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Dancing with the Stars 21
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Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Erin Andrews
Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Julianne Hough
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: September 14, 2015 –
November 24, 2015
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Bindi Irwin
Professional Winner: Derek Hough
Series Chronology
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The twenty-first season of Dancing with the Stars is premiered on September 14, 2015.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts.

Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges. After 20 seasons as a judge, Len Goodman will not be returning this season.

On November 24, 2015, wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough were announced as the winners. singer Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess placed second, and soldier Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold placed third. This marked Hough's sixth competitive win, extending his own record for the most win for a professional dancer on the show.

This season set records for the total number of perfect scores awarded (23) and the number of stars to receive at least one perfect score (7).

Irwin also set a record with 8 perfect scores and joins Shawn Johnson (who was also 17 at the time of her win) as the youngest winner of the show.

DevelopmentEdit

On August 19, 2015, nine professional dancers were revealed during Good Morning America. Karina Smirnoff, who did not appear in season 20 returned for season 21. Anna Trebunskaya and Louis Van Amstel would be returning after a five-season hiatus. Additionally, Lindsay Arnold Cusick would also be returning after spending the last four seasons in the troupe. While Peta Murgatroyd (who was to be paired with Andy Grammer) was originally announced as a professional, was sidelined for the season by an ankle injurym she was replaced by Allison Holker; Artem Chigvintsev and Kym Johnson also did not return. Bindi Irwin was the first celebrity revealed on August 24 on GMA; other celebrities were revealed at different dates through different media. The full cast of celebrities and professional dancers was revealed on September 2, 2015, on GMA.

During the show, two celebrities (Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Tamar Braxton) withdrew during the competition, marking the first time two contestants withdrew in midseason.

CouplesEdit

Celebrity Known For Professional Partner Result
Chaka Closeup 21 Chaka Khan Singer Keo Closeup 21 Keo Motsepe Eliminated 1st
on September 21, 2015
Victor Closeup 21 Victor Espinoza Jockey Karina Closeup 21 Karina Smirnoff Eliminated 2nd
on September 22, 2015
Kim Closeup 21 Kim Zolciak-Biermann Reality television star Tony Closeup 21 Tony Dovolani Withdrew
on September 28, 2015
Gary Closeup 21 Gary Busey Actor Anna Closeup 21 Anna Trebunskaya Eliminated 3rd
on October 5, 2015
Paula Closeup 21 Paula Deen Celebrity chef
& entrepreneur
Louis Closeup 21 Louis Van Amstel Eliminated 4th
on October 19, 2015
Hayes Closeup 21 Hayes Grier Social media personality Emma Closeup 21 Emma Slater Eliminated 5th
on October 26, 2015
Andy Closeup 21 Andy Grammer Singer Allison Closeup 21 Allison Holker Eliminated 6th
on November 2, 2015
Alexa Closeup 21 Alexa PenaVega Actress Mark Closeup 21 Mark Ballas Eliminated 7th
on November 9, 2015
Tamar Closeup 21 Tamar Braxton R&B singer, host
& reality television star
Val Closeup 21 Valentin Chmerkovskiy Withdrew
on November 11, 2015
Carlos Closeup 21 Carlos PenaVega Singer & actor Witney Closeup 21 Witney Carson Eliminated 8th
on November 23, 2015
Alek Closeup 21 Alek Skarlatos Legion of Honour recipient
& soldier
Lindsay Closeup 21 Lindsay Arnold Cusick Third Place
Nick Closeup 21 Nick Carter Singer Sharna Closeup 21 Sharna Burgess Runner-Up
Bindi Closeup 21 Bindi Irwin Wildlife conservationist,
presenter & actress
Derek Closeup 21 Derek Hough Winner

