It’s the final week of the competition and things are getting INTENSE! Read our recap to see the fate of the final four couples below!
It’s finale week on Dancing With The Stars! The November 20 episode was full of excitement and drama. Julianne Hough returned as a guest judge, while the final four couples each performed two dances. There were live performances by Pitbull and Fifth Harmony, (they sang their new hit “Por Favor,”) and Mark Ballas‘ and his wife BC Jean, who performed “Wouldn’t Change Anything,” while Julianne danced!
Drew Scott and Emma Slater did their redemption dance, a Paso Doblé to “Get Ready” by Rayelle. “I’m so proud of you,” said judge Bruno Tonioli. “That was absolutely, by far, your best dance. There was a poetry, it was very beautiful,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. Len Goodman said, “It had finesse. It had quality control. It had determination and attack.” Julianne said, “What you did tonight was so confident. A whole new side of you came to life. Your title is most improved.” They got a 36 out of 40!
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson‘s redemption dance was their Foxtrot to “I Won’t Dance” by Frank Sinatra. “This is the joy of dance for me. Tonight, you had form, you had shape, you had confidence. You had freedom,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was polished and loved the content. Julianne said he became a “manly man.” Bruno said he commanded the stage. They got a 38 out of 40!
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold’s redemption was a Charleston to “Bad Man” by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker. “It was so full of energy, I’m proud of you,” Len said. Julianne was almost speechless! “It’s our job to find things to critique but when I watch you, I become a fan…so good.” Bruno said the content was “sharper than a samurai sword.” Carrie Ann said he started the competition good, but he continues to push himself every week. They got a perfect 40!
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas‘ redemption dance was a Quickstep to “Barflies at the Beach” by Royal Crown Revue. Julianne said her posture was perfection and she nailed it. Bruno said it was “criminally good.” “I really do believe you are the most improved. Congratulations,” Carrie Ann said. Len joked, “I know you can play the violin but there was no fiddlin’ about in that dance.” They got a perfect 40!
Then, Julianne danced the story of Marinda Davis, who was a dancer turned choreographer living with a terminal illness — seven auto immune diseases. Her story brought me to tears and Julianne’s performance was pure magic.
In the second round, Drew and Emma’s Freestyle was to “The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Len said in week one, he called Drew a “fixer upper,” but now he is a “hot property.” Julianne loved the flicks and kicks. Bruno said he has exceeded all expectations tonight. Carrie Ann said there was a problem with the synchronicity since it was a big group number. They got a 39 out of 40!
Frankie and Witney danced their Freestyle to “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid. There was some hesitation whether Witney should go with her gut on a more intense number or do something lighthearted and fun, which the producers recommended. Luckily, they made the right choice! “You decided to take a risk. That was more than the competition,” Julianne said. Bruno said he is turning into the prince of darkness. Carrie Ann said, “I’m really happy you made this choice. I think this was scary and it made the number more passionate and more powerful.” Len said it was unexpected and loved it. They got a 38!
Jordan and Lindsay’s Freestyle was to “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)” by Taco feat. tomX. “Your star shines so brightly. You never cease to amaze me,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was brilliant. Julianne loved that he was keeping up with the professional dancers! They got a perfect score: 40!
Finally, Lindsey and Mark’s Freestyle was set to ”Remember the Name” by Fort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond/“Palladio” by Escala (Medley). WOW. It was so cool. Lindsey actually played the violin while they were dancing. “There was no holding back. This is becoming the war on the floor,” Len said. Julianne said it was a wacky Tim Burton masterpiece. “Creative, exciting, imaginative,” Bruno said. They got a perfect 40!
In the end, we had to say goodbye to one couple. Unfortunately, Drew and Emma were eliminated.
HollywoodLifers, are you happy with the final three in the DWTS finale?