Stavros will not be able to live-blog the DWTS finale until later tonight. In the meantime, you can chat about DWTS here.

 

Hi I’m here! :)

As soon as I turned my TV on, I saw Ricki getting interviewed.  I guess that means she’s out of it.  Too bad-she was the best technical dancer this season.  I like my technique!!  So Rob and J.R. are the final two…hmm.  I think J.R.’s got this wrapped up.  If you told me Rob would be in the Top 2 in week one, I wouldn’t believe you.  Good for him!  Rob could always turn things around though–he’s got over 2 million Twitter followers, and his whole family together must have like 25 million viewers–tell them all to vote once and well…we’ll see!

Soon J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff will dance their final dances of the season!  J.R. will dance first, followed by Rob. 

Lookback on past weeks!  Wow…I only vaguely remember Meta and Elisabetta.  AH WE SEE KRISTIN’S ELMINATION.  Ugh Kristin was actually really good.  She should be in this final. Meta/Peta and Elisabetta/Val hit the stage.  Meta’s not half bad!  Elisabetta’s improved a whole lot too!

Next up is Kristin and Mark!  Love this jive (lindy hop?)!  She’s really a great performer.  Standing O from the judges.  What could have been…  Next up is another early favorite, Chynna Phillips.  They’re taking on the Mission Impossible dance that she botched and got eliminated from in week 4.  We’ll see how she does this time around!  Chynnda definitely could have cracked the finale as well.  MUCH BETTER this time around!  That’s a very good paso.  For (probably) the least talented season, all of these stars are bringing it tonight!  Completion without mistakes!  Immediate standing O from very pleased judges (especially Len). 

Carson is back…AGAIN!  It’s like the fifth time this season since his elimination.  He’s designing the dance and he wants it to be to Vogue by Madonna.  Anna says he’s Madonna and the pros are his back-up dancers.  They pair Maks with him!  Carson says he can cross that off the bucket list.  He’s going to “let it all hang out,” but not as much as Nancy Grace!  This man is a riot.  Tom thinks it’ll go viral within 3 minutes.  Here he is!  Haha Maks and Carson!  This is hilariously great!  It’s a total mess, but this is just so much fun!  WHAT ON EARTH DID I JUST WATCH!?  That was all sorts of greatness.

More retrospect–weeks 4-6.  Nancy Grace is up!  I  wonder why they’re putting her before Chaz and David.  It’s her foxtrot!  That was Nancy’s best dance by far, I thought at least.  Something about me always pulls for nancy to do well, and she’s doing fantastically here!  Go Nancy!

Next up is Chaz.  Buddy Schwimmer is back to join them!  Lacey is bouncing between them.  That wasn’t horrible!  Could’ve been much worse.  Chaz came back every single week to support.

DAVID ARQUETTE is back!  I liked him.  He says he missed dancing, and he’s only dancing to have fun.  Daivd and Kym are jioned by the troupe.  Happy Days is the song.  This is good!  Everyone’s improved leaps and bounds!  That was a lot of fun.

Lady Antebellum is here!  They’re singing Need You Now.  Lady Antebellum is one of those groups that really gets music and can sing beautifully live. 

More looking back–Halloween week (week 7).  Week 8.  Hope Solo performs!  It’s her “Valerie” performance.  I loved this one.  Maks and Hope have such great chemistry.  The judges are looking extremely pleased.   Instant samba’s coming next!

They both take the stage at the same time.  It’s the final dances!  J.R. is great, but his injury is still evident.  Rob and Cheryl were great, BUT I am sick and tired of Rob constantly shaking his butt and pointing and smiling at the judges.  CORRUPTION.  Len gives them both a standing ovation.  He says he rarely does it (ahem, this must be your tenth of the night…).  Bruno acknowledges Rob’s butt and says last week he was a long shot, but this week he’s in it to win it.  Carrie Ann said it was a great way to end the season, and for one of them it was just a victory dance.  I’m impressed until I remember this is the finale and the starts are supposed to be amazing.  They were good, certainly NOT amazing.  Carson in the crowd says he loved dancing with a Chmerkovskiy, and he’s saving Maks for the afterparty.  Can’t tell if Nancy was sarcastic about bringing dancing to her show.  SCORES.  J.R. and Karina: Carrie Ann – 10 Len – 10 Bruno – 10 – 30 – 102 for everything.

Rob and Cheryl: Carrie Ann – 10 Len – 10 Bruno – 10 – 30. OH PULEASE.  Neither one of those was a perfect performance!!!

