Cue that theme music

Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 by Travis Cody in

It's live from Hollywood!

It's the toughest elimination of the season now. Whoever goes home just misses out on dancing in the finale.

But let's have some encores first, shall we?

Mya was brilliant in all three of her dances with Dmitry. The Waltz was elegant and sophisticated, and somehow short of perfect by 2 points. The Cha Cha Cha was crisp and energetic, and only 1 point short of perfect. The Salsa that was one of the best dances I've ever seen on the show. That was the one that got the perfect score. Click on the names of the dances to enjoy them.

I haven't been a fan of Joanna, but I do have to give her credit for dancing a beautiful and storybook Viennese Waltz. Props to Derek for his choreography all through the season, and for putting Joanna in a position to win. Click here to enjoy this dance.

Donny had a rough night, but he did rebound from Kym's wardrobe malfunction. The Samba wasn't his best dance of the season technically, but it was fun. Click here to enjoy the dance.

Kelly has come so far and for me, she and Louis were the performers of the night even though her scores were only good enough for 3rd place on the judges' leader board. The Rumba was confident and sweetly romantic. She attacked the Cha Cha Cha, which was her nemesis early in the season. And she managed to keep up with Quickstep choreography that was fast and extremely difficult. Click on the names of the dances to enjoy them.

Well I guess you got enough clips to enjoy, eh??

Here's a reminder of our leader board after Monday's performances:

87 Mya and Dmitry
81 Joanna and Derek
78 Kelly and Louis
74 Donny and Kym

The judges select the Salsa from Mya and Dmitry as their encore.

Yikes...we've got results right away. But no. HA! Psych! They gave the normal set up, and then didn't reveal a result. Pam is a bit grumbly about that...she's very nervous for Donny.

We have a performance from the film Nine to the song Be Italian. Excellent! The film opens on 25 Dec.

Alicia Keyes is in the ballroom with her latest single, Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart. Meh. That's not really my kind of music, and I didn't get to see our pros dance.

I'm sure you'll forgive me if I fast forwarded through the silly video clips. we have some results. The first couple in the finale is Mya and Dmitry. That doesn't surprise anyone, does it? It's Dmitry's first trip to the finals in his second year on the show.

Leona Lewis is in the ballroom now, performing the first single off her new album. It's called Happy, and I didn't hate it.

Results. The second couple in the finale is Donny and Kym. YES! We have joyful squees! I have a very happy girl on my hands gang. Heheheheheee! This is Kym's third trip to the finale. She has finished second twice.

The Bee Gees are in the ballroom, performing You Should Be Dancing, accompanied by a plethora of pros including Tony, Cheryl, Chelsie, and a fella I didn't recognize. Then Melissa Rycroft joined Tony for a bit of Hustle. But she didn't have any shoes on! What's up with that?

Oh we go.

The third couple in the finale is...Kelly and Louis! YAY! Awwww...her reaction is just precious. She's shocked. This is Louis' first trip to the finale.

Unfortunately that means that Joanna and Derek are out.

There you have it. We've got two shows left until we award the fabulous mirror ball trophy. It's going to go to one of these three couples...

Mya and Dmitry
Donny and Kym
Kelly and Louis

Tune in next week! You just never know what those wacky fans are going to do!


  1. I think the right choice was probably made here. Honestly, Joanna didn't have the fan base to survive, while the Osmond family alone can cast enough votes to send Donny to the finals...especially if they use Pam's voting techniques. Just sayin'.

  1. Travis, I think that Derek is the best dancer I've seen in a long time. I'm sorry he and his partner got cut! Thanks for commenting on the turducken! :)

  1. Linda says:

    I was quite pleased with the results myself as I really, really wanted both Donny and Kelly to go to the Finals whereas I didn't really care one way or the other whether it was Joanna or Mya (my dispatch partner thinks Mya is hot so he was rooting for her).

    Driller is right in that Donny has a HUGE fan base not just with his family but with people like myself and Pam who remember our crushes from years gone by and still love the guy. And as for Kelly, she earned her spot - she really, really did. Didn't you just love Ozzie's expression when he saw his little girl made the Finals?!?

  1. Dianne says:

    I'm thrilled for Kelly!! and she was so genuinely shocked and thrilled, made it even more delightful

    I'm so pleased that I have been voting for her from the beginning

  1. Marsha says:

    I was worried between Donny and Kelly....never thought that they would both make it and that Joanna wouldn't. But then, it IS about fan base isn't it!!

  1. Jamie says:

    Today's Oprah has the cast of NINE. First time I will be watching her in years. I so want to see that movie.

  1. Jamie says:

    Yeah for Kelly!!!! She may not get the trophy, but her hard work deserved to pay off to get her this far!!!

  1. Bond says:

    I think you made an excellent point again..Derek's choreography is what kept Joanna in the competition...

    I squeed when Kelly made it!

    I loved her facial took a second and then she was like 'we made it?!?!?!?!'

  1. Anndi says:

    YAY KELLY!!!

    Thank goodness Joanna was sent home.

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