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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); Jordan Fisher (Season 25).
On Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8-9pm ET (live)/PT (tape), ABC premiered the season finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES. After three weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples -- Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson; Josh Norman & Sharna Burgess; and Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber -- advance to the finals. All 10 of the athletes are set to reunite for a spectacular dance number. As for the three finalist couples, each will perform two dances. The first round is inspired by their journey on the show, and each couple performs a jazz, foxtrot or Viennese waltz routine. The second round is a no-holds-barred freestyle dance. At the end of the night, based on "last chance" live viewer votes in the EDT/CDT time zones via and Facebook, as well as the judges' scores and last week's viewer votes, one couple will be crowned the champion and take home the special Athletes Mirrorball trophy.

Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson -- Jazz -- "Anything You Can Do" from "Annie Get Your Gun" -- The new Broadway cast recording

Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess -- Foxtrot -- "Conqueror" by "Empire" cast, featuring Estelle and Jussie Smollett

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber -- Viennese Waltz -- "The Time of My Life" by David Cook

Each couple will dance freestyle to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson -- "Scooby Doo Pa Pa" by DJ Kass

Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess -- "Walk on Water" by Thirty Seconds to Mars

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber -- "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" by The Pussycat Dolls


Other Titles

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

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Worldwide