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'Dancing with the Stars' Final Performances: Zendaya and Kellie in Close Race

May 21, 2013 03:46:38 GMT

Zendaya Coleman leads the pack after performing three dances in the final week of 'DWTS' season 16, trailed close behind by Kellie Pickler with only one point gap.


'Dancing with the Stars' Final Performances: Zendaya and Kellie in Close Race
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The four remaining pairs of "Dancing with the Stars" were all out on Monday, May 20 to get the judges and audience's approval to win the Mirror Ball trophy. Each team danced three numbers, a judge's pick dance, a cha-cha relay round and a supersized freestyle.

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff started out first, dancing a high-energy jive in the first round. Len Goodman, who advised Jacoby to make his kicks sharp during rehearsals, said "the footwork was a bit better" in the performance, but added, "You got excited on occasion and you lost it but overall I've got to say." Bruno Tonioli loved the energy, but noticed that he missed the beat "quite a few times." The NFL player got 27 out of 30 points.

Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas danced a samba picked for them by Bruno and the judge was pleased by their work. Carrie Ann Inaba praised her, "You've sort of got a combination of every other couple in the finals." Len complained something about her legs, but called it "terrific" anyway. The Olympic gymnast earned 28 points.

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough got a perfect score of 30 with their quickstep. Carrie Ann commented, "The one thing I was looking for was an improvement in your body contact, and I saw it." Bruno said, "Technically it was really a tour de force."

Val Chmerkovskiy got injured in his face during rehearsals earlier on Monday, but he was cleared to dance with Zendaya Coleman. They got a samba chosen by Carrie Ann, who called the performance "magical." Len enthused, "Eye popping, show-stopping, jaw-dropping!" The Disney star earned 30 points.

In the second round, Zendaya won the cha cha relay and got additional 5 points. Kellie was ranked in second place, Aly was in the third place and Jacoby was in the fourth place, earning 4, 3 and 2 points respectively.

When he returned for a tap dance-inspired freestyle in the third round, Jacoby went shirtless. Len described it as "like that 108-yard touchdown, you were bobbing and weaving." Carrie Ann said it was "unique," but she felt that the production overshadowed Jones. He earned 27 points.

Aly's freestyle was designed to be futuristic and showcase her gymnastic ability. Carrie Ann dubbed it "one of the most amazing routines" and Bruno commended her for taking "an incredible risk." She earned 30 points.

Kellie's contemporary freestyle was equally stunning, with Carrie Ann praising it, "It was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen." Bruno added, "That really was a contemporary work of art." The country music singer got another perfect score.

Zendaya's freestyle mixed elements of contemporary, cha-cha and hip hop. Len liked it as he said, "There were so many parts to that number but it all came together and created a fabulous routine." Carrie Ann gushed, "You sealed the deal." The young actress scored 30 points.

At the end of the night, Zendaya led the pack with a total of 65 points, Kellie followed in the second place with 64 points, Aly was in the third place with 61 points, and Jacoby was in the last place with 56 points.

Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke revealed that there was a problem with the online voting, and suggested viewers to cast their votes via phone call and Facebook.

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