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Performers Announced, Three Dances Outlined, And More In New ABC Press Release For Dancing With The Stars Finale

Who better to perform for the Finale shows than Dancing With The Stars Season 14 contestant and legendary singer, Gladys Knight? The amazing Kelly Clarkson (love her!) is also on tap to perform!! Also, note how the three dances will take place …one being a “24 Hour Challenge” dance on Tuesday!

“Episode 1410 & 1410A” — After 10 weeks of highly entertaining performances and phenomenal dancing, Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd, Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas and William Levy & Cheryl Burke have proven they deserve to be in the finals. But only one couple will be crowned champions of “Dancing with the Stars.” The three finalists will have their last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers on two final nights of competition, MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), and concluding on the Season Finale, TUESDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the final one-hour performance show on MONDAY, MAY 21 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), each of the couples will compete in two dances. All three couples will have the chance to show their improvement over the course of the season, performing a dance chosen by the judges that they have previously performed, but will be able to incorporate new music and new choreography. Each couple will also perform the unpredictable and always entertaining no rules Freestyle dance to music they have chosen themselves.

In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, MAY 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the excitement will continue with a stunning opening number with the entire cast and the Troupe. Tuesday night, all of this season’s eliminated couples will return to the ballroom to perform some of the most memorable routines, as well as a few new surprises, including a special musical performance from Grammy® Award-winning Gladys Knight, who will accompany a dance performance. Grammy® Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson will also light up the ballroom singing a medley of her hit songs “Dark Side” and “Stronger,” accompanied by Kym Johnson, Tony Dovolani, Anna Trebunskaya, Tristan MacManus and the Troupe. And in the final element of the competition on Tuesday, the three finalists perform a new routine in our “24 Hour Challenge” – in which they will have had 24 hours to pair their dance style of choice to music given to them after Monday night’s show. This routine will be scored out of 30 and will round out the judges’ scores across both nights.

Wow, they are making this harder than ever for the contestants this season and does this mean the judges have the final word? No way….not if we all vote like mad. :)

You can read more in detail at ABC Media Net.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 14’s Donald Driver Chats About Amazing Fan Support And More

The LA Times has a great piece up with Donald answering questions on last week’s dance and pre-package. They ask how his wife has saved him. They also talk of the amazing support from Packer Nation. Donald also chats about what it will take to get a 10 from Len.

Q: What went through your mind when you saw Katherine Jenkins almost faint after her dance?

You just want to run out onto the floor and help her out. She is such a sweet person, you hate to see her in pain like that. Hopefully she’ll be all right.

Q: Judging by the tape shown before your last dance Monday, it seems your wife, Betina, saved you from going down the wrong path. How important has her support been during this whole competition?

When we started dating she put her foot down and said it’s either me or the drug dealing. I didn’t want to lose her so I knew what I had to do. I truly don’t know where I’d be without her. The support she has given me throughout our entire marriage, including this competition, has been amazing. Without her or the kids by my side I wouldn’t have been able to make it as far as I have.

Q: What is it going to take to get a 10 from Len? Maybe you should have your mom talk to him!

It’s going to take a perfect dance. No extra steps, head pointing in the right direction, etc., etc. Hopefully I make the finals and get a couple more opportunities to achieve perfection.

Be sure to read the full article at the LA Times.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Judge Carrie Anne Inaba Picks William Levy To Win Dancing With The Stars Season 14 (Video)

Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Anne Inaba was a guest on Good Morning America today. She talks of what it’s been like to judge Dancing With The Stars Season 14 saying it’s been “the best”. The dancing has been “beyond their expectations” and every week has been “so exciting” and has had a “new energy”. Carrie Anne also discussed how different the judges scoring has been this season from one another. She, Len, and Bruno disagreed the most with Maria and Derek’s Bollywood number. Carrie Anne then breaks down the final three saying Donald Driver has the toughest road ahead of him. Katherine has the best technique. In the end and judging by the audience’s reaction, Carrie Anne thinks William Levy will win since fans “love, love, love” him.

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I think Carrie Anne is wrong about William winning and Peta and Donald will show her who’s boss, but, we will see? :)

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Stuart Brazell, Rib Hills, and Elena Grinenko Discuss The Dancing With The Stars All-Star Season

This time for their Dancing With The Stars mid-week episode, Stuart Brazell, Rib Hills, and Elena Grinenko of Dance Junkies TV discuss the new All-star Season coming up and who they think should come back for it. See if you don’t agree?

I love their ideas, but, I don’t want TPTB to switch up partners. I also love the idea of having all the past winners come back and compete to see who would be the grandest champion from them all (which I think would be Nicole?).

Lots more fun videos at Dance Junkies TV.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS2012 Derek Hough And Maria Menounos Get Their Jive On And More After Elimination

What a fun episode with Derek and Maria on “LIVE With Kelly” yesterday. They danced a Jive and celebrated Derek’s birthday. If you missed it, you can view it below. Then be sure you head on over to Pure Derek Hough. Our Miss Heidi has more fun things from the episode to share, screen caps from GMA, Derek arriving back in L.A., Elara’s collages, and MORE! A great wake-up call for an early Friday morning. I must say! :D

I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.