Everything comes down to this. After ten weeks of performances in one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory, Season 30 of “Dancing with the Stars” came to a close on Monday, November 22. From the 15 celebrities who began the season in September, four finalists emerged: Amanda Kloots of “The Talk,” Peloton fitness instructor Cody Rigsby of Peloton, basketball player Iman Shumpert of Peloton, and pop singer JoJo Siwa of Peloton.
Who got to go into the finale?
According to the forecasts of Gold Derby users who have been making their wagers all week, Siwa went into the finals as the front-runner. She’s been the front-runner for the Mirror Ball Trophy for the most of the season, and a win would be historic because she’s the first participant in the show’s history to compete with a same-sex partner (Jenna Johnson). However, Shumpert and Rigsby were the only celebrities who did not finish in the bottom two or three once the judges’ scores and public votes were combined at the end of each episode, indicating that they had devoted followers voting for them every week.
Who is expected to win the show?
We couldn’t rule anyone out because on “DWTS,” diehard fans can sometimes surpass judges’ scores — just ask Bobby Bones — so we couldn’t rule anyone out.
At home, the contestants had two more chances to persuade the judges and viewers. The finalists in the first round performed fusion dances that merged two different styles into a single routine, which tested both the pro dancers’ creative originality and the celebs’ dance abilities. Round two featured the much-anticipated freestyle dances, which had no choreographic constraints.However, there was a last-minute change behind the judgement table.Derek Hough recently tested positive for COVID-19 — the show’s third breakthrough case this season — so he was replaced in tonight’s show by his sister, fellow dancer, and fellow “DWTS” alum Julianne Hough. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli were on hand to score the performances. So, how did the evening progress, and, more importantly, how did it end? Starting at 8:00 p.m., you may follow along below (times listed are Eastern).Lineup features a lotta fusion and some spice. Daniel Montgomery, 8:02 p.m. — Great intro with the dancers who were eliminated. However, we wish we had seen more of Melanie C and Suni had advanced to the finals.
8:05 p.m., Jeffrey Kare — Julianne Hough is filling in for Derek.
Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten
8:05 p.m., DM —
Because this appears to be an unusual blend of dance styles, it will come down to Alan’s choreography, as Amanda’s technical dancing skills are excellent.
Her tape package highlights the constructive comments she received regarding her posture and sync, acknowledges her bumps in the road with Alan, and celebrates the flawless marks she received (just saying).
Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke
8:17 p.m. — This has been one of the season’s most surprising and unusual stories. I wouldn’t have expected that the Peloton guy would end up with one of the season’s largest fan bases, but the numbers don’t lie. When both he and Cheryl obtain COVID, the situation becomes even more tumultuous.
He might easily finish first or second depending on where the judges place him on the leaderboard, given that he’s always been safe even when he was at the bottom. I don’t think he’ll place lower than third.
JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson
8:28 p.m., DM —
I’m rooting for these two to make it this far, not just because they’re the best dancers and the first same-sex pair on “DWTS,” but also because Jenna previously won the Mirror Ball Trophy with Adam Rippon during the four-week “Athletes” season. This would be her first trip to the Mirror Ball in its entirety.
But, given that she finished in the bottom two on “Queen Night” despite having extremely high scores, I’m concerned that even if she tops the leaderboard, she won’t have enough support to win.
This dance style combination, on the other hand, sounds fantastic.
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach
8:39 p.m., DM —
Given how strong his fan support has been every week, I have a feeling that if Iman is anywhere in the top three on the judges’ scorecard, he will win the Mirror Ball Trophy. In contrast to other NBA hopefuls on the show who have never made it this far, Daniella has leveraged their height disparity to her advantage in the clip package. That’s a testament to both Iman and Daniella’s ability to choreograph to his actual abilities.
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