The two-hour season 27 finale of Dancing With the Stars is right here!
Fans will quickly be taught who will probably be topped 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 dwell running a blog all the motion in the ballroom Monday evening, as the “Thanksgiving Spectacular” present kicks off with an epic opening parade, adopted by performances from Avril Lavigne, Dan + Shay, Lauren Daigle, John Schneider, Robin Thicke and Tinashe.
But earlier than hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announce the season 27 winners, the remaining 4 will every carry out two dances. The first will probably be a redemption routine, the place the duos will carry out a chunk they danced to earlier this season, together with a brand new, freestyle efficiency. So remember to comply with together with us right here, on Twitter and Facebook as we recap the evening’s many epic numbers.
And the Season 27 Winner Is…
After forcing the 4 to face in a line and stare at the Mirrorball trophy whereas Lauren Daigle sang dwell, Tom lastly introduced the winner!
This yr’s huge winners are… Bobby and Sharna!
After a complete season of getting the lowest scores, they managed to tug off the win with help from Bobby’s legion of devoted followers.
“Thank you to the people and thank you to Sharna, who made all this possible,” Bobby mentioned, by way of tears, as he held the coveted trophy above his head.
While it wasn’t introduced on the present, ABC revealed how all the stars positioned in an announcement launched after the present. In second place was Milo, in third place was Evanna and at last, in fourth place was Alexis.
Evanna and Keo Wrap Up Season on a High Note
With Evanna by his facet, Keo has lastly made it to the finals, and that is the first time he is ever acquired to choreograph or carry out a freestyle on the present.
So, for the big day, he selected the music “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Björk, and pulled off a dance that was not like virtually something we have ever seen.
Infused with a technicolor rainbow and a beautiful retro-vibe, it is onerous to clarify precisely what his freestyle dance was like. But it ended with Evanna dancing straight towards a DWTS digicam whereas being raised into the air on a motorized platform
“This was the cherry on the cake,” Len mentioned, praising the dance from begin to end.
“It was bright, it was colorful, it was quirky,” Bruno mentioned, earlier than praising how the dance completely mirrored Evanna’s personal enjoyable, wild persona.
Unsurprisingly, the duo earned one other 30 out of 30, tying Milo and Witney for a mixed rating of 60 out of 60.
Now, we simply have to attend and see if getting two excellent scores will truly assist them of their quest for the Mirrorball trophy.
Milo and Witney Get Emotional Over Their Last Dance
It’s clear from their pre-taped package deal that Milo and Witney actually have solid a brilliant candy friendship over the course of the present, and so they each appeared fairly unhappy that this may be their final dance collectively.
So, as they took the ground for his or her freestyle efficiency to “Ain’t No Sunshine (Lido Remix)” by Bill Withers, it turned clear that the music was the excellent selection for the dance — which was about the duo parting methods.
Then, for his or her efficiency, Milo and Witney merely tore the roof off the joint with considered one of the most unimaginable shows of the season. The routine had umbrella props, a dance ending in a water pool, and a few of the most insane steps in DWTS reminiscence.
“My mind is blown right now. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a freestyle with that much content,” Carrie Ann mentioned, virtually unable to wrap her head round what she’d simply seen.
“Your musicality is off the charts,” Bruno chimed in. “You’re not just an outstanding talent, you’re a star.”
Needless to say, the couple earned one other excellent 30 out of 30, for a mixed rating of 60 out of 60. They actually made the most of their final dance collectively!
Bobby and Sharna Perform ‘Epic’ Freestyle
Bobby has been a completely spellbinding showman throughout his time on Dancing With the Stars, so it was an ideal match when Sharna selected “The Greatest Show” by Panic! at the Disco, from the bombastic film The Greatest Showman, to accompany their freestyle routine.
The radio host launched the dance with a brief speech, and in addition turned to a few of the pals he is made throughout his time on DWTS to assist throughout the quantity — together with DeMarcus Ware, who actually lifted Bobby above his head like a circus showman.
Then, in considered one of the most memorable moments of the season, Bobby stopped the dance to ask Sharna if they might “do the thing.”
That “thing” was having Tom and Erin come out onto the stage to do the viral dance The Floss, together with dozens of backup dancers, which was an incredible name again to Bobby’s wild week 1 efficiency.
It was actually one thing to behold, and whether or not he wins or not, Bobby deserves a variety of love.
And he actually acquired it from the judges! The pair earned a 30 out of 30 for the insanely enjoyable quantity, making it their highest rating of the season by a rustic mile.
Avril Lavigne Performs New Single for Alexis and Alan
The singer lately got here out of a prolonged hiatus to launch new music, and joined Alexis and Alan for his or her freestyle routine, the place she carried out her new music, “Head Above Water.”
The quantity was full of ardour, grace and sweetness, and the pair could not have pulled off a extra lovely show of drama and theatricality.
The judges completely beloved what they have been in a position to accomplish, praising the dance for its story, its choreography and its uncooked emotion.
They joined host Erin Andrews on the balcony, the place the couple mirrored on the proven fact that it was their final dance collectively.
“Thank you so much. This has been the best experience of my life,” Alexis mentioned, hugging Alan, making the entire viewers swoon.
For their efforts, the pair have been rewarded with an ideal 30 out of 30, for a mixed rating of 57 out of 60. Will or not it’s sufficient to earn them the Mirroball trophy?
Juan Pablo and Tinashe Prove They Should Be in the Finals
Juan Pablo and Cheryl must be competing in the ultimate. They simply ought to. It is an goal truth. So, once they took the dance ground for a efficiency that was nearly as good (if not higher) than something we have seen to this point, it actually rubbed it in.
Afterward, Tinashe took the stage in a surprising pink ensemble to sing a brilliant sultry cowl of the Peggy Lee basic “Fever,” and she or he introduced extra magnetic vitality to this look than a lot of her numbers on the present. It’s nonetheless a disgrace she acquired eradicated in week four!
Wow, That’s a Lot of Stars Joining the Tour
Every yr, a couple of of the stars who competed on the present find yourself becoming a member of the Dancing With the Stars Live Tour. This season, they tapped 5 guys, and it is sort of onerous to consider.
Bobby, Milo and Joe will probably be becoming a member of John Schneider and Juan Pablo for a tour that’s actually going to be fascinating.
Even if a few of the stars did not wow every week on the dance ground, they’ve actually had enthusiasm in spades, and hopefully that may translate to their dwell stage reveals in the coming months.
Robin Thicke Plays Live for Milo and Witney’s Epic Charleston
“When I was seven years old, me and my mom would sit down and watch this show,” Milo mirrored in the pre-taped package deal earlier than his efficiency, hammering dwelling the proven fact that if he wins, he’ll be the youngest contestant to ever take dwelling the Mirrorball trophy.
For their repeat dance, the duo determined to attempt to recreate the magic of their New York City-themed Charleston, and this time round they acquired somewhat assist from Robin Thicke!
The singer carried out on the piano as the pair dominated the dance ground, and the electrical vitality of a dwell efficiency gave them much more bounce of their step.
The accompaniment from Thicke was much more particular contemplating the singer lately misplaced his dwelling in the Woolsey wildfire, and Tom made positive to share his appreciation.
When Milo and Witney confronted the judges, they beloved the dance much more than the first time round, and with an ideal rating of 30 out of 30, Milo may simply have an opportunity at making DWTS historical past at the finish of the evening.
Emma Watson Sends Evanna a Special Message
As if getting an ideal rating wasn’t thrilling sufficient, after her dance, Evanna was stunned with a particular video message from her Harry Potter co-star, Emma Watson, praising her for her unimaginable DWTS journey and wishing her luck in the finals
“She’s a woman who inspires me so much,” a beaming Evanna informed host Tom Bergeron after watching the message, “so that means a lot.”
Evanna and Keo Heat Up the Dance Floor
No dancer in the finals has grown as a lot as Evanna, and it was clear simply how a lot she’s managed to return out of her shell, so to talk, with the repeat dance she selected to carry out.
The pair hit the dance ground to recreate their tango from week 6 — set to “Disturbia” by Rihanna — and there was extra fiery vitality and plain chemistry between them than ever earlier than.
It was a daring selection to choose this tango, as they beforehand earned a 29 out of 30, which does not add a variety of room for enchancment. However, their quest for perfection paid off! The pair earned a flawless 30 out of 30 this time round.
‘DWTS’ Doubles Down on Insane ‘Bachelor’ Dance
Despite getting kicked off final week, Grocery Store Joe could not simply depart with out some type of fittingly insane finale.
So, in considered one of the weirdest (and most shirtless moments) in current broadcast TV historical past, Joe and a few of his fellow Bachelor Nation stars — together with Eric Bigger, Dean Unglert, Wells Adams and Nick Viall — recreated their “I’m Too Sexy” quantity from earlier this season, and it was simply as bonkers this time round.
All the guys ripped their tops off, Jenna Johnson rocked tremendous tiny shorts and grinded up in opposition to her fiance, Val Chmerkovskiy, and the solely factor lacking was the bathe.
Luckily, Bruno, Len and Carrie Ann did not want to evaluate this dance in order that they have been in a position to simply sit again, chill out and hold their ideas to themselves.
Dan + Shay Make Sharna and Artem Look More Regal
Country music duo Dan + Shay carried out their hit music “Speechless,” which served as the backdrop for a jaw-dropping routine carried out by Sharna and Artem, and it’s positively going to be considered one of the highlights of the evening.
Side notice: It’s fairly apparent why “Speechless” is so many peoples’ go-to marriage ceremony dance tune.
‘DWTS’ Pros Make a Great Song Even Greater
Alice Merton’s “No Roots” is considered one of the greatest songs of the yr, and the DWTS professionals are a few of the greatest dancers you would think about. So having them dance to the superior observe makes for a fairly good combo.
Bobby Bones Gives Hammer Dance Another Shot
Sharna summed up the query on everybody’s minds throughout the pre-taped package deal when she requested, “How did we get here?”
It’s admirable how a lot effort Bobby has put into this DWTS journey, and it is fairly clear how his infectious vitality and pleasure has carried him additional than his scores would essentially counsel.
However, for his or her repeat dance, they determined to redo his cha cha — set to “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer — that earned them a disappointingly low rating throughout trio week, and it was a daring selection contemplating how little the judges preferred the routine the first time round.
After the dance, Bobby took his shoe off and hilariously acquired all three judges to signal it, and made positive to share some sort phrases about the trio.
“They have been so nice to me while giving me bad scores, and I love them,” Bobby declared.
While it is clear Bobby is not as skillful as a few of these he is competing in opposition to in the finals, his appeal earned him a variety of appreciation. The gifted pair earned a 24 out of 30 for the dance, which is a full 4 factors increased than the first time they did it.
Alexis and Alan Recreate Their ‘Swan Lake’ Magic
For the duo’s repeat dance, Alan determined that they need to recreate their Swan Lake efficiency from Week 2, which featured considered one of their most lovely numbers, but additionally a minor wardrobe malfunction.
So the pair hit the dance ground (after a pre-taped package deal that featured a montage of their showmance moments) to carry out an much more unimaginable tango than earlier than, and so they actually pulled off one thing particular.
Whether it is the chemistry between them or Alexis’ evolution as a dancer or Alan’s rising energy as a professional, there was a spark between the two that introduced the dance to a complete new degree.
The judges appeared to actually admire the quantity, in addition to Alexis’ ever-increasing confidence, however had a couple of minor critiques relating to some hyper-technical points of the dance, that means an ideal rating was possible out of the query.
However, the two did earn a 27 out of 30, which topped their first try at the Swan Lake tango by two entire factors.
‘DWTS’ Kicks Things Off With a Thanksgiving Parade!
The finals acquired off on a festive foot with a pre-taped Thanksgiving Spectacular parade, by which the 4 competing tonight reunited with this season’s eradicated solid members for a gap quantity that featured a enjoyable Mirrorball trophy float, a marching band, tons of troupe dancers and a lot vacation spirit!
Previously on ‘Dancing With the Stars’…
Following final week’s thrilling semifinals, three discovered themselves in jeopardy: Alexis and Alan, Juan Pablo and Cheryl in addition to Joe and Jenna.
In considered one of the most genuinely stunning eliminations in DWTS historical past, Alexis and Alan have been declared secure, that means Juan Pablo and Cheryl acquired the axe! And on the similar evening by which they earned two back-to-back excellent scores! The three judges have been so stunned by his departure they have been almost in tears and Len even delivered a fiery speech about the injustice of the outcomes.
Meanwhile, Joe was additionally despatched dwelling, however even the Bachelor in Paradise star was fairly candid about how stunning it was that he made it to the semifinals.
So, tonight we’ll see the ultimate 4 stars — Evanna, Milo, Bobby and Alexis — duke it out for the coveted season 27 Mirrorball trophy!
A Note on How the Votes Will Work Tonight
While most DWTS finales have been two-night extravaganzas — the place the stars dance on evening one and votes are tallied and revealed on evening two — this season, the entire occasion is one evening solely! Which presents some weirdness in the case of voting.
According to the press launch, the mixed judges’ scores for each of the evening’s dances will probably be mixed with the viewers’ votes from final week. However, there is a third ingredient incorporating dwell on-line votes solid throughout the present. Here’s how the present defined issues:
“Viewers will be allowed to participate in an online-only live vote… Voting will open at the beginning of the live broadcast and close approximately five minutes after the last dance. The live vote will only be available during the live broadcast in the Eastern and Central time zones. However, [all] individuals with access to [voting] will be permitted to vote while the vote is open, regardless of their time zone (provided they are voting from within the U.S. and Puerto Rico).”
So meaning folks on the West Coast must vote for his or her favourite with out even getting the likelihood to observe their finale dances.
Check out the video beneath for highlights from final week’s semifinals.