Janel Parish, Val Chmerkovskiy
The final four pairs are facing off on Night 1 of Dancing with the Stars' Season 19 finale. And, as we did last season, we're bringing you a TVGuide.com group-effort recap. Tonight my esteemed colleagues Joyce Eng (former DWTS recapper) and Robyn Ross (who has admitted to imitating DWTS routines alone in her apartment) will also be offering their thoughts on tonight's routines.
Let's get to it!
Carrie Ann Inaba
Heading into the season finale of Dancing with the Stars, the winner is typically at least somewhat a foregone conclusion. So it's unusual that, in Season 19, the Mirrorball trophy is truly anyone's to lose on the two-part season finale, which kicks off Monday at 8/7c and concludes on Tuesday at 9/8c on ABC.
"This to me is by far the closest competition we have had in a long time," veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells TVGuide.com. "I'm really interested to see how it's all going to play out. ... At this stage, it could be any of them. It's going to be great."
Witney Carson, Alfonso Ribeiro
We've reached the semifinals of Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and everyone has that Mirrorball trophy glint in their eyes as they tackle "plugged-in/unplugged night."
The question on everyone's minds: Will Alfonso Ribeiro be able to dance in spite of his back injury? (Which sounds awful, by the way. After hearing Alfonso talk about how much pain he was in when he was dancing regularly, I can't imagine how serious the new injury must have been for him to question whether he could dance on the show. Ouch.)
Bethany Mota, Derek Hough
Greetings, Dancing Queens!
We're in the home stretch of Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, with the semifinals next week and the finals the following. Before "America's Choice"-slash-trio night gets underway, Tom Bergeronreveals that last week's lowest-scoring couple, Tommy and Peta, are safe and have definitely secured a spot in the semis. So who will be the "surprise elimination" this week? (My money's on eitherLea or Alfonso.) Let's find out:
Lea Thompson, Artem Chigvintsev
Immunity is back on the table on Monday's "Dynamic Duos" episode of Dancing with the Stars, with a new twist that allows the highest-scoring couple of the night to be automatically safe from elimination. The rest will go head-to-head in a dance off.
Who will be able to rest easy, and who will get sent home? Let's find out:
Peta Murgatroyd, Tommy Chong
Halloween has come a few days early to Dancing with the Stars, and with it,Len has risen from the dead! The esteemed judge — who's been absent from the show for the past few weeks — returns to the show by emerging from a coffin during the opening group number. Erin Andrews is back as well.
With two team dances to get through in addition to the individual numbers, there's no time to waste. The routines:
Sadie Robertson, Mark Ballas
¡Hola! It's Latin Night on Dancing with the Stars, and we've got plenty of steamy routines ahead of us. But, is one of the couples getting hot and heavy outside of the ballroom? The show sure wants us to think so. Read on to get the details.
Cheryl Burke and Antonio Sabato Jr.
After 18 seasons on Dancing with the Stars, Cheryl Burke maintains that she's ready to pack it in... probably.
"As of now, it's still up in the air if I'm coming back or not. Contractually, my contract is over and there's other opportunities that have been out there for me," Burke, who has been on the show consecutively since Season 2, tells TVGuide.com. "Will it most likely be my last season? I would have to say yes."
Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews
No one did a swing dance on Monday's Dancing with the Stars, but that didn't stop the show itself from going all swinger mode on us, with each pair switching partners for the week. But not to worry: no one's going home this week, so the new couplings won't have an immediate impact.
Allison Holker, Jonathan Bennett
Dancing with the Stars went from high school hallways to federal prison Monday night, with each contestant revisiting the most memorable year of his or her life.