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Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy dance next, performing a contemporary routine with Jenna Johnson to “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson.

Bruno Tonioli says the dance was very “touching,” adding that it had a very positive message and story. Carrie Ann Inaba loves that it was simple, yet nuanced. Len Goodman praises Arlen’s perseverance, adding that the dance was powerful. They score a 27 out of 30.

Watch Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy’s Poignant Contemporary Routine

Welcome to the semi-finals! The season 25 champion will be crowned in just one week and the semifinalists are putting their best foot forward tonight. On Monday, the remaining five stars will dance a tango, salsa, waltz, Argentine tango or contemporary routine to a song chosen by the pro in the first round. In the second round, the couples will recreate iconic dances from previous seasons, including Derek Hough and Amber Riley’s Charleston and Maks Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis’s tango. One couple will be eliminated at the end of the night, falling just short of the finals and fan-favorite freestyles. Drew Scott and Emma Slater are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 47 out of 60 points. At the top of the leaderboard are Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold, who earned perfect scores for both their quickstep and salsa during the quarterfinals last week.

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According to ABC, Arlen is a former paralympian swimmer, Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder. “At the young age of 11, the lifelong swimmer and athlete fell ill with Transverse Myelitis, a rare viral disease that left her in a four-year long coma and without use of her legs for nearly 10 years. Unbeknownst to those around her at the time, Arlen could hear the conversations going on in her hospital room while she was in the coma as doctors expressed losing hope for any sort of improvement in her condition. However, with unwavering support from her family, her health improved tremendously.” She has since become a television personality with ESPN and keynote speaker at conferences such as TEDx.

The remaining competitors for the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars,” hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, include Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher, “Property Brothers” co-host Drew Scott, former paralympian swimmer Victoria Arlen, violinist Lindsey Stirling and actor Frankie Muniz.

The judging panel features Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine which couples will go home and which ones will advance to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

The “Dancing with the Stars” two-part finale airs next Monday night at 8 p.m. and next Tuesday at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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