Monday, November 23, 2009

"Dancing with the Stars" 11/23/09- THE FINALS!

Tonight, each of the three final teams will dance three times- the second dance will be a Megamix (combining parts of the V. Waltz, the Samba & the Jive) and the third will be the Freestyle. On tomorrow night's two-hour season finale, at least two of the couples will perform their favorite routine one more time.

ROUND 1:

The first team to take the floor are Kelly Osbourne & Louis van Amistel. They're first dancing an Argentine Tango (Carrie Ann Inaba helped them out in training).

CARRIE ANN: 9
LEN: 9
BRUNO: 8
TOTAL: 26

Team #2 consists of the prohibitive favorites, Mya & Dmitry Chaplin. Their first dance of the evening is the Paso Doble, set to Queen's "We Will Rock You" (head judge Len Goodman helped them out in training).

CARRIE ANN: 10!
LEN: 10!
BRUNO: 10!!!
PERFECTO!!!!

That means Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson will dance last in each round. Their first routine is the Cha-Cha-Cha (Bruno Tonioli helped them out in training), with the background song for that being "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire. They get nothing but...nines from the judges, barely putting them in second place.

MEGAMIX ROUND:

All three teams will dance the Megamix side-by-side. The background songs used are "You and Me" by Lifehouse, "Whereever, Whenever" by Shakira and "She's a Maniac" by Hall & Oates. The winners of this round will get 30 points; the runners-up get 28 and the third-place team will collect 26.

WINNERS: Mya & Dmitry (60)
2ND: Donny & Kim (55)
3RD: Kelly & Louis (52)

FREESTYLE ROUND:

The song being used for Kelly & Louis' routine this time is quite fitting, since Kelly's improved substantially the past few weeks- "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. They pick up three...8's, for a final total tonight of 76. I think they're screwed.

Mya & Dmitry next dance to "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the classic Broadway play "Hairspray". They again get three of something...unfortunately, it's not a PERFECTO this time- they get three 9's here, but they still finish as the night's leaders with an OUTSTANDING 87!

Donny & Kym then conclude the show with a routine performed to "Back in Business" from the 1990 movie "Dick Tracy". This performance appropriately has a big stage show feel to it, and it starts with some director counting Donny & Kim down from 10 before they both run down the steps to perform. For their efforts, they get...a PERFECTO, bringing their final second-place total on the night to 85!

Also during the season finale tomorrow, Whitney Houston will perform "Million Dollar Bill" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (the latter of which will be the performance where the 13 previously couples will each dance one more time, I think).

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