THE season 30 finale of Dancing With The Stars is around the corner.

Last season, Kaitlyn Bristowe and her partner Artem Chigvintsev won the dance competition while Hannah Brown and her partner Alan Bersten won the year before.

Dancing with the Stars judges

Each week a couple is eliminated from the show. The couple who receive the lowest combined total of judges' points and audience votes will be eliminated from the show until there is only one last standing couple.

In past seasons, viewers have been able to vote for their favorite couple online or by text message during the live broadcast of the show.

According to reports, the odds-on favorite to take home the Mirrorball trophy is JoJo Siwa and partner Jenna Johnson.

The pair have been awarded perfect scores on several occasions, and have only faced the bottom two once.

Amanda Kloots appears to be JoJo's biggest competition, with the judge's scores to back her up. Atlhough Amanda somehow ended up in the bottom three with Suni and Melora, the judges still put her through to the finale.

Iman Shumpert has been the biggest surprise of the season with consistent scores.

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Judge Derek Hough once told of the NBA star:

“Look at Iman Shumpert, for instance. By no means is he the best dancer, but there’s something about him that you just love watching, right? He just has this swag about him.”

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How much do DWTS 2021 judges, contestants and professionals get paid?

On DWTS, the couples are judged by Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

All four judges provide feedback to the dancers as well as determine the scores.

According to several sources, including Variety, the starting salary for celebrities is $125,000.

This includes at least 20 hours a week of professional training.

For stars who make it to weeks three and four, there is an added bonus amount of $10,000 per week.

Week five sees an additional $15,000 tacked on, weeks six and seven add $20,000 per week, and weeks eight and nine equal $30,000 extra for the celebs.

There is an additional $50,000 for those who make it to the semi-finals and finale.

It is rumored that a starting salary for a pro is $1,600 per episode, but seasoned pros can make up to $5,000 per episode.

The reported cap for a professional dancer is said to be $100,000 per season.

In the early days of DWTS, it was reported that judges made $250,000 per season.

After season 2, however, it has been reported that some judges can make up to $1.2 million per season, as per ReelRundown.

ABC and DWTS have not confirmed these figures.

What does the Dancing With The Stars winner get?

The Dancing With The Stars competition has a highly sought-after prize among the contestants.

Aside from taking home the mirrorball trophy, each contestant gets paid for participating in the competition.

The longer the contestants last without elimination, the higher their paycheck is toward the end of the show.

According to Variety, the stars are given a sign-on bonus of $125,000 just for showing up for the initial rehearsals and the first two weeks of filming. 

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