Dancing with the Stars (American season 28)

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Dancing with the Stars
Season 28
DWTS Season 28 poster.jpg
Promotional poster featuring the cast of Season 28
Celebrity winnerHannah Brown
Professional winnerAlan Bersten
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes11
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 16 (2019-09-16) –
November 25, 2019 (2019-11-25)
Season chronology
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Season twenty-eight of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 16, 2019 on the ABC network.[1]

On November 25, 2019, The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown and professional dancer Alan Bersten were announced winners, marking Bersten’s first win. Actor and comedian Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson finished second, while singers Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber and Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko came in third and fourth place, respectively.

This also marked the last season for co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, after 28 and 11 seasons with the show, respectively.[2]

Cast[edit]

Couples[edit]

For the first time, the couples were not announced in advance, but were revealed on the season premiere.[3] On August 19, 2019, Peta Murgatroyd announced that she would be returning as a professional and on August 21, the cast was revealed on Good Morning America.[4][5] Artem Chigvintsev and last season's champion Sharna Burgess did not return for this season.[6] Two new dancers, Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov, were added to the pro line-up.[7] Karagach and returning pro Keo Motsepe do not have partners this season.[8] This is the first season in which all the competing female pros have won prior.

On September 16, it was announced that Christie Brinkley would withdraw from competing in the season due to injuries in rehearsals. Due to this, her daughter, Sailor, took her place.[9][10]

Celebrity Notability (known for) Professional partner Status Ref.
Mary Wilson The Supremes singer Brandon Armstrong Eliminated 1st
on September 23, 2019
[11]
Ray Lewis Former NFL linebacker Cheryl Burke Withdrew
on September 30, 2019
[12]
Lamar Odom Former NBA forward Peta Murgatroyd Eliminated 2nd
on October 7, 2019
[13]
Sailor Brinkley-Cook Model & daughter of Christie Brinkley Valentin Chmerkovskiy Eliminated 3rd
on October 21, 2019
[14]
Karamo Brown Queer Eye expert & activist Jenna Johnson Eliminated 4th
on October 28, 2019
[15]
Kate Flannery The Office actress Pasha Pashkov Eliminated 5th
on November 4, 2019
[16]
Sean Spicer Former White House Press Secretary Lindsay Arnold
Jenna Johnson (weeks 8-9)
Eliminated 6th
on November 11, 2019
[17]
James Van Der Beek Dawson's Creek actor Emma Slater Eliminated 7th
on November 18, 2019
[18]
Lauren Alaina Country music singer Gleb Savchenko Fourth place
on November 25, 2019
[19]
Ally Brooke Fifth Harmony singer Sasha Farber Third place
on November 25, 2019
Kel Mitchell Actor & comedian Witney Carson Runners-up
on November 25, 2019
Hannah Brown The Bachelorette star Alan Bersten Winners
on November 25, 2019

Hosts and judges[edit]

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts, while Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli, returned as judges.[20]

Dance troupe[edit]

There was no troupe this season.[7]

Scoring charts[edit]

Couple Place 1 2 1+2 3 4[a] 3+4 5 6 5+6 7 8 9[a] 10 11
Hannah & Alan 1 20 24 44 21 32 53 25 24 49 25+27=52 29+2=31 32+39=71 27+27=54 28+30=58
Kel & Witney 2 16 20 36 20 32 52 26 26 52 27+24=51 28+2=30 34+40=74 27+30=57 30+29=59
Ally & Sasha 3 16 20 36 24 32 56 27 25 52 27+27=54 30 40+40=80 29+30=59 30+30=60
Lauren & Gleb 4 19 19 38 20 32 52 23 26 49 27+27=54 24 34+36=70 27+27=54 27+30=57
James & Emma 5 21 20 41 23 28 51 26 27 53 27+27=54 30+2=32 36+36=72 24+27=51
Sean & Lindsay 6 12 16 28 15 21 36 19 21 40 18+24=42 20 26+24=50
Kate & Pasha 7 15 21 36 24 26 50 24 27 51 24+24=48 24+2=26
Karamo & Jenna 8 17 19 36 16 28 44 21 25 46 25+24=49
Sailor & Val 9 18 18 36 23 31 54 24 27 51
Lamar & Peta 10 11 12 23 12 20 32
Ray & Cheryl 11 15 15 30
Mary & Brandon 12 17 15 32
Red numbers indicate the lowest score for each week
Green numbers indicate the highest score for each week
     the couple eliminated that week
     the returning couple that was in the bottom two
     the couple withdrew from the competition
     the couple won immunity and did not dance off
     the winning couple
     the runner-up couple
     the third place couple
     the fourth place couple

