Dancing with the Stars 29
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Presented By: Tyra Banks
Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba
Derek Hough
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: 14 September 2020 -
23 November 2020
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Kaitlyn Bristowe
Professional Winner: Artem Chigvintsev
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The twenty-ninth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered 14 September 2020 on ABC.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews did not return as hosts; Tyra Banks was hired as the new host and executive producer.[1]

Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges. Len Goodman did not return as a judge this season, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, but has a role sharing his expertise from the UK.[2] Dancing pro Derek Hough replaced him on the panel.

On 23 November 2020, Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev were announced as the winners; Catfish host Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson placed second; rapper Nelly and Daniella Karagach placed third and actress Justina Machado and Sasha Farber placed fourth.

Development

Dancing with the Stars new season premiered 14 September 2020 in its usual Mondays-at-8 time slot.

ABC was looking to bring back Christie Brinkley for this upcoming season and get Charlie Sheen, who rejected their offer to participate in the previous season.[3]

Producers revealed in March that a same-sex couple will dance in the competition this season. The U.K.'s Strictly Come Dancing will also feature a same-sex couple in its next season, while the Australian version has already had one in its last season.[4]

The premiere date was announced on 18 August 2020.

Cast

During The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons - Ever!, Season 11's Bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe, was announced as the first participant.

Singer AJ McLean was announced as the second participant by ET.[5]

Soap opera actress Anne Heche, Desperate Housewives actor Jesse Metcalfe, and American football player Vernon Davis were leaked as official contestants by US Weekly.[6]

The rest of the celebrities were revealed during Good Morning America on 2 September 2020.[7]

The celebrities' partners were not revealed until the premiere on 14 September 2020.

Jeannie Mai was forced to withdraw on 2 November 2020 after being diagnosed with epiglottis. [8]

Professionals

Lindsay Arnold is pregnant and is due to give birth in November and therefore not be a pro this season. Witney Carson is also pregnant and is due to give birth in January and therefore not be a pro this season.

The professional dancers were announced on Good Morning America on 18 August 2020.

Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev are returning after missing last season.[9][10]

Britt Stewart and Daniella Karagach have been promoted to pros.

Couples

Celebrity Known for Professional Partner Result
CharlesOakley-S29-Closeup.jpg Charles
Oakley
NBA superstar Emma-S29-Closeup.jpg Emma
Slater
Eliminated 1st
on 22 September 2020
CaroleBaskin-S29-Closeup.jpg Carole
Baskin
Animal activist Pasha-S29-Closeup.jpg Pasha
Pashkov
Eliminated 2nd
on 28 September 2020
AnneHeche-S29-Closeup.jpg Anne
Heche
Actress Keo-S29-Closeup.jpg Keo
Motsepe
Eliminated 3rd
on 5 October 2020
JesseMetcalfe-S29-Closeup.jpg Jesse
Metcalfe
Actor Sharna-S29-Closeup.jpg Sharna
Burgess
Eliminated 4th
on 12 October 2020
VernonDavis-S29-Closeup.jpg Vernon
Davis
NFL player Peta-S29-Closeup.jpg Peta
Murgatroyd
Eliminated 5th
on 19 October 2020
MonicaAldama-S29-Closeup.jpg Monica
Aldama
Cheerleading
head coach
Val-S29-Closeup.jpg Val
Chmerkovskiy
Eliminated 6th
on 26 October 2020
JeannieMai-S29-Closeup.jpg Jeannie
Mai
Host and
correspondent
Brandon-S29-Closeup.jpg Brandon
Armstrong
Withdrew
on 2 November 2020
ChrishellStause-S29-Closeup.jpg Chrishell
Stause
Actress Gleb-S29-Closeup.jpg Gleb
Savchenko
Eliminated 8th
on 2 November 2020
AJMcLean-S29-Closeup.jpg AJ
McLean
Backstreet Boys
singer
Cheryl-S29-Closeup.jpg Cheryl
Burke
Eliminated 9th
on 9 November 2020
JohnnyWeir-S29-Closeup.jpg Johnny
Weir
Olympic figure skater
and commentator
Britt-S29-Closeup.jpg Britt
Stewart
Eliminated 10th
on 16 November 2020
SkaiJackson-S29-Closeup.jpg Skai
Jackson
Disney Channel
actress
Alan-S29-Closeup.jpg Alan
Bersten
Eliminated 11th
on 16 November 2020
JustinaMachado-S29-Closeup.jpg Justina
Machado
Actress Sasha-S29-Closeup.jpg Sasha
Farber
Fourth place
Nelly-S29-Closeup.jpg Nelly Rapper Daniella-S29-Closeup.jpg Daniella
Karagach
Third place
NevSchulman-S29-Closeup.jpg Nev
Schulman
Television host Jenna-S29-Closeup.jpg Jenna
Johnson
Second place
KaitlynBristowe-S29-Closeup.jpg Kaitlyn
Bristowe
Bachelorette star Artem-S29-Closeup.jpg Artem
Chigvintsev
Winner

