For the first time in Dancing With The Stars history, the Final 3 was comprised of three female celebrities. Girl power definitely prevailed this season. After last night’s performances, Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani lead with a perfect 60, with Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy close behind at 59 and Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough trailing with 57. Would Shawn and Derek’s decision to repeat their rule-breaking dance cause them the crown? Luckily for them, tonight had each couple performing one more dance- an instant one. Perhaps they could close the gap with a flawless routine.
Kelly & Val picked an Instant Jive and scored a 28.5. Melissa and Tony then followed with an Instant Samba which also netted them 28.5 points. Lastly, Shawn & Derek performed an Instant Cha Cha that gave them a perfect score of 30. With all the judges’ scores factored in here’s where everyone stood. In first were Melissa & Tony with 88.5, Kelly & Val and Shawn & Derek followed with 87.5 and 87.0 respectively. Now all that remained was to factor in the viewer votes. Did the public push Shawn & Derek to their much-predicted win? Find out below.
Before I reveal the winner, I just wanted to quickly skim over the filler for the two-hour finale. Pretty much everything was a retread of previous performances. The only new one worth mentioning was Pamela Anderson’s dance with a bevy of male dancers to Grace Potter & The Nocturnals‘ “Paris (Ooh La La)”. It was sexy and actually not bad. Too bad Anderson didn’t show this type of dance prowess and agility during the competition. She might’ve lasted more than one week. Without further ado, let’s find out who won the All-Stars mirrorball trophy.
Normally, the hour-long results show on any reality show bores me to death. Tonight, Dancing With The Stars pleasantly surprised me. Sure, Tom Bergeron could’ve revealed the results in ten minutes, but the filler this week was tolerable.
On deck to perform were Britain’s “other” boy band- The Wanted. Max George and his backup singers (LOL), sang “I Found You” and “Glad You Came” while looking dapper in their slim suits. Admittedly, I have a bit of a crush on Max, but lately that Jay McGuiness (the curly hair one) is looking pretty cute.
Earlier this season Paula Abdul joined the judges on the panel to critique the All-Stars. This time around, the 50-year-old entertainer choreographed a number featuring four of her No. 1 hits- “Straight Up“, “Forever Your Girl“, “Cold Hearted” and “Opposites Attract“. The performance incorporated previously filmed dancing footage with live segments. The results were fantastic and really allowed Abdul to shine at what she does best. She even brought out her animated duet partner MC Skat Kat from “Opposites Attract”.
The other two performances were by talented Kiwi dancer Parris Goebel and resident pro Derek Hough. The latter enlisted four female contemporary dancers for an emotional and powerful number. Co-choreographed by SYTYCD fan favorite Allison Holker, the performance also brought two other alums from the FOX show- Melanie Moore and Kathryn McCormick. I could watch Holker dance for hours. Allison not winning her season is one of the greatest travesties in reality competition history.
Check out all the aforementioned performances below. They truly are worth taking a sneak peek at. Without further ado, let’s get to the results.
Since there was no one voted off last week due to the Presidential election, it was time for a double elimination on Dancing With The Stars. Though not as shocking as Sabrina Ryan’s ouster a couple of weeks ago, one of tonight’s boots was a tad surprising.
This week it was all about veterans and threesomes. Sounds hot, but it’s not nearly as salacious as it sounds. Each couple was asked to create a dance honoring the armed forces and another dance involving another pro.
After Shawn Johnson and Melissa Rycroft were the first two declared safe, it was time to reveal the first one not advancing next week. Kirstie Alley and Kelly Monaco were pitted together and not surprisingly Alley was tonight’s first victim. I’ve enjoyed the former Cheers star thus far, but at this point she wasn’t at the same level as the remaining All-Stars. It was her time to go. At least she got to go out with a bang, dancing with both Maks and Tristan MacManus last night. Now that’s one tasty Ukranian-Irish sandwich, I’d like to take a bite out of.
On this week’s Dancing With The Stars, I thought for sure Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were getting the boot. Thankfully for me, I have a few more Monday nights to lust after him. Before he joined the ABC dancing show, his older brother Maks was my crush. That was then and this is now. Who doesn’t like a newer and younger model? I love me some new car smell. His “leather” must feel good and his “stick shift” really easy to handle. LOL. So dirty.
Val (or Valentin as he likes to be called now) joined DWTS on Season 13. Prior to that, he was a decorated ballroom dancer, winning the US championships 14 times over his 15-year dance career. The 26-year-old owns a chain of dancing studios with Maks and Tony Dovolani.
When he’s not sweating it up on the dancefloor, Val is a budding musician. He plays the violin and fancies himself as a rapper. Yup, you read that right. Homeboy has a rap music video titled “White Boy Boogie” and does a good job shaking it. Check it out at the end of this post, after a whackload of pictures. Luckily for us, Val has no hangups showing off his body on Instagram. Get to know this week’s Man Crush below.
Typically, Tyrell recaps Dancing With The Stars, but tonight’s results were so shocking that I had to post the outcome immediately. Most people, including myself, predicted either Kirstie Alley or Kelly Monaco would get the boot this week since they received the lowest scores from the judges from the past couple of weeks. But once they were safe, you can tell the audience and especially the remaining stars were shaking in their boots. Very appropriate considering this week was country week.
As Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet began to reveal the results, it was clear that the ones who were in danger, were the judges’ favorites from the past two weeks. The All-Stars with the three highest scores were all in peril- Melissa & Tony (86), Apolo & Karina (86.5) and Sabrina & Louis (88.5). To boot, last night both Apolo Ohno and Sabrina Bryan scored the first perfect scores of the season.
Yikes!!! I was just hoping it wouldn’t be Apolo, but given the lack of chemistry with Karina, they were very vulnerable. Melissa seems the logical choice to leave given she has the least star wattage. But then again, Sabrina has been the victim of voter apathy before. Find out who kissed their chances for the All-Star mirrorball goodbye.
Last night, the ballroom was lit on fire with a night of firsts. One of my favorite parts was Paula Abdul as a guest judge on the panel. She’s usually pretty crazy and cooky but on last night’s show, she was insightful and nothing but a pleasure. We also received our first 10′s of the season which were very well deserved.
But, the biggest first of the night was the evening’s challenge. Last week, the stars picked new dance genres for each other which included dances that had never been seen before in the in ballroom. The night was action packed and full of surprises but no one is safe until the results are read. Let’s begin with the first set of results.
Bristol & Mark: IN JEOPARDY
Kelly & Val: SAFE
Sabrina & Louis: SAFE
Shawn & Derek: SAFE
I am SO EXCITED for Paula Abdul to be a guest judge on tonight’s show. She is a talent show veteran when it comes to judging and I think that she’ll actually be in her element with tonight’s challenge. Last week during the results show, the couples chose dances for each other. The catch? Each routine would be different and a lot of the dances have never been done on the show before. To say a majority of the pros will be out of their comfort zone is a complete understatement. Should be good.
Tonight, we are going to be seeing some Bollywood alongside fun dances like the Charleston and Jitterbug. Check out the evening’s performances and scores below.
Okay ladies and gentleman, it’s time for the All Star season’s first painful and shocking double elimination. Last night was probably the best dancing that I have ever seen on the show in all the fifteen seasons I have been watching and the judges agreed. Because of this, its going to be hard to predict which couple is going home. After Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough re-perform their epic routine from last night, we get to our first results of the night. Tonight is going to be a doozy.
Melissa & Tony: SAFE
Gilles & Peta: SAFE
Kirstie & Maks: IN JEOPARDY
Emmitt & Cheryl: SAFE