The one-hour finale of “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” is on Monday, May 21 and will air live beginning at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET. The three sports stars still in the running – Olympic figure skaters Tonya Harding and Adam Rippon as well as NFL player Josh Norman — will each take to the dance floor twice during a jam-packed 60-minute show.
Their first dance will be inspired by their time on “DWTS.” Harding and her partner Sasha Farber will glide through a Viennese Waltz set to the song “The Time of My Life” by David Cook. Norman and his partner Sharna Burgess will dance the foxtrot to the tune “Conqueror,” which was recorded by Estelle with Jussie Smollett from the cast of the Fox drama “Empire.” And Rippon and his partner Jenna Johnson will perform a jazz number set to the Irving Berlin standard “Anything You Can Do” from the Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”
For their second and final dance, each pair will perform freestyle. Harding has chosen the Pussycat Dolls version of the iconic disco anthem “I Will Survive.” Norman likes the sounds of “Walk on Water” by Thirty Seconds to Mars, which is fronted by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club”). And Rippon hopes viewers respond to his routine set to “Scooby Doo Pa Pa” by DJ Kass.
Those watching the finale live in the Eastern and Central time zones will get one last chance to vote for their favorite athlete either online at ABC.com or via Facebook. To vote online, you must be 18 or older; living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico; and have a OneID account, which can be obtained via Facebook or with email address validation. To vote on Facebook, you must have an account; Canadians can only vote via Facebook.
The winner will be determined based on these votes, those cast by viewers last week and this week’s judges scores. Who do you think will win this special edition of “DWTS”? Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.