Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy – ‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2016 Finalists

Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy

From the beginning of season 23, Laurie Hernandez and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy have been favored to win Dancing With the Stars. And now, part 1 of the finale is here. For tonight's big performances, Laurie and Val have two routines prepared. When it comes to their Redemption Style performance, the couple are dancing the Paso Doble to "Wicked Ones" by Dorothy. And, for their Freestyle routine, they are ready to dance to Ben Rector's "Brand New." Fellow DWTS pro dancer Lindsay Arnold gushed to Entertainment Tonight about Hernandez and her chances at winning this week. Arnold stated: Laurie is another hard one because she's just incredible. There's so many things you can say about her, but I think she's the most mature. Sometimes I think we forget she's only 16 years old, and she's going through this insane competition. For more information on Laurie and Val, plus the latest news on each, click through our gallery of their best pics together over the course of the season. (Instagram)