Four finalists will enter the last week of Dancing With the Stars Season 16, but only three of them will perform four dances. One couple will get the cruelest cut of all at the start of Tuesday’s show, leaving the final three to battle it out for glory. In less competitive news, all of the past stars of the season will also return on Tuesday, and Wynonna Judd will go back to her specialty and sing for us so that should ease the sting.
Here's what ABC says we can expect on Finale Week.
MONDAY, MAY 20
After 10 weeks of performances, here are our final four:
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough
In the final two-hour performance show on Monday (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), the remaining couples will compete in three rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on a new routine in a dance style that the judges would like to see again. In round two, the couples will be challenged to a Cha Cha relay, where each pair dances to a different section of the same song. In the last round — and one of the biggest competitive dances of the season — the couples take on a supersized Freestyle featuring special effects, additional dancers and surprises.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the entire celebrity cast returns, including Andy Dick, Dorothy Hamill, D.L. Hughley, Victor Ortiz, Ingo Rademacher, Sean Lowe, and Lisa Vanderpump. The returning stars will perform a show-stopping opening number with the pro and troupe dancers.
The show will feature music from Pitbull, who will perform his new single, “Hands Up,” and Wynonna will sing “I Want to Know What Love Is.” In addition, PSY will take to the stage with his latest hit, “Gentleman,” and Jessica Sanchez will sing her version of Pitbull’s “Feel This Moment.”
The fourth-place couple will be eliminated within the first hour of the show, and in a final element of the competition, the three remaining couples will perform a new routine in an Instant Dance — where they will tackle a style they know, but to music given to them for the first time live on television. This routine will be scored out of 30 and will round out the judges’ scores across both nights.
And then someone will win, which means two more people will lose. What's your final four placement prediction? Sound off in the comments!