Scoring chartEdit

Scoring Chart 21

Average score chartEdit

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 1 Bindi & Derek 474 17 27.9
2 2 Nick & Sharna 462 17 27.2
3 4 Carlos & Witney 426 16 26.6
4 6 Alexa & Mark 309 12 25.8
5 5 Tamar & Val 305 12 25.4
6 3 Alek & Lindsay 428 17 25.2
7 7 Andy & Allison 245 10 24.5
8 8 Hayes & Emma 218 9 24.2
9 9 Paula & Louis 123 7 17.6
10 12 Victor & Karina 52 3 17.3
11 10 Gary & Anna 82 5 16.4
12 11 Kim & Tony 49 3 16.3
13 13 Chaka & Keo 28 2 14.0

Highest and lowest scoring performancesEdit

Dance Highest Scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest Scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Salsa Nick Carter 30 Kim Zolciak-Biermann 12
Quickstep Carlos PenaVega
Bindi Irwin
30 Paula Deen 15
Cha-Cha-Cha Bindi Irwin 27 Chaka Khan 13
Foxtrot Carlos PenaVega 30 Chaka Khan 15
Jive Nick Carter 30 Victor Espinoza 17
Rumba Bindi Irwin 30 Paula Deen
19
Jazz Andy Grammer
Tamar Braxton
Bindi Irwin
30 Gary Busey 16
Tango Alexa PenaVega 30 Paula Deen
Gary Busey
18
Paso Doble Carlos PenaVega
Tamar Braxton
28 Gary Busey 15
Contemporary Nick Carter
Alexa PenaVega
30 Tamar Braxton 22
Waltz Alek Skarlatos 30 Bindi Irwin 23
Charleston Bindi Irwin
Alexa PenaVega
30 Tamar Braxton 25
Samba Nick Carter 29 Paula Deen 15
Viennese Waltz Bindi Irwin 30 Andy Grammer 22
Argentine Tango Bindi Irwin 30 Nick Carter 24
Team dance Nick Carter
Tamar Braxton
Hayes Grier
Andy Grammer
30 Bindi Irwin
Alexa PenaVega
Carlos PenaVega
Alek Skarlatos
28
Team-up dances Bindi Irwin
Alexa PenaVega
30 Alek Skarlatos
Carlos PenaVega
24
Freestyle Carlos PenaVega
Alek Skarlatos
Bindi Irwin
Nick Carter
30
Fusion challenge Nick Carter
Bindi Irwin
30 Alek Skarlatos 27

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dancesEdit

Couples Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Bindi & Derek Rumba, Argentine Tango, Viennese Waltz, Charleston, Jazz,
Quickstep, Freestyle & Argentine Tango/Cha-Cha-Cha Fusion (30)
Waltz (23)
Nick & Sharna Contemporary, Salsa, Jive, Freestyle & Salsa/Tango Fusion (30) Jive (21)
Alek & Lindsay Waltz & Freestyle (30) Foxtrot, Quickstep & Rumba (22)
Carlos & Witney Quickstep, Foxtrot & Freestyle (30) Cha-Cha-Cha (21)
Tamar & Val Jazz (30) Samba (21)
Alexa & Mark Tango, Contemporary & Charleston (30) Foxtrot (21)
Andy & Allison Jazz (30) Foxtrot & Jive (21)
Hayes & Emma Contemporary (27) Cha-Cha-Cha (21)
Paula & Louis Jive (20) Quickstep & Samba (15)
Gary & Anna Foxtrot & Tango (18) Cha-Cha-Cha & Paso Doble (15)
Kim & Tony Quickstep (19) Salsa (12)
Victor & Karina Rumba (20) Salsa (15)
Chaka & Keo Foxtrot (15) Cha-Cha-Cha (13)

Weekly ScoresEdit

Unless indicated otherwise, individual judges scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1Edit

