Week 10 on “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” kicked off promptly at 8 p.m. on Nov. 26 for a jam-packed one-hour show. Each finalist danced two dances, one a repeat of their favorite dance and one a super-size freestyle where anything goes.
The finalist couples dancing tonight are:
- Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
- Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
Kelly and Val danced first. They chose to reprise their Paso Doble which they felt was a huge turning point for them. Len said it was Kelly’s best dance. Bruno said Kelly burned the floor like a fire angel. Carrie Ann said that it showed that Kelly absolutely deserved to be in the finals. SCORE: 29.5
Melissa and Tony danced second. They chose to repeat their Samba as they felt they could improve on the original score. Bruno said Melissa was a deliciously irresistible Brazilian bombshell. Carrie Ann called it fabulous, brilliant! Len said they captured the party flavor of the Samba with great technique, great rhythm. . . fabulous! SCORE: 30
Shawn and Derek danced last, repeating their controversial Quickstep routine where they broke the rules the first time out and they chose to do it again. Carrie Ann said that she knew the dance was a fan favorite, but she was sad that they didn’t follow the rules. Len said it had more body contact in hold than the first time around. Bruno said that Shawn and Derek have been pushing boundaries all season; nevertheless, what they have achieved is sensational. SCORE: 27
Host Tom Bergeron announced that tomorrow night’s instant dance will be chosen by the individual couples, both the dance and the music. It will either be a jive, cha-cha-cha or samba, so each couple will have to prepare three dance routines.
Then it was time for the super-size freestyles, where anything goes.
Kelly and Val danced first, once again. Kelly began the dance in the air with Val serenading her on the violin. The DWTS dance troupe backed them up and there was even a choir behind them. Len said it lacked a little bit of originality, but was well done. Bruno said it was Cirque du Soleil blended with Dirty Dancing. Carrie Ann said it was a perfect dance with everything executed gracefully. SCORE: 29.5
Melissa and Tony chose to dance a contemporary freestyle with dancers suspended above them. Bruno said it was the perfect setting to showcase Melissa’s extraordinary quality and that it had fantastic extensions, beautiful lines and sculptural positions. Carrie Ann said that they took humongous risks, but hit the freestyle jackpot. Len said it had passion and was wonderful. “It was truly. . . it was wonderful!” Tom Bergeron commented that he had never seen Len speechless until tonight. SCORE: 30. Len said he wished he had an 11 to give them!
As or right now, Melissa and Tony lead the pack with a perfect score. With fan voting, though, it’s still anyone’s game.
Tomorrow night’s two-hour finale will award the mirror ball trophy. It will be at a special time of 9 p.m. eastern time on ABC. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget to vote!