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Dancing with the Stars 23
DWTS23Promo
Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Erin Andrews
Judges: Len Goodman
Carrie Ann Inaba
Bruno Tonioli
Julianne Hough
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: September 12, 2016 - November 22, 2016
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Laurie Hernandez
Professional Winner: Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Series Chronology
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The twenty-third season of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 12, 2016.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts.

Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba all returned as judges. Julianne Hough also returned after being absent last season.

On November 22, 2016, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy were announced as the winners; IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess placed second, and retired NFL player Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold placed third. At age 16, Hernandez is currently the youngest winner of the show, surpassing Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson (season 8) and Bindi Irwin (season 21), who were 17 at the time of their win. She also tied with Irwin for most perfect scores in a season with 8.

Development

It was announced during the season 22 finale that the twenty-third season would premiere in September.

The celebrity cast was announced on August 30, on Good Morning America.

The first eight professional dancers were revealed on Good Morning America on August 23, 2016, and have all appeared on the show before. The six returning from the previous season include Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and Sasha Farber; the two returning from past seasons are Allison Holker (last seen in season 21) and Gleb Savchenko (from season 16). Two additional returning dancers have subsequently been announced: Emma Slater (last seen in season 21) and Maksim Chmerkovskiy (last competed in season 18). Also joining the list of pros is troupe member Jenna Johnson. On August 29, it was confirmed that Derek Hough would be returning to the ballroom. Pros who will not be returning this season include reigning champion Peta Murgatroyd, who is expecting a child, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas, and Keo Motsepe, who instead will dance in the troupe.

Couples

Celebrity Known For Professional Partner Result
JakeTAustin-Season23-Closeup Jake
T. Austin
Actor Jenna-Season23-Closeup Jenna
Johnson
Eliminated 1st
on September 20, 2016
RickPerry-Season23-Closeup Rick
Perry
Politician Emma-Season23-Closeup Emma
Slater
Eliminated 2nd
on September 27, 2016
Babyface-Season23-Closeup Kenny "Babyface"
Edmonds
R&B
singer-songwriter
Allison-Season23-Closeup Allison
Holker
Eliminated 3rd
on October 4, 2016
VanillaIce-Season23-Closeup Vanilla
Ice
Rapper Witney-Season23-Closeup Witney
Carson
Eliminated 4th
on October 4, 2016
AmberRose-Season23-Closeup Amber
Rose
Model &
actress
Maks-Season23-Closeup Maksim
Chmerkovskiy
Eliminated 5th
on October 17, 2016
MaureenMcCormick-Season23-Closeup Maureen
McCormick
Actress &
author
Artem-Season23-Closeup Artem
Chigvintsev
Eliminated 6th
on October 24, 2016
RyanLochte-Season23-Closeup Ryan
Lochte
Olympic
swimmer
Cheryl-Season23-Closeup Cheryl
Burke
Eliminated 7th
on October 31, 2016
MariluHenner-Season23-Closeup Marilu
Henner
Actress Derek-Season23-Closeup Derek
Hough
Eliminated 8th
on November 7, 2016
TerraJole-Season23-Closeup Terra
Jolé
Reality
television star
Sasha-Season23-Closeup Sasha
Farber
Eliminated 9th
on November 14, 2016
JanaKramer-Season23-Closeup Jana
Kramer
Country music
singer & actress
Gleb-Season23-Closeup Gleb
Savchenko
Eliminated 10th
on November 21, 2016
CalvinJohnson-Season23-Closeup Calvin
Johnson Jr.
Former NFL
wide receiver
Lindsay-Season23-Closeup Lindsay
Arnold
Third place
JamesHinchcliffe-Season23-Closeup James
Hinchcliffe
Race car
driver
Sharna-Season23-Closeup Sharna
Burgess
Runner-up
LaurieHernandez-Season23-Closeup Laurie
Hernandez
Olympic artistic
gymnast
Val-Season23-Closeup Val
Chmerkovskiy
Winner

Scoring charts

Scoring Chart S23

Average scoring chart

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 1 Laurie & Val 591 16 36.9
2 2 James & Sharna 586 16 36.6
3 3 Calvin & Lindsay 564 16 35.3
4 4 Jana & Gleb 521 15 34.7
5 5 Terra & Sasha 440 13 33.9
6 6 Marilu & Derek 349 11 31.7
7 8 Maureen & Artem 237 8 29.6
8 7 Ryan & Cheryl 261 9 29.0
9 9 Amber & Maks 165 6 27.5
10 10 Vanilla Ice & Witney 105 4 26.3
11 Babyface & Allison
12 13 Jake & Jenna 46 2 23.0
13 12 Rick & Emma 65 3 21.7

Highest and lowest scoring performances

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Jive James Hinchcliffe 40 Jake T. Austin 22
Foxtrot Laurie Hernandez 40 Ryan Lochte
Amber Rose
24
Cha-Cha-Cha Marilu Henner 34 Rick Perry 20
Viennese Waltz Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Maureen McCormick 22
Quickstep Calvin Johnson, Jr. 40 Rick Perry 22
Tango Terra Jolé 40 Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds 24
Argentine Tango Jana Kramer
Laurie Hernandez
40 Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds 30
Paso Doble Jana Kramer 40 Rick Perry
Vanilla Ice
23
Salsa Calvin Johnson, Jr. 40 Amber Rose 25
Rumba Terra Jolé 40 Ryan Lochte 28
Samba Laurie Hernandez 40 Maureen McCormick 31
Charleston Terra Jolé 38 Marilu Henner 29
Jitterbug James Hinchcliffe 36
Team dance Ryan Lochte
James Hinchcliffe
Maureen McCormick
Calvin Johnson, Jr
38 Laurie Hernandez
Terra Jolé
Jana Kramer
Marilu Henner
35
Waltz Jana Kramer 40 Calvin Johnson, Jr. 37
Jazz Laurie Hernandez 40 Calvin Johnson, Jr. 32
Contemporary Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Ryan Lochte 32
Team-up challenge Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Marilu Henner
Terra Jolé
36
Freestyle Calvin Johnson, Jr.
Laurie Hernandez
James Hinchcliffe
40 Jana Kramer 36
Fusion Dance Laurie Hernandez
James Hinchcliffe
Calvin Johnson, Jr.
40

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Jive James Hinchcliffe 40 Jake T. Austin 22
Foxtrot Laurie Hernandez 40 Ryan Lochte
Amber Rose
24
Cha-Cha-Cha Marilu Henner 34 Rick Perry 20
Viennese Waltz Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Maureen McCormick 22
Quickstep Calvin Johnson, Jr. 40 Rick Perry 22
Tango Terra Jolé 40 Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds 24
Argentine Tango Jana Kramer
Laurie Hernandez
40 Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds 30
Paso Doble Jana Kramer 40 Rick Perry
Vanilla Ice
23
Salsa Calvin Johnson, Jr. 40 Amber Rose 25
Rumba Terra Jolé 40 Ryan Lochte 28
Samba Laurie Hernandez 40 Maureen McCormick 31
Charleston Terra Jolé 38 Marilu Henner 29
Jitterbug James Hinchcliffe 36
Team dance Ryan Lochte
James Hinchcliffe
Maureen McCormick
Calvin Johnson, Jr
38 Laurie Hernandez
Terra Jolé
Jana Kramer
Marilu Henner
35
Waltz Jana Kramer 40 Calvin Johnson, Jr. 37
Jazz Laurie Hernandez 40 Calvin Johnson, Jr. 32
Contemporary Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Ryan Lochte 32
Team-up challenge Laurie Hernandez
Jana Kramer
40 Marilu Henner
Terra Jolé
36
Freestyle Calvin Johnson, Jr.
Laurie Hernandez
James Hinchcliffe
40 Jana Kramer 36
Fusion Dance Laurie Hernandez
James Hinchcliffe
Calvin Johnson, Jr.
40

Weekly scores

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

Week 1: First Dances

  • The couples danced the Cha-Cha-Cha, Foxtrot, Jive or Viennese Waltz.
Couple Scores Dance Music
Marilu & Derek 27 (7, 7, 6, 7) Jive "Can't Stop Dancin'" - Becky G
James & Sharna 31 (8, 8, 7, 8) Foxtrot "Live Life" - Zayde Wølf
Calvin & Lindsay 26 (7, 6, 6, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "That's What I Like" - Flo Rida ft. Fitz
Maureen & Artem 22 (6, 5, 5, 6) Viennese Waltz "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" - Mary J. Blige
Babyface & Allison 26 (7, 6, 6, 7) Foxtrot "'Deed I Do" - Ray Charles
Amber & Maks 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Here" - Alessia Cara
Vanilla Ice & Witney 25 (7, 5, 6, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Ice Ice Baby" - Vanilla Ice
Jana & Gleb 27 (7, 6, 6, 8) Viennese Waltz "Dangerous Woman" - Ariana Grande
Jake & Jenna 22 (5, 6, 5, 6) Jive "Kiss You" - One Direction
Rick & Emma 20 (5, 5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "God Blessed Texas" - Little Texas
Terra & Sasha 25 (7, 6, 6, 6) Jive "Stuff Like That There" - Betty Hutton
Ryan & Cheryl 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Call Me Irresponsible" - Michael Bublé
Laurie & Val 31 (8, 8, 7, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "American Girl" - Bonnie McKee

Week 2: TV Night

  • The couples performed one unlearned dance to famous TV theme songs.
  • Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Quickstep and Tango are introduced.
Couple Scores Dance Music TV Show Result
Maureen & Artem 26 (7, 6, 6, 7) Quickstep "The Brady Bunch" - Peppermint Trolley Company The Brady Bunch Safe
Jana & Gleb 29 (7, 8, 7, 7) Tango "I Don't Want to Be" - Gavin DeGraw One Tree Hill Safe
Rick & Emma 22 (6, 5, 6, 5) Quickstep "Green Acres Theme" - Vic Mizzy Green Acres Safe
Calvin & Lindsay 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "As Days Go By" - Jesse Frederick Family Matters Safe
Amber & Maks 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Viennese Waltz "Game of Thrones Theme" - Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones Safe
Jake & Jenna 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Go, Diego, Go! Theme" Go, Diego, Go! Eliminated
Vanilla Ice & Witney 26 (6, 7, 6, 7) Foxtrot "Love and Marriage" - Frank Sinatra Married... with Children Safe
Terra & Sasha 31 (8, 7, 8, 8) Quickstep "Bewitched Theme" - Howard Greenfield & Jack Keller Bewitched Safe
Babyface & Allison 30 (8, 7, 7, 8) Argentine tango "The X-Files" - Mark Snow The X-Files Safe
Laurie & Val 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Jive "DuckTales" - Mark Mueller DuckTales Safe
James & Sharna 29 (7, 7, 7, 8) Paso doble "The Walking Dead Theme" - Bear McCreary The Walking Dead Safe
Marilu & Derek 29 (7, 8, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Angela" - Bob James Taxi Safe
Ryan & Cheryl 24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Quickstep "The Muppet Show Theme" - Jim Henson & Sam Pottle The Muppet Show Last to be called safe

Week 3: Face-offs Night

  • The couples were paired off into six sets, with each set of couples performing the same dance to different songs. The highest-scoring couple from each set won immunity, and could not be eliminated (ties were broken by Len Goodman's deciding vote).
  • Salsa is introduced.
  • Due to a personal tragedy involving her boyfriend, Erin Andrews took a week off from her co-hosting duties.
  • Former pro Kym Johnson-Herjavec filled in during the Tuesday results show.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Babyface & Allison 25 (7, 6, 6, 6) Jive "Great Gosh A'Mighty" - Little Richard Safe
Jana & Gleb 26 (6, 7, 6, 7) "Too Many Fish in the Sea" - Bette Midler Immunity
Rick & Emma 23 (6, 5, 6, 6) Paso doble "Tamacun" - Rodrigo y Gabriela Eliminated
Vanilla Ice & Witney 23 (6, 6, 5, 6) "Save Tonight" - Zayde Wølf Immunity
James & Sharna 29 (7, 7, 8, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Big Trouble" - Outasight Immunity
Ryan & Cheryl 25 (6, 7, 6, 6) "If It Ain't Love" - Jason Derulo Safe
Terra & Sasha 30 (8, 7, 8, 7) Viennese Waltz "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls Safe
Calvin & Lindsay 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) "Woman's World" - BJ the Chicago Kid Immunity
Amber & Maks 25 (7, 6, 6, 6) Salsa "Booty" - Jennifer Lopez ft. Iggy Azalea Last to be called safe
Maureen & Artem 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) "Tres Deseos" - Gloria Estefan Immunity
Laurie & Val 31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Tango "Into the Sunset" - Crystal Lake ft. Kifi Immunity
Marilu & Derek 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) "Battle Cry" - Imagine Dragons Safe