Average score chart[edit]

This table only counts dances scored on a 30-point scale (scores by guest judges and those awarded in the dance-offs are excluded).

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 3 Ally & Sasha 399 15 26.6
2 1 Hannah & Alan 384 15 25.6
3 2 Kel & Witney 382 15 25.5
4 5 James & Emma 326 13 25.1
5 4 Lauren & Gleb 371 15 24.7
6 7 Kate & Pasha 202 9 22.4
7 9 Sailor & Val 133 6 22.2
8 8 Karamo & Jenna 168 8 21.0
9 6 Sean & Lindsay 197 11 17.9
10 12 Mary & Brandon 32 2 16.0
11 11 Ray & Cheryl 30 2 15.0
12 10 Lamar & Peta 48 4 12.0

Highest and lowest scoring performances[edit]

The best and worst performances in each dance according to the judges' 30-point scale are as follows:

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-cha-cha Kel Mitchell
James Van Der Beek
24 Lamar Odom 12
Foxtrot James Van Der Beek
Lauren Alaina
27 Lamar Odom 11
Salsa Kel Mitchell 28 Sean Spicer
Lamar Odom
12
Tango Hannah Brown 29 Kel Mitchell
Sean Spicer
16
Rumba Lauren Alaina
Hannah Brown
27 Sailor Brinkley-Cook 18
Viennese waltz Kel Mitchell 30 Lamar Odom 13
Paso doble Ally Brooke 30 Sean Spicer 15
Quickstep Hannah Brown 29 Karamo Brown
Sean Spicer
19
Samba Ally Brooke 30 Kel Mitchell 20
Jive Ally Brooke 30 Karamo Brown 16
Argentine tango Lauren Alaina 27 Kate Flannery
Sean Spicer
19
Jazz Ally Brooke
Kel Mitchell
30 Sean Spicer 20
Contemporary James Van Der Beek
Kel Mitchell
30 Karamo Brown 25
Team dances Ally Brooke
Hannah Brown
James Van Der Beek
Lauren Alaina
27 Karamo Brown
Kate Flannery
Kel Mitchell
Sean Spicer
24
Charleston Ally Brooke 30
Freestyle Ally Brooke
Lauren Alaina
Hannah Brown
30 Kel Mitchell 29

Couples' highest and lowest scoring dances[edit]

Scores are based upon a potential 30-point maximum.

Couple Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Hannah & Alan Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Kel & Witney Viennese waltz, Contemporary & Jazz (30) Tango (16)
Ally & Sasha Paso doble, Samba, Jazz, Charleston, Jive & Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha (16)
Lauren & Gleb Freestyle (30) Cha-cha-cha & Paso doble (19)
James & Emma Contemporary (30) Cha-cha-cha (20)
Sean & Lindsay Viennese waltz (21) Salsa (12)
Kate & Pasha Viennese waltz (27) Cha-cha-cha (15)
Karamo & Jenna Contemporary & Paso doble (25) Jive (16)
Sailor & Val Jive (27) Foxtrot & Rumba (18)
Lamar & Peta Viennese waltz (13) Foxtrot (11)
Ray & Cheryl Salsa & Foxtrot (15) Salsa & Foxtrot (15)
Mary & Brandon Foxtrot (17) Cha-cha-cha (15)

Weekly scores[edit]

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1: First Dances[edit]

On the first night, couples danced the cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, salsa or tango.

