Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Finale Date, Time, TV Channel, Preview

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Dancing with the Stars season 18 finale is set for Tuesday, May 20.

The actual episode will begin airing at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Before that, a special program “The Road to the Finals” will start airing at 8 p.m.

On Monday, James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd were eliminated despite coming in third in total points.

Photo: It's down to the final four TONIGHT on Part 1 of the #DWTS' 2 night finale!

Fans came through to save last place Candace Cameron Bure, and her partner Mark Ballas.

Joining them in the grand final are Amy Purdy and Derek Hough, and Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

“The 2-Hour Finale on TUESDAY MAY 20 will be loaded with incredible performances! Following an opening number featuring all 12 couples from this season as well as the judges, one of the three remaining couples will perform an encore of their Freestyle routine decided by fans via Twitter,” according to ABC’s preview.

“The finale will also be your first chance to see Team Loca perform LIVE to ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’–the performance from Latin Night that had to be cancelled due to Amy Purdy’s injury that night. Tuesday will also feature the first ever dance between Olympic partners Meryl Davis and Charlie White as well as the three remaining couples performing a new routine as part of the ’24 Hour Fusion Challenge.'”

“Tuesday will also host an amazing array of musical performances from artists including last season’s champion, Amber Riley, Christina Perri, Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX, Cody Simpson and Ariana Grande! It’s a Dancing with the Stars Grand Finale Event you can’t miss!”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.