THE FINAL RESULTS!  The winner will be either J.R. or Rob.  Rob has improved so much, but I think J.R.’s had it in the bag.  I wonder when the last time there were two male stars as the final two….

The winners and new champions of Dancing With the Stars are……………J.R. AND KARINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Crowd goes wild!  Audience looks thrilled!  Sparkles and fire!  Karina and J.R. look beyond happy.  This is Karina’s first time winning.  J.R. thanks America for believing in them.  Rob and Cheryl promise to see each other at least once a week and they will remain friends forever.  In Cheryl’s book, they won.  Whoever gets second on a show always gets no glory.  Hooray Mirror Ball trophy!  Actual value…nil, symbolic value…oh so much.  Thanks for a great season! 

Thanks to everyone for sticking with me this season.  I’ve tried my best to blog the best I can, and I hope I’ve lived up to your expectations.  Please note that I’ve been blogging all season, not MJ, so any problems you have shouldn’t be aimed at her but at me!  MJ runs a truly phenomenal blog and I’d like to personally thank her for this opportunity.  I hope to continue contributing to the site and I’m sure you’ll all be hearing from me soon!

CONGRATS TO J.R. AND KARINA!

 
  • http://twitter.com/elfstar89 Erika Fernandez

    Can someone post a livestream link.

  • callmecrazy

    Oooooo ten more minutes….I hope my live stream works…:O

  • YeahRight

    Who’s ready for a Rob Kardashian win?  Or at least a Rob Kardashian 2nd placing?

  • callmecrazy

    Well in either case/outcome I’ve got my rocky road ice cream ready…:D

  • callmecrazy

    Here is a live stream link….do not click the upgrade x though!!!  Just allow the seconds countdown elapse!

    http://tvpc.tv/Channel.php?ChannelID=6427

  • callmecrazy

    Omygosh has anyone seen the new commercial for Kohl’s sampling the Rebecca Black song FRIDAY?  They changed it to “It’s black friday friday…”…*ugh*

  • YeahRight

    I forgot all about Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace.

  • callmecrazy

    Blah my live stream went poof be gone…:/

  • Trina

    I still think any 3 of them can win.  After reading what J.R./Karina picked for their favorite dance reprieve I’m kind of expecting them to lose now. Hope I’m wrong though.

  • callmecrazy

    Krykie I missed Dmitry dancing:(

  • callmecrazy

    Well heck I guess I will have to wait and watch it here on the west coast….:/

  • http://twitter.com/nancy2heart nancy

    Trina, I LOVE J.R./Karina’s Jive!!!  And I’m also hoping for a WIN or them, for many reasons ~ but especially their dancing & spirit!

  • YeahRight

    I’m going to have the Psycho theme in my head all night now.

  • Anonymous

    Doing the happy dance! Third Place – Ricki and Derek!!!!!

  • Trina

    HOLY CRAP! Oh geez Rob is winning this thing isnt he?

    eta: Oh I LOVE J.R.s Jive, both of them, but the judges hated the first once so I thought it was foolish to pick that.

    I have nothing against Rob. I actually like him a lot and give him a lot of credit for improving but man if he wins his family will be unbearable. Seacrest will probably give him an E special LOL

  • YeahRight

    That is some straight bull.  And I have a feeling I’m going to repeat this same exact sentence later.

  • Anonymous

    I’m feeling pretty good about J.R. and Karina, but felt like the judges were going to give them 3rd place points tonight after their initial comments when the dance was over.

  • callmecrazy

    Well dang, now I am all out of rocky road ice cream…:O

    *bites nails*

  • YeahRight

    Seacrest will probably give him an E special LOL 

    You know the E! special is coming whether he wins or not.  Especially since he’s talking about going to law school.  I can see it now: “Rob Goes to Law School! Sundays on E!”

  • YeahRight

    With Ricki and Derek taking 3rd, the people on TWoP got their wish.  That place is going to be insufferable.  I’m going to have to avoid that place.

  • Anonymous

    Are the Kadashian’s still a sponsor for DWTS? I noticed a couple of weeks ago that Kadashian’s clothing line was one of the sponsors.

  • YeahRight

    Okay.  Carson Kressley done stole the show.  I can change the channel now.

  • callmecrazy

    Yayyyy my live stream is back o/

    I’m tired of  this song…:/

  • callmecrazy

    Omg that singer is shredding the Amy Winehouse song:O

  • callmecrazy

    These last fifteen minutes are killing me!

  • callmecrazy

    J.R. and Karina’s samba rolls are FABULOUS! o/ 

  • YeahRight

    Just hope that JR wins.  And if it’s Rob, have a book or something ready to throw.

    I’m happily watching Seinfeld right now.

  • callmecrazy

    I’m ready and have good aim!!!

  • callmecrazy

    Predictable 10′s all around by the judges….my goodness!

  • callmecrazy

    Oh that movie War Horse looks good…..love horseso/!

  • callmecrazy

    I was just thinking of Brooke’s hubby David Charvet ever thought of being on the show…he’s hot!

  • YeahRight

    I just turned back to the show.  Here we go.

    Yay! Still sucks about Rob being in 2nd place, but yay JR and Karina!

  • callmecrazy

    Ack the suspense@@

  • callmecrazy

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyo/o/o/o/o/o/o/

  • callmecrazy

    Awe, love how they lifted J.R. and Karina….o/o/

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan Black Swan

    Congrats to JR but on a personal note, how stoked am I for Rob? That dude just got 2nd place on a dancing show where people wanted him gone in week 1 and violently despise him. LOL.

    I hope the Kardashian ladies go back in a hole but Rob can stay in the public eye as long as he wants.

    #Rob :D

  • YeahRight

    Derek and Mark always got to lift somebody at the end.  Whether it’s each other or other people.

  • callmecrazy

    And hoorray and big thank yous to Stavros….o/  You did great with the DWTS blogging…hope to see your blogging next season…:)

  • Anonymous

    The right one won! So happy.

    callmecrazy, I love horses, too, but already know I can’t watch it – animal movies wipe me out I cry too easily and too much.

  • callmecrazy

    Whoa, that is true….:O

  • callmecrazy

    Oh me too…but I can’t help but watch them:) 

    What I can’t wait nor will watch are any of the animal cops shows on the animal planet channel..:(  Those are soooo heartbreaking and make me so incredibly upset..:( 

    I have 3 rescue dogs and wish I had the space(bigger house) to adopt/rescue more…o/

  • callmecrazy

    ^5′s…:)

  • everything

    The right person won.  The right person came in 2nd.  This season started off lousy with shock boots and Chazz Bono lingering.  But it ended the way it should.  Congrats to both JR and Rob.

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan Black Swan

    Whoever gets second on a show always gets no glory.

    ^Not true, especially for a show like DWTS. The 3 finalists will all be doing the talk show circuit this week. DWTS always treats all the finalists very well.

    In terms of any reality show, unless it involves CASH, making the finale is the win.

  • Anonymous

    Yay!! So Happy for Karina and JR , well deserved !! :) They looked sooo full of Joy , so glad we can have a different pro winner too.  Love Rob too, very humble and we can’t denied that he improved so much on the show, from a shy guy to a very confident one, he has definitely some more tolerable charm …… a lot better than his sisters i mean lol . :)

  • callmecrazy

    Love Seinfeld….saw my favorite eppy yesterday, ‘nipple gate’…:D

  • Trina

    Got a little lump in my throat when I saw how emotional Karina looked aww. Took her a long time to win that ugly trophy! Rob will be just fine after this. Hell he probably earned more respect than all 3 of of his sisters put together.

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan Black Swan

    Absolutely.

    Rob >>> his family.

  • callmecrazy

    I’m so happy for Karina as well…well deserved and a long time coming.   Thought she should have won when she was partnered with Mario Lopez *hubba hubba* 

  • callmecrazy

    Ok so the contestants earn 250 grand for the season no matter their placement right?  I wonder how much the winner receives?:O

  • Anonymous

    Aw, so nice to see Karina finally get a win after so many seasons of hard work.  And, JR is just a superb person, so I’m a little teary after seeing him win the ugly mirror ball!

    Thanks Stavros for keeping those of us not interested in X-Factor occupied :).  You did a great job blogging the show, and I hope to see you back around these parts soon!

    I’m still a little bitter over Chynna’s early exit, but on the whole it was a satisfying season.  

  • Anonymous

    I understand that. Breaks my heart to see an animal without a home. I know we got off topic. Sorry!

  • callmecrazy

    Awe, no worries…:) 

    Well some people have referred to DWTS as a dog and pony show so we were on topic…:D

  • YeahRight

    Yay! to JR and Karina!  Was anybody else nervous at the end there?  I was.

    Boo! to Rob coming in 2nd.  Yuck.  I hope he falls off the face of the earth, but that’s not going to happen.  Watch he gets his own E! show or special out of this.  And watch there be more Kardashians on this show.

