The all three female finalists of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" went all out on Monday night, November 26 before the final results are announced on Tuesday. Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft and Shawn Johnson tried to give their best when delivering two numbers each, one was an encore performance from earlier in the season and the other was a "super-sized" freestyle.
Kelly and Val Chmerkovskiy recreated a paso doble for their encore performance, which Len Goodman called her "best dance to date." Bruno Tonioli compared her to a "fire angel ... driven by desire," but noted a "slight mishap" with her hand. Carrie Ann Inaba also said, "There was a little goof-up," but praised Kelly for her effort to get so far on the show. The soap opera star eaned 29.5 out of 30 points.
She got the same score for her second dance of the freestyle. Len commented, "It lacked a little bit of originality for me, but the actual dance was spell-binding." Bruno "loved the blend of Cirque du Soleil with Dirty Dancing," while Carrie Ann branded it "the perfect dance."
Melissa and Tony Dovolani chose to re-do their spicy samba, which earned them a perfect score of 30. The judges had nothing but good words as Len praised her "great technique, great rhythm." Bruno gushed, "What a wonderful blend of moves."
Melissa delivered another flawless performance with her freestyle as she decided to take "a huge risk" and not "play it safe." Bruno said, "Fantastic extension, beautiful lines," and Len chimed in, "That had passion. It was wonderful." The TV host earned another 30 points.
Shawn and Derek Hough decided to recreate their rule-breaking quickstep from week 3, but the judges were not that impressed. "I'm sad that you didn't choose to follow the rules, because at this point, it matters," Carrie Ann commented. Len added, "Unfortunately, it is a fantastic routine - you're not allowed to break hold, which you did. You're not allowed to do lifts, which you did." As Bruno explained that their scores "are bound by the rules," Shawn only got 27 points.
Shawn redeemed it with her second performance. Carrie Ann said, "That was super-sized and sensational ... You do not disappoint!" Len admitted it "was totally unexpected," while Bruno described it as being "Fierce! Flawless! Exciting! Explosive brilliance!" Shawn earned 30 points for her freestyle.
Kelly, Melissa and Shawn will dance a jive, cha-cha or samba on Tuesday, before the winner is announced.
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy - Paso Doble:
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani - Samba:
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy - Freestyle:
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani - Freestyle:
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough - Freestyle: