Ballroom Bowl II -
Let's end "Dancing With The Stars" on a Sunday with a
2-hour show. Who won? I don't know. Let's find out.
To support the finalists, we welcome back the rejected
from the past 7 weeks, each one taking it to the
floor. And then, out come the finalists, Stacy & Tony,
Drew & Cheryl and Jerry & Anna. Now, we get the
highlights from Thursday's show. 2 teams tied for the
lead after round 1, with Jerry getting the right
performance at the right time. Stacy's fox trot was on
replay and was pleased with that, Drew reworked his
paso doble, and the crowd just went berserk, and that
capped the first round. On came the freestyle round,
and Jerry went for the retro look. That worked like a
charm. Stacy decided to stay 70's this round, but it
went in the wrong time zone, and then Drew posted back
to back 30's with his cowboy routine. So far, Drew &
Cheryl have 60, Stacy & Tony have 56, and Jerry & Anna
have 53. But that's only 1/2 the story. Tonight,
they'll perform for the judges one last time in the
hopes that one will be crowned champion. Let's roll!
First off, Jerry & Anna doing a cha-cha to "Think" by
Aretha Franklin. Anna put his hands above Jerry by the
start, and both did some footwork moves, but Anna made
up with a leg lift, a few shakes, and spins with a dip
to end the song. The crowd is chanting his name. Now,
let's see if the judges like it. Carrie said it was
like a celebration, Len said the admiration never
waned, and Bruno said the footwork is thriving, and we
got the scoreboard right here:
CARRIE ANN: 9
Overall Total: 80
And they strike first.
And up for their turn is Stacy & Tony doing a samba to
"Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin. Both did some
pumps and a shimmy move, which has another in the
later seconds, and another a few more. Stacy did a
kick, followed by a floor spin & slide through to end
it. Now we go to the judges: Carrie Ann said it's not
physique, but what moves it, Len said it had fantastic
moves, and Bruno said it had the awesome power of the
weapon of mass seduction. Now, the scores....
CARRIE ANN: 10
Overall Total: 86
And the lead is taken away.
Finally, Drew & Cheryl doing a jive to "Hound Dog" by
Elvis Presley. Drew did a guitar gesture to start off,
then he did a slide-through later. Cheryl did some
spins, both did a shimmy move, then, Cheryl did a dip,
and a slide through, while Drew did a jump over &
slide to end it. Now, we go to the judges: Carrie said
it was the most exciting performance from day 1, Len
said it's been a joy to watch, and Bruno said it put
so much energy & power. Now, one last time this
season, the numbers....
CARRIE ANN: 9
Overall Total: 87
Despite the jeering from the crowd, they take the
Now, a performance from salsa champs Yesenia &
Rodridgo with Mary J. Blige doing "Family Affair."
Yesenia did some spins, and a kick, but there was a
camera shake that didn't adjust your sets, people. She
also did a flip over, a split & a 3/4 dip. Both did
some armwork, but Yesenia did a flip over, and
contortionist moves at the end. Now we award the
Bronze Medal, and it goes
to.....................................Stacy & Tony!
She gets a video tribute, and tells Jerry he's such a
great man, and to Drew, he's a fan of himself. So now,
it's Jerry & Drew going for the gold. In the audience
are season 1 champs, Kelly & Alec, and over in the
locker room, Jerry knows he's happy to be moving on
with his life, and Drew says he'd had no problem if
Now, we introduce the rejected starting with Act I.
First, Kenny & Andrea doing the cha-cha. Next, Tatum &
Nick doing a waltz, followed by Giselle & Jonathan
doing a rhuma, and finally P. & Ashly doing a Jive.
All of them joined P. & Ashly for twist bouncing and
ended with a grab & position move. And now...Act II.
It starts with Tia & Max doing a Tango, followed by
Georeg & Edyta doing a quickstep, and finally, Lisa &
Louis doing a Jive, and all danced to joined them at
the end. How did they get here, well....
It started with all 10 dancers on one floor. Kenny &
P. failed to deliver, and soon, Kenny was gone. Week 2
came and there was a quickstep controversy over P.
That didn't get over Tatum's routine as she was gone.
Week 3 rolled around, and Drew & Stacy tied for the
lead. The best, however, went to Tia & Max for their
tango, but Giselle & Jonathan couldn't tangle as they
were gone. Week 4 came, and Jerry revved up his
engines while P. sputtered and ran out of gas. Week 5,
and Stacy started out perfectly, while Tia & Max found
a way to get out of the race. Week 6, 2 30s were
posted and George was ejected on the elimination
board. The semis came along, and 2 routines put Drew &
Stacy at the top, while Lisa was on her way out. That
brings us to the finals, where tonight, Stacy is gone.
For a brief moment, Giselle said the tango was her
favorite, P. opened a ballroom studio, Tia had no idea
when her husband heard her on result show day, and
George did some humor. Lisa is now sitting next to
Stacy, but who else will they sit next to?
Now, another performance by Mary J. Blige doing "Be
Without You" while moments of the show are shown on
the big screen. But who are Drew & Jerry. Let's break
'em down. Jerry: the warrior, he gets effort from
football experience and has popularity by a great
fanbase. Drew: The entertainer, he gets technical
dancing skills, and is best known for his
performances. Jerry is a football player who is a
great partner & gentleman, and thanks Anna for having
confidence in him. Drew is a boy band singer who
wanted to get out by week 1, but made it to the end.
He says he wants to remain friends for a long time.
Now the time has come. Who won? The winner of Dancing
With The Stars 2006
Cheryl! Jerry, who know has a silver medal, gets to
thank his partner, because they kept fighting and
never gave up. How did that feel? Cheryl was in shock.
Drew said he couldn't ask for a better scenario. And
now, they'll play the victory song, "He's the Greatest
Dancer." From 98 Degrees to Broadway and now DWTS.
Drew is, will be, and always the greatest dancer. And
there you have it, whether you did a samba with Sarah
Lane, a jive with Jeff Gordon, or a Paso Doble with
Bruce Campbell, it's got to be "Dancing With The
Stars." Until next season, I' m Pierre Kelly saying
dots & power pellets, I'm out.