The season 25 grand finale of Dancing With the Stars airs tonight, with three remaining couples competing to take home the mirrorball trophy. At the end of tonight’s episode, the winner will be announced live from The Grove in Los Angeles, California. Tonight, viewers will be able to participate in an online-only vote for the remaining contestants as they compete once more. The theme of tonight’s show is a Christmas spectacular and each contestant will perform two dances. Each of the first dances will be a repeat performance from a routine of their choice and the second dance will be their “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” dance. They have had less than 24 hours to prepare this routine, which fuses together two contrasting styles of dance. And, for the first time ever on the show, the viewers will be participating in a live, online-only vote. Voters can cast their votes via ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b.
The voting limit for this will be five votes and the voting window will online be open for about five minutes. Plus, the live voting window will only be available during the live broadcast of the show in the Eastern and Central time zones, so west coasters will not have the opportunity. Those who are voting must be located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in order to cast their votes on ABC.com. Voters in Canada will be able to vote during this same voting window via Facebook only, according to ABC. After all of tonight’s votes are in, the judges’ points and viewer votes from November 20, 2017 yesterday, will be combined along with the night’s judges’ points and online-only viewer votes. This will determine the winner.
Because tonight is the finale, all 13 of this season’s contestants will return with their pro partners to participate in an opening number, along with other routines. Cast-off Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees will sing a brand new ballad titled “Someone to Dance With,” which is a song he recorded after his journey on the show this season. Other special performances include Kelsea Ballerini singing “Legends”, finalist Lindsey Stirling playing the violin while Becky G performs “Christmas C’Mon”, and finalist Jordan Fisher singing with cast-off Debbie Gibson. Fisher and Gibson are set to perform a medley of “Sleigh Ride” and “What Christmas Means to Me.”
Last night on part 1 of the finale for this season, HGTV’s Drew Scott and pro partner Emma Slater were sent home. After carrying out a redemption dance with the help of judge Bruno Tonioli, as well as a freestyle performance, Scott received rave reviews from the judges. Scott’s redemption paso doble earned him a 36 out of 40, while his freestyle routine received a 39 out of 40 from the judges. Unfortunately, the votes, combined with the judges’ scores were not high enough to put him above the other three finalists. Frankie Muniz appears to be the underdog in tonight’s finale, while Lindsey Stirling and Jordan Fisher are going head-to-head for the win.