  • The couples performed Cha-Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Quickstep or Jive.
Couple Scores Dance Music
Victor & Karina 15 (5, 5, 5) Salsa "G.D.F.R." - Flo Rida ft. Sage the Gemini & Lookas
Tamar & Val 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "Do Your Thing" - Basement Jaxx
Chaka & Keo 13 (5, 4, 4) Cha-Cha-Cha "I Feel for You" - Chaka Khan
Hayes & Emma 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Cheerleader" - OMI
Andy & Allison 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Marvin Gaye" - Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor
Paula & Louis 15 (5, 5, 5) Quickstep "Hey, Good Lookin'" - Carol Welsman
Carlos & Witney 23 (8, 8, 7) Jive "I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown
Alexa & Mark 22 (7, 7, 8) Jive "Whistle (While You Work It)" - Katy Tiz
Kim & Tony 12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Hey Mama" - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
Bindi & Derek 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Crocodile Rock" - Elton John
Gary & Anna 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Dancing in the Street" - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
Alek & Lindsay 22 (8, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Ten Feet Tall" - Afrojack ft. Wrabel
Nick & Sharna 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "I Don't Like It, I Love It" - Flo Rida ft. Robin Thicke & Verdine White

Week 2: Hometown Glory WeekEdit

  • Couples had to prepare two new dances to be performed on two consecutive nights. On Monday, the couples performed routines that celebrated the hometowns of the celebrities, with one couple being eliminated at the end of the show.
  • On Tuesday, the remaining couples performed routines that celebrated the hometowns of the pro partners, with another couple being eliminated.
  • Charleston, Contemporary, Jazz, Rumba, Tango and Waltz are introduced.

Night 1

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Nick & Sharna 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - The Andrews Sisters Safe
Paula & Louis 19 (7, 6, 6) Rumba "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight & the Pips Safe
Hayes & Emma 22 (8, 7, 7) Foxtrot "This Is How We Roll" - Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan Safe
Chaka & Keo 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" - Frank Sinatra Eliminated
Andy & Allison 21 (7, 7, 7) Jive "Only the Good Die Young" - Billy Joel Safe
Kim & Tony 19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "Queen Bee" - Rochelle Diamante Safe
Alek & Lindsay 23 (8, 7, 8) Jazz "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey Safe
Alexa & Mark 24 (8, 8, 8) Salsa "Que Es Lo Que Quiere Esa Nena" - El General Safe
Victor & Karina 17 (6, 5, 6) Jive "La Bamba" - Ritchie Valens Safe
Tamar & Val 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "We Are Family" - Sister Sledge Safe
Gary & Anna 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Wouldn't It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys Last to be called safe
Carlos & Witney 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Home" - Blake Shelton Safe
Bindi & Derek 25 (9, 8, 8) Tango "You Shook Me All Night Long" - AC/DC Safe

Night 2

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Hayes & Emma 23 (8, 7, 8) Quickstep "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Jet Safe
Carlos & Witney 21 (7, 7, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Hound Dog" - Big Mama Thornton Safe
Gary & Anna 15 (5, 5, 5) Paso Doble "1812 Overture" - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Last to be called safe
Andy & Allison 23 (8, 8, 7) Contemporary "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" - Belinda Carlisle Safe
Alexa & Mark 22 (7, 7, 8) Rumba "Somewhere in Time" theme - John Barry Safe
Paula & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Tango "Get Ready" - The Temptations Safe
Bindi & Derek 23 (7, 8, 8) Waltz "Only a Man" - Jonny Lang Safe
Kim & Tony 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Come Home" - OneRepublic ft. Sara Bareilles Safe
Alek & Lindsay 22 (7, 7, 8) Quickstep "American Girl" - Elle King Safe
Victor & Karina 20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "Girl on Fire" - Alicia Keys Eliminated
Nick & Sharna 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Coming Home, Pt. II" - Skylar Grey Safe
Tamar & Val 25 (8, 8, 9) Charleston "Living in New York City" - Robin Thicke Safe

