Apolo Anton Ohno with Julianne Hough, Dancing with the Stars
There's something delicious about a show where nerves are on end and no one is a sure thing. "I have no idea who's going to win this," says dance pro Jonathan Roberts, who stopped by to chat just moments before this Monday night's competition began. He was seated in the audience with his former celebrity partner, Heather Mills. All 11 competing couples will return tomorrow night to dance in the grand finale. But for now, they were just there to watch the toughest, most important dances of the season alongside a number of famous former contestants: Harry Hamlin, Jerry Springer, and Mario Lopez, seated with his girlfriend and f
Ian Ziering and Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars
We started with 11 couples. Now there are three. And the head judge is jazzed about the finals. "It's going to be magic," Len Goodman said immediately after Tuesday night's results show, which sent Ian Ziering packing. Ziering gave the competition everything he had and wanted to stay in the worst way. But, says Ziering, "It really wasn't so unexpected. There are better dancers out there."
Goodman agrees. It may have been a tight, four-way race to the finish, but Goodman thinks the right three couples made it into the finals. "As much as I loved Ian's performances last night, I think it was justified that he was the one sent home as the weakest dancer. If he had been in Season 1, 2 or 3, he would've been in the finals. But he's come up against three incredible couples."
Goodman has presided over four seasons of
Dancing with the Stars' Ali-Chmerkovsky and Johnson-Fatone pairings
It's takes a lot more than a familiar face to come out on top on ABC's Dancing with the Stars — it takes some extremely fancy footwork. With just weeks to go in the competition, TV Guide gets you better acquainted with the professionals who make the stars' dancing shoes shine.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy (partnered with Laila Ali)Season 2 partner: Tia Carrere (placed sixth)Season 3: Willa Ford (placed seventh) In a nutshell: "I've never danced with anyone my height, or my build."Asked if w