The finale opened with a performance by the pros, accompanied by the lame dance troupe I hope they get rid of for next season. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to watch people dance that aren’t the pros or their partners. At the end of their performance, all of the stars, except for the final three, were introduced and brought out on stage.
The votes from last night count for half of the total, and each of the three couples had to perform another routine in tonight’s episode to receive their final scores from the judges.
While they cleaned the confetti and streamers up from the stage, we heard clips from the judges and contestants that we didn’t hear last night along with recaps of the performances.
The Black Eyed Peas performed.
Mike Catherwood returned to audition for the dance troupe, wearing a small leotard and hot pink leggings. He and Lacey then danced, accompanied by the dance troupe. He revealed his leotard underneath his clothes at the end of the performance. Let’s hope we never have to see that again.
Petra and Dmitry danced while Josh Groban sang. I think Petra was the only one who didn’t notice Josh Groban there, and she immediately stopped dancing to watch. Not quite sure whether or not that was planned.
Next up were Kendra and Louis, also accompanied by two men from the dance troupe, Dmitry, and Tony, who surrounded Kendra as she shimmied away and turned the judges’ table into a strip club. She also clonked her head on the steps in front of their desk and nearly fell right off.
Sugar Ray and Anna danced their Pasodoble to “My Prerogative” and were joined by Chris and Cheryl, who performed their Pasodoble to “Let it Rock.” The two guys shared a short bit at the end of the song.
Wendy interviewed herself and Tony on a fake version of her show.
The Design a Dance routine was performed by Lacey, Maks, Chelsie, and Cheryl, who danced while the GoGos sang “We Got the Beat.”
Chelsie and Romeo danced to a paintful rendition of Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All.” It’s a shame Whitney’s too busy in rehab. Just when the DWTS singer couldn’t get worse, a children’s choir appeared on stage to save her.
Ralph and Karina were up next with their Quickstep.
Chelsea and Mark: Viennese Waltz
- They danced their Harry Potter routine one last time after a tearful rehearsal where the two broke down and cried.
- Len said Chelsea is a fantastic dancer. Bruno shouted out a spell and said Chelsea has been so constant throughout the competition. Carrie Ann said performances like that help everyone to know who she is. (30/30) 89/90
Kirstie and Maks: Cha Cha Cha
- They chose to reprise their first dance of the season to show how far Kirstie has come.
- Bruno said Kirstie saved the best for last and called it a fruit cocktail of effervescant, flamboyant fun. Carrie Ann loves Kirstie for being herself. Len said Kirstie worked to her strengths and improved her weaknesses to produce her best dance. (30/30) 84/90
Hines and Kym: Samba
- Hines ran over and kissed his mom as soon as their awesome performance was complete.
- Carrie Ann told Hines he brought nothing but consistency and focus, and he danced with heart. Len said Hines brings every dance to life. Bruno called Hines Mr. Irresistable. (30/30) 89/90
Sara Evans performed “A Little Bit Stronger” to a montage of the final three’s performances throughout the season.
Then, the third place contestant was revealed: Chelsea and Mark fell just short of the final two.
And, your winners of Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars are…Hines Ward and Kym Johnson.
Poor Maks. That guy just can’t ever win.
Were you happy with the winners? Did Hines and Kym deserve it? Leave a comment below to weigh in!
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