Hines, Kirstie + Chelsea Freestyle on Dancing With The Stars [VIDEOS]
It's now up to America to decide who wins the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars. Chelsea Kane and Hines Ward are tied at the top after last night's final round. Chelsea kicked things off, followed by Kirstie Alley and Hines closed the show. All had two dances. The first was chosen by the judges and then the infamous freestyle round, where anything goes.
Hines and his partner Kym Johnson decided to try something different. They chose to dance to the music from the movie "Drum Line," with a marching band. Since Hines always misses the halftime show at a football game, he wanted to create his own. Judge Carrie Ann said it wasn't a halftime show, it was the whole damn Superbowl. Watch his freestyle that scored him a perfect 30
Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy surprised everyone with a freestyle that included lifts and flips. Not bad for a 60 year old woman. Although she only received three 9's from the judges, she earned their respect. I'm almost half her age, and I don't know that I could do the dance she did last night. You go girl!
Chelsea and her partner Mark Ballas, whose birthday is today, went with a young, hip freestyle that included blinking lights on their hands and shoes. Although Chelsea's lights went out half way through the dance, it didn't slow her down. They received a perfect score for their freestyle.
So with Hines and Chelsea tied for first place and fan favorite Kirstie 5 points behind, who will win? A new poll has Kirstie with a slight edge over Hines to take the mirror ball trophy. Online voting continues until 11 this morning at ABC.com. I used up all my online votes this morning on Hines Ward. Although I wouldn't be disappointed if Kirstie won. She rocks!
We'll find out tonight on the two hour finale who will be crowned the winner. All three will dance one more time and Sara Evans will return to the dance floor to sing her #1 song "A Little Bit Stonger." Tune into ABC at 8 for an encore performance of last nights show and the finale begins at 9. If you miss who wins, we'll get you up to date tomorrow morning.
So, who do you think will win?