SAN DIEGO, November 27, 2012 – It will all come down to the fans to decide who takes home the Mirror Ball Trophy tonight as the winner of “Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars” Season 15 after Monday night’s results, a very close competition among the three finalists.
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni are sitting atop the leaderboard after two perfect scores of 30 for a total of 60 points. Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy are second with 59 points; and Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough are in third with 57 points.
In tonight’s two hour finale, the three final competitors will have once last chance to impress the judges, the “Instadance.” They will draw either a samba, cha cha cha or jive at the beginning of the show, and have 20 minutes to put together a routine. These fast paced dances favor Shawn and Derek and Melissa and Tony over Kelly and Val.
Who will win? Shawn Johnson is the best athlete; Melissa Rycroft is the best pure dancer; Kelly Monaco is well-liked. But it’s not all about perfect steps, it’s about getting the audience excited, risk taking, and charisma.
It’s hard not to root for Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni to win; neither ever has held the Mirror Ball Trophy at the end of the season. But it’s hard to bet against an Olympic gold medalist paired with the show’s best choreographer. It’s up to the fans and I predict they will send Shawn Johnson home Tuesday night with her second Mirror Ball Trophy.
Don’t miss our final Communities live chat for this season of Dancing With The Stars at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. “Dancing With the Stars” returns for the final show of All-Stars Season 15 on Tuesday night, November 27, 9 p.m. Eastern Time, on the ABC Television Network.