Dancing with the Stars

2005, TV Show

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

Season 11, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: The ninth-round results show includes performances by Annie Lennox and Enrique Iglesias. Also: the Design-a-Dance performance, featuring a dance style, song and dancers decided by viewers.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2010
Guest Cast Enrique Iglesias Annie Lennox

Dancing with the Stars Episode Recap: Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 Season 11, Episode 19

The final three couples face off on Dancing with the Stars with two of their last four routines, including the highly anticipated freestyle. How did they do? Find out below!

Ah, the Mirrorball is within reach! But first, everyone must survive four more routines, two tonight: the Redemption Dance — a dance that the judges believe each star could do better — and the freestyle.

Redemption Dance
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer: Foxtrot

Remember that? TV theme week. '70s, Charlies Angels and porn 'stache? No gimmick this time. Len drops by to help out — and hold Kyle. That is quite the gold lamé jacket, Kyle. This is a vast improvement from their swingin' '70s effort. Kyle's footwork is tight and compact. His posture and hold are solid. Unfortunately, a low-key dance like the foxtrot doesn't play to Kyle's performance strength of full-out enthusiasm. Still, he's looking hella suave. Len says he's gone from messy Massey to marvelous. Bruno calls him sharp and slinky. Carrie Ann says he was great, but thinks he danced too within himself at the beginning. Meanwhile, Tom tells y'all to stop complaining about results if you don't vote — and to not shoot your television.
Score: 27

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas: Jive

No more monkey business! Bristol and Mark are shedding their gorilla costumes for regular clothes. But Bristol is more concerned about the "haters" hatin' on her place in the finale. She doesn't think people are acknowledging her improvement. Well, she is improving, but let's be real, Brandy was better. Bruno visits and tries to get some personality out of her. Is it just me, or does it seem like Bristol is wearing surgical booties? Anyhow, this is a slight improvement, performance-wise. Bristol is definitely looser, shimmying and bouncing around with a tad more flair. Technique-wise, though, she desperately needs to pick up the pace. Her hesitant footwork is lackluster and it's glaring against Mark, who is still dancing maniacally and about 14 miles faster. Sarah loves it! Bruno says he got something out her. Carrie Ann says she was brighter and more vibrant than before, but says her toes weren't pointed. Len says she went from gorilla to thrilla.
Score: 27

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough: Paso doble

Jennifer calls her first wild paso her low point. Carrie Ann says she has to work on her shapes since she's petite. Carrie Ann invokes the Ghost of Kate Gosselin to tell her what not to do. "You know how Kate was [makes robotic movements]?" she says. "You want to be round." Hilarious! Team Jenougher goes the dark, dramatic route this time — way more befitting for this dance. (Their first paso was during Rock Week.) Jen is very controlled, but aggressive, and not frantic at all this time. Her lines, extensions and footwork are gorgeous. The restrained approach captures the taut tension in the paso. Jamie Lee Curtis hearts it, as does Melanie Griffith. Is she vice president of the Jennifer Grey Fan Club? Carrie Ann says this is the meaning of redemption. Len says there was a lovely mix of expression and aggression, and gives her a rarely seen standing O. Bruno says it was an evening in sultry Seville.
Score: 30

Freestyle
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer

Kyle picks the 69 Boyz's "Tootsee Roll" as his song because it's his favorite. He loves the fact that there's so much pressure because he thrives under it. Boy doesn't lie. This is a fun, wild, creative and full-out Hip-hop routine with lots o' booty shaking and smacking, cartwheels, flips, the worm and all that jazz. It's totally Kyle and totally awesome. But I'm biased and will say that Apolo and Julianne's old school Hip-hop freestyle is my favorite. Len says it was great fun, even though he's not a fan of the "boogaloo" dancing. Bruno calls it explosive entertainment. "This ol' fly girl loves it," Carrie Ann says. She dubs Kyle the Fresh Prince of Dancing with the Stars. Hey, Len, why are you incapable of giving Kyle a 10?
Score: 29
Total: 56

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
Mark wants to do "Cell Block Tango" from Chicago. Bristol has never seen it or heard of it. Blasphemy! At the risk of sounding like a dork, my friend and I wrote a sequel song to "Cell Block Tango." It was fab, if I do say so myself. Bristol is feeling defeated, crying about the haters again. At this rate, she'll beat Jen's count of mentioning she's 50. Bristol automatically gets cool points for those hot boots. Other than that, they made a boo-boo in trying to redo such a famous, classic number. First off, it's technically not an original freestyle. Secondly, don't give people something to compare you to — let alone a high standard that probably cannot be topped. Bristol starts off in a cage, and they move onto chairs and some push-pull dancing with a ribbon. It's a pretty sexy number, with a dry hump from Mark, and Bristol is technically competent, but completely out of her league when it comes to selling the sultriness. Bruno gives her credit for aiming so high since this is an iconic number, but didn't think she hit the level the song required. "Did I just see Bristol Palin dancing in a cage?" Carrie Ann says. She gives her credit for that for trying to match Chicago. Guys, she's not auditing a class. Enough with the credits! Len thinks it was fantastic. "Bruno just asked if we're using the cage after the show," Tom quips.
Score: 25
Total: 52

Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough

Jennifer is nervous about the tricks because she doesn't want to reinjure her neck. Derek wants to be safe, but he also wants to push her, so he's easing her into it slowly. They're dancing to "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)" from Dirty Dancing. Is it just me or did this seem shorter than the other two? It's sassy and full of gravity-defying lifts. He does a good job of masking her physical limitations, but I'm underwhelmed, espeically when you consider how great Derek's past winning freestyles were. It's a technically precise number and entertaining — though not as much as Kyle's. The judges will probably lavish her with praise though. Carrie Ann says it was perfect. Len calls her a juggernaut heading for the Mirrorball trophy. Let's not make it that obvious. Bruno says she was equally brilliant in two different dances. Jen tells Brooke that she chose this song instead of "Time of Your Life" because the latter is a song and routine between her and Patrick Swayze.
Score: 30
Total: 60


So Jennifer tops the leaderboard again with yet another perfect 60. Bristol again is last with 52.

That's all for now. What did you think? Did the freestyles exceed your expectations? Who redeemed themselves? Will you heed Tom's plea to vote, not complain and not to shoot your TV? Do you love "Tootsee Roll" (and Tootsie Rolls) too? Is Kyle the Fresh Prince of Dancing? How hysterical was it when Carrie Ann mocked Kate Gosselin? Who do you think will win?

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The final three couples face off on Dancing with the Stars with two of their last four routines, including the highly anticipated freestyle. How did they do? Find out below!

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