'Dancing with the Stars' finale spoilers: Find out the dances, the music, and the special performances!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/18/2017
Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 finale is finally here -- and with the mirrorball trophy at stake, viewers can expect some stiff competition.
On Monday night's performance show that will air 8-10PM ET/PT on ABC on November 20, Property Brothers star Drew Scott, internationally-recognized violinist Lindsey Stirling, singer and actor Jordan Smith, and actor and race car driver Frankie Muniz will be tasked with performing two full dances each.
First, the four celebrity and professional pairings will each perform a "Redemption Style" dance in which a couple attempts to improve upon a previously-performed routine on the show: The paso doble, foxtrot, Charleston or quickstep.
For the second round of competition on Monday night's performance show, Dancing with the Stars fans can anticipate the ever-popular "Freestyle Dances." There are no rules for the competing couples in this round, as lifts are approved, styles can be combined or added, and the pro dancers are able to recruit as many performers into their supersized routines as desired.
The freestyle dances are usually a blast to watch, and the choreography, costumes and music selections are catered to fit each celebrity's interests, background, skills, personality or emotional story.
Drew and Emma will perform a special routine to "The Ding-Dong Daddy of the D-Car Line" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies.
Frankie and Witney's freestyle will be set to "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid.
Jordan and Lindsay will take the stage with a dance to "Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 (Jazzy Radio Mix)" by Taco featuring tomX.
And Lindsey and Mark will perform a freestyle routine to "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor featuring Styles of Beyond/"Palladio" by Escala (Medley).
In addition, Monday night's show will air special musical performances by Pitbull and Fifth Harmony with their latest single "Por Favor" as well as Alexander Jean -- which is Mark Ballas' band with his wife BC Jean -- with "Wouldn't Change Anything," featuring a dance by Julianne Hough.
One couple will sadly be eliminated at the end of Monday night's show, leaving only three couples to square off in the Season 25 finale that will air Tuesday, November 21 from 9-11PM ET/PT.
During Dancing with the Stars' live finale on Tuesday that will serve as a "Christmas spectacular" held at both The Grove and the regular ballroom, according to ABC, the three finalists will advance to the final stage of the competition.
The night will kick off with a high-energy opening number, serving as a reunion for all of the 13 couples who had competed on Season 25.
The remaining couples in the competition will then each perform two dances -- a repeat performance of each celebrity's favorite dance from the season and a new dance for the "24-Hour Fusion Challenge" in which each pair will fuse two contrasting dance styles into one routine.
The finalists will only have 24 hours to prepare and rehearse for this dance in order to receive bonus judges' points.
The finale will also feature musical performances by Nick Lachey, who will perform his new ballad "Someone to Dance With" inspired by his journey on Dancing with the Stars this season, and country singer Kelsea Ballerini, who will sing "Legends" from her latest album.
Lindsey Stirling will please with a performance of "Christmas C'Mon" featuring Becky G from the violinist's new album Warmer in the Winter, and Jordan Fisher will also perform a joyful medley of "Sleigh Ride" and "What Christmas Means to Me" with Debbie Gibson.
Viewers can also count on a special performance from the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour, which hits the road this winter, as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new Frozen-inspired short film, Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
At the end of the night, all of the judges' scores from Monday and Tuesday night's shows will be combined with the home viewer votes cast following the November 20 episode and online votes cast during the November 21 broadcast to determine Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 champion and mirrorball-trophy recipient.