The first part of the “Dancing With the Stars” two-night finale kicks off Monday night when the remaining three hoofer hopefuls hit the floor to vie for a spot in the final two. First they’ll perform a “judges’ choice” dance and then it’s on to the highly anticipated freestyle face-off.
What can ballroom fans expect? According to a couple of the contenders, who both boast about their freestyles, it could be a close competition.
“Oh my god, I LOVE our freestyle!!!” Kirstie Alley tweeted to her supporters Sunday night. “It's like M and I... Wild, freaky, frantic and sweet..... I hope you DWTS fans LOVE it!!!!!”
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actress even revealed which song she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will set the rules-free routine to.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy discuss their freestyle dance.
“Well, we want to bring out our personalities, so we’re going to be dancing to Pink’s ‘Perfect,’” Alley said. “I also like the song for me personally because it talks about bad decisions — I’ve made a few … million. And it doesn’t make any difference if you’ve made a few bad decisions.”
As for Alley’s fellow competitors, Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane is keeping her dance floor plans under wraps, but Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward had plenty to say when Entertainment Tonight asked him.
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson on the pressures of the 'DWTS' finale.
“I don’t really know what (Kirstie and Chelsea) are doing with their freestyle,” Ward began. “I know (Chelsea’s partner) Mark (Ballas), he looks forward to the freestyle all of the time. But I think (my partner) Kym (Johnson) choreographed a great routine. I think it displays all of the different dance routines up until this part.”
Ward believes he has a lucky break in the final rounds, as the real pressure is on the other stars.
“I think the pressures are more on Chelsea and Kirstie because that’s what they do — they’re performers.” Hines explained. “I’ve never danced before and here I am in the finales, so I’m just going to make the most of it and have fun and enjoy my last time dancing with Kym.”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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