Four couples remain, but only one can take home the MIRRORBALL Trophy on the two-part finale of Dancing with the Stars! OMG, guys! Okay, so to be honest, I am not a fanatical watcher of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. With my hectic travel schedule, I am rarely home on Monday nights and there is only so much time in the day to catch up on my DVR...but while I was in LA last week for the red carpet premiere of Disney Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, I was treated to an extra-special treat...I attended a live taping of the show!!
Tonight at 8 PM EST, on ABC Television Network, we're going to see the first part of the season finale - and if last week's dancing was any indication, it's going to be EXCITING!!!
We got all dressed up for the event - and I DO MEAN dressed up. I went all out in a sparkling gold dress and sparkling gold peep toe heels, did my hair and make up to the nines...but I needed a little help from my friends on deciding which dress to wear. The majority voted for gold - I think they made the right call!
When we arrived at the studio, we were given special wrist bands and then led to our balcony seats so that we'd have a great view of the performance. I tell you...ABC treats us bloggers like royalty!
We watched as every shook their groove thing on the dance floor - well, I watched, some bloggers went down and joined the fun!
Then the performances began. I can't tell you how exciting it was to watch it LIVE! You get to see all of the behind the scenes filming, like twerking, hugging, laughing - I'll never watch the show the same after seeing how hard they all work for the entire two hour period that the show is being filmed! They just don't stop!
We watched as each contestant performed and conducted their interviews, and I think that my favorite part was watching them all hug each time their results were given. They looked like one big happy family!
Those judges...I love how they are all so nice and sweet - not like some other shows where there's a "mean one," everyone was uplifting and encouraging on the judging panel of Dancing with the Stars.
And the dancing?! Oh my goodness, was the dancing amazing!!
Dancing With the Stars Two-Part Season Finale
TONIGHT & TOMORROW night is the season finale, yes that's two nights in a row! So make sure that you tune in each night - tonight is the voting and tomorrow night the winner will be announced! I am sure you all saw that no one was eliminated last week, so we have four remaining couples – Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, and Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess. You know what they say, right? They always save the best for last...tonight and tomorrow are MUST-SEE television, folks!
Monday, November 23 at 8:00 ET/7:00 CST on ABC
Tonight the finalists will each compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, one judge will help each couple choose the creative elements of each dance – Carrie Ann Inaba will work with Linsday and Alek, as then Bindi and Derek will too. Julianne Hough is working with Nick and Sharna, and Bruno Tonioli is working with Carlos and Witney. Then in the second round, the couples will do a freestyle dance with special effects, other dancers and...let's just say that there are some unexpected surprises thrown into the mix!
There will also be special performances from Meghan Trainor, Who Is Fancy, & Ariana Grande. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks will be eliminated. I know, I know. Sad panda. I wonder who it will be? We already know who was in the bottom last week...will there be a repeat of who we see standing at the end of the show?
Tuesday, November 24 9:00 ET/8:00 CST on ABC
Tomorrow night, three finalists will advance to the final stage of the Dancing With The Stars competition. We will watch as they dance LIVE at the Grove shopping center - and in the DWTS ballroom. There will be a high-energy opening dance routine with a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples at the Grove. Woo hoo! I absolutely love when they bring back the entire cast! The night will be filled with special performances with past dancers and those going on the winter tour of Dancing with the Stars.
The Season 21 Champion will be announced on Tuesday, November 24...who are you going to vote for?!
Viewers cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone tonight 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 here is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode tonight on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
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