VIDEO: Amber Riley - 'Class, Fast & Built to Last' on DWTS Finals!
After 10 weeks of entertaining, stylized dancing from Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff, Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke, Bill Engvall & Emma Slater and Amber Riley & Derek Hough, only one couple will be crowned "Dancing with the Stars" Champions on tonight's finale. These four remaining couples had one last opportunity to impress the judges and the viewers on last night's show.
ROUND 1 - 'Judge's Pick'
For the 'Judges Pick' dance, the judges requested that Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough dance the Charleston as the first dance of the night. "It was out of sync and you got three 8's," noted Carrie Ann of their original performance.
"I'm very excited to get a second chance to show my Charleston," said Riley during rehearsals. "I really want it to be perfect."
Following the performance, an excited Carrie Ann exclaimed, "I am so proud of you! I wasn't sure if you were going to be able to top yourself - way to go Amber!"
Agreed Len, "of the four couples we've seen during the Judge's Pick round, this is the most improved by far."
Added Bruno, "your footwork was as sharp as a razor blade tonight - brilliant!"
The couple received a Perfect Score of 30!
ROUND 2 - Samba Relay
During the Samba Relay, the judges had a chance to compare the finalists side by side as they danced to the same song, a live performance of TLC's 'No Scrubs.' At the end of the round, Amber received an additional 4 points after coming in 2nd place in the relay.
ROUND 3 - Freestyles
Amber and Derek have led the competition in cumalative scores throughout the competition. For the free style number, the couple decided to use Amber's step dance experience for a country western themed performance.
Exclaimed Len following the high energy number, "Amber what I loved about it - the whole number was just about you, with six pro guys, I only watched you. You're class, fast and built to last!"
Agreed Bruno, "You are a leading lady - star power, charisma, talent - nobody can ever take their eyes off of you. You commanded the whole performance."
The couple received another perfect 30 and a total of 64 for the night. They will dance for the trophy on tonight's finale.
DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Finale airs tonight, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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