Tonight's elimination includes the home audience votes from week one and the judges scores from weeks one and two. But with most of the couples dancing like it's week five and the weaker dancers being popular with the audience it's anyone's guess who's going home.
Julienne Hough returns as a guest judge in Len's absence. Injuries continue to impact the competition as three contestants perform with injured knees, one with a injured shoulder, one with a virus and two narrowly avoid concussions.
Cher joins the show as a guest performer and judge in Len's absence as the contestants dance to Cher hits. In addition to their individual routines contestants have to prepare for any of three styles in a head-to-head dance-off.
Kellie Pickler returns as a quest performer. Contestants perform a ballroom dance that they previously struggled with, a samba relay with TLC performing their music and the no-holds-barred freestyle. Couples choose the fusion dances for the season finale. One couple is eliminated.
The three finalists have one last chance to impress the judges in the fusion dance before the Season 17 champion is announced. All the season 17 couples have a last opportunity to perform. Elvis an the season's contestants perform to "What Does the Fox Say?." Guest performers include Enrique Iglesias, Paula Calais and Lady Antebellum.