Scoring Charts

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Average Scoring Chart

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 2 Nev & Jenna 345 13 26.5
2 1 Kaitlyn & Artem 343 26.4
3 4 Justina & Sasha 331 25.5
4 6 Johnny & Britt 276 11 25.1
5 5 Skai & Alan 260 23.6
6 3 Nelly & Daniella 306 13 23.5
7 7 AJ & Cheryl 206 9 22.9
8 10 Monica & Val 155 7 22.1
9 9 Jeannie & Brandon 153 21.9
10 8 Chrishell & Gleb 168 8 21.0
11 11 Vernon & Peta 121 6 20.2
12 12 Jesse & Sharna 98 5 19.6
13 13 Anne & Keo 72 4 18.0
14 15 Charles & Emma 27 2 13.5
15 14 Carole & Pasha 39 3 13.0

Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Jive Nelly 30 Monica Aldama 16
Tango Justina Machado 28 Chrishell Stause 13
Foxtrot Nev Schulman 30 Vernon Davis 17
Cha-Cha-Cha Justina Machado 30 Charles Oakley 15
Salsa Johnny Weir 27 Charles Oakley 12
Quickstep Johnny Weir 30 Anne Heche 15
Paso Doble Kaitlyn Bristowe
Nev Schulman
30 Carole Baskin 11
Samba Kaitlyn Bristowe
Justina Machado
AJ McLean
Nelly
27 Carole Baskin 12
Rumba Monica Aldama 27 Chrishell Stause 18
Viennese Waltz Skai Jackson 30 Carole Baskin 16
Charleston Justina Machado 19
Argentine Tango Kaitlyn Bristowe 30 Nev Schulman 24
Waltz AJ McLean 24 Chrishell Stause 22
Jazz Johnny Weir 30 Monica Aldama 22
Contemporary Kaitlyn Bristowe
Justina Machado
Nev Schulman
30 Chrishell Stause 24
Freestyle Kaitlyn Bristowe
Justina Machado
Nelly
Nev Schulman
30

Couples' Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Couple Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Kaitlyn & Artem Argentine tango (x2), Paso doble, Contemporary, & Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Nev & Jenna Paso doble (x2), Foxtrot, Contemporary, & Freestyle (30) Foxtrot (20)
Nelly & Daniella Jive & Freestyle (30) Salsa (16)
Justina & Sasha Contemporary, Cha-cha-cha, & Freestyle (30) Charleston (19)
Skai & Alan Viennese waltz (30) Samba (15)
Johnny & Britt Quickstep & Jazz (30) Cha-cha-cha & Tango (18)
AJ & Cheryl Samba (27) Jive (18)
Chrishell & Gleb Paso doble (26) Tango (13)
Jeannie & Brandon Rumba & Paso doble (25) Salsa & Cha-cha-cha (18)
Monica & Val Rumba (27) Jive (16)
Vernon & Peta Quickstep & Rumba (22) Foxtrot (17)
Jesse & Sharna Cha-cha-cha (21) Quickstep (18)
Anne & Keo Paso doble (21) Quickstep (15)
Carole & Pasha Viennese waltz (16) Paso doble (11)
Charles & Emma Cha-cha-cha (15) Salsa (12)

