ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — New Dancing with the Stars champions will be crowned this week.

Only four couples remain in the ABC competition heading into part one of the 19th-season finale on Monday night. They will perform both a freestyle routine as well as a judges’ choice.

The show will award its Mirror Ball Trophy to the winners the following night.

The final four couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson; and Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas.

Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello has tabbed Ribeiro as the front-runner among the celebrities. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor knows he’s a popular choice, but he also understands that he needs to take care of business in the ballroom if he wants to take home the Mirrorball Trophy.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I think this year the competition is as tight as it’s ever been on the show. I think that literally I look at it and I say any one of the four couples could win.”

Parrish and her partner, Chmerkovskiy, believe a triumph in the finals would validate the effort they put in throughout the season. Parrish says, “We’ve built this amazing team for the last four months and we’ve worked really hard, and I think it would mean the world to us to win together.”

If Mota and Hough are named the champions this week, Mota will owe much of her success to her partner, whom she relied on to create their routine for their freestyle dance. The YouTube star laments, “I wish I was able to give more input, but I’m not because I don’t do this. I really have no idea how to help.”

Monday’s performance show airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The winner will be announced Tuesday night during a two-hour results show that begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — New Dancing with the Stars champions will be crowned this week.

Only four couples remain in the ABC competition heading into part one of the 19th-season finale on Monday night. They will perform both a freestyle routine as well as a judges’ choice.

The show will award its Mirror Ball Trophy to the winners the following night.

The final four couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson; and Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas.

Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello has tabbed Ribeiro as the front-runner among the celebrities. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor knows he’s a popular choice, but he also understands that he needs to take care of business in the ballroom if he wants to take home the Mirrorball Trophy.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I think this year the competition is as tight as it’s ever been on the show. I think that literally I look at it and I say any one of the four couples could win.”

Parrish and her partner, Chmerkovskiy, believe a triumph in the finals would validate the effort they put in throughout the season. Parrish says, “We’ve built this amazing team for the last four months and we’ve worked really hard, and I think it would mean the world to us to win together.”

If Mota and Hough are named the champions this week, Mota will owe much of her success to her partner, whom she relied on to create their routine for their freestyle dance. The YouTube star laments, “I wish I was able to give more input, but I’m not because I don’t do this. I really have no idea how to help.”

Monday’s performance show airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The winner will be announced Tuesday night during a two-hour results show that begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled.

Host Queen Latifah announced the news via her Facebook page Friday.

Her statement, addressed to her staff and crew, read in part: “Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit’! …We truly changed people’s lives for the better…”

The show is currently in its second season.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled.

Host Queen Latifah announced the news via her Facebook page Friday.

Her statement, addressed to her staff and crew, read in part: “Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit’! …We truly changed people’s lives for the better…”

The show is currently in its second season.

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ABC/Adam Taylor(LOS ANGELES) — New Dancing with the Stars champions will be crowned this week.

Only four couples remain in the ABC competition heading into part one of the 19th-season finale on Monday night. They will perform both a freestyle routine as well as a judges’ choice.

The show will award its Mirror Ball Trophy to the winners the following night.

The final four couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson; and Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas.

Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello has tabbed Ribeiro as the front-runner among the celebrities. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor knows he’s a popular choice, but he also understands that he needs to take care of business in the ballroom if he wants to take home the Mirrorball Trophy.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I think this year the competition is as tight as it’s ever been on the show. I think that literally I look at it and I say any one of the four couples could win.”

Parrish and her partner, Chmerkovskiy, believe a triumph in the finals would validate the effort they put in throughout the season. Parrish says, “We’ve built this amazing team for the last four months and we’ve worked really hard, and I think it would mean the world to us to win together.”

If Mota and Hough are named the champions this week, Mota will owe much of her success to her partner, whom she relied on to create their routine for their freestyle dance. The YouTube star laments, “I wish I was able to give more input, but I’m not because I don’t do this. I really have no idea how to help.”

Monday’s performance show airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The winner will be announced Tuesday night during a two-hour results show that begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled.

Host Queen Latifah announced the news via her Facebook page Friday.

Her statement, addressed to her staff and crew, read in part: “Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit’! …We truly changed people’s lives for the better…”

The show is currently in its second season.

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Image Group LA/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Here are the winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles:

Artist of the Year
One Direction

New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the Year
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album — Country
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist — Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Frozen

Dick Clark Award of Excellence
Taylor Swift

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Image Group LA/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Here are the winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles:

Artist of the Year
One Direction

New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the Year
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album — Country
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist — Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Frozen

Dick Clark Award of Excellence
Taylor Swift

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Image Group LA/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Here are the winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles:

Artist of the Year
One Direction

New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the Year
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album — Country
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist — Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Frozen

Dick Clark Award of Excellence
Taylor Swift

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Image Group LA/ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Here are the winners at the 2014 American Music Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles:

Artist of the Year
One Direction

New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s
5 Seconds of Summer

Single of the Year
Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse”

Favorite Male Artist — Pop/Rock
Sam Smith

Favorite Female Artist — Pop/Rock
Katy Perry

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock
One Direction

Favorite Album — Pop/Rock
One Direction, Midnight Memories

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Female Artist — Country
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Country
Florida Georgia Line

Favorite Album — Country
Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop
Iggy Azalea, The New Classic

Favorite Male Artist — Soul/R&B
John Legend

Favorite Female Artist — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé

Favorite Album — Soul/R&B
Beyoncé, Beyoncé

Favorite Artist — Alternative Rock
Imagine Dragons

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary
Katy Perry

Favorite Artist — Latin
Enrique Iglesias

Favorite Artist — Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns

Favorite Artist — Electronic Dance Music (EDM)
Calvin Harris

Top Soundtrack
Frozen

Dick Clark Award of Excellence
Taylor Swift

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