Dancing off the Edge

with Jenny T. Partridge

Save the Last Dance for Me

Posted by ctanglefoot on November 28, 2007

Helio Castroneves and his dancing partner Julieanne Hough claimed the 2007 Mirrorball trophy at the end of tonight’s Dancing With The Stars‘ season five finale.  The golden team were showered with golden confetti to match the moment that can at the end of a season filled with incredible dancing and un-precedent tens.

The evening began with the elimination of Marie Osmond and her partner Jonathan Roberts from the final competition. The perennial entertainer had been called the mix of Baby Jane and the Bride of Chucky for her final dance of the season, a rag doll freestyle, that was cute, adorable and fit Osmond’s personality to take her into third place.

The reminder of the evening was a revisit of performances past as dancers and celebrities reprised their favorite routines from weeks past.  The crowd favorite was, undeniably, Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan and her dancing partner (and boyfriend) Mark Ballas.

Spice Girl Mel B and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy performed a jazzed up Mambo with cutting percisiion. Mel and Maks are hot together and the choreography shows off Mel’s personality, ability, and character.  It was no surprise when the judges scored them straight tens for 30 points on the evening.

Indy Car Champ and Brazilian hottie, Helio Castroneves and his dancing partner Julieanne Hough reprised their Banana Zoot Suit Quickstep. The fabulous footwork, personality, and precision of this dance are breath taking, I could watch it again and again. The judges liked it too, scoring them straight tens for 30 points on the evening.

Who could be surprised? The competition this season and the ability were unsurpassed in Dancing With The Stars history. And at the end of the night when Helio and Julieanne were crowned champions of season five no one could argue, unless it was for dual championships it was that tight.

Coming up in January, Dance Wars: Bruno vs Carrieanne – I’ll be back January 7th to bring you my insights and thoughts. Until then…



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