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After 11 incredible weeks, season 29 of Dancing With the Stars comes to an end Monday night, as the new mirrorball champions will be revealed live by host Tyra Banks.
Be sure to follow along with ET as we live blog all of the biggest moments from finale night, including Derek Hough's second sure-to-be epic performance of the season and Nelly taking the stage to entertain us with a medley of his greatest hits, as Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov dance to his music.
On top of that, everyone from the cast (with the exception of Tiger King star Carole Baskin) will be back in the ballroom tonight to cheer on the four finalists -- Nelly and Daniella Karagach, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, Justina Machado and Sasha Farber, and Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson.
Voting will take place live during the show, which kicks off Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. If you're on the West Coast, you'll have to vote for your favorite couple early -- so we've got you covered! We'll be breaking down all the details and highlights from the Freestyle round, which marks the couples' last chance to impress the judges, and America. Check out our live blog below:
And the Winner Is...6:59 PM:
It's all come down to this! Here's how the finalists place...
Fourth Place: Justina and Sasha
Third Place: Nelly and Daniella
Second Place: Nev and Jenna
So the big winners are: Kaitlyn and Artem!
The pair are so excited they can't even speak, and Kaitlyn is brought to tears as she hugs Artem with one arm and clings to the Mirrorball trophy with the other.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Nelly Owns the Night6:51 PM:
Does it even matter if Nelly wins the Mirrorball trophy? He's already won everyone's hearts and minds.
Joined by Daniella and Pasha, Nelly delivers a mini-concert that is the instant highlight of the whole season.
There's nothing but love, and it's a good thing this came after voting was closed, because otherwise it just wouldn't have been fair.
Justina and Sasha Close Out the Competition6:40 PM:
Justina and Sasha have the honor of closing out the competition by dancing the last number of the season, and they bring all the energy and enthusiasm humanly possible for their freestyle routine, set to “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez and “Bamboleo” by The Gypsy Kings.
From Justina dancing a slew of hologram Justina back-up dancers to owning the stage with Sasha, they couldn't have ended the season any better.
The pair earn the final perfect score of the night, nabbing three 10s for a perfect 30 out of 30.
Nev and Jenna Get Soaking Wet6:29 PM:
If you're going to try to recreate Gene Kelly's most famous routine, you're setting the bar really high for yourself, but these two brought their A-game.
The pair took to the dance floor for a wild, wet routine set to District 78's EDM-infused remix of "Singing in the Rain" that just wowed the judges.
"You can't pull off Gene Kelly or 'Singing in the rain' unless you're a leading man. And Nev, my friend, you're a leading man," Derek shares. "That was so good."
"You were aiming very, very high with this one. But I have to say, you succeeded," Bruno chimes in.
For their ambitious efforts, the pair earned a perfect 30 out o 30.
Kaitlyn and Artem Bring the Moulin Rouge to Life6:21 PM:
Kaitlyn and Artem's final performance of the season is a freestyle routine that recreates one of the greatest moments from Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.
Donning a shimmering silver ensemble, Kaitlyn is a perfect balance to the dapper and flawless Artem and together they pull out all the stops for their number, set to "Sparkling Diamonds."
"Kaitlyn, that is my favorite movie of all time. That number is one of my favorite all-time cinema moments. So I have very high expectations," Carrie Ann says, pausing for dramatic effect. "Thank god you met them! You're incredible. You brought that to life!"
The pair earn another flawless score -- three 10s for a total of 30 out of 30 -- bringing their finale score to a perfect 60 out of 60! This means Artem might have a chance at winning his first-ever Mirrorball trophy!
Nelly and Daniella Are Dance Floor Royalty6:07 PM:
If nothing else, Nelly knows how to deliver a truly memorable moment.
The performance starts with Nelly and Daniella sitting on golden thrones and delivering a sexy, perfectly over-the-top freestyle routine set to “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion.
The routine changes as they take to the stage -- as does the music. The pair pull off some wild choreography set to “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.
"Nelly, the king of swag and the king of bling. I mean, that opening tableau, I said, okay, we're in the presence of hip-hop royalty," Bruno says.
"In the freestyle, it's so important to start strong and end strong. That's exactly what you did," Derek adds. "Well done!"
The pair end up earning three 10s for a total of 30 out of 30!
A Tribute to Dance by Derek Hough5:57 PM:
If case you didn't know, Derek Hough is a fairly fantastic dancer.
So, when it came to putting together a season finale, there's no point in not using your Ace in the hole. Throw Derek in a tux and put him on the dance floor.
This Fred Astaire-inspired number incorporated tap dance and ballroom and was a true love letter to movement and the art of dance itself.
Justina and Sasha Get Their Respect3:47 PM:
Justina and Sasha took things back to the very beginning to recreate their cha-cha back from Week 1.
The energetic numbers -- set to Aretha Franklin's "Respect" -- is a fantastic demonstration of the actress' growth, and gets a lot of love from the judges.
"Girl, you know how to bring it. Every time you hit the hardwood floors, you light them up on fire like nobody else. You have something that is different than anyone because you fire in a different way... and I love your fire!" Carrie marvels.
"Justina, I said it week one, and I'll say it again, you're exploding with charisma and energy, and you're so sensational to watch," Derek adds.
The pair end up earning three 10s for a perfect 30 out of 30 -- an incredible improvement 11 weeks after earning a 21 out of 30 when the season premiered.
Nev and Jenna Recreate Their 'Black Swan' Moment5:35 PM:
For their repeat dance, Nev and Jenna decided to remake their big breakthrough paso doble from Villains Night, and they managed to surpass even their first flawless performance.
"That dance was perfection the first time, it was once again perfection, no doubt about it," Carrie Ann praises the pair.
"You switched the characters, and you created even more dramatic structure. More intensity, it was more thrilling, and you killed it!" Bruno adds.
Like before, Nev and Jenna earned three perfect 10s for a perfect 30 out of 30!
Nelly and Daniella Samba With Spirit5:23 PM:
Nelly and Daniella decide to recreate their Week 5 Samba, and they knock the dance out of the park!
The lively number - -set to "Rhythm of the Night" by DeBarge, is a perfect showcase for how much Nelly has grown as a dancer, and he impresses the judges with his charm and enthusiasm.
The pair end up earning three 9s for a total of 27 out of 30 -- a remarkable improvement from the first time they danced this number.
Also, Nelly won everyone over in the world when he revealed how he's using his time on the show for a good cause. The rapper explained he'll be auctioning off all the bespoke dance sneakers he's worn throughout the season and donating the proceeds to a charity that provides shelter and sanctuary to teens who have been the victims of sex-trafficking.
So, yeah, Nelly's pretty great.
Flawless Once More5:15 PM:
Kaitlyn and Artem once again hit it out of the park!
They were flawless the first time, and they pulled it off again, earning three 10s for a total of 30 out of 30!
Kaitlyn and Artem Repeat Their Argentine Tango5:12 PM:
For their first dance of the night -- their repeat dance, in which they recreate one of their favorite dances from the season -- Kaitlyn and Artem took to the stage to try and recapture the magic of their Argentine Tango from Week 9.
Set to a cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic," the pair deliver a wildly impressive show of talent. And while it may have been a risk to to and recreate a dance they got a flawless 30 out of 30 for, it seems the judges like it even more this time around.
"Wow. Kaitlyn, what a perfect dance to remind people that you deserve to be here, and that you are a true contender for that Mirrorball trophy," Derek marvels.
"It was so intensely sensuous. I'm tingling all over," Bruno adds. "The detail, if it is even possible, was even better this time around."
"I'm so glad you chose to do this dance again, because this was the dance where you went from being an amazing dancer to an unforgettable, exquisite [dancer]," Carrie Ann shares. "This is now one of my top three favorite dances of all time."
Then Tyra once again misled us into thinking we're gonna get their scores, only to throw to a commercial break. Fantastic.
The Finale Opener!5:03 PM:
This is how you start a show!
It's wild how talented all the pros are, and sometimes you forgot how fun it can be to just let so much raw talent loose on the dance floor.
This is the way to get a audience pumped up! And you can't ever go wrong with glitter cannons. More glitter cannons!
In the meantime, check out our exclusive interviews with the finalists below. Each of them tease how they plan to wow Monday night, and what a mirrorball win would mean for them:
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Artem Chigvintsev
Justina Machado & Sasha Farber
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