On Dancing with the Stars for the finale, the results are almost in and the big question looming is who will win DWTS for the first all-stars edition when the season ends on 11/27/2012?
At this point, nobody knows for sure since another dance is to be done (that would be the instant dance) and a whole lot of revelry will be on display, too, as this year's huge TV talent show comes to an end.
However, with the last three pairs all good enough to win, it's probably down to the fan vote when it comes to who will actually receive the coveted mirror ball trophy for this particular time out. That said, popularity does, very much, count and so Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani need to depend on the people who support them in order to take the title.
That is true big time for Melissa and Tony since these two have never won this particular ABC competition program even though the two came close in season 8. Still, the pair have won a lot of hearts during this all-stars season, especially so after taking on their super-sized freestyle last night.
During the number, Tony was out to feature the beautiful lines that Rycroft is capable of presenting when she dances. That meant of a lot of risky lifts when these two took on their final routine for last night to the strains of the Beyoncé hit called I Was Here.
This particular dance was ripe with production value as acrobatic performers showed off their prowess up in the rafters high above where Melissa and Tony were dancing. These skilled artists did so against a background that effected the look of a starry, starry night and really sucked in the crowd and the judges, too.
In fact, Bruno Tonioli was thrilled at how Dovolani's choreography showed off Rycroft's amazing extensions. He called her "a gem." Then, Carrie Ann Inaba enthusiastically dubbed this particular routine a "freestyle jackpot." She pointed out how many risks had been taken with the tricky moves woven into this particular dance, adding, "...with great risks comes great reward."
As for Len Goodman's take on this particular performance? He was almost at a loss for words, choking out a Leonard Bernstein quote in response to what he just saw. The British judge said, "When the passion is too much to talk, sing. When the passion is too much to sing, dance."
To be sure, Goodman felt that what Melissa and Tony did on the Dancing with the Stars dance floor was "wonderful" and apparently so did his colleagues because this very tight team won a perfect score for their freestyle--and a perfect score for the evening in general.
That said, will these two win the title of Dancing with the Stars champions when the finale is said and done? Will they take home the mirror ball trophy at the end of the evening on 11/27/2012? Tune in and find out!