Three couples remain in the closest race ever on the two-part season finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, airing May 23 & 24 on ABC. Musical performers include the ubiquitous Pitbull OF COURSE, Fifth Harmony, Aloe Blacc, X Factor UK runner-up Fleur East and the fiancée of pro-dancer Mark Ballas, singer/songwriter BC Jean. The season 22 champion will be revealed on Tuesday, May 24/
On MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to win the judges’ and America’s votes to be crowned the Dancing with the Stars champion, live on TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
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On Monday, May 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), the three finalists will each perform two dances – a redemption style dance (jazz, quickstep or salsa), and a freestyle. BC Jean will perform “Over the Rainbow” during Paige and Mark’s freestyle dance.
The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- Redemption Style: Jazz – “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
- Freestyle – “Orange Colored Sky” by Nat King Cole
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
- Redemption Style: Quickstep – “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
- Freestyle – “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
- Redemption Style: Salsa – “Fireball” by Pitbull
- Freestyle – “Over the Rainbow” performed by BC Jean
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and performances as the night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples.
The finale will include performances from Pitbull, who will perform “Messin’ Around,” and Aloe Blacc, performing “Let the Games Begin,” and Fifth Harmony performing “Flex.” Fleur East will perform “Sax” as Kim Fields and Sasha Farber dance with the Dancing with the Stars female pro dancers. Additionally, brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy will give the fans a sneak peek of the dance show they will be performing across America over the summer: Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.
In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from May 16 and May 23 will be combined along with the judges’ points from both weeks and the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and Dancing with the Stars season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is judged by a panel of ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Voting Rules for week 10: Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the Dancing with the Stars broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evening.