It’s hard to believe that the end of Dancing with the Stars season 17 is already here! After an intense season of moving across the ballroom with grace and finesse, it’s time for the four final teams to really shake what their mamas gave them. Only one team will be crowned DWTS champion and walk away with that coveted mirrorball trophy. Will it be Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff, Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke, Bill Engvall & Emma Slater, or Amber Riley & Derek Hough?
The season 17 finale will be split into two parts. The first episode will air during the show’s usual Monday night time frame and then come back for a second round on Tuesday night (9-11 pm).
On Monday, each duo will dance three routines. Here’s the official breakdown: “In the first round, each couple will take on the “Judges Pick” and repeat a selected routine from earlier in the season. In round two, the couples will be challenged to a Samba relay, where each pair dances to a different section of the same song. The Samba relay will be accompanied by 90’s hip hop group TLC who will perform their classic hit “No Scrubs.” In the last round, and one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a supersized freestyle featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. At the end of night, one couple will be eliminated based on the previous weeks’ viewer votes, combined with the judges’ scores from Monday night.”
On Tuesday, the remaining couples will each dance two more dances. Viewers will also be treated to special performances by Lady Antebellum and Enrique Iglesias. Ylvis will also be performing his viral sensation, “The Fox,” and be accompanied by dancers. Um, we’re going to tune in just for that performance. At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night will be combined with the judges’ scores from both nights to crown the Season 17 Champion.
We’re sad this season’s coming to an end, but we’re so excited to see which one of these deserving couples takes home the trophy. If we had to bet on it, we’d give our vote to Corbin and Karina (we chose them as the winners when the season first began). Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.