P1 is a man with long black hair. He wears a light pink jacket which covers a light blue shirt, as well as a pair of black pants, a black wristband, a pair of purplish sunglasses, and a pair of blue-violet shoes.
P2 is a woman with long flowing blonde hair. She wears a blue necklace, a pair of blue high heels, a sleeveless purple dress, and a silver wristband. Both dancers have a blue outline.
The lead dancer is a male with a gold glitter jacket, black pants, black shoes, brown hair, and a magenta glove, who actually resembles George Michael. The backup dancers are females, the left one wearing a light pink long-sleeve dress and the right one wearing a long sleeve jumper (in that same shade of pink), and both wearing black ankle strap heels, and matching gloves. The left girl's hair is straight and the right girl's hair is poofy, both of them have black hair. The left girl is wearing a hot pink headband. All three dancers have a gold outline.
Various pictures appear inside heart-shaped outlines. These pictures include a sunset on a body of water, birds, palm trees, clouds, and other peaceful sceneries. They stick with the "warm" color scheme with a few exceptions that have some tiny hints of "cool" colors. At certain points, blinders appear behind the dancers with two female silhouettes playing the saxophone.
The background for the On-Stage Mode is based off other On-Stage Mode backgrounds. The lights move and flash slower, and their colors are blue and orange.
There are 6 Gold Moves in this routine, all of which are the same:
All Gold Moves: Turn around holding the face of each other.
All Gold Moves
All Gold Moves in-game
There is 1 Gold Move in the On-Stage routine:
Gold Move: Put your arms out. P2 does it while kneeling.
Gold Move in-game
This is the first song by George Michael in the series.
Including his appearance as a member in Wham!, this is his second appearance in the series.
The song was shortened by about a full minute.
At 76 BPM, Careless Whisper is the slowest song in the series.
This is the first time in which the female dancer of a duet is taller than the male dancer.
When P1 raises his arms up, his glove will partially turn blue.
Each time P2 touches P1's head, her blue glove's silhouette turns pink. This could be a glitch or lighting error.
On an image showing all of the avatars that are on Just Dance 2014 (see in Gallery), a beta version of Careless Whisper’s avatar can be seen on there, and the avatar has a different type of sunglasses.
The song's On-Stage mode was the only one in the game with a male lead dancer until the On-Stage mode of #thatPOWER got released as DLC.
There was a beta version of the On-Stage Mode, where in the announcement trailer, the On-Stage version of Careless Whisper can briefly be seen at 1:20, the dancers' color schemes are strongly different; the lead dancer is wearing a red jacket instead of a yellow one, and the backup dancers are dressed in darker pink. The most curious thing is that after 8 seconds, they appear again with the color scheme in the final version.
The last pictogram is ironically named "foreveralone_p".