Weekly Scores

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

Week 1

Couple Scores Dance Music
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
13 (4, 5, 4) Tango "Raise Your Glass" - P!nk
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
17 (5, 6, 6) Foxtrot "All of Me" - John Legend
Anne & Keo
#TeamAK
18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Don't Start Now" - Dua Lipa
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamofJeannie
18 (6, 6, 6) Salsa "Tell It to My Heart" - Taylor Dayne
Jesse & Sharna
#TeamAllIn
18 (6, 6, 6) Quickstep "Part Time Lover" - Stevie Wonder
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
20 (6, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Stupid Love" - Lady Gaga
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
20 (7, 7, 6) Foxtrot "The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBrijo
18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Respect" - Aretha Franklin
Charles & Emma
#TeamOakieDokie
  12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "In Da Club" - 50 Cent
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
19 (6, 7, 6) Foxtrot "My Wish" - Rascal Flatts
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
16 (5, 5, 6) Salsa "Ride Wit Me" - Nelly
Carole & Pasha
#TeamAreYouKittenMe
11 (4, 4, 3) Paso Doble "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor

Performances

Week 2

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Dynamite" - BTS Safe
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
15 (5, 5, 5) Samba "Miss Independent" - Neyo Safe
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBrijo
18 (6, 6, 6) Tango "Poker Face" - Lady Gaga Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "When You Believe" - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
16 (5, 6, 5) Jive "Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
19 (7, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Ain’t That a Kick in the Head" - Dean Martin Safe
Anne & Keo
#TeamAK
18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Counting Stars" - One Republic Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Let’s Groove" - Earth, Wind & Fire Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "This is Me" - Keala Settle & "The Greatest Showman" ensemble Safe
Charles & Emma
#TeamOakieDokie
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Never Too Much" - Luther Vandross Eliminated
Jesse & Sharna
#TeamAllIn
20 (7, 7, 6) Foxtrot "Dreams" - Fleetwood Mac Safe
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamofJeannie
18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Roses" - SAINt JHN Safe
Carole & Pasha
#TeamAreYouKittenMe
16 (6, 5, 5) Viennese Waltz "What’s New Pussycat" - Tom Jones Bottom two
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
18 (6, 6, 6) Paso Doble "We Found Love" - Rihanna & Calvin Harris Safe
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
22 (7, 8, 7) Foxtrot "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack Safe
  • Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 3: Disney Night

Couple Scores Dance Music Disney movie Result
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Almost There" - Anika Noni Rose The Princess and the Frog Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Part of Your World" - Jodi Benson The Little Mermaid Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
19 (7, 6, 6) Charleston "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" - Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke Mary Poppins Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
21 (7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Prince Ali" - Robin Williams Aladdin Safe
Anne & Keo
#TeamAK
15 (5, 5, 5) Quickstep "Zero to Hero" - Ariana Grande Hercules Bottom two
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
22 (7, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "Married Life" - Michael Giacchino Up Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "It's All Right" - Jon Batiste Soul Safe
Carole & Pasha
#TeamAreYouKittenMe
12 (5, 4, 3) Samba "Circle of Life" - Carmen Twillie & Lebo M. The Lion King Eliminated
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "How Far I'll Go" - Auli'i Cravalho Moana Safe
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
22 (8, 7, 7) Quickstep "Be Our Guest" - Jerry Orbach & Angela Lansbury Beauty and the Beast (1991) Safe
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine Tango "Angelica" - Hans Zimmer (ft. Rodrigo y Gabriela) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Safe
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Reflection" - Christina Aguilera Mulan Safe
Jesse & Sharna
#TeamAllIn
20 (7, 6, 7) Jive "King of New York" - Newsies cast Newsies Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
22 (7, 7, 8) Waltz "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - Ilene Woods Cinderella Safe
  • Judges' votes to save
    • Hough: Anne & Keo
    • Tonioli: Anne & Keo
    • Inaba: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Anne & Keo

Performances

Week 4: Top 13

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "All I Do is Win" - DJ Khalid Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
22 (7, 8, 7) Foxtrot "Adore You" - Harry Styles Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Party in the USA" - Miley Cyrus Bottom two
Anne & Keo
#TeamAK
21 (7, 7, 7) Paso Doble "Rise" - Katy Perry Eliminated
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Because You Loved Me" - Céline Dion Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
24 (8, 8, 8) Salsa "Que Viva La Vida" - Wisin Safe
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
25 (9, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Beautiful Crazy" - Luke Combs Safe
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Crocodile Rock" - Elton John Safe
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes Safe
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
22 (8, 7, 7) Rumba "Let's Stay Together" - Al Green Safe
Jesse & Sharna
#TeamAllIn
21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Smooth" - Santana ft. Rob Thomas Safe
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
28 (10, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Ordinary People" - John Legend Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Larger Than Life" - Backstreet Boys Safe
  • Judges' votes to save
    • Inaba: Monica & Val
    • Hough: Monica & Val
    • Tonioli: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Monica & Val