For the first time in the show's history, the official partnerships were revealed to the public during the live broadcast.[21]

At the end, the show paid tribute to season 17 contestant, Valerie Harper who died sixteen days earlier.

Running order
Couple Scores[22] Dance Music[23]
Hannah & Alan 20 (7, 7, 6) Cha-cha-cha "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"—Whitney Houston
Kel & Witney 16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Sucker"—Jonas Brothers
Kate & Pasha 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "She Works Hard for the Money"—Donna Summer
Lamar & Peta 11 (5, 3, 3) Foxtrot "Feeling Good"—Michael Bublé
Lauren & Gleb 19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"—Shania Twain
Sailor & Val 18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Uptown Girl"—Billy Joel
Karamo & Jenna 17 (6, 5, 6) Salsa "Juice"—Lizzo
Ray & Cheryl 15 (5, 5, 5) Salsa "Hot in Herre"—Nelly
Mary & Brandon 17 (6, 5, 6) Foxtrot "Baby Love"—The Supremes
Ally & Sasha 16 (5, 5, 6) Cha-cha-cha "Work from Home"—Fifth Harmony
Sean & Lindsay 12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Spice Up Your Life"—Spice Girls
James & Emma 21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Whatever It Takes"—Imagine Dragons

Week 2: First Elimination[edit]

The couples danced one unlearned dance; Paso doble, quickstep, rumba, samba and Viennese waltz are introduced.

Two new format changes were introduced for the remainder of the season: live voting during the broadcast (only viewers in the Central and Eastern time zones), and a judges' save for one of the bottom two couples.

Running order
Couple Scores[24] Dance Music[25] Result
James & Emma 20 (7, 6, 7) Cha-cha-cha "Dancing on the Ceiling"—Lionel Richie Safe
Sailor & Val 18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Señorita"—Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Safe
Ray & Cheryl 15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "September"—Earth, Wind & Fire Bottom two
Ally & Sasha 20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese waltz "Iris"—Kina Grannis Safe
Mary & Brandon 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "Think"—Aretha Franklin Eliminated
Lauren & Gleb 19 (6, 6, 7) Paso doble "Confident"—Demi Lovato Safe
Sean & Lindsay 16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Shut Up and Dance"—Walk the Moon Safe
Karamo & Jenna 19 (7, 5, 7) Quickstep "Let's Go Crazy"—Prince & The Revolution Safe
Kate & Pasha 21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon"—Frank Sinatra Safe
Kel & Witney 20 (7, 6, 7) Samba "Every Little Step"—Bobby Brown Safe
Lamar & Peta 12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Con Calma"—Daddy Yankee feat. Snow Safe
Hannah & Alan 24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese waltz "Lover"—Taylor Swift Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Inaba: Mary & Brandon
  • Tonioli: Ray & Cheryl
  • Goodman: Ray & Cheryl

Week 3: Movie Night[edit]

The couples performed one unlearned dance to famous film songs; jive is introduced.

At the beginning of the show, it was announced that Ray Lewis had withdrawn from the competition due to a prior toe injury sustained in rehearsals. His dance partner, Cheryl Burke, performed their routine during the live show with season 24 winner Rashad Jennings as a stand-in. There was no additional elimination.

