Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus will be the entertainment for Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars big two-hour finale. Alicia Keys performs “I Need You, ” from her award-winning album, As I Am, and Miley Cyrus brings eight of her own dancers to the DWTS stage to perform her latest single, “Fly on the Wall.” Ah, Alicia will be a soothing tonic to Miley, the teen-aged caterwauler
This week’s dances, per the mostly reliable Dancing with the Stars Wiki:
- Lance and Lacey – Samba/Freestyle (Lance says he’ll be dancing old-school hip-hop)/Jive
- Brooke and Derek – Samba/Freestyle/Foxtrot
- Warren and Kym – Samba/Freestyle/Paso Doble
Tonight’s show will include the crowning of the Ballroom Kids, and each contestant couple will compete in what the flacks at ABC are calling a “Samba Smackdown” where they each perform a routine to an extended version of the same song. Lance, Brooke and Warren will also compete against each other in a “Freestyle” routine.
In Tuesday’s two-hour finale, all three finalists will perform one of their favorite past routines from the season. The judges scores for Tuesday’s dances will be combined with the judges’ scores and viewers’ votes from Monday’s performances to determine the winner of the AWESOME Dancing with the Stars mirror ball trophy!
During the two-hour Finale, previously eliminated couples will return to perform their final dances of the season. Plus, Cloris Leachman will take part in a “very special” “Man on the Street” segment and Jeffrey Ross roasts the three finalists.
Now, if I may be so bold, here is my prediction for the finale:
Conventional wisdom has the technically proficient Brooke Burke taking the trophy home when “Dancing with the Stars” wraps up their fall season on Tuesday, but I think there is going to be an upset, with Lance Bass and his partner Lacey taking it all. What Lance and Lacey lack in technical proficiency, they more than make up for in chemistry and stage presence.
Brooke and her partner Derek have the judges on their side, but I think Lance and Lacey have the fans in their pockets. Of course, football player Warren Sapp may have the biggest fan base of all. He and his partner Kym have been faltering lately, but if he manages some good scores on Monday, he could be the dark horse to win. At this point, though, with Lance and Lacey dancing well, (note their spectacular Jive and Mambo in the semis) they are the couple to beat.
What do you think?