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Dancing with the Stars 28
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Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Erin Andrews
Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: 16 September 2019
- 25 November 2019
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Hannah Brown
Professional Winner: Alan Bersten
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Season 29

The twenty-eighth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered 16 September 2019 on ABC.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts.[1] Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman returned as judges.[2]

It is executive produced by Andrew Llinares,[3] who previously produced Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

On 25 November 2019, Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten were announced as the winners.

Development

The show's renewal was announced 10 May 2019. The premiere date was announced 2 July 2019.

During an Upfronts press briefing on Tuesday (7 May) morning, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke revealed that "some really fun" changes to the show's structure are on their way. Burke wasn't able to offer specifics about the shake-ups, but she said Dancing's producers are planning to "surprise and delight the audience in new ways," while maintaining "the same show that everyone knows and loves."

Burke added that Dancing is pursuing "bigger stars" than the show has previously cast, though the full lineup wasn't revealed until late summer.

After a controversial 27th season, Llinares has announced that this season will introduce live voting, where viewers will see the results at the end of the episode. He promised that West Coast viewers will also still be allowed to vote.[4] In Week 2, Tom announced on the show that the bottom two couples would be revealed at the end of the show and the judges would be able to save one of them.

Sharna Burgess reports that some of the creative control that the dancers had previously has been reassigned this season. Dancers no longer choose their costumes, set, or song.[5]

Filming of promos began 13 August 2019.[6]

Leah Remini returned as a guest judge for ABC's "Cast from the Past" promotion in Week 4.[7] Disney Night was 14 October.[8] Halloween Night was 28 October.[9] Emma Bunton was to appear with Joey Fatone as guest judges for Boy Band & Girl Group Night in Week 9; due to scheduling conflicts, Emma was unable to appear, so Joey guest-judged both sets of dances.

Tom tweeted 24 October that there would be a one-night finale on 25 November. Cher, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo performed in the finale.

Cast

Good Morning America tweeted 2 August 2019 that they would be announcing the first two celebrities on 5 August, but no such announcement happened in deference to other news over the weekend. Tom Bergeron tweeted 9 August that no announcements would come the following week either.

On 16 August, the show tweeted a pic with clues to one of the celebrities. Fans quickly deduced correctly that it was Karamo Brown. The cast was revealed 21 August on Good Morning America, but their professional partners were not announced.

During rehearsals for the premiere Christie Brinkley broke her arm and required surgery, rendering her unable to participate this season. Her daughter, Sailor Cook, took her place.

Professionals

Dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy returned.[10] Peta Murgatroyd also returned for the first time since Season 25.[11]

Twelve other professionals appeared in the GMA cast reveal, Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach, Keo Motsepe, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater, but they themselves had not been told with which celebrities they would be dancing. Which of the fourteen pros would compete and who their partners would be was not revealed to the public until the premiere episode. Emma and Sasha each tweeted that they would discover their partners on Monday 26 August. On Monday 26 August, Ray Lewis announced that Cheryl Burke was his partner.[12]

There was not a troupe this season.[13] Tom revealed in a Sirius XM radio interview that Keo and Daniella would not have partners, but would perform much like the troupe, dancing in bumpers and group numbers and being available to fill in for ailing pros if necessary.[14]

Couples

Celebrity Known for Professional Partner Result
MaryWilson-Promo28-Closeup Mary
Wilson
The Supremes
singer
Brandon-S28Promo-Closeup Brandon
Armstrong
Eliminated 1st
on 23 September 2019
RayLewis-Promo28-Closeup Ray
Lewis
Former
NFL player
Cheryl-S28Promo-Closeup Cheryl
Burke
Withdrew
on 30 September 2019
LamarOdom-Promo28-Closeup Lamar
Odom
NBA
player
Peta-S28Promo-Closeup Peta
Murgatroyd
Eliminated 2nd
on 7 October 2019
SailorCook-Promo28-Closeup Sailor
Cook
Model Val-S28Promo-Closeup Valentin
Chemrkovskiy
Eliminated 3rd
on 21 October 2019
KaramoBrown-Promo28-Closeup Karamo
Brown
Actor Jenna-S28Promo-Closeup Jenna
Johnson
Eliminated 4th
on 28 October 2019
KateFlannery-Promo28-Closeup Kate
Flannery
Actress Pasha-S28Promo-Closeup Pasha
Pashkov
Eliminated 5th
on 4 November 2019
SeanSpicer-Promo28-Closeup Sean
Spicer
Former White
House press secretary
Lindsay-S28Promo-Closeup Lindsay
Arnold
Eliminated 6th
on 11 November 2019
JamesVanDerBeek-Promo28-Closeup James Van
Der Beek
Actor Emma-S28Promo-Closeup Emma
Slater
Eliminated 7th
on 18 November 2019
LaurenAlaina-Promo28-Closeup Lauren
Alaina
American Idol
singer
Gleb-S28Promo-Closeup Gleb
Savchenko
Fourth place
AllyBrooke-Promo28-Closeup Ally
Brooke
Fifth Harmony
singer
Sasha-S28Promo-Closeup Sasha
Farber
Third place
KelMitchell-Promo28-Closeup Kel
Mitchell
Comedian Witney-S28Promo-Closeup Witney
Carson
Second place
HannahBrown-Promo28-Closeup Hannah
Brown
Bachelorette
star
Alan-Promo28-Closeup Alan
Bersten
Winner

Scoring Charts

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Average Scoring Chart

This table only counts dances scored on a 30-point scale (scores by guest judges and those awarded in the dance-offs are excluded).

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 3 Ally & Sasha 399 15 26.6
2 1 Hannah & Alan 384 15 25.6
3 2 Kel & Witney 382 15 25.5
4 5 James & Emma 326 13 25.1
5 4 Lauren & Gleb 371 15 24.7
6 7 Kate & Pasha 202 9 22.4
7 9 Sailor & Val 133 6 22.2
8 8 Karamo & Jenna 168 8 21.0
9 6 Sean & Lindsay 197 11 17.9
10 12 Mary & Brandon 32 2 16.0
11 11 Ray & Cheryl 30 2 15.0
12 10 Lamar & Peta 48 4 12.0

Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-Cha-Cha Kel Mitchell
James Van Der Beek
24 Lamar Odom 12
Foxtrot James Van Der Beek
Lauren Alaina
27 Lamar Odom 11
Salsa Kel Mitchell 28 Sean Spicer
Lamar Odom
12
Tango Hannah Brown 29 Kel Mitchell
Sean Spicer
16
Rumba Lauren Alaina
Hannah Brown
27 Sailor Cook 18
Viennese Waltz Kel Mitchell 30 Lamar Odom 13
Paso Doble Ally Brooke 30 Sean Spicer 15
Quickstep Hannah Brown 29 Karamo Brown
Sean Spicer
19
Samba Ally Brooke 30 Kel Mitchell 20
Jive Ally Brooke 30 Karamo Brown 16
Argentine Tango Lauren Alaina 27 Kate Flannery
Sean Spicer
19
Jazz Ally Brooke
Kel Mitchell
30 Sean Spicer 20
Contemporary James Van Der Beek
Kel Mitchell
30 Karamo Brown 25
Team Dances Ally Brooke
Hannah Brown
James Van Der Beek
Lauren Alaina
27 Karamo Brown
Kate Flannery
Kel Mitchell
Sean Spicer
24
Charleston Ally Brooke 30
Freestyle Ally Brooke
Lauren Alaina
Hannah Brown
30 Kel Mitchell 29

Couples' Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Scores are based upon a potential 30-point maximum.

Couple Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Hannah & Alan Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Kel & Witney Viennese Waltz, Contemporary & Jazz (30) Tango (16)
Ally & Sasha Paso Doble, Samba, Jazz, Charleston, Jive & Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha (16)
Lauren & Gleb Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha & Paso Doble (19)
James & Emma Contemporary (30) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Sean & Lindsay Viennese Waltz (21) Salsa (12)
Kate & Pasha Viennese Waltz (27) Cha-cha-cha (15)
Karamo & Jenna Contemporary & Paso Doble (25) Jive (16)
Sailor & Val Jive (27) Foxtrot & Rumba (18)
Lamar & Peta Viennese Waltz (13) Foxtrot (11)
Ray & Cheryl Salsa & Foxtrot (15) Salsa & Foxtrot (15)
Mary & Brandon Foxtrot (17) Cha-cha-cha (15)

Weekly Scores

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1: Season Premiere

Couple Scores Dance Music
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
20 (7, 7, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston
Kel & Whitney
#TeamDanceWitKel
16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Sucker" - Jonas Brothers
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "She Works Hard for the Money" - Donna Summer
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
11 (5, 3, 3) Foxtrot "Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" - Shania Twain
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Uptown Girl" - Billy Joel
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
17 (6, 5, 6) Salsa "Juice" - Lizzo
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
15 (5, 5, 5) Salsa "Hot in Herre" - Nelly
Mary & Brandon
#TeamSupreme
17 (6, 5, 6) Foxtrot "Baby Love" - The Supremes
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
16 (5, 5, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Work from Home" - Fifth Harmony
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Spice Up Your Life" - Spice Girls
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Whatever It Takes" - Imagine Dragons

Performances

Week 2: First Elimination

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
20 (7, 6, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Lionel Richie Safe
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Señorita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Safe
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire Bottom two
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls Safe
Mary & Brandon
#TeamSupreme
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Think" - Aretha Franklin Eliminated
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
19 (6, 6, 7) Paso Doble "Confident" - Demi Lovato Safe
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Shut Up and Dance" - Walk the Moon Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
19 (7, 5, 7) Quickstep "Let's Go Crazy" - Prince & The Revolution Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Kel & Whitney
#TeamDanceWitKel
20 (7, 6, 7) Samba "Every Little Step" - Bobby Brown Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Con Calma" - Daddy Yankee feat. Snow Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Lover" - Taylor Swift Safe

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 3: Movie Night

  • Couples danced to songs from classic movies.
  • BB-8 appeared on stage with Tom to promote the new movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • After Ray Lewis withdrew, Rashad Jennings appeared to dance Ray's routine with Cheryl.
Couple Scores Dance Music Film Result
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
20 (6, 7, 7) Tango "Oh, Pretty Woman" - Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Hold On" - Wilson Phillips Bridesmaids Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
16 (5, 5, 6) Jive "I'm Still Standing" - Elton John Rocketman Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Dreaming of You" - Selena Selena Safe
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
N/A Cha-Cha-Cha "Twist and Shout" - The Beatles Ferris Bueller's Day Off Withdrew
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "Shallow" - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "9 to 5" - Dolly Parton 9 to 5 Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
12 (4, 4, 4) Cha-Cha-Cha "Old Time Rock and Roll" - Bob Seger Risky Business Bottom two
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
23 (7, 8, 8) Tango "Mamma Mia" - Meryl Streep Mamma Mia! Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "My Heart Will Go On" - Céline Dion Titanic Bottom two
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Night Fever" - Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Safe

Performances

Week 4: Top 10

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Leah Remini, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
21 (5, 6, 5, 5) Paso Doble "Bamboléo" - Gipsy Kings Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Jive "Proud Mary" - Tina Turner Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "If I Can't Have You" - Shawn Mendes Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
26 (7, 7, 6, 6) Argentine Tango "Hands to Myself" - Selena Gomez Safe
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "I Love It" - Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
20 (5, 7, 4, 4) Viennese Waltz "Kiss from a Rose" - Seal Eliminated
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Jolene" - Dolly Parton Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Tango "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Bottom two

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 5: Disney Night

  • For Disney Night, each couple performed one previously unlearned dance to a song from a Disney film.
  • No elimination took place.
Couple Scores Dance Music Disney film
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - Ilene Woods Cinderella
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" - JD McCrary The Lion King (2019)
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Jazz "A Spoonful of Sugar" - Julie Andrews Mary Poppins
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Randy Newman Toy Story 4
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Beauty and the Beast" - John Legend & Ariana Grande Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
23 (7, 8, 7) Samba "Under the Sea" - Samuel E. Wright The Little Mermaid
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
26 (9, 8, 9) Jazz "We’re All in This Together" - Cast of High School Musical High School Musical
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
25 (9, 7, 9) Foxtrot "A Whole New World" - ZAYN & Zhavia Aladdin (2019)
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
26 (9, 8, 9) Paso Doble "He's a Pirate" - Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Performances

Week 6

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
25 (8, 9, 8) Quickstep "Take on Me" - A-ha Bottom two
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "I Have Nothing" - Whitney Houston Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Part-Time Lover" - Stevie Wonder Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
25 (9, 8, 8) Contemporary "Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Southbound" - Carrie Underwood Safe
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Wake Me Up You Go-Go" - Wham! Eliminated
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Somebody to Love" - Queen Safe
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Light It Up" - Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG Safe
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
26 (9, 8, 9) Contemporary "The Other Side" - Lauren Alaina Safe

Judges' votes to save

Performances


Week 7: Halloween Night

For Halloween Night, couples performed in costume to Halloween-themed songs. Each first performed one previously unlearned dance, then performed a Freestyle Team Dance.

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Time Warp" - from The Rocky Horror Picture Show Safe
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "I Put a Spell on You" - Annie Lennox Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Sweet but Psycho" - Ava Max Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
25 (8, 9, 8) Jazz "Bad Girls" - Donna Summer Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
25 (9, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Survivor" - Destiny's Child Eliminated
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Whatever Lola Wants" - Sarah Vaughan Safe
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Monster Mash" - Bobby Pickett Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Wicked Game" - Chris Isaak Bottom two
James & Emma
Lauren & Gleb
Hannah & Alan
Ally & Sasha
27 (9, 9, 9) #TeamTrick "Somebody's Watching Me" - Rockwell
Karamo & Jenna
Kate & Pasha
Sean & Lindsay
Kel & Witney
24 (8, 8, 8) #TeamTreat "Sweet Dreams" - Beyoncé

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 8: Dance-Off Night

Couples performed one previously unlearned dance. James and Emma were granted two extra points and immunity based on cumulative judges' scores, and the others danced-off in pairs in a Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive, or Salsa.

  • This week Sean danced with Jenna as Lindsay's mother-in-law passed away and she was with her family.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Sean & Jenna
#TeamSweetNSpicey
20 (7, 7, 6) Jazz "Come Sail Away" - Styx Safe
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Hound Dog" - Elvis Presley Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
28 (9, 9, 10) Salsa "This Is How We Do It" - Montell Jordan Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso Doble "Higher" - Ally Brooke Bottom two
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "American Girl" - Elle King Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Heat Wave" - Linda Ronstadt Eliminated
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey Safe

Judges' votes to save

Dance-off

Couple Judges' votes Dance Music Result
Kel & Witney Kel, Ally, Kel Jive "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen Winner (2 pts)
Ally & Sasha Loser
Kate & Pasha Kate, Kate, Kate Cha-Cha-Cha "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" - C+C Music Factory Winner (2 pts)
Sean & Jenna Loser
Hannah & Alan Hannah, Hannah, Hannah Salsa "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Winner (2 pts)
Lauren & Gleb Loser

Performances

Week 9: Boy Band & Girl Group Night

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Joey Fatone, Bruno Tonioli.

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Jive "I'm So Excited" - The Pointer Sisters Safe
36 (9, 8, 10, 9) Jazz "Bye Bye Bye" - *NSYNC
Sean & Jenna
#TeamSweetNSpicey
26 (7, 6, 7, 6) Argentine Tango "Bills, Bills, Bills" - Destiny's Child Eliminated
24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Story of My Life" - One Direction
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Salsa "No Scrubs" - TLC Safe
39 (10, 9, 10, 10) Tango "Boy with Luv" - BTS
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Samba "Wannabe" - Spice Girls Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Jazz "Step by Step" - New Kids on the Block
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
34 (9, 9, 8, 8) Quickstep "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Supremes Bottom two
36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Rumba "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
34 (8, 8, 9, 9) Paso Doble "Free Your Mind" - En Vogue Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "I'll Make Love to You" - Boyz II Men

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 10: Semi-Finals

Each couple danced two rounds. In the first round, each couple repeated a dance with which they previously struggled; in the second, each performed a previously unlearned dance.

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
27 (9, 9, 9) Paso Doble "Stronger" - Kelly Clarkson Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Humble and Kind" - Tim McGraw
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Get Ready" - The Temptations Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
29 (10, 9, 10) Viennese Waltz "Perfect" - Ed Sheeran Bottom two
30 (10, 10, 10) Charleston "Sing, Sing, Sing" - Benny Goodman
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "Dancing with a Stranger" - Sam Smith and Normani Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Lose You to Love Me" - Selena Gomez
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Canned Heat" - Jamiroquai Eliminated
27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Take Me to Church" - Hozier

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 11: Finale

Each couple performed their favorite dance of the season in the first round, then a freestyle in the second.

For the opening number, the remaining couples danced to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. Pitbull and Ne-Yo performed "3 to Tango" and "Me Quedaré Contigo". Cher performed "The Beat Goes On". A sneak preview of The Bachelor showed Hannah Brown's return to the show. Lionel Richie revealed the winner of the American Idol fan vote, Layla Spring. The cast of the Dancing with the Stars: Live! 2020 tour danced to Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know".

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Proud Mary" - Tina Turner 3rd place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Conga" - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Jolene" - Dolly Parton 4th place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Country Girl" - Luke Bryan
Kel & Witney
#TeamDanceWitKel
30 (10, 10, 10) Jazz "We're All in This Together" - cast of High School Musical Runner-up
29 (10, 9, 10) Freestyle "Jump" - Kris Kross
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlanbamaHannah
28 (10, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Lover" - Taylor Swift Winner
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Girl on Fire" - Alicia Keys &
"Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani

Performances

Trivia

  • The premiere date, 16 September, was a week before the official start of the broadcast season, when the rest of ABC's fall shows premiere.
  • The premiere episode ended with a shot of the stars in the dance floor for deceased contestants Florence Henderson and Valerie Harper.
  • Emma Bunton was to be a guest judge for Boy Band & Girl Group Night in Week 9, judging the Girl Group dances, but did not appear due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, she taped a message to her friend Ally Brooke.
    • Joey Fatone, who was to judge only the Boy Band dances, instead judged both sets.

Gallery

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