Monday, May 18 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00PM ET
Looks Back at the Past Season
Airing Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT
The Season Finale of “Dancing with the Stars” kicks off with “Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals” on SATURDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET). This one-hour special chronicles the journey of the three remaining couples revealing never-before-seen moments, director’s cut-style commentary on their past dances, and the judges give their expert opinions on what to expect in the two-night grand finale.
After weeks of competitive dancing, the three remaining couples advance to the FINALS of “Dancing with the Stars” this MONDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:01 p.m. ET). Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, and Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy have one last night as they vie to win the judges and America’s votes to be crowned the Season 20 “Dancing with the Stars” Champion on TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On MONDAY, MAY 18 (8:00–9:01 p.m., ET) the three finalists will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will repeat a dance from earlier this season. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a supersized Freestyle dance featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises.
In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET), the show kicks off with a high-energy opening number featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples in addition to the judges and hosts. Then, one couple will perform an encore of their Freestyle dance as decided on by the judges. The finale will also feature a performance to “Juicy Wiggle,” by RedFoo and encore performances by Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe to “California Girls,” Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani to “Copacabana” featuring six additional dancers, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson to “Bills,” Chris Soules and Witney Carson to “Footloose,” Willow Shields and Mark Ballas to “Alice’s Theme,” Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough’s Charleston to “Honey, I’m Good” featuring a performance by Andy Grammar and much more. The night will also include a reprise performance from Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev to “In Da Club,” and the Grammy award winning artist will also perform her hit song “2 Steps Away.” Additionally, fan favorites from past seasons Amy Purdy, Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson return to the ballroom for special performances. Sia will perform her hit song “Elastic Heart” with a special dance performance by Derek and Julianne Hough. The star studded night will continue with a performance by Jason Derulo singing his hit song “Want To Want Me.” 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 that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for additional judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the Gold Mirrorball trophy will be announced!
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams 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 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode Monday, May 18 on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. A custom Facebook app lets fans vote, share whom they voted for and say why, as well as see whom friends voted for.
“Dancing with the Stars” features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).