The Dancing with the Stars Fall 2014 Season Finale Heats up the Ballroom

By Steve Dove | Nov 20th, 2014

This is it, the Dancing with the Stars Fall 2014 season finale! It's all come down to four couples competing for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy in an uinforgettable 2-Night Finale Event starting MONDAY 8|7c on ABC. 

On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), the four remaining couples will compete in two exciting rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on the “Judges Pick” and perform a dance they previously performed this season that the judges have selected. In the second round, the couples take on the biggest competitive dance of the season, a Freestyle routine featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. The night continues by celebrating the new, contemporary spin on the classic show “Annie,” coming to movie theaters December 19th.  “Annie” stars Oscar®-winner Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and the youngest performer to ever be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award®, Quvenzhané Wallis, as Annie. Talented young dancers will join Wallis to perform a dance to “It’s The Hard-Knock Life,” choreographed by Mandy Moore. Then, at the end of night, one couple will be eliminated based on the previous weeks’ viewer votes combined with the judges' scores from the previous Monday night.

The Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 kicks off with “Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). This one-hour special chronicles the journey of the three remaining couples revealing never-before-seen moments, director’s cut-style commentary on their past dances and the judges give their expert opinions on what to expect in the two-hour grand finale. The night continues with the Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The show is packed with exciting surprises and kicks off with a high-energy all cast performance featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, the judges and hosts. Then, as decided on by a Twitter vote, one of the four finalists will perform their Freestyle dance as an encore. Pop superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will perform a medley of her catchy hit single “All About That Bass” and newest release “Lips Are Moving.” Additionally, viewers will be treated to encore performances by Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff to “The Way You Look Tonight,” Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani to “Material Girl,” Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker featuring tWitch to “Back In Time,” Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke to “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater to “Born to be Wild,” Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev to “Maneater,” and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Additionally, the finale will feature musical performances by NICK JONAS, singing his hit single “Jealous,” and Grammy®-winning artist JENNIFER HUDSON and GORGON CITY, performing “Go All Night.” Then, with less than 24 hours to prepare, the three remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season into a new routine they’ll perform for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night will be combined with the judges' scores from both nights to crown the Season 19 Champion.

Here's a quick look at the journeys that each of the remaining four couples have gone through!

Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson


While he may be Jimmy Kimmel’s pick to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy, he has surprised and delighted the audience and the judges each and every week, performing some of the highest scoring routines of the season. He came into the season known for “The Carlton”—the signature dance of his character fromThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air—there’s no doubt that he’s got much more than one trademark move.

Follow Alfonoso's road to the finals!


Bethany Mota & Derek Hough


She has over 7 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, and her videos have accumulated over 500 million views. (No, that's not a typo.) She's no stranger to having all eyes on her. But can she dance? The answer has been a resounding Yes. This 19-year old has flourished on Dancing with the Stars as she and her partner Derek Hough have come back week after week through soreness and creative blocks to score high and earn their place in the finals.

Follow Bethany's road to the finals!


Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Janel and Val started the season in the middle of the pack, struggling a bit to break out and get the attention of the judges and the audience. Janel also hasn’t been shy about showing her wild side—not to mention quite a bit of skin—and now the charismatic couple is heading into the DWTS Fall 2014 Finals. Through everything, the chemistry between Janel and Val have carried them through and put them at the top of the competition in its final week, but will that connection get them the coveted Mirrorball Trophy?

Follow Janel's road to the finals!


Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas


Sadie has seen her fair share of the spotlight, as one of the stars of A&E's Duck Dynasty. But there, she can step aside and let her family take the lead. On Dancing with the Stars, the 17-year old has nowhere to hide—and she has stepped up, big time. She's shown remarkable poise and maturity, and boy, can she dance. Whether it's a slow and intimate performance or a routine that relies on speed and precision, Sadie and her partner Mark Ballas have won plaudits for their grace and creativity, making them formidable opponents heading into the finals.

Follow Sadie's road to the finals!