After performing one last dance routine in the Insta-dance round, the three finalists for the Mirror Ball Trophy gave their all as the season 15 season champs were crowned tonight on the finale of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars.
General Hospital’s Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy performed the jive which was fun, bouncy, and sexy all at the same time. After their final performance, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said of Kelly and Val, “They’ve won our hearts.” Kelly and Val scored a 28,5 for their last dance. However, just before receiving their scores, leave it to DWTS All-Stars co-host, Brooke Burke-Charvet to once again try to get the scoop on what exactly is going on between Kelly and Val, whose chemistry is undeniable. Kelly revealed, “Listen, I hope everybody can have friendships like this. This is the foundation of an amazing friendship.” “It’s unconditional love,” Val adds, “It doesn’t have to be boyfriend and girlfriend.”
But in the end, when it was time to get down to the results, it was Kelly and Val who were sent home first, ending their season in a more than respectable third place finish! After being eliminated Monaco said, “It’s a completely different experience for me than season one. The journey was amazing. This guy is the most incredible man and he’s the most talented dancer out there.”
That left two powerhouse dance couples Olympian Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough vs. Reality star and TV host (and former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader) Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani.
And when host Tom Bergeron revealed the winner, it was Melissa and Tony who got the prize and two very special Mirror Ball Trophies! What was so special about their win was that they were the only couple to not to have previously won a season of DWTS. And as for the very popular Dovolani, it took 14 seasons for him to score his first victory. From the on set celebration, you could genuinely tell that the cast, and especially the professional dancers were thrilled for him.
So are you happy that Melissa and Tony were crowned the champs? Do you think it should have been Shawn and Derek, or Kelly and Val, instead? And do you believe that Kelly and Val are just very dear friends? Weigh-in! Plus, make sure to watch Good Morning America tomorrow morning when the three couples jet to New York for a very special interview!