Running order
Couple Scores[26] Dance Music[27] Film Result
Lauren & Gleb 20 (6, 7, 7) Tango "Oh, Pretty Woman"—Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
Hannah & Alan 21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Hold On"—Wilson Phillips Bridesmaids Safe
Karamo & Jenna 16 (5, 5, 6) Jive "I'm Still Standing"—Elton John Rocketman Safe
Ally & Sasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Dreaming of You"—Selena Selena Safe
Ray & Cheryl N/A Cha-cha-cha "Twist and Shout"—The Beatles Ferris Bueller's Day Off Withdrew
James & Emma 23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "Shallow"—Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Safe
Kate & Pasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "9 to 5"—Dolly Parton 9 to 5 Safe
Lamar & Peta 12 (4, 4, 4) Cha-cha-cha "Old Time Rock and Roll"—Bob Seger Risky Business Bottom two
Sailor & Val 23 (7, 8, 8) Tango "Mamma Mia"—Meryl Streep Mamma Mia! Safe
Kel & Witney 20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "My Heart Will Go On"—Celine Dion Titanic Bottom two
Sean & Lindsay 15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-cha-cha "Night Fever"—Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Safe

Week 4: Top 10[edit]

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Leah Remini, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

The couples performed one unlearned dance; Argentine tango is introduced.

As part of ABC's "Cast from the Past Week," season 17 contestant Leah Remini served as a guest judge for this week.

Running order
Couple Scores[28] Dance Music[29] Result
Sean & Lindsay 21 (5, 6, 5, 5) Paso doble "Bamboléo"—Gipsy Kings Safe
Ally & Sasha 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Jive "Proud Mary"—Tina Turner Safe
Kel & Witney 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "If I Can't Have You"—Shawn Mendes Safe
Kate & Pasha 26 (7, 7, 6, 6) Argentine tango "Hands to Myself"—Selena Gomez Safe
James & Emma 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walking on Sunshine"—Katrina and the Waves Safe
Hannah & Alan 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Paso doble "I Love It"—Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX Safe
Lamar & Peta 20 (5, 7, 4, 4) Viennese waltz "Kiss from a Rose"—Seal Eliminated
Sailor & Val 31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"—Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe
Lauren & Gleb 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Jolene"—Dolly Parton Safe
Karamo & Jenna 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Tango "Old Town Road"—Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Bottom two
Judges' votes to save
  • Inaba: Karamo & Jenna
  • Tonioli: Karamo & Jenna
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Karamo & Jenna

Week 5: Disney Night[edit]

The couples performed one unlearned dance to songs from Disney films; contemporary and jazz are introduced.

No elimination took place this week.

Running order
Couple Scores[30] Dance Music[31] Disney film
Sailor & Val 24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese waltz "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"—Lily James Cinderella
Karamo & Jenna 21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"—JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph & John Oliver The Lion King
Kate & Pasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Jazz "A Spoonful of Sugar"—Julie Andrews Mary Poppins
Sean & Lindsay 19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "You've Got a Friend in Me"—Randy Newman Toy Story
Ally & Sasha 27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Beauty and the Beast"—Ariana Grande & John Legend Beauty and the Beast
Lauren & Gleb 23 (8, 7, 8) Samba "Under the Sea"—Samuel E. Wright The Little Mermaid
Kel & Witney 26 (9, 8, 9) Jazz "We're All in This Together"—Cast of High School Musical High School Musical
Hannah & Alan 25 (9, 7, 9) Foxtrot "A Whole New World"—Zayn & Zhavia Ward Aladdin
James & Emma 26 (9, 8, 9) Paso doble "He's a Pirate"—Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean

Week 6[edit]

The couples danced one unlearned dance.

Running order
Couple Scores[32] Dance Music[33] Result
Ally & Sasha 25 (8, 9, 8) Quickstep "Take On Me"—A-ha Bottom two
Kate & Pasha 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "I Have Nothing"—Whitney Houston Safe
Kel & Witney 26 (9, 8, 9) Quickstep "Part-Time Lover"—Stevie Wonder Safe
Karamo & Jenna 25 (9, 8, 8) Contemporary "Someone You Loved"—Lewis Capaldi Safe
Hannah & Alan 24 (8, 8, 8) Samba "Southbound"—Carrie Underwood Safe
Sailor & Val 27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"—Wham! Eliminated
Sean & Lindsay 21 (7, 7, 7) Viennese waltz "Somebody to Love"—Queen Safe
James & Emma 27 (9, 9, 9) Samba "Light It Up"—Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG Safe
Lauren & Gleb 26 (9, 8, 9) Contemporary "The Other Side"—Lauren Alaina Safe
Judges' votes to save
  • Inaba: Ally & Sasha
  • Tonioli: Ally & Sasha
  • Goodman: Did not vote

Week 7: Halloween Night[edit]

The couples performed one unlearned dance and a team dance to Halloween themes and songs.