    Sucks that Ricki and Derek came in 3rd, but they went out with class.  If only they all behaved that way. Ricki should be proud of herself. She shouldn’t be down. And I hope Derek is back next season.

    Nice talking DWTS with you folks.  And Stavros, you did great with the blogging.  Please continue next season.  I don’t know if I’m going to be around, but if you’re blogging, I’ll follow it that way.

  • Anonymous

    I agree…thought she should have won that season!!

  • YeahRight

    I’m still a little bitter over Chynna’s early exit, but on the whole it was a satisfying season. 

    Did you see that tango redemption?  If she didn’t forget everything, she probably would’ve been up there instead of Rob.

  • Anonymous

    So happy JR won!!!

  • callmecrazy

    Well schukins, now I am all dew eyed.  Sure has been a fun season chatting with us DWTS fans..:)  Hope to see y’all here again next season and with Stavros being at the helm of blogging for us….*cheers to us*o/

  • Anonymous

    JR is a deserving winner.  That’s awesome.   Love u Ricki!

  • callmecrazy

    Oh gosh if they invite Bruce Jenner to be on next season?:O  *shiveries*

  • Anonymous

    Stavros:  Thanks for your blogging!  Awesomeness.  MJ picked a good one!  :)

  • Anonymous

    “Thanks to everyone for sticking with me this season.  I’ve tried my best to blog the best I can, and I hope I’ve lived up to your expectations.  Please note that I’ve been blogging all season, not MJ, so any problems you have shouldn’t be aimed at her but at me!  MJ runs a truly phenomenal blog and I’d like to personally thank her for this opportunity.  I hope to continue contributing to the site and I’m sure you’ll all be hearing from me soon!”

    Very classy and thank YOU for making the show fun to watch. MJ is always so good to us.

  • YeahRight

    I think Rob already mentioned Bruce to be the next one on the show.  So, prepare for that.  Prepare to look at that face every week.  *shudders*

  • callmecrazy

    *glues eyes shut*

  • alterego7

    I would love to see a DWTS All-Stars – made up of previous non winners. 

  • Anonymous

    Did you see that tango redemption?  If she didn’t forget everything, she probably would’ve been up there instead of Rob.

    I am indeed happy about the redemption!  Ah, what could have been…..

    (And, I’m just going to pretend you didn’t mention that thing about Bruce Jenner.  That thought frightens me too much to discuss right now.)

  • callmecrazy

    YESo/  That is what I have been wanting for the longest time.  Bring back Gilles!

  • Anonymous

    Yay, my guy won.  It’s been a good reality tv year for me.  Congrats to JR and Karina!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Stavros for liveblogging DWTS. I’m on the West Coast, so I can cheat and see ahead which one I need to really pay attention too, and also all the Dmitry’s appearances.

  • YeahRight

    (And, I’m just going to pretend you didn’t mention that thing about
    Bruce Jenner.  That thought frightens me too much to discuss right now.) 

    Frightens me, too.  I think I actually bellowed “Noooooooo!!!!!” when Rob said that.  It’s either going to be Bruce or the head of that entire family operation, Kris.  Now, which one would you prefer?  Me?  Neither one of them.

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree with that.  Emmitt Smith had no dancing experience and did a great job–his only true misstep was the paso, I think.  Plus, Mario and Karina tended to do things that irked the judges and were kind of rude, whereas Emmitt and Cheryl were always really sweet.

    That said, I’m glad Karina won this year.  She’s an excellent dancer and Season 3 aside, I find her to be very likeable.  And she’s been saddled with some lemons over the years (Billy Ray Cyrus, anyone?)  So congratulations to JR and Karina on that well-deserved mirror trophy!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Stavros, I have thanked you for your fine recaps!  Now, the big question… will you be doing the same for  So You Think you Can Dance?  I have enjoyed your humor and delivery!  Thank you so much!

  • alterego7

    There was also controversy swirling that season re Mario Lopez having previous dance experience. He always came off – too polished. Whereas Emmitt Smith was the fish out of the water who went on to charm and excel.

    I am also happy for Karina (and JR).  In addition to Billy Ray Cyrus, she’s been stuck with Floyd Mayweather, Rocco Dispirito, Steve Wozniack, Mike Sorrentino.  And then she had cry baby Aaron Carter, who I thought was a good dancer, but could not take any criticism from the judges.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Tens for the final dances? Neither one of those was a perfect performance as Stavros says.  I relaize J.R.’s injury may have prevented him from doing some of the tricks.  I am glad he and Katrina did win and that Rob was in second place. 