Week 3: TV WeekEdit

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Alfonso Ribeiro, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance to famous TV theme songs
  • Samba and Viennese Waltz are introduced.
  • As a result of a mini-stroke, Kim Zolciak-Biermann was unable to attend the live show and Tony performed their Samba with Jenna Johnson. It was later announced that Kim would have to withdraw from the competition, as stated by the rules of the show. In light of the situation, no couple was eliminated.
Couple Scores Dance Music TV Show Result
Carlos & Witney 31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Jazz "Thank You for Being a Friend" - Cynthia Fee The Golden Girls Safe
Paula & Louis 20 (5, 5, 5, 5) Samba "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle" - The Eligibles Gilligan's Island Last to be called safe
Tamar & Val 33 (8, 9, 8, 8) Tango "A Beautiful Mine" - RJD2 Mad Men Safe
Alexa & Mark 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Jazz "Breaking Bad Theme" - Dave Porter Breaking Bad Safe
Andy & Allison 29 (7, 7, 8, 7) Quickstep "Bandstand Boogie" - Larry Elgart American Bandstand Last to be called safe
Gary & Anna 25 (6, 7, 6, 6) Tango "The Addams Family Theme" - Vic Mizzy The Addams Family Safe
Alek & Lindsay 33 (8, 8, 9, 8) Tango "Bad Things" - Jace Everett True Blood Safe
Kim & Tony N/A Samba "Jeannie" - Hugo Montenegro I Dream of Jeannie Withdrew
Bindi & Derek 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Quickstep "Movin' on Up" - Ja'net Dubois The Jeffersons Safe
Nick & Sharna 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Did I Make the Most of Loving You?" - Mary-Jess Leaverland Downton Abbey Safe
Hayes & Emma 30 (7, 8, 7, 8) Jive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme" - Chuck Lorre & Dennis C. Brown Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Safe

Week 4: Most Memorable YearEdit

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance to celebrate the most memorable year of their lives.
  • Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro will host in place of Tom Bergeron, who is taking time of to be with his ailing father. This marks Bergeron's first absence in the history of the show.
  • Allison Holker announced her pregnancy. She will continue to dance with Andy Grammer.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Alexa & Mark 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Mama Said" - The Shirelles Safe
Gary & Anna 16 (5, 6, 5) Jazz "That'll Be the Day" - Buddy Holly Eliminated
Tamar & Val 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "King" - Tamar Braxton Safe
Hayes & Emma 27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Stitches" - Shawn Mendes Safe
Alek & Lindsay 24 (8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "Wake Me Up" - Avicii Safe
Nick & Sharna 27 (9, 9, 9) Jazz "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" - Backstreet Boys Safe
Carlos & Witney 25 (9, 8, 8) Waltz "Amazing Grace" - Ray Chew Last to be called safe
Paula & Louis 18 (6, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Respect" - Aretha Franklin Safe
Andy & Allison 23 (7, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)" - Andy Grammer Safe
Bindi & Derek 28 (9, 9, 10) Contemporary "Every Breath You Take" - Aaron Krause ft. Liza Anne Safe

Week 5: The Switch-UpEdit

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

  • Former pro and season 18 champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy will serve as guest judge this week.
  • This week the celebrities will dance with another pro than usual.
  • Due to the nature of this week, no couple was eliminated.
Couple Scores Dance Music
Tamar & Louis 29 (7, 7, 8, 7) Samba "End of Time" - Beyoncé
Hayes & Allison 30 (8, 8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" - Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend
Paula & Mark 26 (7, 7, 6, 6) Jive "Shake" - Otis Redding
Alek & Emma 29 (8, 7, 7, 7) Rumba "Let It Go" - James Bay
Bindi & Val 37 (9, 9, 10, 9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Hold My Hand" - Jess Glynne
Carlos & Lindsay 39 (10, 10, 9, 10) Quickstep "Bossa Nova Baby" - Elvis Presley
Alexa & Derek 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Tango "Pompeii" - Bastille
Andy & Sharna 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Argentine Tango "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd
Nick & Witney 35 (9, 9, 8, 9) Paso Doble "Don't Look Down" - Martin Garrix ft. Usher

Week 6: Famous Dances NightEdit

Individual judges scores in the chart below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Olivia Newton-John, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

