Dancing With The Stars The Finals, Night 1, Analysis and Results

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!


Jana Kramer:

#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.


Calvin Johnson:

#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.


Laurie Hernandez:

#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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