Dancing With the Stars Finale Recap 11/20/17: Season 25 Week 10 “Finale Night 1”

Dancing With the Stars Finale Recap 11/20/17: Season 25 Week 10 "Finale Night 1"

Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom as another new episode of Dancing With The Stars season 25 airs! We have your all-new Monday, November 20, 2017, season 25 Week 10 “Finale Night 1” DWTS  and we have your Dancing With The Stars recap below! In tonight’s DWTS Season 25 episode 9 as per the ABC synopsis, “An elimination occurs after the ninth week of competition, which is the semifinal round. Each couple will perform two dances: one is a song chosen by the pro, and the other is an iconic dance from a previous season.”

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Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) Season 25 Week 10 begins tonight with the finalists. The pros dance a little number and then introduce this season’s finalists – 1. Drew Scott and Emma Slater – 2. Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – 3. Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – 4. Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas. Guest Judge Julianne Hough is brought out and joins hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews for the first night of the 2-night finale event!

Drew Scott and Emma Slater 1-800-868-3404 Redemption: Paso Doblé – “Get Ready” by Rayelle.

Bruno comes to see the dancing duo dressed in a white shirt, jeans, and a hard hat. He expects a transformation from Drew because when they did the Paso Doble in Week 6, Bruno called it an “uncontrolled explosion”. The challenge is to sort out his shaping, his artistry, and timing. Drew is the dark horse of the competition. Judges’ comments – Bruno: I am so proud of you. The control, the poise, tall, dark, handsome and in charge but a little foot fault otherwise, looking good. Carrie Anne: I am heartbroken because that was by far your best dance, a poetry; a little toe stepping incident but I am very proud of you too. Len: This has finesse, quality, and control. You got the polish, determination, and attack. I think you did a wonderful job. Julianne: What you did tonight was so confident, you had an ease and your title is “most improved!” Scores– Carrie Anne: 9 Julianne: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 Total: 36/40

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson 1-800-868-3405 Redemption: Foxtrot – “I Won’t Dance” by Frank Sinatra.

Carrie Anne comes to see them, saying she wants them to do the foxtrot from week 1. Her challenge is she wants Frankie to do a solo. Frankie is so much more confident than when he started but he isn’t fully there yet, and they want him to have that 100% breakthrough. Judges’ comments – Carrie Anne: This is the joy of dance for me, tonight you let it all out. You had form, shape, and confidence and you had freedom! Len: This was a more accomplished and polished performance. What I liked, you got that great mix of Hollywood razzle-dazzle but you still maintained the foxtrot. You still have some work to do on your frame, however, it was a great job and I enjoyed it. Julianne: I feel like I was transported to the Golden age of Hollywood. I enjoyed watching you this season, there was something boyish about you all season but tonight you grabbed Witney and made her move! You turned into a Frank Sinatra manly man! Bruno: I love how you opened the number, great flair and confidence took over the stage and commanded everything. You can never go wrong channeling Fred and Ginger. Very stylish and effective. Scores: Carrie Anne: 10 Len: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 9 Total: 38/40

Before the next couple performs their redemption dance, Pitbull and Fifth Harmony take the stage and perform POR FAVOR with the professional dancers entertaining the audience in the background. Everyone is on their feet by the end of the performance and Tom reminds everyone to check out Pitbull’s residency in Las Vegas.

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold. 1-800-868-3406 – Redemption: Charleston – “Bad Man” by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker. Len

Goodman comes to see the couple who suffered injuries like Lindsay injuring her knee and Jordan tearing his cornea and were still able to get 30 out of 30. Len wants them to redo the Charleston that they did from week 3. He said there was barely any Charleston in their performance. He says on his “yardstick” he has to see at least 3 Charleston steps and wants to see a joyful performance. Jordan says Len has been their biggest critic and their goal is to make him happy. Judges comments – Len: I saw that you gave me more Charleston content, but I saw so much more. So much energy. I am proud of you. Great dance! Julianne: I am in shock! As a judge, we are to watch a critique but when I watch you guys, I become a fan. I felt you are so in sync and you’re in a nightclub, you don’t know each other, you danced and lived. It’s a good thing. Bruno: Apart from the content being sharper than a samurai sword, the timing was off the charts. You two dance like two instruments perfectly in tune and always on perfect pitch. Extraordinary. Carrie Anne: What is amazing about you, is you continue to push yourself beyond your own boundaries. I don’t think you needed to redeem much and you dance on the edge. (Jordan thanks Lindsay for making him a better artist). Scores: Carrie Anne: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 40/40

Lionel Richie, American Idol Judge reveals the golden ticket winner, which is the one hopeful the audience sends to Hollywood. Ryan Seacrest announced last night at the American Music Awards that tonight the winner would be revealed. Lionel Richie opens the ticket and the winner is Brittany Holmes, who gets a second shot on American Idol, when it premieres on March 11, 2018, right here on the ABC network.

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas 1-800-868-3407 Redemption: Quickstep – “Barflies at the Beach” by Royal Crown Revue.

