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Finale Dances 'Wow' with Freestyle Performances on 'DWTS'

The “Dancing with the Stars” performance finale kicked off with performance by the Dance Troupe.  Jacoby & Karina were up first with a redo of the Jive.  Len helped Jacoby work on his footwork, so let’s hope that he learned enough to get some better scores than he did last time.  I think they started off slow.  He spent too much precious time walking around and doing splits.  I mean, come on, get to dancing!  His footwork did look much better, but he has to watch it because his butt kept sticking out way too far.  His timing was also a little off at times.  Len said that there was improvement and noticed the footwork was a bit better. Bruno said that Jacoby brings an unlimited supply of energy and charisma.  He said he missed the beat quite a few times and even went flat footed.  Carrie Ann said that he brought the swagger and that it was exciting to watch but she agreed with Bruno.


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, and Bruno – 9, for a total of 27 out of 30.



Aly and Mark tried their luck with Bruno’s pick of the Samba.  She went out of sync a tiny bit last time she did the dance and got 8’s across the board.  This time, she came out shaking!  Her hips didn’t stop for a second!  She looked amazing and really was working the sex appeal.  They were fantastic!  Bruno said that they were clean and placed and they had the “shoosh”.  Carrie Ann said that she has the all the best qualities of the remaining contestants.  Len said that he saw lots of improvement and lots of sexy moves.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, and Bruno – 10, for a total of 28 out of 30.  I would have given that a 10!



Kellie & Derek danced the Quick Step again at Len’s request.  They were so amazing!  He started by jumping right over her and then their hold looked stunning.  Their feet never seemed to go out of sync even the slightest bit. Len said he got so excited and he loved the change of rhythm and said it was as tight as a “stamp on a letter”.  Bruno called her the southern belle of the ball.  Carrie Ann did some yelling and just loved it as well.  I smell some 10’s!


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a perfect 30 out of 30.



Zendaya and Val got the chance to do the Samba again from Carrie Ann.  She was quick and shook it all over the floor.  She did seem slinkier than last time, however on some of the turns she looked a little off balance or something.  I wonder if the judges will pick up on it.  I think it has to do with her uneasiness on high heels.  It was a really good dance though.  Carrie Ann said that it was absolutely great and called it magical.  Len said it was eye-popping and show stopping.  Bruno said she showed really difficult technique and did it really well. 


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a total of 30 out of 30.



Then it was time for the Cha Cha Cha relay.  Kellie and Derek were up first, they did a great Cha Cha but it wasn’t anything special.  Jacoby jumped over Derek and then he and Karina made some sexiness pop out on the dance floor.  He ended the dance by sliding through Mark and Aly’s legs.  Mark and Aly brought a lot of fun with them.  They did these cute little shoulder shimmies and I think I enjoyed their dance the best!  Zendaya and Val were up last.  They were very tight and had some fantastic turns.  The judges are going to have a hard time assigning points during this round!


The judges decided that they would give:

Jacoby & Karina - 2

Aly & Mark - 3

Kellie & Derek - 4

Zendaya & Val – 5



Freestyle Time!  Jacoby & Karina were up first!  It started with a drum line dance troupe coming out and then they followed behind them.  Then they kicked it into high gear!  They did some Cha Cha moved and also Jazz along with some killer lifts.  The crowd was literally losing their minds!  Two little kids came out and danced along with them and they were fantastic!  Len said that he got the freestyle party started and that it was well done and had great energy.  Bruno said he loved the sense of celebration.  He did notice that they lost their timing a few times but still called it joyful.  Carrie Ann said it was unique but said that she was with Bruno.  She said that he chose the right strategy but it outshined him.

Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 9, Len – 9, and Bruno – 9, for a total of 27 out of 30, and a nightly total of 56.




Tom Bergeron took a minute to pay tribute to the people of Oklahoma City who had to deal with the deadly massive tornado that killed several people and even some children.  He did ask them to applaud the efforts of the first responders there.



Aly and Mark’s freestyle incorporated what looked like stripper poles but were actually meant to be vertical horizontal bars if that makes any sense.  It had a futuristic theme that incorporated everything Aly has learned so far. They did amazing on the poles, it was kind of like Cirque du Soleil and they really did incorporate practically everything!  I really loved it and hope the judges did too.  Bruno said he never saw anything like it!  Carrie Ann said it took her back to when she worked the pole (apparently).  Len also really seemed to love the difficulty of it.


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a perfect 30 out of 30, and a nightly score of 61.



Kellie and Derek’s Freestyle was very lyrical.  She looked light as a feather.  They had more flow than you would think was possible.  Then he lifted her backwards with her legs against him and he spun her around, it was amazing and beautiful.  The amount of strength they showed shouldn’t be possible with someone who’s an amateur dancer, it’s really astounding.  Her husband had tears in his eyes!  Carrie Ann was crying too!  They hugged it out and she told Kellie that she bared her soul on the dance floor and it was one of the most beautiful things she has ever seen.  Len told her that she was completely immersed in the dance and drew everyone in.  Bruno said they did a dance of spellbinding beauty.


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a perfect 30 out of 30 and a nightly score of 64.  Len and Bruno said they would have given it an 11 if they could have!




Zendaya and Val’s Freestyle showcased their Cha Cha, Contemporary and Hip Hop skills.  They decided to supersize their routine by adding some kids into the mix.  I especially loved Zendaya’s sparkly sneakers.  I also loved when she jumped off a platform into Val’s arms it was really romantic and exciting at the same time.  The kids were so cute and really did a great job without taking away from the focus of the dance which was Zendaya.  Len said there were so many parts to the number but they all came together to create a fabulous routine.  Bruno said that she gives everything a unique luminosity and is simply irresistible.  Carrie Ann said that she brought it all home and it an incredible role model.


Their Scores: Carrie Ann – 10, Len – 10, and Bruno – 10, for a total of 30 out of 30, and a score of 65 for the night.



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