Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23, The Finals, Night 1, Nov. 21: Analysis & Results →
The Cast: Pros + Stars
Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast
Lindsay Arnold + Calvin Johnson, NFL Wide Receiver, “Megatron”
Sharna Burgess + James Hinchcliffe, Pro Race Car Driver
Gleb Savchenko + Jana Kramer, Country Music Singer/Actress
Dancing With The Stars: Week 11, Night 1 Finals, Analysis and Results
It’s THE FINALS Week! Tonight, the finals; tomorrow night, the finale and our winner! The judges, with Len back, assigned the first dance for each celeb, a redo of an earlier performance Every time, the dancing and the entertainment value was WOW! Tom and Erin hosted. Band “Train” performed.
James Hinchcliffe: Dancing with Sharna!
#4: Foxtrot: Cute story; smooth & entertaining. Judges’ scores 9-9-9-10. My score 10.
#4: Freestyle (his 2015 car crash): creative, poetic, gorgeous, stunning! Judges’ score:10. My score 10. LOVED IT!
#2: Tango: Sharp, intense, passionate. Judges’ scores 8*-9-9-9. My score 9.5.
#1: Freestyle (Contemp.): All-in/all-encompassing, beautiful flow/lifts/lines. Judges’ score 9. My score 9.5.
#1: V. Waltz: Pretty, soft, continuous/flowing, smooth. Judges’ scores 8*-9-9-9. My score 9.5.
#2: Freestyle: Happy/fun (like Calvin); fab choreo. LOVED IT! Judges’ score 10. My score10.
#3: Paso Doble: Strong, matured, dramatic. Judges’ scores 9-10-9-10. My score 9.
#3: Freestyle: A creative & joyful group playground dance. It contained very little to show the dances she has learned this season. Judges’ score 10. My score 9.
*Carrie Ann deducted 1 point when Jana and Lindsay each had a foot come off the floor during a spin.
DANCE OF THE NIGHT: James and Sharna dancing a freestyle story of his 2015 race-car crash: stunning!
WHO WAS ELIMINATED: Jana, who was happy and grateful for all that she has taken from this experience, both as a dancer and personally.
WHO SHOULD WIN TOMORROW NIGHT? I’ve said it since the first night: James! 2nd: Calvin; 3rd: Laurie.
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