Ten weeks of competition have finally led up to the Season 9 finale! A new champion will be crowned “Dancing with the Stars” champion so who will win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy? All 16 pairs have returned for the finale and Whitney Houston performs. Also it’s Jerry Rice vs. Michael Irvin for dance bragging rights. Who will win the battle of the NFL stars?
Whitney Houston kicked things off and performed her single “Million Dollar Bill”. The final three couples performed one last dance for their final judge’s score. Kelley and Louis danced first and performed the Viennese Waltz. Dmitry and Mya performed the Jive and Donny and Kym performed the Argentine Tango. The judges ranked the couples like so…3rd place: Kelly and Louis giving them 26 points, 2nd place: Mya and Dmitry giving them 28 points, and 1st place went to Donny and Kym which earned them 30 points.
In the battle of the NFL stars. Michael won the Mirror Ball ring, but Jerry won one too. Whitney Houston performed her 80’s hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”.
Back to the results…
In third place:
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel -- Image via ABC.com
It’s Mya vs. Donny Osmond.
…and the DWTS Season 9 Champion is:
Click to Continue Reading: DWTS Season 9 Finale Results
First order of business went to Baz Lurhmann as he announced the encore performance choice. The judges chose Mya and Dmitry’s Jive! Hooray! Tonight’s results show also featured performances by Grammy Award winning artist Joss Stone followed by a performance by Disney Channel star Selena Gomez. The Macy’s stars of dance performance combined the USC Marching Band with dancers from Stomp the Yard. Visit ABC.com to watch the performances. **VIDEO ADDED: Watch the USC Marching Band performance from DWTS here.**
The funniest sound bite of the night came from host Tom Bergeron: Don’t Kym [Johnson] and Samantha [Harris] look like sexy chia pets tonight? (referring to their hair)
Now onto the results. Here were the bottom three couples in jeopardy of leaving the competition:
Debi & Maks
Louie & Chelsie
Kathy & Tony
Louie & Chelsie were sent to safety so the bottom two couples were:
Debi & Maks
Kathy & Tony
and the couple going home this week is…
Click to Continue Reading: DWTS Week 2 Results
The men and women compete head to head for the first time this season. Director Baz Lurhmann (“Moulin Rouge”) sits in as a guest judge for Len Goodman who is currently in England this week. With only 4 days to prepare their routines, how did the pairs do this week?
Mya and Aaron Carter currently sit on top of the leader board with a two-way tie for first with a score of 27. Donny Osmond comes in at third with a score 25 and another solid performance under his belt. Injuries are starting to plague the contestants and professionals as ABC tweeted the latest injury updates. Tom DeLay has a pre-stress fracture in his foot that caused him to almost drop his partner Cheryl Burke during their Tango performance. Lacey Schwimmer despite her muscle strain injury, her and her partner Mark Dacascos turned in a solid performance which the judges went on to say that he was showing signs of becoming a great ballroom dancer. Check out Schwimmer’s vlog on Radar Online for her injury status.
In my opinion I think Mya delivered the best performance of the night. It was spunky and fun and Bruno called her “Mya the magnificent”! Both Joanna Krupa and Kelly Osbourne had a few mistakes which knocked them a little lower in the leader board this week. Although I do believe they will be able to bounce back for next week, if they are still around. My predication on who is leaving tonight is between Kathy Ireland and Chuck Liddell. Ireland improved from last week but as Carrie Ann pointed out, Ireland needs to stand out more. No offense to Chuck Liddell but he is quite scary on the dance floor and his dancing looks awkward. Find out all the pairs’ scores below and visit ABC.com to watch performances from Week 2 of “Dancing with the Stars”.
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