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Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

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  • Premiered: 
    June 1, 2005
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the British series (Strictly Come Dancing) 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: dance, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

American stars of entertainment, sports, fashion and pop culture are paired with professional dancers, and the dancing pairs compete against each other in weekly dancing elimination challenges. Each week the couple with the smallest number of points -- a combination of scores from a panel of judges and audience votes -- is sent home. Previous winners are: Kelly Monaco (Season 1); Drew Lachey (Season 2); Emmit Smith (Season 3); Apolo Anton Ohno (Season 4); Helio Castroneves (Season 5); Kristi Yamaguchi (Season 6); Brooke Burke (Season 7); Shawn Johnson (Season 8); Donny Osmond (Season 9); Nicole Scherzinger (Season 10); Jennifer Grey (Season 11); Hines Ward (Season 12); J.R. Martinez (Season 13); Donald Driver (Season 14: All-Stars); Melissa Rycroft (Season 15); Kellie Pickler (Season 16); Amber Riley (Season 17); Meryl Davis (Season 18); and Alfonso Ribeiro (Season 19); Rumer Willis (Season 20); Bindi Irwin (Season 21); Nyle DiMarco (Season 22); Laurie Hernandez (Season 23); Rashad Jennings (Season 24).
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After weeks of competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of DWTs live on ABC on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 8pm-10:01pm ET (live)/PT (tape). At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated. The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to score some extra judges' points. Additionally, viewers can participate in an online-only vote for the remaining couples, where, at the end of the night, one of them will be crowned the DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, culminating an incredible season, which will beannounced live from The Grove on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 9-11pm.

On Monday, Nov. 20 (8:00-10:01pm ET/PT), Julianne Hough returns as a guest judge, and the four finalists will each perform two dances: a Redemption Style dance (paso doble, foxtrot, Charleston or quickstep), and a Freestyle dance -- one of the biggest competitive dances of the season. In addition, the night will include special performances by Pitbull & Fifth Harmony singing their latest single, "Por Favor," and Alexander Jean performing "Wouldn't Change Anything," featuring a dance by Julianne Hough. Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Drew Scott and Emma Slater
Redemption: Paso Doble -- "Get Ready" by Rayelle
Freestyle: "The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson
Redemption: Foxtrot -- "I Won't Dance" by Frank Sinatra
Freestyle: "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
Redemption: Charleston -- "Bad Man" by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker
Freestyle: "Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)" by Taco feat. tomX

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas
Redemption: Quickstep -- "Barflies at the Beach" by Royal Crown Revue
Freestyle: "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond/"Palladio" by Escala (Medley)

At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the three remaining couples will go on to vie for the coveted Mirrorball.

In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, November 21 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT), it will be a Christmas spectacular as the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the DANCING WITH THE STARS ballroom. The couples will each perform two dances. The first will be a repeat performance of their favorite dance from earlier in the season. And in the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a 24-Hour fusion in which they will each fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they'll have less than 24 hours to prepare. The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season's couples, at The Grove, Multiplatinum artist Nick Lachey will perform a new, never-before-heard ballad, "Someone to Dance With," a special track he recorded that was inspired by his journey on DWTS this season. Additionally, the show will include special performances by Kelsea Ballerini singing "Legends," from her latest album; Lindsey Stirling featuring Becky G performing "Christmas C'Mon," from Lindsey's new holiday album, "Warmer in the Winter"; and Jordan Fisher singing a joyful medley with Debbie Gibson, "Sleigh Ride"/"What Christmas Means to Me."

There will also be a special performance from the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour, hitting the road this winter, as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new "Frozen" short, "Olaf's Frozen Adventure."

Cast

Other Titles

  • Season 15 title: Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Worldwide