It’s almost time for the “Dancing With the Stars” finale! During Tuesday night’s semi-finals, the remaining five pairs each danced two full routines — one Latin routine and one ballroom. Emotions were running high as they all eagerly wanted to make it to next week’s finale.
During the episode, Jason Mraz admitted that “a few weeks ago” he really didn’t want to continue. “I wanted to throw in the towel,” he said on Tuesday night. “I’m so glad I didn’t.”
After his first dance, he told co-host Julianne Hough that while he did want to leave, he would never give up on his partner, pro Daniella Karagach: “My partner is amazing. She wants to be here, I want to be here.”
The dancers weren’t the only ones emotional, either. After Xochitl Gomez’s ballroom dance, Derek Hough got choked up while noting that this season, competitors are fighting for the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy — and that Len would have loved that routine. Carrie Ann Inaba also cried, telling Gomez, “You really touched my heart. It transported me to another world. I felt like I never wanted it to end and that’s so rare after 32 seasons.”
Both Alyson Hannigan and Ariana Madix began crying at the end of their second dances, telling their respective partners how much they deserved to be in the finals.
At the end of the night, the co-hosts revealed a huge twist: For the first time ever, all five couples will dance in the finale. Tuesday night’s scores — scroll below for each one — and votes will carry over to the finale.