The View: Dancing With The Stars: All Stars Finale
Three couples made it to the final round on Dancing With The Stars: All Stars, but there could only be one winner of what Barbara Walters called the “big ugly ball” trophy. It must have been a short night for the three finalists, because they were in New York City this morning to perform once again.
The View: Kelly & Val Pasa Doble
Performing a pasa doble to “Espana Cani” were second place team Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy. The View stage isn’t the most ideal fake ballroom, but the two made it work for all their twists and turns.
They sure didn’t put much work into the costumes for this performance on the View. It looked like they were wearing workout or rehearsal clothes. Who do they think they are, Justin Bieber?
Watch their performance and keep reading below for more details.
The View: Kelly Monaco Val Chmerkovskiy Dating?
Sherri put the screws to Kelly about whether she and Val are dating. She brushed off the question by turning it back on Sherri, who never misses an opportunity to make things about herself.
What advice does Kelly have for those who watched? She said it’s a confidence building experience. “If you put your mind to anything, you can do it,” she said.
Kelly said it’s been seven years since her previous appearance on the show, and she felt more confident in her dancing this year. As for Val, he will have a cameo on General Hospital with Kelly soon.
The View: Shawn & Derek Dancing with the Stars
The other finalists, US Olympian Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough, danced to “The Nicest Kids In Town.” They seemed to be more energetic than their predecessors, and I’m betting that Shawn Johnson’s Olympic background didn’t hurt in terms of her athleticism this season.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck said asked about the risks this duo took during the season that might have cost them points with the judges. Derek was out of breath, but he said his first priority is entertainment.
The View: Shawn Johnson US Olympic Team
Shawn Johnson said she let Derek make most of the decisions about their dancing strategy. She trusted his instincts. Derek said he is always looking for ways to improve, but this year he is proud of every dance they did.
She also said it was great to have the US Olympic Team Fab 5 supporting them on Dancing with the Stars. The pair was also resilient in spite of an injury Derek had during the season.
The View: Melissa & Tony Samba
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were named the winners of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars this year. They visited The View to perform a samba to the song “Conga.” Maybe I don’t know the dance styles very well, but it seemed like they were very leisurely about their moves compared to the other couples. I guess they could just be phoning it in now that they’ve won.
Dancing With The Stars: All Stars Winners
Sherri Shepherd said that Melissa redeemed herself by winning this all star season after coming close in a previous competition. She praised Tony for smiling through every circumstances.
Melissa Rycroft said she is proud of her dance partner. Tony’s seven-year-old daughter was in the audience. He and his wife celebrated their 13th anniversary on finale night. Their daughter is already taking gymnastics classes, and Tony’s wife is taking dance lessons.
The View: All Stars Mirror Ball Trophy
Where is the trophy going to end up? Melissa wants to put it somewhere where everyone can see it. Both dancers sustained injuries during the season but pushed through the pain, and I guess it paid off.
Melissa said she is retiring from dancing now that she has won the competition. Barbara derailed the entire show by asking what the trophy is made of. She needs to find something else to obsess about.