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DWTS Finale Part 1: Redemption and Freestyles!

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DWTS Finale Part 1: Redemption and Freestyles!

Move one step at a time

by Ashley Thompson

There are only two styles of dance for each of the couples for the finals tonight. First they will perform a redemption dance, which means they will be performing their worst dance so far from the season, to prove they have grown as dancers. The second dance will be a freestyle… so that should be interesting. As the show starts, the leaderboard is as follows: 1) Rashad and Emma, 2) Normani and Val, 3) David and Lindsay.

Redemption Round:
David and Lindsay – Viennese Waltz – David realizes he’s not the best dancer but at the same time acknowledges that the fans have kept him in the competition. 33/40

Normani and Val – Quickstep – During rehearsals Normani twister her ankle something fierce. The main concern is getting through this quickstep quicker than they did the first time they tried it this season. 38/40

Rashad and Emma – Viennese Waltz – Rashad is remembering that he has always come close to winning but has actually never walked away with the trophy. He’s now hoping he can walk away with the mirror ball. 40/40

Freestyle Round (AKA the perfect score round):
David and Lindsay – For the first time in DWTS history they have brought in a MLB player, and he’s bringing his peanuts and baseball bat. At least for this freestyle. His dancer, Lindsay, is right… he’s not the most technically gifted dancer, but the man can entertain. Fingers crossed the MLB sends us more like him! 40/40 ::HIS FIRST PERFECT SCORE::

Normani and Val – Normani is trying to capture her journey through the show. Anyone see little JT Church from So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation??? Super cute. 40/40

Rashad and Emma – Rashad had a very strong feeling that he should incorporate drum line into the freestyle. But Emma is feeling the pressure to not let Rashad down. 40/40

Now the votes have to come in for the Finale, judges scores alone won’t win the Mirror Ball for anyone. The results and winner of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 24 will be revealed tonight at 8:30 pm ET on ABC.

Photo credit: ABC/Eric McCandless

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