The two-night Dancing with the Stars finale begins Monday at 8 p.m., and the biggest question of the week is, “Who will win the Season 20 Mirrorball Trophy?”
After nine weeks of competition, it’s down to the final three couples — Rumer and Val, Riker and Allison, and Noah and Sharna — who are counting on great scores from the judges and votes from their fans.
According to ABC, there will be two rounds of dancing for each couple on Monday night, and a “24-hour Fusion Challenge” dance on Tuesday night, right before the gold Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball Trophy is given to the winning couple.
- Monday, May 18 (8 – 9 p.m. ET): Three couples will repeat a dance they performed earlier in the season. They will also perform a freestyle dance during the one-hour finals competition. Viewers can vote online or by phone for their favorite team on Monday night.
- Tuesday, May 19 (8 — 11 p.m. ET): The finalists will perform brand new routines that combine two dance styles. This will be no easy feat for Riker, Rumer and Noah — the celebrities and their pro-dance partner have less than 24 hours to prepare for their “24 Hour Fusion Challenge” dances.
In addition to the finalists’ performances, viewers can expect to see most this season’s eliminated couples back on the dance floor for encore performances, including Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe (“California Girls”); Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani (“Copacabana”); Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson (“Bills”); Chris Soules and Witney Carson (“Footloose”); Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough (“Honey, I’m Good”); and Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev (“In Da Club”).
Fan favorites from past seasons Amy Purdy, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Sadie Robertson will return to the ballroom for special performances, and there will be a special dance performed by Derek and Julianne Hough.
Who will win the Season 20 Mirrorball Trophy? According to Hollywood Life, an insider revealed that the show’s producers are expecting Rumer Willis to win. However, Noah Galloway has been a fan favorite all season, despite fans saying “pity votes” got him to the finals. Don’t count Riker Lynch out, either — he’s been a strong contender all season and has impressed both fans and the judges with his performances. There is no doubt that it’s going to be a close call in the final minutes of the DWTS finale on Tuesday night. Tune in at 8 p.m. ET on Monday night for the finals performances, followed by the live finale on Tuesday, starting at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.