The competition begins with an all-new cast of celebrities who will be paired up with the show's pro dancers and brave the dance floor for the very first time. Each week these celebrities will leave their comfort zones and endure hours of grueling rehearsals to master new dance styles and technical choreography to perform a dance, which will be judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts as well as voted upon by viewers. In the end, only one star will rise above the rest to be crowned champion and win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Twelve celebrities take to the dance floor to perform; Jason Derulo performs.
Each couple will then perform a dance style of the celebrities choosing including Swing, Tango, Jive, Salsa, Samba, Rumba and the Cha Cha. The couples face the first nerve-racking night of elimination, which is a surprising double elimination!
Each contestant dances to a song that encompasses an important time in his or her life. "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts guest judges.
America was given the power to change celebrity and professional dance pairings and each star had to face this new challenge.
Each couple performs to songs from Disney films including The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Frozen.
It was an all out celebration on Dancing with the Stars as the celebrities got the party started.
Grammy winner Ricky Martin guest judges as the couples dance both individually and in teams, all to a Latin theme.
Dance Moms' Abby Lee Miller joined judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for the night. The couples performed the first ever Celebrity Dance Duels.
Emmy Award winning director and choreographer Kenny Ortega makes his DWTS debut as a guest judge on American Icons Night and the five remaining couples must rise to the challenge of performing two different routines.
The four remaining couples will compete in two rounds of dance and, at the end of night, one couple will be eliminated.
The journeys of the three remaining stars were chronicled. Never-before-seen moments were revealed and the judges gave their expert opinions on what is to come in the 2-hour grand finale.
The winner of Dancing with the Stars season 18 is revealed!