This season of "Dancing With the Stars" is pro dancer Tony Dovolani's 14th season, but he's yet to win a mirror ball trophy. And Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy have danced their way to the finals, without ever scoring a ten.
Welcome to the "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale, where anything can happen and it's anybody's competition to lose.
While Dovolani and his celeb partner Melissa Rycroft have nabbed a series of perfect scores over the past three weeks, there's former mirror ball champ Shawn Johnson and her ultra popular partner, Derek Hough, to contend with. They like to break rules, and the judges like to ding them, but they're the darlings of this competition. And who doesn't like a good showmance? Kelly and Val have got that one in the bag.
Check out what happened on Monday night's super-sized performance show, how the judges scored, and what's on tap for tonight's finale.
Kelly Monaco and Val ChmerkovskiyAre they or aren't they? Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet asked this steamy couple point blank if they're an item, and they played coy. But Kelly and Val weren't a bit coy on the dance floor. Len Goodman told them their re-do of their week 3 paso doble was their "best dance to date," while their super-sized freestyle featured a bevy of backup dancers and Bruno Tonioli's praises on the couple's "blend of Cirque du Soleil with 'Dirty Dancing.'"
Paso doble: 29.5 points
Supersized Freestyle: 29.5 points
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
The only couple yet to win a mirror ball, this duo wants it bad. They've certainly earned it -- perfect scores have been the norm for them for weeks now -- and anyone would want nice guy Tony to win (this is the guy who's been saddled with partners like Kate Gosselin and Wendy Williams). But do they have the following? They certainly have the judges' vote. After Melissa and Tony's swan-like freestyle, Bruno called them "a gem." Carrie Ann Inaba chimed in with: "You took such humongous risks. And with great risks, comes great rewards." Len Goodman even said he wished he could give them an 11.
Samba: 30 points
Supersized Freestyle: 30 points
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
The Olympic gymnast and her flexible partner treated us to flips and dives with their acrobatic quickstep, breaking hold as often as possible. Len Goodman liked the dance, but not their rule-breaking stance. The by-the-book judge said, "You're not allowed to break hold, which you did. You're not allowed to do lifts, which you did." Carrie Ann said, "I'm sad that you didn't choose to follow the rules, because at this point, the points matter." Even Bruno said the judges' scores are "bound by the rules." Still, this couple achieved their goal of entertaining the audience, and have long vowed that this season is dedicated to their fans.
Quickstep: 27 points
Supersized Freestyle: 30 points
Tonight: It's a last chance with an instant dance, so these final judges' scores could change a bit, but the audience vote is locked in. Now, who will win?
The "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale airs on Tuesday, 11/27 at 9 PM ET on ABC.
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