Performances

Week 5: 80s Night

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
24 (8, 8, 8) "Maniac" - Michael Sembello Jazz Safe
Jesse & Sharna
#TeamAllIn
19 (7, 6, 6) "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" - Tears for Fears Tango Eliminated
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
19 (6, 6, 7) "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" - New Kids on the Block Cha-Cha-Cha Safe
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
24 (8, 8, 8) "Like a Virgin" - Madonna Jazz Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
26 (9, 9, 8) "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell Tango Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
24 (8, 8, 8) "Open Arms" - Journey Waltz Safe
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
24 (8, 8, 8) "The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis & The News Jazz Safe
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
21 (7, 7, 7) "Livin' On a Prayer" - Bon Jovi Tango Bottom two
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
27 (9, 9, 9) "I Think We're Alone Now" - Tiffany Tango Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
24 (8, 8, 8) "Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge Samba Safe
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
29 (10, 10, 9) "Total Eclipse of the Heart" - Bonnie Tyler Contemporary Safe
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
26 (8, 9, 9) "Take on Me" - a-ha Quickstep Safe
  • Judges' votes to save
    • Tonioli: Vernon & Peta
    • Inaba: Vernon & Peta
    • Hough: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Vernon & Peta

Performances

Week 6: Top 11

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
22 (7, 8, 7) Salsa "On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull Bottom two
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
26 (9, 9, 8) Jazz "Good Vibrations" - Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "Have I Told You Lately" - Rod Stewart Safe
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Say So" - Dojo Cat ft. Nicki Minaj Safe
Vernon & Peta
#TeamDavisIsDancing
21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Celebration" - Kool & The Gang Eliminated
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Humble & Kind" - Tim McGraw Safe
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
25 (8, 8, 9) Rumba "You Gotta Be" - Des'ree Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Mi Gente" - J Balvin and Willy William Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
24 (8, 8, 8) Contemporary "Stars" - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Safe
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Sorry" - Justin Bieber Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "She's Always a Woman" - Billy Joel Safe
  • Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 7: Villains Night

Couple Scores Dance Music Villain Result
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
25 (8, 9, 8) Paso Doble "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado Hannibal Lecter Bottom two
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Creep" - Vincent/Kimberly Nichole Dracula Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
26 (9, 9, 8) Paso Doble "In the Air Tonight" - VonLichten Maleficent Safe
Monica & Val
#TeamValdama
22 (7, 8, 7) Jazz "Fever" - Beyoncé Nurse Ratched Eliminated
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
26 (9, 8, 9) Tango "Psycho" - The Intermezzo Orchestra Norman Bates Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd Freddy Krueger Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
26 (9, 9, 8) Tango "Take Me to Church" - MILCK Carrie Safe
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso Doble "Swan Lake Remix" - District 78 Black Swan Safe
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Everything I Wanted" - Billie Eilish Bride of Chucky Safe
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
24 (7, 9, 8) Paso Doble "Disturbia" - Rihanna Cruella De Vil Safe
  • Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 8: Double Elimination Night

  • Jeannie Mai had to withdraw from the show. The remaining eight couples will perform and there will be a single elimination.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Jeannie & Brandon
#TeamDreamOfJeannie
No scores given Charleston "Shout" - The Isley Brothers Withdrew
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
25 (8, 9, 8) Jive "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen Safe
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
27 (9, 9 ,9) Viennese Waltz "Stuck with U" - Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber Safe
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Magalenha" - Sergio Mendes Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Nobody Knows" - The Tony Rich Project Safe
Chrishell & Gleb
#TeamSellingIt
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Love on the Brain" - Rihanna Eliminated
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
25 (8, 9, 8) Salsa "Work It" - Missy Elliott Bottom two
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Wonder" - Shawn Mendes Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Way Down We Go" - KALEO Safe
Nev & Jenna
Chrishell & Gleb
Nelly & Daniella
3
2
2
Cha-Cha-Cha relay "Rain on Me" Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande
Johnny & Britt
Justina & Sasha
3
2
Viennese Waltz relay "I Have Nothing" - Whitney Houston
Kaitlyn & Artem
AJ & Cheryl
Skai & Alan
3
3
2
Samba relay "Levitating" - Dua Lipa
  • Judges' votes to save
    • Inaba: Skai & Alan
    • Tonioli: Skai & Alan
    • Hough: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Skai & Alan

