Dear DWTS Fans:  Welcome back!   It’s Week 10, night 2 of the FINALS, the FINALE of Season 25–Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9-11 p.m.! 

Tom and Erin hosted; as usual, Tom spent most of his time in the ballroom indoors while Erin spent most of hers at The Grove outdoors. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.



  1. Actor Frankie Muniz (formerly “Malcolm”) & pro Witney Carson (1-800-868-3405)
  2. Actor/Singer/Dancer Jordan Fisher & pro Lindsay Arnold (1-800-868-3406)
  3. Electronic Violinist Lindsey Stirling & pro Mark Ballas*             (1-800-868-3407)

*(2-Time MBT winner)


Ballroom & Latin Dances: Foxtrot, Quickstep, Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Argentine Tango, Jive, Jazz, Charleston, Contemporary; Cha-Cha, Samba, Salsa, Rumba, Paso Doble.  “Learn the dance, learn the steps, then learn the character of it.” — Len Goodman

Tues., Nov. 21, 2017:   All 13 couples return in a Christmas spectacular both at The Grove (outdoors) and in the ballroom, as usual, opening to “Dancing in the Street.”

Each couple will do two dances: (1)  a repeat of their fave this season; (2) the usual “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” (a new routine fusing two contrasting dance styles, prepared just since last evening).


  1. Lindsey + Mark: Jive.   Judges 10.  Me 10.  Completely captivating in pajamas–cute, fun, joyous, peppy, sharp, and adorable. Loved it!


  1. Frankie + Whitney: (Pirate) Arg. Tango.  Judges: 10. Me: 10.  Focused, intense, proper, even sexy, even better than the first time. Still adorable, too, because that’s just Frankie.


Kelsea Ballerini sang “Legends,” from her new country-music album, “Unapologetically,” accompanied by romantic pro couple Val and Jenna.


  1. Jordan + Lindsay: Samba.  Judges: 10. Me: 10.  Loved it again—one of the best and one of 0my favorite Sambas I’ve ever seen on this show!


Some of the eliminated couples performed in the ballroom (or at The Grove), a bunch of the male dancers in Santa costumes performed shirtless on stage in The Grove, Lindsey Stirling played the violin while Becky G sang, Debbie Gibson and Jordan Fisher each sang a Christmas song.



MY #2 Dancing With The Stars DANCE OF THE NIGHT! 

MY #1 Dancing With The Stars DANCE OF THE ENTIRE NIGHT! 




  1. Lindsey + Mark: Cha-Cha/Tango.  Judges 10.  Me 10.   Proper hold, posture, hip/leg action and extensions, footwork in a fast number that seamlessly fused the two styles.  MY Dancing With The Stars DANCE OF THE NIGHT in this round!
  2. Frankie + Whitney: Foxtrot/Tango.  Judges: 10,9,9. Me: 9.  Glitzy, all proper and well done but with a few tiny errors. Len called him “the people’s champion.”


Also, performances by some of the pros doing a special number from the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour (they’ll be accompanied by Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz!), as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new “Frozen” short, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”

  1. Jordan + Lindsay: Salsa/Paso Doble.  Judges: 10. Me: 10.  WOW! A large and rounded, but brief, Paso, and an athletic Salsa with a variety of flips. Outstanding job again!


A new voting option:  After the couples finished both dances, Tom invited the public to vote online via ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b — five votes per voting method for about five minutes during the live broadcast in Eastern and Central times by voters who are physically present within the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com (in Canada, via Facebook only).

At The Grove, Nick Lachey sang a new ballad, “Someone to Dance With,” which he recorded to document his “Dancing” journey (available on streaming services everywhere starting Nov. 17).

A NEW CHAMPION:  Judges’ points + Nov. 20 viewer votes + Tues. night’s judges’ points + online-only viewer votes from the repeat dances and the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” = THE WINNER with the Mirrorball trophy, announced at the end of the show at The Grove.



WHO IS THE NEW MIRRORBALL CHAMPION?  Jordan Fisher with pro Lindsay Arnold!  

LET’S TALK ABOUT Dancing with the Stars!  Did your choice win? What do you think about this week’s performances and the winner?

Vickie L. Weaver

Vickie L. Weaver

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