'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.
only a fools fool would think so, unless for cancer reconstuction, as they can cause it as well
Is it really "sad"? You & others take this so seriously. The film "Quiz Show" showed us competitions may be fixed -- the difference being that Quiz Show was a tragedy that ruined lives and had horrible repercussions for all involved. Too bad if Dancing is fixed ; the public should not be duped & preferably the dancers judged fairly, but in the scheme of things -- should we get worked-up over this? For those who sense of justice is deeply wounded, demand to see how the results are determined?
The exposure for those who make it to the semi finals/finals has to be beneficial to all aspects of their lives. Shawn will not suffer any career set backs from coming in 2nd and Derek is a big talent with loads of personal charm & we will no doubt see him performing, choreographing & involved in many creative projects as he is young & has it all -- expecting to follow a brilliant career for Derek. If Bristol Palin had won then I think that would have called for protest & an investigation!
I agree with Adam Levine who referred to The Voice as a weird strange competition (or something like that -- I too flip between the two shows)...this aptly describes Dancing as well. Is the public the best judge of musicianship or dancing skill? No, so maybe the results are not fixed?
Dancing is amusing and even astonishing to watch. The last thing I feel about the show is that it is "sad" due to some implication of moral depravity. For that I look elsewhere -- e.g. at a recent documentary about girls slyly abducted into slavery, or school children living out of their cars -- almost any current events tv, the news -- of course -- will leave one reeling from worldwide tragedies. Dancing with the Stars serves as a wonderful distraction from these horrors.
YA for Tony and Melissa. Many "Stars" have had professional training at some point in their lives. WHO CARES. Its a show for entertainment. Get over it.
"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."
Seriously, you're are still kvetching about that 14 SEASONS LATER? Other reality t.v. stars in the past few seasons weren't enough to prompt you to quit watching, like Stacy Keibler, Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, Jake Pavelka, Bristol Palin, Kate Gosselin? Really, Melissa Rycroft's 2ND appearance is what sent you over the edge?
Watch the show or don't watch the show. Just quit bellyaching about it.