It was ladies night in the ballroom as General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco (Sam), television anchor and former cheerleader, Melissa Rycroft, and former Olympic champion, Shawn Johnson vied for the Mirror Ball Trophy in the Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars final round.
Tonight the gals and their dance partners had to perform a routine they previously performed earlier in the season and then had to “wow” the judges and the audience at home with their Super-Sized Freestyle creation!
In the first round, Kelly and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy performed the paso doble hoping for their first set of perfect tens from the trio of judges. A small slide by Kelly out of a turn knocked down judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s score Kelly and Val a 9.5, while Bruno and Len gave the sexy duo perfect 10′s. Meanwhile, Melissa and her partner, Tony Dovolani performed the samba, where afterward Carrie Ann Inaba tells Melissa she is jealous of her abs, while Tony reminds everyone that he has waited 14 seasons to be a position to win the Mirror Ball Trophy. The judges give Melissa and Tony all 10′s! Finally, showstoppers Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough decided to go with the quickstep again. This was the dance that they got harsh scores from the judges for breaking the rules. Shawn and Derek say they are here to entertain more than thrill the judges and thus had points deducted once again and scored a 27.
In the Super Sized Freestyle round two, Kelly and Val danced to “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing with Kelly doing aerials, Val serenading her to a violin, and a choir! Kelly and Val showed their undeniable chemistry on the ballroom floor, while the emotions of their time together during the competition was a driving force in their performance. runo says, “Patrick Swayze would be smiling down at you.” Len and Carrie Ann also liked it, and once again they scored a 29.5. However, when Kelly and Val went to wait for their scores, DWTS All-Stars co-host, Brooke Burke-Charvet tried to eek out of Kelly what is going on in the relationship department between Kelly and Val. Monaco teased, “There’s still another day of interviews.” So will Kelly and Val admit to something tomorrow in the press? Or, do you think its a big tease?
Meanwhile, Melissa and Tony perform a contemporary Super-Sized Freestyle routine which showcased Rycroft’s extensions, grace, and abilities. They get a perfect 10′s from all the judges leading many now to believe they are the couple to beat in the competition, but do they have the fan base? Shawn Johnson brought in the Fierce Five – the woman’s U.S. Gymnastic team for her routine- and when Johnson took to the floors with Derek Hough and the gals it featured a lot of somersaults, flips, and circus rings, and Hough’s creative choreography. They score a perfect 30!
So soapers, did you get vote for Kelly and Val? Did you show them the power of the soaps fans? What do you think is going on between Kelly and Val? Do you think it’s all just for PR? Or, is something more going on between them? And the big question, who do you think should win the Mirror Ball Trophy? Let us know!