The finale is here! Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman fought hard for that mirror ball trophy, but Kellie and Zendaya destroyed their competition, making this a two horse race for the win!
The season finale of Dancing With the Stars began on May 20 and while Kellie Pickler and Zendaya brought their A game and got perfect scores, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman fell a little flat. Zendaya pulled out all stops and won the Cha Cha challenge, while Aly got sexy and pole danced for the freestyle round and Kellie moved Carrie Ann Inaba to tears with her performance. The first of a two night finale, Kellie and Zendaya proved that they are the ones to beat!
‘Dancing With The Stars': The Scores
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff: (27/30) Jacoby and Karina danced a jive to “Shake It,” and they rocked it! Len Goodman said there was “improvement,” while Bruno Tonioli loved it but said he lost footing. I thought Jacoby was pretty good, but that definitely was not good enough for the finale!
Super Freestyle Round: (27/30) Jacoby killed it! It felt like Mardi Gras in New Orleans during Jacoby’s free style dance. There was stomping of feet and beating of drums, but Jacoby did make a lot of mistakes… However, the energy was so amazing it didn’t seem to matter!
Aly Raisman & Mark Ballas: (28/30) Aly was amazing! Dancing the samba to Shakira, Aly’s hips didn’t lie, and the judges loved it! Carrie Ann called Aly the full package, and Len said it was full of “sexy moves.” Somehow Aly didn’t get a perfect score, which was so unfair.
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Aly got sexy and pole danced for her free style round and it was fantastic! Being a professional gymnast, Aly used her strength to climb the pole and gave a stunning performance, and Len even called her “Alexander the Great!”
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough: (30/30) Kellie and Derek danced a quick step, and Kellie looked just like Marilyn Monroe! Derek pulled a Jacoby move and jumped over Kellie’s head, and they were seriously awesome! The judges loved it and Bruno called it “fantastic,” while Carrie Ann thanked them for improving on her one critique. Kellie is looking like the front runner right now!
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Kellie was literally weightless during her contemporary dance, and it was utterly stunning! Carrie Ann even broke down in tears after! It was so beautiful, and she got a standing ovation from the entire room. Bruno called it “spell binding,” while Len stood up and clapped. It was absolutely one of the best dances this whole season. Kellie is killing the competition!
Zendaya & Val Chmerkovskiy: (30/30) Len called Zendaya’s Samba “eye popping” and overall her critique was amazing. Bruno said she has a “natural flamboyancy.” I thought Zendaya and Val totally killed it, and Zendaya proved she is a truly sensational dancer. I think I see a mirror ball trophy in her future!
Super Freestyle Round: (30/30) Zendaya was fabulous at the freestyle dancing! Dancing a hip hop slash contemporary number, Zendaya was simply wonderful. Rocking out to Justin Bieber‘s “Beauty and A Beat,” Zendaya leaped off a stage, and Carrie Ann said it was the “perfect way to take it home.” She really was amazing.
Zendaya Wins The Cha Cha Relay
The four couples then competed in a Cha Cha relay, and it was the highlight of the night! Each star was better than the next, but the judges chose Zendaya as the winner!
Jacoby came fourth, Aly came third and Kellie came second.
The first of the two night finale, Zendaya and Kellie really tore down the competition. I predict they will be in the final two, but it is impossible to call a winner!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Who is going to win?
– Eleanore Hutch
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