Always got to up things for the Finale, so this season the opening includes not only a bit at the neighboring Grove Hotel, but also one on the adjoining roofs!
Other normal elements of the finale are also present, such as the return of all the eliminated celebrities, and Erin getting herself onto the floor and surrounded by hot guys. But another new thing: longtime show choreographer Mandy Moore (not to be confused with the late 90s teen pop star of the same name), makes an on camera appearance!
Let’s go bulletpoint style!
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It’s the first night of the finals for Dancing with the Stars. This is effectively Week Two of the first two-week finale in DWTS history, what with last week’s scores carrying over to the final totals. They actually might or might not make the difference: according to Tom. The combined score/vote totals of the three finalists differed by less than 3%, which wouldn’t seem like much most seasons, but this one’s another matter. (And hey, it’s more than the margin at least one couple won their trophy by).
First round tonight are Redemption Dances, where each couple gets another crack at a style they didn’t do well enough the first time around. Second round, as always, will be Freestyle.
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The intro to the semi-finals this season isn’t too long: an opening montage, and then the celebrities and their partners dancing out to each other on the floor. So there’s time for not only a reminder of the double-elimination but yet another announcement from Tom: scores and votes from this week will carry over and count towards the final winner-determining totals next week!
Well, if they don’t eliminate anyone next Monday night, that actually makes sense. They’ve got to do something with them, after all.
Another new thing this season: it’s trio night, and the trios will open the show this time.
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It’s the week before the semi-finals, which means it’s time for the Judge’s Challenge! No one is safe, declares the opening montage, before we have an opening number full of fog and flashy glowpoles.
For the first time this season, they’re calling results as they go. And it turns out one pair of people are safe right after intros: the first couple to perform!
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A week after famous dancers come famous singers! This being on Icons Night, the dancing to musical icons starts with a soon to be iconic opening number, which is to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.”
The 360 degree camera work from the center of the dance floor is a first for the show, and heavily promoted as a reason to tune in, as well as a reason to hit up their website. Because of course it is.
(By the way, their YouTube channel is back this week. It seems like they’ll only post videos if we’re not subscribed. How backwards.)
Down to the business at hand. It’ll be the last dances for two couples, Tom reminds us, before the remaining eight couples start their individual dances.
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Famous Dances Night from last season is back, and they open the night in the style: the opening number is to “Putting on the Ritz.”
It includes a Busby Berkley moment, dancing on a walk-on piano, and Val is sparkly short-shorts!
And as you can tell, just when you thought the Dancing With the Stars YouTube channel was back for good, and you subscribed and everything….useless. Utterly useless all over again with nothing but All Access Bullshit. Unsubscribed! Luckily our videos below are better quality than the opening number.
Now, the competitive dances just have to live up to the opening number, as well as to the famous numbers they’re based off of. Let’s check it out.
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They’re free to do what they want, declares the opening number. They’re free to do what America wants anyway; it’s switch-up week!
The pairs, as America voted on them, first team up to dance with each other before being officially presented. There’s a little flirting between Erin and her former partner and current guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy (though that’s nothing compared to what Bruno will do shortly!), and we’re underway!
Remember, this week the scores get added to last week’s scores, as is the way of switch up week. Also, as is traditional, there will be no elimination.
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