'Dancing with the Stars' Finale Night 1 Recap: Find Out Who Move Forward to Finals


'Dancing with the Stars' Finale Night 1 Recap: Find Out Who Move Forward to Finals


Monday, November 20 episode of the ABC dancing competition show saw the top 4 dancing their redemption dances as well as freestyle numbers before the judges.
It's the final week for "Dancing with the Stars" season 25. The remaining four couples battled it out that night as only three of them would move on to the last night of competition on Tuesday, November 21 and get a chance to take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. The top 4 sought redemption before performing their beautiful freestyle dances in the penultimate episode, which aired on Monday.

Drew Scott and Emma Slater were the first couple to hit the stage. The pair performed their redemption dance, a Paso Doble to "Get Ready" by Rayelle. "I'm so proud of you," gushed Bruno Tonioli, while Carrie Ann Inaba added, "That was absolutely, by far, your best dance. There was a poetry, it was very beautiful." Returning judge Julianne Hough concluded, "What you did tonight was so confident. You had a peace, you had an ease … A whole new side of you came to life." They earned 36 points.



As for Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson, they danced a Foxtrot to "I Won't Dance" by Frank Sinatra to redeem themselves. "This is the joy of dance for me. Tonight, you had form, you had shape, you had confidence. You had freedom," Carrie Ann commented. Bruno added, "Great flair, great confidence … You can never go wrong by channeling Fred and Ginger." The judges gave them 38 points.



Alongside pro dancer Lindsay Arnold, Jordan Fisher performed a Charleston to "Bad Man" by Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry and Travis Barker. Len said, "I saw so much energy … full-on, full of energy … Well done!" Julianne added, "I'm in shock … When I watch you guys I become a fan. You guys are so in sync with each other." They got a perfect 40!



Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas' redemption dance was a Quickstep to Royal Crown Revue's "Barflies at the Beach". Julianne praised her posture, adding that it was an "awesome" performance. Carrie Ann said, "It was vastly improved … To me, you are the most improved." Joining Jordan, Lindsey was given a perfect score.



The second round saw the top 4 dancing their freestyle numbers. Kicking up the second round were Drew and Emma. Dancing to "The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies, the pair earned praise from the judges. Julianne gushed, "Honestly that was exactly what a freestyle should be … You went all out … That was awesome." Echoing Julianne's remark, Bruno said, "You took this number and made it yours." They earned 39 points.



Frankie and Winter followed the performance up with their freestyle to "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid. For that night, they went with a risky choice by performing a more intense number. It turned out to be the right choice, as Carrie Ann said, "I'm really happy you made this choice. I think this was scary and it made the number more passionate and more powerful." Len also loved it and said it was unexpected. They got 38 points.



Jordan and Lindsey were up next, performing a number to "Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)" by Taco feat. tomX. "Your star shines so brightly. You never cease to amaze me," Carrie Ann remarked. Bruno dubbed their performance "sensational" and "show-stopping number." Again, they earned a perfect score.



Rounding out that night's performance were Lindsey and Mark, who danced a freestyle to "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond/"Paladio" by Escala (Medley). It was such an epic performance as Lindsey played the violin while they were dancing. Len said, "There was no holding back. This is becoming the war on the floor," while Bruno added, "Creative, exciting, imaginative." The judges gave them 40 points.



It's time to announce which couple would be going home. Jordan & Lindsey were announced to be the first couple to move forward to the finale, with Lindsey & Mark following. Later, it was revealed that Frankie & Witney would join them in the finale. Unfortunately, Drew & Emma were eliminated.




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