The finale effectively summed up the journey of each contestant: Shawn continued to break the rules; Melissa gained the confidence to take risks; and Kelly and Val found ways to confess their love to one another at every possible moment.
The semi-finals of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" brought out the fighting side of the celebrities. With the Mirror Ball trophy in sight and a double elimination hanging over them, the contestants are going all out.
October 29 was Country Night on "DWTS" and the all-stars hit the stage with their own personal interpretations of country classics. If you were expecting to see a hoe down or square dance, think again.
The performances were not the highlight of the latest episode of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." Instead, it was judge Carrie Ann Inaba's literal fall for Gilles Marini's rumba. But was it worthy of such an over-the-top reaction?
The pressure was further intensified with new and exciting dance styles thrown into the mix (think Bollywood and hip-hop). And Paula Abdul fit right in on the judges' panel (she really does work well next to aggressive British men).
It's only Week 2 of the All-Stars season of "Dancing with the Stars", and already, the dancers are feeling the pressure. The judges' standards are higher and the majority of the stars are actually competent on the stage.
"Dancing with the Stars" kicked off its first ever All-Star season with two hours of overly glittery costumes, awkward cover songs, aggressive judges, and, of course, 13 "celebrities" desperate to prove themselves.