Performances

Week 9: Icons Night

Couple Scores Dance Music Icon Result
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Crazy For You" - Madonna Madonna Safe
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
24 (8, 8, 8) Jazz "California Love" - 2Pac ft. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre 2Pac Safe
AJ & Cheryl
#TeamPrettyMessedUp
23 (7, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Somebody to Love" - Queen Freddie Mercury Eliminated
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine Tango "Toxic" - Britney Spears Britney Spears Safe
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
30 (10, 10, 10) Quickstep "Valerie" - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Bottom two
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
27 (9, 9, 9) Paso Doble "If" - Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Safe
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)" - Elton John Elton John Safe

Dance-offs

  • Because Nev and Johnny have the highest scores in week 8, the tiebreaker was cumulative points over the season, which resulted in Nev winning immunity from dance-off.
  • For each dance-off, the couple with the highest remaining score picked the opponent against whom they wanted to dance; the chosen opponent was allowed to pick the dance style (cha-cha-cha, jive, or salsa).
  • The winner of each dance-off will earn two bonus points. The general public helped to determine the winner of each dance-off via the show's official website voting with the judges score.
Couple Judges' Votes Dance Music Result
Justina & Sasha Kaitlyn, Justina, Justina Cha-Cha-Cha "Telephone" - Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé Winner (2 pts)
Kaitlyn & Artem Loser
Nelly & Daniella Skai, Nelly, Skai Salsa "Cup of Life" - Ricky Martin Loser
Skai & Alan Winner (2 pts)
AJ & Cheryl Johnny, AJ, AJ Jive "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham! Winner (2 pts)
Johnny & Britt Loser
  • Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 10: Semi-Finals

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Skai & Alan
#TeamReachForTheSkai
27 (9, 9, 9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Move Your Feet" - Junior Senior Eliminated
30 (10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "Lonely" - Noah Cyrus
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
28 (9, 10, 9) Tango "El Tango de Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge Bottom three
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Holding Out for a Hero" - Ella Mae Bowen & Bonnie Tyler
Johnny & Britt
#TeamBriJo
27 (9, 9, 9) Salsa "X" - The Jonas Brothers ft. Karol G. Eliminated
30 (10, 10, 10) Jazz "I Lived" - OneRepublic
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
26 (9, 8, 9) Paso Doble "Run Boy Run" - Woodkid Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Jump Jive An’ Wail" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
30 (10, 10, 10) Foxtrot "Sign of the Times" - Harry Styles Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "If the World Was Ending" - JP Saxe & Julia Michaels
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso Doble "Hanuman" - Rodrigo Y Gabriela Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Cowboy Take Me Away" - The Chicks
  • Judges' votes to save
    • Inaba: Justina & Sasha
    • Hough: Justina & Sasha
    • Tonioli: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Justina & Sasha

Performances

Week 11: Finale

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Kaitlyn & Artem
#TeamWillYouAcceptThisDance
30 (10, 10, 10) Argentine Tango "Toxic" - Britney Spears Winner
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Sparkling Diamonds" - from Moulin Rouge
Nelly & Daniella
#TeamDaNelly
27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Rhythm of the Night" - DeBarge 3rd place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Savage" - Megan Thee Stallion &
"Hypnotize" - Notorious B.I.G.
Nev & Jenna
#TeamBeNeevers
30 (10, 10, 10) Paso Doble "Swan Lake" - District 78 Runner-up
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Singin' in the Rain" - District 78
Justina & Sasha
#TeamLOCOmotion
30 (10, 10, 10) Cha-Cha-Cha "Respect" - Aretha Franklin 4th place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Let's Get Loud" - Jennifer Lopez &
"Bamboleo" - The Gypsy Kings

Performances

Trivia

  • During this season the pros lived separately, even the married pros, to avoid multiple cases, if someone was to get Covid-19.
  • This is the first season since Season 6 to not include Team Dances.
  • This is the first season to not include a studio audience.
  • This is Artem's first win.

Gallery

References


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