Spoilers for Dancing with the Stars All Stars Finals
This season’s finale promises to be like no other. We know we shall see a freestyle dance but there will be so much more involved. The contestants may design their costumes, may have scenery, and may also ask others to dance and/or participate with them as long as the contestants are the main focus of the dance.
The couples will dance three dances. On Monday, they will dance their favorite dance of the season, and then their freestyle dance. On Tuesday, they will do some type of instant dance.
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovski will perform their iconic Paso from week 3 as their favorite dance and we have no information about their free style.
Passionate Paso Doble Kelly Monaco and Val were fantastic. Kelly had a week off from “Genera Hospital,” so she was able to have extra hours to practice. She wanted to recreate the Paso Doble of Maks from season four, Val told her, “There’s a new man in town.” And indeed there is. The angles of Kelly’s body were sharp and precise. Their intensity was remarkable.
Bruno: He admitted, “I’m tingling with pleasure.” This was a defining moment for you.”
Carrie Ann: “You are the couple to watch, you two have such great chemistry.”
Len: “Your arms matched the expression in your facial expressions, as it should be.” “Where did that come from?”
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough will dance their iconic dance from week three as their favorite dance. There are some whisperings that there will be some special guests for the freestyle. Derek has been teasing on twitter that they have been working very hard with some very special ladies. The Fierce 5, gymnasts who won the team gold medal for the US this summer, may appear on the show, or may do a cameo during the freestyle.
Shawn Johnson: Last but not least. She chose Helio’s quickstep in season 5. Because the judges were really looking for something that would stand out, she opted to put a few tricks into the dance. They began by both Derek and Shawn on trampolines jumping up and doing a somersault and landing on the dance floor. At the end, they ran up the steps and fell backwards down into the orchestra pit. It was truly amazing.
The judges all loved it but Len and Carrie Ann said they would have to take off a point due to breaking some of the rules. The dance was really was like a free style. If they make the finals, I can only imagine how awesome their freestyle will be.
Bruno: “One of the best dances, if not THE best dance I’ve sseen in 15 seasons. The incredible, unstoppable best dance.”
Carrie Ann: She agreed it is the best dance we have ever seen on Dancing with the Stars.
Len: “You have the ability to put movement to music.”
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani will dance their iconic samba from week 3 as their favorite dance. No word on their freestyle.
Melissa Rycroft: Melissa really wanted to do something that no one else has ever done. She and Tony practiced several different things and it looked like they not be able to do it. But Melissa would not be denied what she wanted. She decided to do the dance of J.R. Martinez samba. It truly was a “Wow” dance. At then end of the dance, the audience was on their feet, Tony told the judges that, “I had no idea she would push it this far.”
Carrie Ann: She was full of praise.” “That was fantastic, I love all of the samba drops and you did the sausage rope. You technique was stellar.”
Len: “It was like a can of coke, fizzy, it was refreshing, it was satisfying. Great technique, it was a knockout.”
Bruno: “Shake me, take me, anyway you want me.” You did it like a star.”
SereneLdy: It was truly a “wow” dance. Melissa has said in an interview that her body does not move the way it used to and she and Tony need to do some thing differently. I can’t tell that anything is different. She still has what it takes to perform beautifully.