Week 4: Cirque du Soleil Night

Individual judges' scores in this charts (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

  • The couples performed one unlearned dance inspired by a Cirque du Soleil show, while Cirque du Soleil acrobats, aerialists, dancers and fire stick performers performed alongside them.
  • Charleston, Jazz and Samba are introduced.
Couple Scores Dance Music Cirque du Soleil Show Result
Calvin & Lindsay 23 (8, 7, 8) Charleston "Bella Donna Twist" - Raphaël Beau Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities Safe
Maureen & Artem 24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine tango "High Bar" - Benoît Jutras Mystère Safe
Jana & Gleb 23 (8, 7, 8) Foxtrot "Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles The Beatles: LOVE Last to be called safe
Marilu & Derek 21 (7, 7, 7) Paso doble "Battlefield" - René Dupéré Safe
Amber & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Argentine tango "Tickle Tango" - Simon Carpentier Zumanity Safe
Ryan & Cheryl 22 (7, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "Jeux d'Eau" - Benoît Jutras O Safe
Babyface & Allison 18 (6, 6, 6) Tango "Come Together" - The Beatles The Beatles: LOVE Eliminated
Terra & Sasha 25 (9, 8, 8) Samba "Simcha" - Benoît Jutras O Safe
Laurie & Val 30 (10, 10, 10) Jazz "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Michael Jackson Michael Jackson: One Safe
Vanilla Ice & Witney 23 (8, 7, 8) Viennese Waltz "La Nouba" - Benoît Jutras La Nouba Eliminated
James & Sharna 28 (9, 9, 10) Quickstep "The Hollywood Wiz" - Guy Dubuc & Marc Lessard Paramour Safe

Week 5: Most Memorable Year Night

Individual judges' scores in this charts (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

  • The couples performed one unlearned dance to celebrate the most memorable year of their lives
  • Contemporary is introduced
  • Due to the lack of a separate results show, no elimination took place this week.
Couple Scores Dance Music
Maureen & Artem 24 (8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "From the Ground Up" - Dan + Shay
Calvin & Lindsay 24 (8, 8, 8) Jazz "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Jana & Gleb 26 (9, 8, 9) Contemporary "In My Daughter's Eyes" - Martina McBride
Ryan & Cheryl 24 (8, 8, 8) Contemporary "A Song for You" - Leon Russell
Laurie & Val 25 (8, 9, 8) Paso doble "Rise" - Katy Perry
Marilu & Derek 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "Surprise Yourself" - Jack Garratt
Amber & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Woman Up" - Meghan Trainor
James & Sharna 29 (10, 9, 10) Tango "The Right Time" - Yves V ft. Mike James
Terra & Sasha 27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Stand by Me" - Florence + The Machine

Week 6: Latin Night

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

  • The couples danced a Latin-inspired routine.
  • Rumba is introduced.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Ryan & Cheryl 30 (7, 8, 8, 7) Salsa "La Negra Tiene Tumbao" - Celia Cruz Safe
Terra & Sasha 30 (7, 8, 8, 7) Paso doble "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Santa Esmeralda Safe
Amber & Maks 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha" - Petty Booka Eliminated
James & Sharna 38 (10, 9, 9, 10) Rumba "Need the Sun to Break" - James Bay Safe
Marilu & Derek 34 (8, 9, 9, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Echa pa'lante" - Thalía Safe
Jana & Gleb 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Hands to Myself" - Selena Gomez Safe
Maureen & Artem 31 (8, 7, 8, 8) Samba "Mas que Nada" - Sérgio Mendes ft. The Black Eyed Peas Safe
Calvin & Lindsay 37 (9, 10, 9, 9) Argentine tango "Hotel California" - Eagles Last to be called safe
Laurie & Val 37 (9, 9, 9, 10) Salsa "Light It Up" - Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG Safe

Week 7: Eras Night

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

  • The couples performed one unlearned dance and a team dance representing different historical eras
  • Jitterbug is introduced.
  • After a 3 week absence, Len Goodman returned to the judges table.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Laurie & Val 34 (8, 8, 9, 9) 1960s Quickstep "One Fine Day" - The Chiffons Safe
Ryan & Cheryl 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) 1990s Rumba "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" - Aerosmith Safe
Marilu & Derek 29 (7, 7, 8, 7) 1920s Charleston "Never Forget You" - Postmodern Jukebox ft. Addie Hamilton Safe
Calvin & Lindsay 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) 1950s Jive "Good Golly, Miss Molly" - Little Richard Safe
Maureen & Artem 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) 1980s Tango "You Give Love a Bad Name" - Bon Jovi Eliminated
Terra & Sasha 34 (9, 8, 9, 8) 1930s Foxtrot "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Safe
Jana & Gleb 34 (8, 8, 9, 9) 1970s Samba "Get Down Tonight" - KC and the Sunshine Band Last to be called safe
James & Sharna 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) 1940s Jitterbug "In the Mood" - Glenn Miller Safe
Ryan & Cheryl
Maureen & Artem
Calvin & Lindsay
James & Sharna
38 (10, 9, 9, 10) Freestyle (Team Past) "The Skye Boat Song" - Raya Yarbrough
Jana & Gleb
Terra & Sasha
Marilu & Derek
Laurie & Val
35 (8, 9, 9, 9) Freestyle (Team Future) "Embrace" - Armin van Buuren ft. Eric Vloeimans

Week 8: Halloween Night

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

  • Couples performed one unlearned dance to Halloween themes and songs
  • The couple with the highest score earned an immunity from elimination, while the rest of the couples participated in dance-offs for extra points.
  • After injuring her knee in Week 7, Sharna Burgess was unable to perform with James Hinchcliffe; Jenna Johnson danced in her place.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Terra & Sasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" - Harry Belafonte Last to be called safe
Laurie & Val 30 (10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "Pure Imagination" - Jane Monheit Safe
Marilu & Derek 23 (7, 8, 8) Argentine tango "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" - Emily Browning Safe
Calvin & Lindsay 30 (10, 10, 10) Quickstep "Dr. Bones" - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Safe
Ryan & Cheryl 23 (7, 8, 8) Tango "Howlin' for You" - The Black Keys Eliminated
Jana & Gleb 27 (9, 9, 9) Jazz "Little Shop of Horrors" - Alan Menken Safe
James & Jenna 30 (10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz "You Don't Own Me" - Grace ft. G-Eazy Safe (Immunity)

Dance-offs

  • Because Calvin, Laurie, and James all earned perfect scores, the tiebreaker was cumulative points over the season, which resulted in James winning immunity and a five-point bonus.
  • 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 (cha-cha-cha, jive, or salsa).
  • The winner of each dance-off earned three points. The general public helped to determine the winner of each dance-off via the show's official website.
Couple Judges' votes Public vote Dance Music Result
Laurie & Val Laurie, Laurie, Laurie Laurie (63%) Jive "The Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley Winner (3pts)
Calvin & Lindsay Loser
Jana & Gleb Terra, Jana, Jana Jana (54%) Salsa "Magic" - Robin Thicke Winner (3pts)
Terra & Sasha Loser
Ryan & Cheryl Ryan, Ryan, Marilu Ryan (58%) Cha-cha-cha "Can't Feel My Face" - The Weeknd Winner (3pts)
Marilu & Derek Loser

Week 9: Showstoppers Night

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

  • Couples performed one musical theatre-inspired dance and a team-up dance with another couple, which involved the celebrities dancing side-by-side to the same song (and, for a few moments, without the assistance of their pro partners) and receiving the same set of scores from the judges for the routine.
  • Waltz is introduced.
  • Jenna Johnson stepped in to dance with James Hinchcliffe again this week due to Sharna Burgess' knee injury.
Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Marilu & Derek 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Samba "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" - The Four Seasons (Jersey Boys) Eliminated
Calvin & Lindsay 37 (9, 9, 10, 9) Waltz "Memory" - Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats) Safe
James & Jenna 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Jazz "A Brand New Day" - Luther Vandross (The Wiz) Safe
Terra & Sasha 38 (10, 10, 9, 9) Charleston "If My Friends Could See Me Now" - Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity) Safe
Jana & Gleb 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Waltz "She Used to Be Mine" - Sara Bareilles (Waitress) Last to be called safe
Laurie & Val 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Cell Block Tango" - Kander and Ebb (Chicago) Safe
James & Jenna
Calvin & Lindsay
37 (9, 9, 10, 9) Paso doble "No Good" - Kaleo
Marilu & Derek
Terra & Sasha
36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Jazz "Big Noise from Winnetka" - Bette Midler
Laurie & Val
Jana & Gleb
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Bird Set Free" - Sia

Week 10: Semifinals

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

  • The couples performed an unlearned dance and a trio dance involving an eliminated pro or a member of the troupe
  • Sharna Burgess returned to the dance floor after a two-week hiatus.
  • Laurie's Foxtrot dance was to commemorate her grandmother that passed away on Sunday.
Couple
(Trio partner)
Scores Dance Music Result
James & Sharna
(Jenna Johnson)
29 (9, 10, 10) Argentine tango "Santa María (del Buen Ayre) - Gotan Project Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Gimme Some Lovin'" - The Spencer Davis Group
Terra & Sasha
(Artem Chigvintsev)
Rumba 30 (10, 10, 10) "Scars to Your Beautiful" - Alessia Cara Eliminated
Tango 30 (10, 10, 10) "Hideaway" - Kiesza
Jana & Gleb
(Alan Bersten)
Quickstep 28 (9, 9, 10) "Go Mama" - Wayne Beckford Safe
Paso Doble 30 (10, 10, 10) "Kill of the Night" - Gin Wigmore
Calvin & Lindsay
(Witney Carson)
Tango 26 (8, 9, 10) "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes Last to be called safe
Salsa 30 (10, 10, 10) "Limbo" - Daddy Yankee
Laurie & Val
(Maksim Chmerkovskiy)
Foxtrot 30 (10, 10, 10) "Hollow" - Tori Kelly Safe
Samba 30 (10, 10, 10) "Magalenha" - Sérgio Mendes ft. Carlinhos Brown

Week 11: Finals

  • On the first night, the couples performed a redemption dance and a freestyle.
  • On the second night, the final three couples danced a fusion dance that fused two dance styles.
  • Once again after a three-week absence, Len Goodman returned to the judges' table for the finals.

Night 1

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Calvin & Lindsay 35 (8, 9, 9, 9) Viennese Waltz "I Am Your Man" - Ryan Shaw Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Freestyle "I Want You Back" - The Jackson 5
"Please Mr. Postman" - The Marvelettes
Jana & Gleb 35 (8, 9, 9, 9) Tango "Stay the Night" - Zedd ft. Hayley Williams Eliminated
36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Freestyle "Unstoppable" - Sia
Laurie & Val 38 (9, 10, 9, 10) Paso doble "Wicked Ones" - DOROTHY Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Brand New" - Ben Rector
James & Sharna 37 (9, 9, 9, 10) Foxtrot "It Had to Be You" - Harry Connick Jr. Last to be called safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Beethoven's 5 Secrets" - The Piano Guys

Night 2

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
James & Sharna 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Viennese Waltz/Foxtrot fusion "Over and Over Again" - Nathan Sykes ft. Ariana Grande Runner-up
Calvin & Lindsay 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Jive/Quickstep fusion "Tutti Frutti" - Little Richard Third place
Laurie & Val 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Foxtrot/Argentine tango fusion "We Are the Ones" - Myon Won

Gallery

  • 13th place: Jake and Jenna
  • 12th place: Rick and Emma
  • 11th place: Babyface and Allison
  • 10th place: Vanilla Ice and Witney
  • 9th place: Amber and Maks
  • 8th place: Maureen and Artem
  • 7th place: Ryan and Cheryl
  • 6th place: Marilu and Derek
  • 5th place: Tera and Sasha
  • 4th place: Jana and Gleb
  • 3rd place: Calvin and Lindsay
  • 2nd place: James & Sharna
  • 1st place: Laurie & Val

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