that was as good (if not better) than anything else we've seen so far, it really rubbed it.
Later, Tinashe took the stage in an impressive red set to sing a super sensual version of Peggy Lee's classic "Fever" and brought more magnetic energy to this appearance than many of her numbers on the show. It is still a pity that they eliminated it in week 4!
Wow, that's a lot of stars that join the tour
Each year, some of the stars who competed in the program end up joining the Live tour of Dancing With the Stars. This season, they tapped with five guys, and it's a bit hard to believe.
Bobby, Milo and Joe will join John Schneider and Juan Pablo for a tour that will undoubtedly be interesting.
Even if some of the stars were not surprised every week on the dance floor, they certainly had enthusiasm with the swords, and we hope that will translate into their live shows in the coming months.
Robin Thicke plays live for Milo and Witney & # 39; s Epic Charleston
"When I was seven years old, my mother and I sat down to watch this show," Milo reflected in the pre-recorded package before his performance, insisting that, if he wins, he will be the youngest participant. Sometime you will take home the Mirrorball trophy.
For their repeating dance, the duo decided to try and recreate the magic of their New York City-themed Charleston, and this time they received a little help from Robin Thicke!
The singer played on the piano while the couple dominated the dance floor, and the electric power of a live performance gave them even more rebound in their steps.
The accompaniment of Thicke was even more special considering that the singer recently lost his home in the Woolsey forest fire, and Tom made sure to share his thanks.
When Milo and Witney faced the judges, they loved the dance even more than the first time, and with a perfect score of 30 out of 30, Milo could have the opportunity to do DWTS Story at the end of the night.
Emma Watson sends Evanna a special message
As if getting a perfect score was not exciting enough, after her dance, Evanna was shocked with a special video message from her. Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson, praising her for her amazing DWTS Travel and wish you luck in the finals.
"She's a woman who inspires me a lot," Evanna told host Tom Bergeron after seeing the message, "that means a lot."
Evanna and Keo warm up the dance floor
No dancer in the finals has grown as much as Evanna, and it was clear how much she managed to get out of her shell, so to speak, with the repeated dance she chose to perform.
The two arrived on the dance floor to recreate their tango from week 6, set in "Disturbia" by Rihanna, and there was more ardent energy and undeniable chemistry between them than ever before.
It was a bold choice to choose this tango, since previously they obtained 29 of 30, which does not add much room for improvement. However, his quest for perfection paid off! The pair won an impeccable 30 of 30 this time.
& # 39; DWTS & # 39; It doubles in a crazy dance & # 39; Bachelor & # 39;
Despite being kicked out last week, the grocery store Joe could not leave without some kind of appropriately crazy ending.
So, in one of the rarest (and shirtless) moments of recent television history, Joe and some of his classmates Single The stars of the nation, including Eric Bigger, Dean Unglert, Wells Adams and Nick Viall, recreated their "I'm Too Sexy" number earlier this season, and this time it was just as crazy.
All the guys took off the top, Jenna Johnson rocked the super tiny shorts and faced her fiancee, Val Chmerkovskiy, and all that was missing was the shower.
Fortunately, Bruno, Len and Carrie Ann did not have to judge this dance, so they could sit back, relax and keep their thoughts secret.
Dan + Shay makes Sharna and Artem look more regal
The country music duo Dan + Shay performed their hit song "Speechless", which served as a backdrop for a routine of amazement performed by Sharna and Artem, and will definitely be one of the highlights of the night.
Side note: It's pretty obvious why "Speechless" is the dance tune for weddings of so many people.
& # 39; DWTS & # 39; Pros make a great song even greater
"No Roots" by Alice Merton is one of the best songs of the year, and the DWTS The pros are some of the best dancers you can imagine. So getting them to dance on the incredible track is a good combo.
Bobby Bones gives Hammer Dance another shot
Sharna summed up the question in everyone's mind during the pre-recorded package when she asked, "How do we get here?"
It's amazing how much effort Bobby has put into this. DWTS travel, and it is quite clear how his contagious energy and his excitement have taken him farther than his score would necessarily suggest.
However, for their repeated dance, they decided to redo their cha cha – set to "U Can & # 39; t Touch This" by MC Hammer – which earned them a disappointingly low score during the trio week, and it was a bold decision taking on Tells how the judges liked the routine a little the first time.
After the dance, Bobby took off his shoe and got the three judges to sign it, and made sure to share some kind words about the trio.
"They have been very kind to me by giving me bad scores, and I love them," Bobby said.
While it is clear that Bobby is not as skilled as some of those who compete in the finals, his charm won him much appreciation. The talented pair won 24 of 30 for the dance, which is a total of four more points than the first time they did.
Alexis and Alan recreate their magic & # 39; Swan Lake & # 39;
For the duo's repeated dance, Alan decided that they should recreate their lake of the swans the performance of Week 2, which included one of its most beautiful numbers, but also a minor malfunction of the wardrobe.
So the couple came to the dance floor (after a pre-recorded package that included a montage of their showmance moments) to perform an even more incredible tango than before, and they really achieved something special.
Whether it's the chemistry between them or the evolution of Alexis as a dancer or the growing strength of Alan as a professional, there was a spark between the two that took the dance to a whole new level.
The judges seemed to really appreciate the number, as well as Alexis's growing confidence, but they had some minor criticisms regarding some hyper-technical aspects of the dance, which meant that a perfect score was probably out of the question.
However, the two won 27 of the 30, which exceeded their first attempt in the lake of the swans Tango for two whole points.
& # 39; DWTS & # 39; start things with a Thanksgiving parade!
The final kicked off with a festive footing with a pre-recorded Spectacular Thanksgiving parade, in which the four couples competing tonight met with the cast members removed this season for an opening number that featured a Funny Mirrorball trophy, a band, tons of troupe. Dancers and so much party spirit!
Previously on & # 39; Dancing With the Stars & # 39; …
After the exciting semifinals of last week, three couples were in danger: Alexis and Alan, Juan Pablo and Cheryl, as well as Joe and Jenna.
In one of the most genuinely shocking eliminations in DWTS In the story, Alexis and Alan were declared safe, which means that Juan Pablo and Cheryl got the ax. And on the same night they got two consecutive perfect scores! The three judges were so surprised by his departure that they were almost crying and Len even delivered a fierce speech about the injustice of the results.
Meanwhile, Joe was also sent home, but even the Bachelor in Paradise Star was quite honest about how shocking it was that he reached the semifinals.
Then, tonight we will see the last four stars, Evanna, Milo, Bobby and Alexis, disputing the coveted Mirrorball trophy of season 27!
A note on how the votes will work tonight
While the majority DWTS The finals have been extravaganzas of two nights, where the stars dance the first night and the votes are counted and revealed the second night, this season, the whole event is only one night! What presents a certain rarity at the time of voting.
According to the press release, the scores of the judges combined for the two dances of the night will be combined with the votes of the spectators of last week. However, there is a third element that incorporates online votes cast during the show. This is how the show explains things:
"Viewers can participate in a live vote online only at http://DWTSLiveVote.com The voting will open at the beginning of the live broadcast and will close approximately five minutes after the last ball. available during the live broadcast in the East and Central time zones, however, anyone with access to http://DWTSLiveVote.com will be able to vote while the voting is open, regardless of their time zone (provided they vote from within the United States and Puerto Rico) ".
That means that people on the West Coast will have to vote for their favorite partners without even having the opportunity to watch their final dances.
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