Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

Dancing with the Stars Episode: "Dancing With the Stars"

Season 9, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: The ninth-round results show. Included: performances by Alicia Keys; Leona Lewis; and Barry and Robin Gibb. Also: a themed dance celebrating the film "Nine"; and a dance from Melissa Rycroft.
Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2009
Guest Cast Alicia Keys Robin Gibb Leona Lewis Barry Gibb

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 Season 9, Episode 19

One last couple gets the boot on Dancing with the Stars as three pairs secure spots for the Season 9 finale. Plus, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, the Bee Gees, the dancers from Nine and Melissa Rycroft perform. How did it all go down? Find out below!

Shocker! Mya and Dmitry's salsa get the encore, mostly because Len wants to see her tooty-fruity booty again. Recaps follow, during which we learn Kelly totally improvised her rumba solo because she forgot the choreography. And yet she still did more than Joanna did in her choreographed solo. Joanna says she's going to treasure the judges' comments forever. Donny's crying, embarrassed and mad that he blew his tango, but does a Jekyll/Hyde after he kicks ass in the last two dances. Mya's scared for next week. Hmmm...

Time for more stalling. Everyone comments on their competition. Like Kenny Mayne did, the others confuse Mya for a pro. Joanna has graceful lines, but is too hard on herself, Donny says. Pot, kettle? The gals don't think Donny makes any mistakes, except for having wardrobe malfunctions, that is. Kelly has transfixed her rivals with her metamorphosis into an elegant woman.

Next are back-to-back performances from Nine dancers (The Dench should be here) and Alicia Keys, and a cringeworthy, lip-synching "Under Pressure" music video that I am embarrassed to be watching. Freddie Mercury is spinning like a top in his grave. And now, 28 minutes in, we get our first result.

First safe couple:
Mya and Dmitry

Leona Lewis takes the stage next, looking less lioness than she usually does. Thankfully, no one hits her in the face. Backstage, Mya's happy, naturally. Joanna's near tears reminiscing about her journey and looks resigned to leaving.

Second safe couple:
Donny and Kym

The Bee Gees conclude the Endless Night of Performances with "You Should Be Dancing," a rendition that's more chipmunk-y than usual, to celebrate their 50th anniversary. A barefoot Melissa Rycroft joins in on the hustle with Tony at the end — back by popular demand. Raise your hand, er, comment below, if you signed the petition to get her back.

Pro Routines
Pros work hard, guys. Don't hate. We get a behind-the-scenes look at how these danceaholics put together pro routines every week on top of choregraphing for their respective celebs. Derek tells us there have been 24 performances so far this season. There's always chaos, bickering and it's hell to be in charge of 10 other egos, Louis says. Who wants to name all 10? But when it all comes together, it's fan-tabulous. But since life is all about irony, only one of the results show's performances featured pros.

We finally get down to business. Sam tells us Joanna and Derek and Kelly and Louis are not necessarily the bottom two couples. Giving some final words, Len tells Kelly she has taken dancing to heart and that Joanna has been the most consistent. And it will be... Joanna and Derek leaving.

They look like they were totally expecting it. I think if Kelly had one of her average nights, Joanna may still be in this thing. Alas, Kelly came out swinging and won over even more peeps. The crowd also cheered rather vigorously for Kelly when the result was announced, which has got to sting for Joanna. She says it's been an amazing experience and thanks everyone for the opportunity. The Berge says they're going to break from tradition and have J. and D. do their Viennese waltz as their last dance. So, uh, is this a special treatment type of thing or will this be the new protocol? Because it's majorly sketchy if it's the former.

So, our final three: Mya and Dmitry; Donny and Kym; Kelly and Louis. I can see all of them winning — Mya on technique, Donny on popularity and Kelly for that transformation storyline that gets your heart all fuzzy and eyes all teary. There will also be a first-time pro winner. Fun fact: This is the first final without BFFs Ballas and Hough — or that other Hough, Julianne — since Season 3.

What do you think? Did Joanna deserve the boot? Should they have broken protocol at the end with their "very special performance"? How can we burn that "Under Pressure" video or bleach it from our memories? Did you like Melissa's return to the ballroom? What was with Alicia Keys' fugly thigh-high blue boots? Are you looking forward to next week's freestyles? Who's your current pick to win? Vote below!

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One last couple gets the boot on Dancing with the Stars as three pairs secure spots for the Season 9 finale. Plus, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, the Bee Gees, the dancers from Nine and Melissa Rycroft perform. How did it all go down? Find out below!
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