DANCING WITH THE STARS Announces Season 27 Champion
After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final four couples advanced to the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars," which aired live, MONDAY, NOV. 19 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
It's been a very close race this season with some of the most skilled and artful dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off. The remaining four couples had one last night of competitive dancing, vying to score extra judges' points and viewers votes. The first was a repeat performance in which the couples enhanced one of their best dances from earlier in the season. And in the last element of competition, the couples performed the most anticipated dance of the season - the fan-favorite, freestyle routine.
The two-hour Thanksgiving spectacular featured special performances by Dan + Shay singing their hit single, "Speechless"; Lauren Daigle sang her single "You Say"; Avril Lavigne performed her latest single, "Head Above Water," alongside Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten; season 27's John Schneider sang "Walk a Mile in My Shoes"; Milo Manheim and Witney Carson danced to "Living in New York City," performed by Robin Thicke; and a big dance number featured a performance by Tinashe. In addition, the night included a sensational opening number as an epic parade complete with a marching band and floats rolled from the streets to the ballroom. The entire cast returned to celebrate the conclusion of the incredible season.
Each couple danced to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
Repeat: Tango - "Swan Lake" by Ray Chew Live
Freestyle: "Head Above Water" - live performance by Avril Lavigne
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Repeat: cha cha - "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
Freestyle: Remix of "The Greatest Show" by Panic at the Disco
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
Repeat: Tango - "Disturbia" by Rihanna
Freestyle: "It's Oh So Quiet" by Björk
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Repeat: Charleston - "Living in New York City" - live performance by Robin Thicke
Freestyle: "Ain't No Sunshine" (Lido Remix) by Bill Withers
In the end, Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess took home the season 27 crown!