Our finalists made an appearance on The View as well today!! The dancing fun and celebrations continue.
Yep, THREE interview posts today!! Just what you needed to start your Thanksgiving holiday, right? First up, we have the couples on Jimmy Kimmy LIVE. Never did J.R. think he’d be dancing after fighting in Iraq. J.R. thanks America for believing in him. Jimmy is a hoot as always. They didn’t burn any shoes this time.
E Online also interviewed the couples. J.R. and Karina thank their fans and give credit to their fellow competitors. Be sure to read the link for Rob and Ricki’s take on the night as well.
Aside from mirror-ball jokes, J.R. took a moment to thank all of his fans, saying, “We just want to thank everyone who voted for us for 10 weeks and believed in us week in and week out!” This is the first DWTS win for Karina, who says, “I had no idea what it would feel like and it feels amazing.”
Though she says all of the finalists are “a team of friends who compete and enjoy the process,” Karina admits it was nice to win the competition. “To come out on top at the end and to hold [the trophy], it’s so beautiful.”
J.R. partly credits his fellow competitors Rob and Ricki for his big win, saying, “Both of them did so well and were so great. It was great that they progressed because they actually pushed us to be better.”
CNN interviews the finalists and some of the cast who thought J.R. would win from the beginning and he was so deserving too.
Wow! Such a cool ending to Dancing With The Stars!!
In Part 2 of new interviews after the finale last night, we have the finalists on Good Morning America celebrating, highlighting their journeys, answering questions, and dancing. Family and friends have a special message for them too…
That’s not all. Some of the dancers from Dancing With Me Studios (home of Tony, Maks, Val, and Daria, etc) perform a Salsa and and some Merengue…
More interviews coming. Stay tuned!!
Wow, where do we begin after such a fantastic finale on Dancing With The Stars Season 13? I have to say it was so cool to have it all ending on a “fun” and “happy” note. Thank you to the dancing Gods and powers that be for making this happen!! Ok, onto to some fun interviews after the show….
First, here are the couples being interviewed by Access Hollywood. Everyone is happy. Rob and Cheryl did “the best they could” and that’s all that matters. Derek is so proud saying they “went out with a bang” and last night was a “true celebration”. J.R. thanks everyone for the amazing journey and Karina! They “hold the best balls in the world.” LOL
Second, below are the ET interviews. All are so thankful for the opportunity to dance. Some of the cast members comment on J.R. winning as well….
Stay tuned! More interviews coming up!!!
These are always fun and Monday night’s finale was no different! Enjoy!!
White space for those who might not want to know until later….you know retweets often put the first sentence in the tweet and it’s only polite to try to avoid that.
The Winner is: JR AND KARINA!!! Congratulations!!
Second place – Rob and Cheryl.
Third place – Ricki and Derek
I will say, this was a pretty enjoyable final – and leave the rest for the Cheesecake Awards. Carson is my favorite non-final three person. Ok, had to share that. and I’ll say that Mark and Derek don’t discriminate – they are going to hoist the winners, regardless. Good boys.
DON’T FORGET!!! We dont go anywhere in the off season. Vogue will still be posting random media, all of us will be watching for rumors, I’m still working on my ringer series, and the series on the history of judges scoring. Courtney has several things up her sleeve….and most of all, we have the final LoLz and Cheesecake coming up late this week early next week. Be sure to come by and hang out!!
I will be relaxing for a few days, but the cheese and lolz are coming soon. In the meantime…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Let’s get some numbers! Who had your favorite freestyle last night on Dancing With The Stars? VOTE in our new poll below and then rank them in the comments section.
I’m voting for J.R. and Karina! Here’s how I’d rank them;
1. J.R. and Karina
2. Rob and Cheryl (and this is at a close second ..almost neck and neck with J.R. and Karina.)
3. Ricki and Derek
Yes, it’s me back with some more new interviews and reviews!! Are you ready? First up, we have Cameron Mathison on Good Morning America today reviewing the dances and couples…
Louis Van Amstel reviewed the night as well in his new blog at ABC. Below are his overall thoughts. He can’t decide who should be the winner yet. Be sure to read more of his thoughts on each dance at the link.
Overall: It was an interesting night. Ricki is technically the best dancer. J.R. is the most rhythmical and shows his spirit the most, while Rob is the most relaxed and is coming from behind. You guys have a hard time voting for the couples. All three celebs have qualities that could win them the trophy. It’s going to be the very last performance that determines the winner. Nothing is set in stone. I do believe the right three celebs made the final on dancing, so at least no one made the final on fan base alone.
It’s also going to be an interesting competition between the Pros. Will Derek win for the fourth time? Cheryl for the third time? Or will Karina take the trophy for the first time? As of now, I couldn’t pick a winner yet. I’ll be watching it live tomorrow night and only then can I make an informed decision as to who should win, in my opinion!
Now let’s move on the Access Hollywood interviews with Tim Vincent….
Wow, what a fun first final night on Dancing With The Stars Season 13!! If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to tell us your thoughts and reviews in Courtney’s new Power Ranking Post. Stay tuned for a new Numbers post for who will win from Heidi as well shortly. In the mean time, enjoy some new interviews after the finalists danced last night from On The Red Carpet with George Pennacchio…
First up, Kirstie Alley was in the audience and below are her thoughts on the night. She loved Ricki and her “spins”. She also talks of her new TV show coming;
Some of the cast from “All My Children” had some thoughts on the show and why J.R. continues to be such an “inspiration” for everyone….
Chaz Bono had some thoughts too. He will be proud for whoever wins and this entire cast will be close friends for life…
And finally, the dancers….
J.R. talks of how tough the competition is. It’s anyone’s game. They were disappointed in their Cha Cha, but, are happy with their freestyle. J.R. never thought all of this could be possible after what happened to him in Iraq.
Rob is on a ‘high cloud’ right now. He never expected to receive all “10’s” for he and Cheryl’s freestyle, but, it’s a whole other day tomorrow (tonight) and he plans to go into it again with a comfortable, confident approach and giving it all he’s got. This show has taught him so much and that anything is possible. He’s hoping to go to law school and follow his Dad’s footsteps when Dancing With The Stars is over.
Derek talks of how they want to continue to keep the pressure off tonight and whatever the outcome, it’s a “celebration”. Ricki is happy with how they danced last night. She never thought she’d be able to dance like she did when she had the weight issues she’s had in the past. They talk of her new Talk show and marriage coming up. Win or lose tonight, “Ricki is back and better than ever”.
More interviews and reviews coming! Stay tuned!!
YAY!!! It’s almost over. I can relax, have some turkey and stuffing, play some video games, drink some beer….oh wait, nothing has been stopping me from drinking beer.
Anyway, it was great at the start of the season and it’s great at the end. Got a little rough in the middle but all is well now. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – think JR will likely win. Don’t know who will get second and third – but does it really matter?? Nah. I’m zen. I think it should be Ricki in second since she has the highest average for the season and did better last night than Rob did, regardless of the scoring, but it is what it is. I like all three contestants a good deal.
Anyway, on with the numbers after two dances:
The Judges Scores and Percentages