Celebrities Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, Hannah Brown, and Kel Mitchell are the finalists for the “Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)” season 28 finale. The stars and their professional dance partners will be competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
While fans wait for the episode, People rounded up information about the upcoming performance night. The remaining contestants will dance in two rounds each before a champion is crowned.
For the first round, Brown and Alan Bersten will dance the Viennese waltz to “Lover” by Taylor Swift. Alaina and Gleb Savchenko will take to the floor with a foxtrot to “Jolene” by Dolly Parton.
Singer Brooke and Sasha Farber will entertain viewers with the jive to “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. Then Mitchell and Witney Carson will dance the jazz to “We’re All in This Together” by the High School Musical cast.
The second round will see the couple’s freestyling. Brown and Bersten will dance to “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani. While Alaina and Savchenko will perform to “Country Girl” by Luke Bryan.
Brooke and Farber will take on the “Conga” by Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine. Mitchell and Carson will be freestyling to “Jump” by Kris Kross.
On Monday’s semifinals episode of “DWTS”, “Pose” actor James Van Der Beek was sent home. His elimination came after he announced that his wife, Kimberly, had suffered a miscarriage over the weekend.
Van Der Beek had been one of the frontrunners throughout the dance competition. During the show, after his performance, the actor and Slater received lower scores than usual.
The judges felt he had performed better in previous weeks.
Speaking during an interview with Extra TV after the elimination, Slater expressed her disappointment at the sudden elimination. Being sent home was surprising since both stars had done so well all along.
James Van Der Beek at the 71st Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
The professional dancer said:
"If I’m being completely honest, I don’t think that it was something that I could really see happening. We’re so grateful, we never took it for granted ever, but really had such high hopes that we could get into the finale and dance the freestyle and just go all the way to the end. The semi-finals are still great but he’s been through so much this week, I would have really liked to have got him in."
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