    It was an interesting season – not boring at all.  I hope DWTS can get some terrific stars for the next season.  I would like to see Dmitry return.  I would also like to see some minority members join the Dance Troupe.

  • hcpoirot

    I am so glad at last Karina win one. Its about time.

  • butte009

    ” They pair Maks with him!  Carson says he can cross that off the bucket
    list.  He’s going to “let it all hang out,” but not as much as Nancy
    Grace!  This man is a riot.  Tom thinks it’ll go viral within 3
    minutes.  Here he is!  Haha Maks and Carson!  This is hilariously
    great!  It’s a total mess, but this is just so much fun!  WHAT ON EARTH
    DID I JUST WATCH!?  That was all sorts of greatness.”

    Carson danced with Val not Maks. His chance to dance with Maks was during the after-party…LOL

    Pleased with the results considering who the final 3 were. So congrats to JR and Karina!

    The next season is already starting in March. I wonder which ‘stars’ they’ll dig up?

  • Anonymous

    Gosh, Karina has had some duds.  Good for her on winning the big one!

  • Anonymous

     Now, which one would you prefer?  Me?  Neither one of them.

    Ditto that.  I find that Kardashian clan totally vile.  Kris seems to have an endless supply of daughters to pimp out in order to build her “empire”.  I can’t stand her.  I might hate Bruce even more for going from world-class, respected athlete to sissy-ass famewhore.  

    On this particular show, Rob didn’t show a tendency to be like his ridiculous sisters.  And, as a bonus, he doesn’t wear buckets full of make-up, feed on Botox, or talk about building his brand.  So, I find him to be the tolerable one in that crew.  

    I’m assuming if Kim’s quickie marriage damages the “brand” any, Kris will just force one of the teenagers to make a sex tape.  

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I have no problem with JR winning, but overall I felt cheated this year in that the judges seemed to be not even vaguely judging on the actual dancing but on who knows what other things.

    I can live with fans voting for their favourites regardless, but you ought to be able to trust the judges re the actual dance content. And this year it was whacko.

    Maybe they need to do it like skating and have two judging scores – one for technical difficulty and execution and one for subjective appeal or something.

    All I know is I have no plans to watch next time.

  • callmecrazy

    Omg….Karina sure has been stuck with some dance duds.:O  I think I purposely mentally blocked out many of those. 

    I noticed during Carson’s vogue dance last night that Anna fell on the stairs in the beginning…*whoops*:O

    YES, MORE DMITRY….o/

    Can’t wait for next season…March 19tho/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beth-Bowers/1357962780 Beth Bowers

    Seasons 2-4 were all males Top 2′s.

  • MissMyEm

    I was not surprised that JR and Karina won.  I was, however surprised that Rob and Cheryl came in second.  BUT…I am soooo glad they did.   I’m happy that Karina got her first mirror ball.  To be that adds excitement and variety in the show.   I also LOVE that Rob and Cheryl came in second.  While I did not expect him to win for the same reason I knew JR would win, I thought he was the most improved and to me, when someone keeps getting better, that is what makes the show exciting.   So for me, this season was so predictable that it was boring and it didn’t start to get better til Rob started coming through the gate.

    Congrats to JR and Karina AND Rob and Cheryl.   Both deserved to be in the finals.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Yes, I also noticed the slip up.  I felt sorry for her.

    I noticed Dmitry’s hair was cut shorter.  I am wondering if they are going to bring in some dancers from the dance troupe.  I’d rather see some dancers we haven’t seen a lot of recently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leandro-Cardim-da-Silva/100003021259842 Leandro Cardim da Silva

    Lakoda is in disadvantage, not only because it’s a boring group, like msot of the groups, but because they can’t make enough drama for 4 people in? this short time, like they did with the rest of the contestants. And isn’t it that X-Factor is all about, stupid drama?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leandro-Cardim-da-Silva/100003021259842 Leandro Cardim da Silva

    how much onion did they use to make everyone, even the judges, start to crying all the time for absolutely no reason?

  • everything

    I was somebody who was critical of Chazz.  I felt he did not deserve to continue in the competition while others who were better dancers were given the boot. 

    So it was really cool to hear that he came back each week to support his fellow cast mates.  Will never take away what an upstanding guy he is.  I thought his performance on the finale was better then when he was competiting.

  • callmecrazy

    Yeah, hopefully next season they will have some different dancers…!  Jonathan Roberts is really good as well…Anna’s hubby!I wonder if Edyta will ever return?