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During my press trip for The Good Dinosaur, I also had the amazing opportunity to join the live audience of Dancing with the Stars for the semi finals. Talk about a really fun time! Season 21 of Dancing with the Stars does not disappoint with incredible performances and amazing talent. Before the show began, everyone made their way to the dance floor to shake their groove thing. That was a great way to kick off the night!
I spotted Bindi Irwin’s mom and brother near the dance floor and asked for a photo together. They were so friendly and sweet. It was evident they are a family that adores one another and has remained grounded.
Shortly after we took our seats to watch the four remaining couples perform. We weren’t in our seats for very long because you can’t help but stand and cheer for everyone.
Dancing with the Stars Remaining Couples:
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, and Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess have one last night of competitive dancing, fighting to win the judges’ and America’s votes to be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion and win the mirrorball trophy.
Season Finale Details:
The final four couples advance to the FINALS of “Dancing with the Stars” this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 8pm ET on ABC TV
The finalists will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, one judge will help each couple choose the creative elements of each dance, which is a re-do to a new song. Carrie Ann Inaba will work alongside Linsday and Alek, as well as Bindi and Derek. Julianne Hough is with Nick and Sharna, and Bruno Tonioli is with Carlos and Witney. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a freestyle dance featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks will be eliminated.
The three finalists advance to the final stage of competition on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 9pm ET on ABC
The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples at the Grove. The finale will be filled with performances from Alexander Jean, Andy Grammer, Chaka Khan, Elle King and Nick Carter. The cast of the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Dance All Night Tour” will perform a dance to Avicii’s “Broken Arrows” as a sneak peak of the 90-minute show traveling the country this winter. The three finalists will each dance a repeat dance from this season. In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the coveted Mirrorball trophy will be announced!
Casting your vote:
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.abc.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
Before departing the DWTS stage, we had one final opportunity to snap a photo with the judges and host of the show, Tom Bergeron. Later Tom shared the photo on instagram. How awesome is that?!
Who will you be voting as Dancing with the Stars Season 21 winner?
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