Running order
Couple Scores[34] Dance Music[35] Result
Kel & Witney 27 (9, 9, 9) Jive "Time Warp"—Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Safe
James & Emma 27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "I Put a Spell on You"—Annie Lennox Safe
Ally & Sasha 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Sweet but Psycho"—Ava Max Safe
Hannah & Alan 25 (8, 9, 8) Jazz "Bad Girls"—Donna Summer Safe
Karamo & Jenna 25 (9, 8, 8) Paso doble "Survivor"—2WEI Eliminated
Lauren & Gleb 27 (9, 9, 9) Argentine tango "Whatever Lola Wants"—Gotan Project Safe
Sean & Lindsay 18 (6, 6, 6) Jive "Monster Mash"—Bobby Pickett Safe
Kate & Pasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Wicked Game"—Chris Isaak Bottom two
Ally & Sasha
Hannah & Alan
James & Emma
Lauren & Gleb
27 (9, 9, 9) Freestyle
(Team Trick)
"Somebody's Watching Me"—Rockwell
Karamo & Jenna
Kate & Pasha
Kel & Witney
Sean & Lindsay
24 (8, 8, 8) Freestyle
(Team Treat)
"Sweet Dreams"—Beyoncé
Judges' votes to save
  • Inaba: Karamo & Jenna
  • Tonioli: Kate & Pasha
  • Goodman: Kate & Pasha

Week 8: Dance-Off Week[edit]

The couples performed one unlearned dance and participated in specific dance-offs for extra points. Due to being on top of the previous week's leaderboard and holding the highest average of the season this far, James & Emma earned immunity from competing in the dance-off and automatically received two bonus points added to their total score.

Due to Lindsay Arnold's mother-in-law passing away, Jenna Johnson stepped in to dance with Sean Spicer for this week.

Running order
Couple Scores[36] Dance Music[37] Result
Sean & Jenna 20 (7, 7, 6) Jazz "Come Sail Away"—Styx Safe
Lauren & Gleb 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Hound Dog"—Elvis Presley Safe
Kel & Witney 28 (9, 9, 10) Salsa "This Is How We Do It"—Montell Jordan Safe
Ally & Sasha 30 (10, 10, 10) Paso doble "Higher"—Ally Brooke feat Matoma Bottom two
Hannah & Alan 29 (10, 9, 10) Quickstep "American Girl"—Elle King Safe
Kate & Pasha 24 (8, 8, 8) Jive "Heat Wave"—Linda Ronstadt Eliminated
James & Emma 30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "Don't Stop Believin'"—Ray Chew Safe
Dance-offs
Couple Judges' votes Dance Music Result
Kel & Witney Kel, Ally, Kel Jive "Don't Stop Me Now"—Queen Winner (2 pts)
Ally & Sasha Loser
Kate & Pasha Kate, Kate, Kate Cha-cha-cha "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)"—C+C Music Factory Winner (2 pts)
Sean & Jenna Loser
Hannah & Alan Hannah, Hannah, Hannah Salsa "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"—Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Winner (2 pts)
Lauren & Gleb Loser
Judges' votes to save
  • Inaba: Ally & Sasha
  • Tonioli: Ally & Sasha
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Ally & Sasha

Week 9: Boy Band & Girl Group Night[edit]

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Joey Fatone, Bruno Tonioli.

The couples performed two unlearned dances to songs from famous girl groups (the first round) and boy bands (the second round) throughout history.

