'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars': Comeback queen
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani take home the Mirrorball Trophy
We have our champions: Melissa and Tony! There was so much bleeping after Tom announced their names! I don't even know who it was shouting obscenities -- maybe Joey Fatone? -- but he was shouting with joy. Everyone onstage went absolutely insane: Melissa was actually crowd surfing. It was so great to see her take home the Mirrorball Trophy after missing so narrowly a few seasons back.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough were the runners-up. Derek talked about how much Shawn had inspired him over the season and how she'd even made him believe in himself again.
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy came in third. Kelly called Val "the most incredible man and dancer out there." Tom pointed out that the crowd was on its feet for Kelly.
In the final round, Kelly danced a jive that was nearly flawless. Carrie Ann quipped, "There was one little slip, and I think that was due to body oil" (Score: 28.5/30). Melissa performed a samba that somehow made booty-shaking look tasteful, but had some trouble with the song. This dance wasn't actually bad, it was just the first sour note Melissa has hit in weeks (Score: 28.5/30). Shawn danced a jaunty cha-cha that brought down the house. Bruno told Shawn she was going out with a bang (Score: 30/30)
"Dancing With the Stars" will return in the spring.
I loved Shawn and Derek and feel that Derek will become on of this countries best choreographers. However this is a ballroom dancing competition and sometimes Derek broke the rules and while the dances were amazing, make them amazing within the rules. Tony and Melissa did and that is why they deserved to win. Melissa danced ballroom in a ballroom competition. If Derek and Shawn were on "So you think you can dance" I'd say they should have won.
I agree with Harry766 The show is supposed to be "DANCING WITH THE STARS". In what way is Melissa considered a STAR.
Will not be watching the show.
The show is rigged. Melissa never won the trophy, so they gave it to her. She didn't deserve to win. I will not be watching this show again.
Why do the Chmerkovsky brothers seem supremely happy that Tony and Melissa won??? I mean extra extra happy? Could it be a dig at Derek?