Oh…I’m soooo nervous. I want Kelly to win sooooo bad!
For those not watching, Kelly Pickler’s freestyle absolutely clinched it, as far as I’m concerned. I think Derek has been waiting his entire life for a partner like this to choreograph a routine like this. If you haven’t seen it, watch it right now. This is beyond professional quality, it’s magic.
Problem is, this four-way split of the vote is really going to work in favor Jacobi. There are those who will vote for the football player no matter what, but there are also those who consider it a matter of who has come the farthest. There’s no doubt he’s come a long way, but frankly there are some basics he just laughed off all season long. I know he’s pidgeon-toed, but he could have learned to point his toes and hold his core better. And all the women made huge breakthroughs as well, and their dancing is just in a whole other league. Aly’s Afro-jazz last week was a huge breakthrough in loosening up and projecting outward and her freestlyle this week was fabulous. I still think she’s not up to Kelly and Zendaya, both of whom could go professional tomorrow, but in any other season, she’d deserve to win. And last night, Kelly emoted like never before. It was the final piece to one of the most beautiful dancers they’ve ever had on the show. Zendaya has a natural talent and has made the transition from a hiphopper to an all around, all amazing dancer/performer. Not to mention, she’s 16!!!!
I HOPE that Kelly’s freestyle is enough to swing all the people on the fence, the way I was. If so, she might actually win tonight. After the show last night, I had no doubts. I even cast my rare votes. Even CJ voted! So if she wins, I’m sure she has us to thank.
Yippee! Kelly and Derek are the encore! That bodes well.
Phooey. Aly gone. That means We’re going to see Jacobi jumping over Karina’s head again. I’m so tired of that move. Oh, well. Good luck to him.
Oh, gawd! Psy again! YAY! He’s so wonderfully demented! He must be on tour in the US. This is the third show I’ve seen him on in a couple of weeks.
I love the finale for DWTS. Unlike AI, where we get shouted at by singers I’m indifferent to and endure usually awkward duets between finalists and their idols, we get lots and lots of great dancing—even when we are getting sung at.
Dorothy Hamill’s back, so her back must be better, and partway through her dance, Krist Yamaguchi, who inspired her to come on the show, joined her. It was very cool. It’s too bad DH had to bow out early. I do wonder if her back is healed. They never did say what it was.
Okay…he ended with the ball-buster jump, but it was kind of a natural end to his season and the rest was good. 10s across the board, no matter he’s first, no matter we know the other two routines will be far more difficult. But that’s not surprising: the finalists have to really screw up not to get perfect scores on the instant dance.
Yippee, Kelly and Derek: That was cute. I’m astounded at how much these two pack into a single routine. 30. No surprise.
I love watching Zendaya and Val together. She does the most amazing job of catching the flavor of every dance and still being Zendaya…twinkly bits! HA HA! Perfect, Len! She’s one who will take this experience and apply it straight to her career. My goodness her feet move fast…30. Told ya.
YES! Jacobi and Karina are third! No matter what, America got it right! OTOH…the clips of Jacobi being crazy…wish they’d shown that a long time ago. Fun guy. Sweet. But third is a good spot for him.
YOSH YOSH YOSH!!!!! Kelly and Derek!!!!
I didn’t realize until now how much she looks like Dorothy Hamill! I think it’s a similarity of facial structure, but more that beautifully sweet expression.
Congrats to all the finalists. It really was the best finale ever.
Whew…late. Time for bed. I’m sure Wiishu will be dancing in his sleep after watching that!