  • 4 time Grammy award winner Olivia Newton-John will serve as guest judge this week.
  • Former contestant Leah Remini will host in place of Erin Andrews due to Andrews' commitment with Fox to cover the 2015 World Series.
  • The couples will perform dances inspired by iconic dances from movies and music videos.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Hayes & Emma 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Jazz "You're the One That I Want" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Safe
Andy & Allison 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Jazz "Good Morning" - Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor Safe
Alexa & Mark 30 (8, 7, 7, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "I'm a Slave 4 U" - Britney Spears Last to be called safe
Bindi & Derek 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Rumba "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes Safe
Paula & Louis 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Jazz "Vogue" - Madonna Eliminated
Carlos & Witney 38 (10, 9, 9, 10) Rumba "Pony" - Ginuwine Safe
Nick & Sharna 39 (9, 10, 10, 10) Samba "You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees Safe
Alek & Lindsay 30 (8, 8, 7, 7) Jive "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley Safe
Tamar & Val 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Jazz "Rhythm Nation" - Janet Jackson Safe

Week 7: Halloween NightEdit

  • The couples will perform one unlearned dance and team dances to Halloween themes and songs
  • Leah Remini once again filled in for Erin Andrews
Couple Dance Score Music Result
Nick & Sharna Argentine Tango 24 (8, 8, 8) "Bring Me to Life" - Evanescence ft. Paul McCoy Safe
Hayes & Emma Waltz 26 (8, 9, 9) "Once Upon a Dream" - Lana Del Rey Eliminated
Alexa & Mark Paso Doble 27 (9, 9, 9) "Hora Zero" - Rodrigo y Gabriela Last to be called safe
Tamar & Val Foxtrot 24 (8, 8, 8) "People Are Strange" - The Doors Last to be called safe
Andy & Allison Paso Doble 26 (9, 9, 8) "The Beautiful People" - Marilyn Manson Safe
Bindi & Derek Argentine Tango 30 (10, 10, 10) "Cry Little Sister" - Gerard McMann Safe
Alek & Lindsay Viennese Waltz 25 (9, 8, 8) "Haunted" - Beyoncé Safe
Carlos & Witney Paso Doble 28 (9, 10, 9) "O Fortuna" - Carl Orff Safe
Andy & Allison
Hayes & Emma
Nick & Sharna
Tamar & Val
Freestyle
Team "Nightmare"
30 (10, 10, 10) "This is Halloween" - Danny Elfman
Alek & Lindsay
Carlos & Witney
Alexa & Mark
Bindi & Derek
Freestyle
Team "Who You Gonna Call?"
28 (9, 10, 9) "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker, Jr.

Week 8: Icons NightEdit

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance that paid tribute to a personal icon of the celebrity's; the couple with the highest score earned an immunity from elimination, while the rest of the couples participated in dance-offs for extra points.
Couple Scores Dance Music Icon Result
Carlos & Witney 27 (9, 9, 9) Salsa "Valió la Pena" - Marc Anthony Marc Anthony Last to be called safe
Alek & Lindsay 25 (9, 8, 8) Contemporary "Holding Out for a Hero" - Ella Mae Bowen Chris Kyle Safe
Andy & Allison 22 (8, 7, 7) Viennese Waltz "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder/Kathryn Grammer Eliminated
Alexa & Mark 25 (9, 8, 8) Argentine Tango "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay David Safe
Nick & Sharna 30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Can't Help Falling in Love" - Haley Reinhart Lauren Kitt Safe (Immunity)
Bindi & Derek 28 (10, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Grace Kelly" - MIKA Grace Kelly Safe
Tamar & Val 28 (9, 9, 10) Paso Doble "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga Toni Braxton Safe

