May 22, 2012 02:14:32 GMT
The Welsh opera singer tops the leaderboard with a total score of 60, while fellow finalists William Levy and Donald Driver trail behind with 59 points each.
The remaining contestants of "Dancing with the Stars" season 14 were going all out on Monday, May 21 in their attempts to win the mirror ball trophy. Each of the three pairs performed two routines, a ballroom dance and a freestyle.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke came out first to perform the cha-cha. "Good as I've ever seen in 14 seasons of cha-cha-cha!" Len Goodman commented. "That was an intoxicating Cuban cocktail... Your hip action leaves me green with envy," Bruno Tonioli said, while Carrie Ann Inaba added, "Sophistication in the movement... You've grown miles." The telenovela star got a perfect score of 30.
The judges gave away another perfect score to Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, who danced the paso doble. Bruno said the routine was "full of vivid, luscious, artistry," while Carrie Ann compared watching the opera singer to watching a prima ballerina. Len, meanwhile, called it "fabulous."
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd danced the Argentine tango. Carrie Ann loved the "new crispness" in all his moves, while Bruno commented, "It had intensity... I could read everything in the story, and it was very, very effective." However, Len thought it was "a tad careful," and gave the football player 9 points, for a total of 29 points.
In the second round, William and Cheryl's freestyle was deemed "too predictable" by Len. "I'm fed up with it!" he added. In contrary, Carrie Ann said, "That was exactly what a freestyle should be." Bruno also liked it. William got 29 points for a total score of 59 out of 60.
Katherine once again shone with her fun and fast freestyle. "That was a dance of a champion -- you are a champion!" Carrie Ann declared, while Bruno said, "I have never seen so much content!" The Welsh beauty got another perfect score for a total of 60 points.
Donald also won the judges' hearts with his freestyle, which earned him 30 points. Carrie Ann said in her comment, "No offense to anybody in past seasons... This is my favorite finals and that is my favorite dance tonight!" Len chimed in, "You came out, an enormous chance, you went right left field. Fantastic!" The NFL athlete got a total score of 59.
On Tuesday, May 22 results show, these three finalists will perform a new routine for the 24 Hour Challenge. The champion of the season will be announced later that night, with Kelly Clarkson and ousted contestant Gladys Knight billed as musical guests.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke - Cha-Cha:
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas - Paso Doble:
William Levy and Cheryl Burke - Freestyle:
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas - Freestyle:
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd - Freestyle: