No surprise Hines and Chelsea shared the top spot. They can't let someone else have it, but everyone saw it coming. I think if Mark just showed up he would have gotten a perfect 30 for his freestyle I don't like to watch their dances, but did for the freestyle. It was a disaster. I'm so over the 'we're young and hip and edgy' schtick. We get it, except the only thing true about that statement is they're young. When you try to hard to be hip and edgy, and try to make everyone believe you are, you wind up looking like Danny Tanner trying to rock out to The Who on Full House (love that show, and saw that episode recently ) That freestyle didn't deserve a 27, let alone a 30. I think 8s would have been generous. But, gotta keep Mark happy Since the judges scores were close tonight (no surprise), I worry that the scores tomorrow will decide who ends up winning. However the scores got ranked in the past determined the placements. And of course, we've never had a finale with a Ballas/Hough in it where they lost. Hopefully tomorrow is the first time.
When I saw Hines's freestyle, I might have worried it was going to be a confusing mess. But I loved it! And it's why I love Kym's freestyles. Loved hers with Joey and Warren especially, and Donny's was really good, too. It was original and entertaining, and didn't go too overboard with overdancing or gimmicks. Also loved their quick step. I enjoyed it even more than the first one. I have to say, in the past when the did the judges pick dance, it was usually a dance a couple struggled with and looked to improve on after all these weeks (I remember the conspiracy in season 5 of giving Helio a jive and Mel a cha cha). Funny that they seemed to give stars dances they excelled on earlier.
I adore Kirstie and did feel like she got the 'we like you, you did what we wanted, enjoy 3rd place' edit tonight. That was probably one of Maks's best freestyles, and deserved at least one freaking 10. She did a cartwheel at 60 for pete's sake. Give her some credit that she can still move with the best of them. Kirstie's what this show is all about for me, so I'd love the little troll to go out in third, and have a Hines/Kirstie final 2. At that point I'd be happy with either one winning. Kirstie winning would be a great surprise, and a great ending to the season. She's more than earned her spot in the finals. She looks amazing, and she and Maks have been an absolute joy to watch.
I hope to god the producers don't meddle with the results tomorrow to get the outcome they want. Them trying to appeal to the younger demo, perhaps giving the first Disney star/corporate plug a win, is going to be just as bad as what they pulled last week. And it's as old as Mark trying to act like he's cool.