Dance offs

  • For each dance-off, the couple with the highest remaining score picked the opponent against whom they wanted to dance; the chosen opponent was allowed to pick the dance style. The winner of each dance-off earned two points. The couple who won immunity received a three-point bonus. For the first time, the general public helped to determine the winner of each dance-off using Twitter.
Couple Judges' votes Public vote Dance Music Result
Carlos & Witney Carlos, Carlos, Carlos Bindi (64%) Jive "Travelin' Band" - Creedence Clearwater Revival Winner (2 pts)
Bindi & Derek Loser
Alexa & Mark Alexa, Tamar, Tamar Alexa (76%) Cha-cha-cha "Fun" - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown Winner (2 pts)
Tamar & Val Loser
Andy & Allison Andy, Andy, Andy Andy (54%) Samba "Lean On" - Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ Winner (2 pts)
Alek & Lindsay Loser

Week 9: Showstoppers NightEdit

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance and a musical theater-inspired team-up dance with another couple, which involved the celebrities dancing side-by-side to the same song and receiving the same set of scores from the judges for the routine.
  • During dress rehearsals, Tamar Braxton fell ill and was taken to the emergency room. She was unable to return for her contemporary dance; the judges' scores were based on their dress rehearsal footage. Braxton did return for her team-up dance with Nick & Sharna. However, the next day she withdrew from the competition after discovering pulmonary embolisms in her lungs.
Couple
(Duet Dance Partners)
Dance(s) Scores Music Result
Alek & Lindsay
(Carlos & Witney)
Salsa 24 (8, 8, 8) "Back It Up" - Prince Royce ft. Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull Safe
Paso Doble 24 (8, 8, 8) "We Will Rock You" - Queen (from We Will Rock You)
Alexa & Mark
(Bindi & Derek)
Contemporary 30 (10, 10, 10) "Make It Rain" - Ed Sheeran Eliminated
Charleston 30 (10, 10, 10) "All That Jazz" & "Hot Honey Rag" - Kander and Ebb (from Chicago)
Carlos & Witney
(Alek & Lindsay)
Argentine Tango 27 (9, 9, 9) "What Do You Mean?" - Justin Bieber Last to be called safe
Paso Doble 24 (8, 8, 8) "We Will Rock You" - Queen (from We Will Rock You)
Bindi & Derek
(Alexa & Mark)
Viennese Waltz 30 (10, 10, 10) "Roses and Violets" - Alexander Jean Safe
Charleston 30 (10, 10, 10) "All That Jazz" & "Hot Honey Rag" - Kander and Ebb (from Chicago)
Tamar & Val
(Nick & Sharna)
Contemporary 22 (8, 7, 7) "Wicked Game" - James Vincent McMorrow Safe
Rumba 27 (9, 9, 9) "Hey Jude" - The Beatles (from LOVE by Cirque du Soleil)
Nick & Sharna
(Tamar & Val)
Quickstep 28 (9, 9, 10) "A Cool Cat in Town" - Tape Five Safe
Rumba 27 (9, 9, 9) "Hey Jude" - The Beatles (from LOVE by Cirque du Soleil)

Week 10: SemifinalsEdit

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance and a trio dance involving an eliminated pro or a pro from past seasons of the show
  • Midway through the show, the four couples participated in dance-offs, with the winners receiving three points to be added to their total scores.
  • Due to the unexpected withdrawal of Tamar Braxton the previous week, all four couples advanced directly to the finals.
Couple
(Trio Dance Partner)
Dance Scores Music
Bindi & Derek
(Mark Ballas)
Salsa 27 (9, 9, 9) "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" - Sia
Jazz 30 (10, 10, 10) "Resolve" - Nathan Lanier
Alek & Lindsay
(Emma Slater)
Waltz 30 (10, 10, 10) "America the Beautiful" - Ray Chew
Argentine Tango 27 (9, 9, 9) "Ex's & Oh's" - Elle King
Carlos & Witney
(Karina Smirnoff)
Contemporary 28 (9, 9, 10) "Drag Me Down" - One Direction
Charleston 29 (9, 10, 10) "Booty Swing" - Parov Stelar
Nick & Sharna
(Peta Murgatroyd)
Tango 24 (8, 8, 8) "Scars" - Alesso ft. Ryan Tedder
Salsa 30 (10, 10, 10) "No Doubt About It" - Empire cast ft. Jussie Smollett & Pitbull

