Dancing with the Stars 2012 resumed May 21 with the first of two nights of finals action by the top three couples, actor William Levy and Cheryl Burke, classical singer Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, and NFL star Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd. William and Cheryl started the hour off on the right foot with a fiery judges' pick round Cha Cha Cha that snared triple tens.
Pre-performance, William and Cheryl met up with judge Bruno Tonioli for some pointers. The feisty Italian called the Latin heartthrob's hip action "sex on legs," but cautioned him against letting his bum stick out. William was excited about dancing another Cha Cha Cha, and relished the chance it gave him to show how far he'd progressed since week one.
William, dressed in a shiny purplish pink shirt, hit the ballroom to the sounds of Pink's "Raise Your Glass." His Cha Cha with Cheryl was super sexy and stuffed to the gills with the very hip action that earned Bruno's praise during rehearsals.
Len Goodman was very impressed, calling the dance as "good as I've ever seen in 14 seasons of Cha Cha Chas." Bruno declared it "an intoxicating human cocktail of natural flowing moves." Carrie Ann Inaba reveled in William's continued "magic" in the ballroom and praised him for growing "miles."
William and Cheryl earned a perfect score of 30 for their Cha Cha Cha, and ended the evening with a total score of 59 following a near-perfect freestyle number. They enter the final night of the DWTS competition tied with Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd for second place behind leaders Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas.
Is a glittering Mirrorball Trophy in store for William Levy at the close of the May 22 Dancing with the Stars 2012 finale? Watch and find out.