DWTS - Finale!!
Well, tonight is the last night - it's the finale of Dancing with the Stars. I'm really sad that it's over. Even though this season started off a little slow for me and I wasn't very impressed with the celebrities, I definitely changed my mind as the season progressed. The last three standing are all amazing dancers and they've come so far. I watched the show from last night, but I haven't watched the results show from tonight yet. There are so many commercials, I refuse to watch it live.
So, I'll do my write up first and then I'll talk about the winner. For the record, I really want Joey and Kym to win. That being said - I have a strange feeling that Apolo and Juliane are going to win and if they do, I'll be happy with that. They have great chemistry and such energy and they are so creative. I really like them too! They are freaking adorable - I think they should date.
Last night the judges got to pick which dances the contestants would be performing. In most cases, they picked the dances that the couple scored the worst in, to see how much they improved.
First up was Laila and Max and they did the paso doble. WOW!!!!!! What an improvement. I remember when they did the paso doble before and I definitely wasn't impressed. This time they were so much better!!!!!
They had passion, drama, and it was so powerful. Laila did some beautiful twists and turns - she really sold it!!!!! She stayed in character and had great posture. The judges agreed with me and they got a 29 out of 30.
Apolo and Juliane did the rhumba. Again - WOW!!!!
The last time they did this dance, I really loved it. They used the chair as a prop and they did a very sexy, slow, creative rhumba. It was fantastic.
This one was amazing too - it was VERY sexy and they were so in tune with each other. If I didn't know better, I would think they had been dancing together for many years. One of the judges loved it and two of them said they were being overly dramatic. I disagree - but whatever. They scored a 28 out of 30.
Joey Fatone and Kym came out with the cha cha cha. It was definitely not your "standard" cha cha cha. They danced to the song "Groove is in the Heart" and I thought it was great.
They were so inventive and it was FUN!! All of the judges dissed the dance because they didn't stick to the rules of the dance. I will admit that they treated the routine like it was freestyle and they didn't do a lot of the actual cha cha cha.
I'll let you judge it for yourself...
They scored the lowest with a 26 out of 30. Um - not a good way to start off the finale show!!
Next - the Freestyle round......
Laila and Max were first and they did the old school thing - it brought back such memories for me. Laila looked like a true flygirl!!
I liked the routine - but it wasn't my favorite.
What I realized about Laila is that she is a BIG girl. I mean, I should have noticed it before, but she always wears long dresses with a slit and she always looks great and her outfits are always very flattering. This week she wore short shorts and I really got to see how BIG and muscular her legs and hips are. This isn't always a great thing for female dancers because the male partner needs to be able to lift you up. Laila is way too much for Max to handle, so they didn't really do any lifts and that affected them in a negative way...
Apolo and Juliane pulled out all the stops with their freestyle breakdancing routine. I was blown away! Seriously they were fantastic!!!!!!!
I was so impressed when I watched this dance. I guess I always thought of Juliane as a "ballroom" dancer. Obviously she can do a waltz and a rhumba - she has great technique, but who knew she could breakdance????? I loved it!
Last but certainly NEVER least was Joey and Kym with their freestyle disco dance! I loved the way it started out slow and then they ripped off their clothes and proceeded to blow me away!!!!!
Check out the height on that jump!!!!
I've never seen so many lifts in one dance. Do you realize how hard that is????? They were amazing!!! I loved it.
They looked like they had so much fun doing this dance!!!! I feel like going over to Polyester's to get my groove on right now too!
Anyway, I'm going to watch the results show now and I can't wait to see who wins!!
Well, Apolo and Juliane won. I'm a little disappointed, because I really wanted Joey to win - but, I said I'd be okay with Apolo winning and he worked VERY hard. I loved their freestyle breakdancing routine last night!!
So, what am I going to blog about on Monday and Tuesday now? I'll guess I'll have to get involved in another show, or maybe get a life of my own.
I'm sure I'll have some good stories and pictures from the blogger gathering in June!! Can't wait!