Dance-offs

Couple Judges' votes Dance Music Result
Carlos & Witney Alek, Carlos, Carlos Cha-Cha-Cha "Fun" - Pitbull ft. Chris Brown Winner (3 pts)
Alek & Lindsay Loser
Bindi & Derek Bindi, Bindi, Bindi Samba "Lean On" - Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MØ Winner (3 pts)
Nick & Sharna Loser

Week 11: FinalsEdit

Night 1

Couple Dance(s) Scores Music Result
Carlos & Witney Foxtrot 30 (10, 10, 10) "The Hills" - The Weeknd Eliminated
Freestyle 30 (10, 10, 10) "WTF (Where They From)" - Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell Williams
Alek & Lindsay Rumba 27 (9, 9, 9) "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" - James Morrison Safe
Freestyle 30 (10, 10, 10) "Marchin On" - OneRepublic
Nick & Sharna Jive 30 (10, 10, 10) "Runaway Baby" - Bruno Mars Last to be called safe
Freestyle 30 (10, 10, 10) "Larger Than Life" - Backstreet Boys
Bindi & Derek Quickstep 30 (10, 10, 10) "Dr. Bones" - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Safe
Freestyle 30 (10, 10, 10) "Footprints in the Sand" - Leona Lewis

Night 2

  • Repeat dance & 24-Hour Fusion Challenge
  • Had they made it to night 2, Carlos and Witney would have danced a Salsa and a Quickstep/Jive fusion.
Couple Dance Scores Music Result
Nick & Sharna Salsa/Tango fusion 30 (10, 10, 10) "Turn Up the Music" - Chris Brown Runner-Up
Alek & Lindsay Rumba/Tango fusion 27 (9, 9, 9) "A Sky Full of Stars" - Coldplay Third Place
Bindi & Derek Argentine Tango/Cha-Cha-Cha fusion 30 (10, 10, 10) "All the Way" - Timeflies Winner

TriviaEdit

  • Karina Smirnoff returns after being absent last season.
  • Andy Grammer was originally supposed to dance with Peta Murgatroyd, but she had to withdraw, prior to the competition, due to an ankle injury that needed surgery. Instead, he was partnered with Allison Holker.
  • Kim Zolciak-Biermann was forced to withdraw from the competition in Week 3, due to a mini-stroke.
  • This season featured, for the first time ever, a week without Tom Bergeron as a host. He went to be with his father who was very ill. Raymond Bergeron, subsequently died on October 12, 2015.
  • During the live show in Week 4, pro dancer Allison Holker announced that she is expecting her second child.
  • This marks the first time that Derek Hough has ever been on the losing team in a team dance.
  • On November 2, 2015, Nick Carter confirmed that he and his wife are expecting their first child, after trying to get pregnant for over a year. They found out on the live show, that they are expecting a baby boy.
  • Tamar Braxton withdrew from the competition after discovering pulmonary embolisms in her lungs, making this the first season in the show's history to feature more than one celebrity withdrawal.
  • Bindi Irwin shares the title of youngest celebrity winner with Shawn Johnson, who was also 17 at the time of her win.
  • Irwin also set a record with eight perfect scores in a season, surpassing the record of six held by Jennifer Grey, Meryl Davis, and Rumer Willis.
  • This marks the sixth win for Derek Hough, the most wins of any professional dancer.

GalleryEdit

  • 13th place: Chaka & Keo
  • 12th place: Victor & Karina
  • 11th place: Kim & Tony
  • 10th place: Gary & Anna
  • 9th place: Paula & Louis
  • 8th place: Hayes & Emma
  • 7th place: Andy & Allison
  • 6th place: Alexa & Mark
  • 5th place: Tamar & Val
  • 4th place: Carlos & Witney
  • 3rd place: Alek & Lindsay
  • 2nd place: Nick & Sharna
  • Winner: Bindi & Derek

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