Season 4 runner-up, season 15 competitor and NSYNC member Joey Fatone served as a guest judge for this week. Spice Girls member Emma Bunton was originally supposed to guest judge the girl group round but could not attend due to scheduling conflicts. Emma Bunton was not replaced.

For the second consecutive week, Jenna Johnson danced with Sean Spicer on account of Arnold's absence.

Running order
Couple Scores[38] Dance[b] Music[39] Result
James & Emma 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Jive "I'm So Excited"—The Pointer Sisters Safe
36 (9, 8, 10, 9) Jazz "Bye Bye Bye"—NSYNC
Sean & Jenna 26 (7, 6, 7, 6) Argentine tango "Bills, Bills, Bills"—Destiny's Child Eliminated
24 (6, 6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Story of My Life"—One Direction
Hannah & Alan 32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Salsa "No Scrubs"—TLC Safe
39 (10, 9, 10, 10) Tango "Boy with Luv"—BTS
Ally & Sasha 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Samba "Wannabe"—Spice Girls Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Jazz "Step by Step"—New Kids on the Block
Lauren & Gleb 34 (9, 9, 8, 8) Quickstep "You Can't Hurry Love"—The Supremes Bottom two
36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Rumba "I Want It That Way"—Backstreet Boys
Kel & Witney 34 (8, 8, 9, 9) Paso doble "Free Your Mind"—En Vogue Safe
40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Viennese waltz "I'll Make Love to You"—Boyz II Men
Judges' vote to save
  • Inaba: Lauren & Gleb
  • Tonioli: Lauren & Gleb
  • Goodman: Did not vote

Week 10: Semifinals[edit]

During the first round, the couples performed a redemption dance to a new song that was coached by one of the three judges. They also later danced one unlearned dance in the second round.

Charleston is introduced.

Running order
Couple Scores[40] Dance[c] Music[41] Result
Lauren & Gleb 27 (9, 9, 9) Paso doble "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"—Kelly Clarkson Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "Humble and Kind"—Tim McGraw
Kel & Witney 27 (9, 9, 9) Tango "Get Ready"—The Temptations Safe
30 (10, 10, 10) Contemporary "I Will Always Love You"—Whitney Houston
Ally & Sasha 29 (10, 9, 10) Viennese waltz "Perfect"—Ed Sheeran Bottom two
30 (10, 10, 10) Charleston "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)"—Benny Goodman
Hannah & Alan 27 (9, 9, 9) Rumba "Dancing with a Stranger"—Sam Smith & Normani Safe
27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Lose You to Love Me"—Selena Gomez
James & Emma 24 (8, 8, 8) Cha-cha-cha "Canned Heat"—Jamiroquai Eliminated
27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Take Me to Church"—Hozier
Judges' vote to save
  • Inaba: Ally & Sasha
  • Tonioli: Ally & Sasha
  • Goodman: Did not vote, but would have voted to save Ally & Sasha

Week 11: Finale[edit]

The couples performed their favorite dance of the season and a freestyle routine.

Running order
Couple Scores[42] Dance Music[43] Result
Ally & Sasha 30 (10, 10, 10) Jive "Proud Mary"—Tina Turner Third place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Conga"—Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Lauren & Gleb 27 (9, 9, 9) Foxtrot "Jolene"—Dolly Parton Fourth place
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)"—Luke Bryan
Kel & Witney 30 (10, 10, 10) Jazz "We're All in This Together"—Cast of High School Musical Runners-up
29 (10, 9, 10) Freestyle "Jump"—Kris Kross
Hannah & Alan 28 (10, 9, 9) Viennese waltz "Lover"—Taylor Swift Winners
30 (10, 10, 10) Freestyle "Girl on Fire"—Alicia Keys / "Hollaback Girl"—Gwen Stefani

Dance chart[edit]

The celebrities and professional partners danced one of these routines for each corresponding week:

  • Week 1: Cha-cha-cha, foxtrot, salsa and tango (First Dances)
  • Week 2: One unlearned dance
  • Week 3: One unlearned dance (Movie Night)
  • Week 4: One unlearned dance
  • Week 5: One unlearned dance (Disney Night)
  • Week 6: One unlearned dance
  • Week 7: One unlearned dance and team dances (Halloween Night)
  • Week 8: One unlearned dance and dance-offs (Dance-Off Week)
  • Week 9: Two unlearned dances (Boy Band & Girl Group Night)
  • Week 10: Redemption dance and one unlearned dance (Semifinals)
  • Week 11: Favorite dance and freestyle (Finale)
Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Hannah & Alan Cha-cha-cha Viennese waltz Rumba Paso doble Foxtrot Samba Jazz Freestyle
(Team "Trick")
Quickstep Salsa Salsa Tango Rumba Contemporary Viennese waltz Freestyle
Kel & Witney Tango Samba Rumba Cha-cha-cha Jazz Quickstep Jive Freestyle
(Team "Treat")
Salsa Jive Paso doble Viennese waltz Tango Contemporary Jazz Freestyle
Ally & Sasha Cha-cha-cha Viennese waltz Rumba Jive Contemporary Quickstep Tango Freestyle
(Team "Trick")
Paso doble Jive Samba Jazz Viennese waltz Charleston Jive Freestyle
Lauren & Gleb Cha-cha-cha Paso doble Tango Foxtrot Samba Contemporary Argentine tango Freestyle
(Team "Trick")
Jive Salsa Quickstep Rumba Paso doble Viennese waltz Foxtrot Freestyle
James & Emma Tango Cha-cha-cha Rumba Quickstep Paso doble Samba Viennese waltz Freestyle
(Team "Trick")
Contemporary Immunity Jive Jazz Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot
Sean & Lindsay Salsa Tango Cha-cha-cha Paso doble Quickstep Viennese waltz Jive Freestyle
(Team "Treat")
Jazz Cha-cha-cha Argentine tango Foxtrot
Kate & Pasha Cha-cha-cha Foxtrot Quickstep Argentine tango Jazz Viennese waltz Rumba Freestyle
(Team "Treat")
Jive Cha-cha-cha
Karamo & Jenna Salsa Quickstep Jive Tango Samba Contemporary Paso doble Freestyle
(Team "Treat")
Sailor & Val Foxtrot Rumba Tango Cha-cha-cha Viennese waltz Jive
Lamar & Peta Foxtrot Salsa Cha-cha-cha Viennese waltz
Ray & Cheryl Salsa Foxtrot Cha-cha-cha
Mary & Brandon Foxtrot Cha-cha-cha
     Highest scoring dance
     Lowest scoring dance
     Not scored or danced by the celebrity
     Gained bonus points for winning this dance-off
     Gained no bonus points for losing this dance-off

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Dancing with the Stars
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
1 "2019 Season Premiere" September 16, 2019 1.0/5 8.07[44]
2 "First Elimination" September 23, 2019 0.8/4 6.40[45]
3 "Movie Night" September 30, 2019 0.8/4 6.58[46]
4 "Top 10" October 7, 2019 0.8/3 6.40[47]
5 "Disney Night" October 14, 2019 0.9/4 6.61[48]
6 "Week 6" October 21, 2019 0.7/3 6.28[49]
7 "Halloween Night" October 28, 2019 0.9/4 6.40[50]
8 "Dance-Off Week" November 4, 2019 0.8/3 6.20[51]
9 "Boy Band & Girl Group Night" November 11, 2019 0.9/4 6.75[52]
10 "Semi-Finals" November 18, 2019 0.8/4 6.63[53]
11 "Finale" November 25, 2019 1.1/5 7.79[54]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The couples were scored on a 40-point scale due to the presence of a guest judge.
  2. ^ In the second round, the dance order changed so that Hannah & Alan performed before Sean & Jenna, while Ally & Sasha performed last.
  3. ^ In the second round, the dance order changed so that James & Emma performed before Hannah & Alan.

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