The final three “Dancing With the Stars” couples will dance their way into our homes at a new time Tuesday night during the Season 22 finale of the hit ABC series. Instead of the show starting at its normal time — 8 p.m. EDT — the two-hour finale will begin an hour later, kicking off at 9 p.m. That will give the six contestants an extra hour to perfect their final routines before they make their way to the ballroom.
The dancing duos will perform a new dance Tuesday night, which they began practicing after Monday’s show. Season 21 winner Bindi Irwin dished to “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that practices for the finale can last until 1 a.m., giving competitors only a few hours to catch some shut eye before they have to be up at 6 a.m. for the finale.
So what routines were Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas and Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy working on Monday night? Well, the finalists were given a new soundtrack and two suggestions of contrasting dance styles to blend together for the finale’s “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.”
But the remaining three couples won’t be the only ones to hit the dance floor during the Season 22 finale. The finale episode will feature a star-studded opening number, involving all 12 couples of the 2016 installment.
Audiences can also anticipate a few explosive performances from artists like Pitbull, Aloe Blacc, Fifth Harmony and Fleur East.
“OMG, I’m so excited to be a part of the #DWTS finale!” songstress Fleur East wrote on Twitter, revealing that she would be belting out her sizzling single “Sax” during the finale episode.
Before a new couple is crowned king and queen of the ballroom, fans will also get a sneak peek at what Val and his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, have up their sequin-covered sleeves for their summer tour across America, called “Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.”
— Maks And Val (@maksandvaltour) May 20, 2016
“Dancing With the Stars” will air its Season 22 finale Tuesday, May 24, at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.