Tonight’s season 17 performance finale is also the dreaded (by pros) and revered (by fans) Freestyle Round — when all bets are OFF, weirder costumes than usual are barely ON, and the smoke machine is OUT to sweep up as much glittery blood, sweat, and tears it can wrap its chemically enhanced tendrils around. (What?!?) The point is, Dancing With the Stars freestyles are important. In most seasons, the couple with the best freestyle wins the Coveted Mirrorball Trophy the next night.
So which DWTS couple has had the best freestyle EVER? Dance pros Derek Hough, Karina Smirnoff, Peta Murgatroyd, Mark Ballas, Emma Slater, and Sasha Farber told EW the freestyles they remember most fondly. See the picks of Our Pros and a few of mine, then name your own favorites below! READ FULL STORY