Julianne wants them to create another quickstep after they did their first one in week 2. Her challenge is to see more power, she has the performance and creativity, but now she wants her to incorporate that technique. She feels Lindsey is going to nail this performance, but she feels the pressure as she is the only female star left. Judges’ comments – Julianne: You nailed the posture. That was a long quickstep, and it was awesome. Bruno: You scoundrels, that was criminally good. It was silky smooth, your frame was there and no blowouts to be seen, elegant and well put together. Fantastic job! Carrie Anne: Vastly improved, that correction was tiny but what a difference! To me, I believe you are the most improved and something so magical. Congratulations. Len: I know you can play the violin but there was no fiddling about the quickstep. You kept the speed and maintained the control. It was awesome! Scores: Carrie Anne: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 40/40

The Redemption round is completed and the here is the leaderboard – Jordan, and Lindsey (40). Lindsey and Mark (40). Frankie and Witney (38). Drew and Emma (36). DWTS fans need to remember that the freestyle round could turn everything around, but first guest judge Julianne Hough is doing a special performance inspired by choreographer, Marinda Davis. Marinda is a choreographer who has been diagnosed with seven autoimmune diseases that left her terminally ill, this dance is her story and she has chosen Julianne to play her. The song is “Wouldn’t Change Anything” by Alexander Jean as Julianne performs the beautiful and emotional dance.

Drew Scott and Emma Slater 1-800-868-3404 – Freestyle: “The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.

Judges’ comments – Len: On that performance, the house is fixed and you have become a whole property. Julianne: what is with the long dances? That was exactly what a freestyle should be, high energy, flex kick, trick and you went all out. Emma, thank you, as the freestyle is about true essence and that was exactly Drew. Bruno: You have exceeded all expectations. Such a treat, so joyful; you had Maks and Val next to you and all I could look at you!! You made it yours, it was a delight from beginning to end. Carrie Anne: It was a crowd pleaser but there is a problem when you work with such a huge group, as being in sync does show up. I have to judge that way. Scores: Carrie Anne: 9 Len: 10 (most improved dancer) Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 39/40 total of night 75!

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson 1-800-868-3405 – Freestyle: “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid.

Tuesday night they get a call from Ashley Edens Shaffer, executive producer, who is concerned that they are doing something powerful as people love that Frankie does things light and fun. Witney worries that everything rests on her decision; Frankie leaves it up to her and she follows her gut instinct, that is powerful, series numbers and totally represents Frankie, who has come so much further than people ever thought he would. Frankie is thankful that Witney got him to face his fears and to help him be the person he is today. (When done, the entire audience stands and chants “Frankie”). Judges comments – Julianne: My favorite thing is you saying you trust Witney, that is so important. That was more than the competition and not the end for you, does that make sense? I am really proud of you, that was awesome! Bruno: Awesome. Moody. You have to explore different avenues. I really, really, really liked it, seeing a different side of you. Carrie Anne: I am really happy you made this choice because of you at all, had an emotional journey with your voice and finding your truth. Its scary and all of us tuned into that because it meant something. You did lose a little steam, but I applaud you. Len: It was unexpected. I admire that you went right out of your comfort zone and went for something full of drama; full of attack and spirit. You came out and gave it your all. Scores – Carrie Anne: 9 Len: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 38 total for the night 76!

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold 1-800-868-3406 – Freestyle: “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)” by Taco feat. TomX.

Judges’ comments – Bruno: That was a sensational show-stopping number. You’re a superstar! Carrie Anne: You’re star shines so brightly and cannot wait to see what else you can do and am sad that we only get to watch two more dances at most. You never cease to amaze me, saw new, new, new moves. Len: put it on the Ritz – it’s a cracker! It was a cracker jack of a number. I loved it! I can’t get the words out it was that brilliant! Julianne: It was honestly everything but the kitchen sink, you had every dance style. We worked together on Grease and you were amazing then but this show has taken you to a whole other level! (Jordan says Lindsay has made him a harder worker, better artist, and person through all of this and endlessly inspired by her!) Scores – Carrie Anne: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 (I wish I had an 11!) Total: 40 PERFECT SCORE OF 80 FOR TONIGHT!

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas 1-800-868-3407 – Freestyle: ”Remember the Name” by Fort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond/“Palladio” by Escala (Medley).

Judges comments – Carrie Anne: Girl you got to represent, no one cares what we have to say… last girl standing and kicking butt. (Lindsay played her violin and continued to dance the entire EPIC performance). It couldn’t have been a better showcase of your incredible uniqueness. Len: There was no holding back, this is becoming the war on the floor because I am so excited about tomorrow evening as it has become a fantastic competition and I have no idea who is going to win. Julianne: That was honestly Tim Burton, quirky masterpiece of awesomeness. I love that you brought your element of how we know you and turned it on its head. Bruno: That fiddler is still on fire! OMG that was a modern classic extravaganza, conducted and orchestrated to perfection. Creative, exciting and imaginative! Scores – Carrie Anne: 10 Len: 10 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 40 ANOTHER PERFECTION FOR THE NIGHT!

Tom and Erin combined the votes and we find out who will be dancing in the finale tomorrow night. The first couple is Jordan and Lindsay, joining them is Lindsey and Mark; the final couple competing for the Mirrorball Trophy is Frankie and Witney.

Drew and Emma are going home tonight.

END!

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