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Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess’s last dance of the competition is a freestyle to “Walk on Water” by Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Bruno Tonioli calls it strong and powerful, adding that Norman was “the leader of the pack.” Carrie Ann Inaba praises the choreography, while Len Goodman says the freestyle was dramatic and powerful. They score a 30.

Watch Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess’s Striking Freestyle

Welcome to the “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” finale! In the first round, the three finalists will dance a foxtrot, Viennese waltz, or jazz routine inspired by their journey this season. The couples will then perform the fan-favorite freestyle dance in round two. The new champion will be revealed at the end of the one-hour-long episode. Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 35 points. At the top of the leaderboard are Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson, who earned a total of 41 points last week. The new “Dancing with the Stars” season begins this fall on ABC.

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Norman is a cornerback for the Washington Redskins. According to ABC, he “became the highest-paid NFL cornerback in 2016 upon signing with the Washington Redskins after spending his previous four seasons with the Carolina Panthers. As he enters the seventh season of his NFL career, he proves to remain one of the most elite athletes at his position.”

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“Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy during the special, four-week season.

The finalists are Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, NFL star Josh Norman and former figure skater Tonya Harding.

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