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The Dancing with the Stars season 21 finale packed in a ton of entertainment in just two hours. Erin Andrews covered a huge dance extravaganza at The Grove with a cast of characters who did their best to channel their inner Rockette. Chaka rocked some serious red feathers. Hayes was adorable. Victor popped out of a present on the stage. Peta is definitely back. Allison is seriously showing and could have easily ridden in on a donkey. It was a Christmas-themed extravaganza after all. Gary Busey was wearing a Santa hat driving a trolley for goodness sake! (PS: WATCH OUT PEOPLE!)
It’s the Dancing with the Stars finals and everyone is in major inspirational catch phrase mode. Contestants have “nothing to lose and everything to gain,” while pros are “in it to win it.” The producers decide to celebrate the last few days of season 21 with a party vibe. Meghan Trainor is obviously invited to be a guest performer.
She opens the show with the kicky song “I’m Better When I’m Dancin’” wearing a black lycra number with fun latin-feathery fringe. Then a bunch of boys in white suits with tails take the stage and I’m confused. They are followed by a gaggle of girls who are in the same outfit I wore when trying out for drill team in 1992. Once a group of random non-pro dancers pop up in shorty shorts and t-shirts, I decided that ABC was going for an eclectic thing. At least Meghan didn’t Marvin Gaye and get it on with any of the contestants…
Tom explains that the contestants will be dancing a Judge’s Choice and Freestyle this week. First up? Carlos and Witney. Raise your hand if you knew they were doomed based on the dancing lineup alone? Was that just me?
We are in the home stretch with season 21 of Dancing with the Stars. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been complaining about Derek and Bindi never performing first for 10 whole weeks! Who would have thought my wishes would be granted on semi-final night? And who cares that it doesn’t technically count as “going first” when you’re performing three times in one night. Po-TAY-tow, pa-TAH-tow.
We begin with a spotlight dance, showcasing the bling, fringe and extreme hair game of all the remaining pros in the competition. Lindsay, Witney and Sharna are the female contenders dancing against Derek and Val. Unfortunately Val is just a prop since Tamar had to bow out of the race due to serious blood clots in her lungs. That’s serious stuff. The ballroom wishes her well as the remaining four contestants prepare to perform a dance style they’ve never performed before, a trio and a dance-off. Let’s get to it!