My Dancing with the Stars Live Audience Experience
My Dancing with the Stars live audience experience was absolutely amazing and just one of the many experiences on my most recent Disney press trip. I’m sure you’ve heard of the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines, many of whom have never danced before in their life in the DWTS ballroom. They are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy® Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough.
Here’s some of us enjoying the show!
Before the show the audience can dance on the DWTS ballroom floor to live music by the DJ. We took pictures and had so much fun feeling like we were a part of the show. Here I am with one of my blogger friends Melissa from Sippy Cup Mom.
I was able to periscope before the show started to show our viewers how high-energy it is! During the live taping the excitement continues as audience members clap, boo and cheer as the judges make their statements. Audience members are dressed to the nines and if you look close you can catch some celebrity viewers. I couldn’t believe it when I found Royals third baseman, Mike Moustakas and his gorgeous wife sitting in the audience!
After the live taping we went to Mixology, a stylish cocktail lounge located in the Farmer’s Market at the Grove in Los Angeles, where we enjoyed food and drinks while watching DWTS on television. Contestant Alek Skarlatos came in to enjoy a meal with his family and was nice enough to take pictures with us!
Only four couples remain and the Season 21 champion will be declared Tuesday, November 24.
The final four couples advancing to the finals are Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold, Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson, and Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess.
They will dance and compete Monday, November 23 to win the judges’ and America’s votes. Which couple will be crowned the Dancing with the Stars champions?
Tune in to the season 21 two-part finale of Dancing with the Stars today, Monday, November 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) and Tuesday, November 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Watch as the finalists compete in two rounds of dance on Monday, November 23 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). In the first round, one judge will help each couple choose the creative elements of each dance, which is a re-do to a new song. Carrie Ann Inaba will work alongside Linsday and Alek, as well as Bindi and Derek. Julianne Hough is with Nick and Sharna, and Bruno Tonioli is with Carlos and Witney. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a freestyle dance featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. The couple with the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks will be eliminated at the end of Monday night’s show.
They will also have amazing special performances from Meghan Trainor, who will sing “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” and Who Is Fancy, Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing “Boys Like You.”
On Tuesday, November 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) be sure to tune in to the two-hour season finale as the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. We’ll get to see live dancing and performances at the Grove shopping center and in the DWTS ballroom. There will be a reunion opening number of all 13 of this season’s couples. The finale will be filled with performances from Alexander Jean, Andy Grammer, Chaka Khan, Elle King and Nick Carter. Kim Zolciak returns to the ballroom to dance a Samba with Tony Dovolani to “I Dream of Jeannie,” which she was never able to perform, along with encore dances from the eliminated celebrities. Kim left the competition early due to an illness.
The cast of the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Dance All Night Tour” will perform a dance to Avicii’s “Broken Arrows” as a sneak peak of the 90-minute show traveling the country this winter. The three finalists will each dance a repeat dance from this season. In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the coveted Mirrorball trophy will be announced!
“Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist). I am sure you can recognize Tom Bergeron from “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. Since I am a huge Royals fan and they won the World Series this year I have seen a lot of Erin Andrews the past few months on television since she’s also a sports host. And look, there’s Mike Moustakas peeking through behind them.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.abc.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode Monday, November 23 on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
Here’s the results from the semi-finals!
Which couple are you routing for to win the Season 21 coveted Mirrorball trophy? Comment below and share your favorite!