Tonight was part 1 of the 2 part finale. Tonight in round 1, the judges chose the dances that they wanted to see again to see how far the celebrity has improved in their dancing.
Bethany and Derek repeated their Jive from week 1. Bruno joined them in rehearsal this week to give them some tips. The judges gave them a score of 36 out of 40 for the first round.
Sadie and Mark’s repeat dance was their Samba; they also had Head judge Len join them this week in rehearsal and said he wanted to see their Samba because he had taken time off that week and he wanted to see it with fresh eyes. Sadie’s family also joined her in her dance this week. The judges gave them a score of 38 out of 40 for the first round.
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Janel and Val’s repeat dance was also a Samba; in which the first time they performed a Samba it was their lowest scoring dance. Julianne joined them in rehearsal this week. The judges gave them a score of 37 out of 40 for the first round.
Alfonso and Witney’s repeat dance was a Jive from week 1. Carrie Ann joined them in rehearsal this week. Despite Alfonso’s back injury, the judges gave them a perfect score for the first round.
At the end of round 1, Alfonso and Witney are in first place, Sadie and Mark are in second, Janel and Val are in third, and Bethany and Derek are in fourth.
Between rounds, the cast of the new movie Annie performed a song and dance from their movie.
The freestyle is the second round of the night; in which in past seasons the freestyle has determined the winners of the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Bethany and Derek danced their freestyle to the song “Revolution.” Derek said he wanted to highlight how Bethany has grown throughout this competition and become a strong individual. The judges gave them a perfect score for the second round; giving them a total of 76 out of 80 for the night.
Sadie and Mark danced a Super Mario Bros. themed freestyle. The judges gave them a perfect score for the second round; giving them a 78 out of 80 for the evening.
Janel and Val’s freestyle was a reflection of their journey on the show and their emotional connection to each other. They danced to the song “Walk 500 Miles.” Bruno said their dance was a hypnotic poem of artistry. The judges gave them a perfect score for the second round; giving them a 77 out of 80 for the evening.
Alfonso and Witney wanted to highlight some of all their dances in their freestyle to show how far they have come in this competition. Alfonso even had a tap dancing solo in the freestyle. He said in his video package that he has wanted to be on Dancing with the Stars for 10 years. The judges gave them a perfect score for the second round; giving them a perfect 80 for the night.
Tweet the freestyle that you want to see again using #DWTS(then the celebrity’s name).
Even though, it is part of the show that no one likes; someone still has to be eliminated from the competition. Alfonso and Witney, Sadie and Mark, and Janel and Val have made it to the finals tomorrow night. Bethany and Derek were eliminated.
If you want to see more of Dancing with the Stars, tune in tomorrow night where a new champion will be crowned.
The final judges’ leaderboard has Alfonso and Witney in first place with a perfect 80, Sadie and Mark are in second with a 78, and Janel and Val are in third with a 77.