May 25, 2011 / by Kevin Brackett
The Season 12 winner is announced. The Black Eyed Peas, The Go-Go’s and Sara Evans perform.
Dancing with the Stars Results Show: Week Ten Racap from ABC.com:
The entire Season 12 cast returns to the dance floor for the grand finale. As for the three finalists, they still have one more round of dancing to go.
But first we’re treated to a rockin’, laser-friendly performance from the Black Eyed Peas. Then Psycho Mike Catherwood returns to strut his stuff with a little help from the Dance Troupe and his partner Lacey Schwimmer. After that, Petra Nemcova and partner Dmitry Chaplin Waltz out to the floor as surprise guest Josh Grobin sings “You Raise Me Up” just a few feet away.
Kendra Wikinson and Louis van Amstel are “Livin’ La Vida Loca” as their Samba leaves the crowd roaring. Then Sugar Ray Leonard and Chris Jericho duke it out on the dance floor with their respective partners, Anna Trebunskaya and Cheryl Burke. The dance was nice, but afterwards Chris does a spot-on impersonation of Bruno that’s flat-out hilarious.
The Go-Go’s perform “We Got the Beat” to celebrate the winner of this season’s Design a Dance competition. Wendy Williams stops by to say hi and then Romeo and Chelsie Hightower do a routine to “The Greatest Love of All.” And Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff do a fine little Quickstep.
When it came time for the final three to do their final “favorite” dance, Chelsea and Mark do the Viennese Waltz to the “Theme from Harry Potter.” It was a lively, magical routine. Len says Chelsea is a fantastic dancer and Bruno exclaims they are all under her spell. Carrie Ann says Chelsea is a beautiful, talented, graceful dancer. Trip-10s gives them a perfect score on Finale Night.
Kirstie and Maks do one more Cha Cha Cha as they perform their favorite dance. Kirstie’s transformation on the dance floor (not to mention her big drop in dress size) has been amazing. Bruno thought Kirstie never danced better than she did this night. Carrie Ann felt a little magic. Len agreed with Bruno, saying Kirstie just did her best dance. Trip 10s gives this dynamic duo the second perfecto of the night!
A smiling Hines (is there any other kind) hits the floor to do an energetic Samba with Kym. He even pulled out a “terrible towel” at the end of the routine. Carrie Ann says Hines has consistently danced with heart. Len says he brings every dance to life. Bruno says Hines is irresistible when he hits the floor. 10-10-10 means we’re three-for-three with perfect scores for the night.
Sara Evans gives a live performance as we watch video highlights of the final three dancing their hearts out. Then the third place couple is announced. It’s Chelsea and Mark. After another long, challenging, thrilling season, we learn that Kirstie and Maks came up just short, as Hines Ward and Kym Johnson are named the Season 12 winners of Dancing With The Stars. Congrats to this terrific team. See you in the fall!