In honor of the Dancing with the Stars Finale Tonight, I followed the hashtag #DWTS to see what people were saying about this popular TV show. Many of the tweets were from people were voting for on the show, and they used Twitter to express who they were voting for, and also encouraged others to vote as well with hashtags like #TeamSharNick and #TeamCrikey in addition to the hashtag #DWTS. Other fans used the #DWTS hashtag to wish all 4 finalist teams good luck, or to discuss past contestants that they admired.
In addition to fans using this as a platform to communicate who they’re voting for, they also use it to express their excitement for the show in general. Because of the Monday night football game showing tonight, some Twitter users expressed frustration that Dancing With the Stars is being postponed until 1 pm.
The most popular tweets with this hashtag seem to come from either the Official DWTS Twitter account, the contestants themselves, or popular news sources like E! Online. While the DWTS Twitter account is very informative and shows recaps and updates about the show, the contestants usually are posting conversational and behind the scenes tweets where they are interacting with their partners, other dancers, and their fans. I think that this humanizes them and helps generate the huge buzz that the #DWTS hashtag has.
— Rebecca Darling (@RWeThereYetMom) November 23, 2015
— Noemi Gobbi (@NoemiGobbi) November 23, 2015
— Gift of Faith (@Giftofaith) November 23, 2015
— Natalja (@SugaLover88) November 23, 2015
— Nine Anutza (@_NineAnutza) November 23, 2015
— BeyIVLife (@soforreal29) November 23, 2015
— Vanellope VonShweetz (@mindeeeann) November 23, 2015
yes i watch #DWTS and am annoyed its not airing here tonight till 1 am…stupid football
— dani weir (@dweir49) November 23, 2015
— E! Online (@eonline) November 18, 2015
— Valentin (@iamValC) November 18, 2015
— Mark Ballas (@MarkBallas) November 18, 2015
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) November 23, 2015