On Monday, the first round of finals for Dancing With the Stars season 20 blew the roof off the studio, and left many people (even Die Hard action stars) in tears. Here are six of the most emotional, exciting, and memorable moments from the second-to-last episode of the season.
Riker Lynch Reprises Captain Jack!
The contestants were asked to re-do one of their dances from earlier in the season, and Riker chose to once again take on the persona of Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, just like he did on DWTS’ Disney night. Only this time, he blew the judges away and got perfect scores across the board. Len even stood and applauded!
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy Brilliantly Redo Their Foxtrot
Rumer and Val decided to recreate their dance from the first week of competition, and while it was clear, even back then, that Rumer had what it took to be a real competitor, all that she’s learned was on full display in this breathtaking performance.
Even Bruce ‘John McClane’ Willis Was Crying
Rumer’s first dance of the night was so beautiful that it even had her father, action star Bruce Willis, teary-eyed. That is an incredible testament to the dance’s emotional impact.
Noah Galloway Makes Everyone Cry
While Noah and Sharna might have hit a stumbling block in their first dance, their second made everyone forget everything else that happened. It was a stunning, emotional free-style that told a metaphoric version of Noah’s struggle since being injured in the war. And his strong yet vulnerable performance -- which included one of the most amazing lifts and holds ever -- secured him a perfect 40.
Riker Updates the 1920s
Riker and Allison’s second dance of the night somehow managed to top the energy and enthusiasm of Riker’s Captain Jack number. It started off with a 1920s style until Riker managed to infuse some modern flair. And he sure knows how to make a sparkling white tuxedo work for him.
Rumer and Val Get Really Physical
In the final dance of the night, Rumer and Val wanted to truly prove themselves, and show that they had what it took to take home the mirror ball. The routine Val ended up choreographing was perhaps one of their most romantic, intimate and physical dances so far, and that includes their Fifty Shades of Grey dance from last week.
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy – 80 (40/40)
Riker and Allison Holker – 80 (40/40)
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess – 72 (32/40)
DWTS crowns their new winner on Tuesday night during the epic two-hour season finale, starting at 9 p.m. PT/ET on ABC. We’ll have a look at the winner, as well as the best, the worst and the weirdest moments of the grand finale! Also, we'll get to see just how far the remaining contestants have come since the season premiere!