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We're not exactly sure what makes you qualified to be an American Icon, but we definitely know that these artists inspired some pretty wonderful dances.
Season 18 is almost over, but our dreams of seeing an adorable Charlie White and Meryl Davis showdown in the finale have already been dashed. In fact, it was more of a Charlie and Meryl showdown in the almost finale, as the two Olympian ice dancing partners landed in the bottom two tonight, with their respective floor dancing partners, Sharna Burgess and Maks Chmerkovskiy.
Although the competition was extremely close, (just like their ice dancing rivalry with the Canadians at this year's Olympics!) in the end, it was Charlie and Sharna who were sent home, despite a solid score of 76 out of 80 for the night. What's the matter with you, America?!
Meryl and Maks, meanwhile, scored a perfect 80, earning rave reviews for both their jive and their Viennese waltz. Big Time Rush member James Maslow also received a perfect score for one dance, with a Michael Jackson cha cha that made both no sense, and all the sense in the world at the same time.
Possibly the biggest surprise of the night was Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, who brought out a sexier side that we've hardly seen before. The eldest Tanner daughter shook her booty to Janet Jackson's "Nasty." We, along with the judges, were shocked in the best possible way. You go, DJ! Kimmy Gibbler would be proud.
Also joining Bure, Maslow, and Davis in the finale is paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy who, despite her recent injuries, pulled out two super sexy performances along with her DWTS champion of a partner, Derek Hough.
Here is a rundown of the night's performances and scores:
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 34 points for their Vinnese Waltz to "If I Knew" by Bruno Mars And later, 38 points for their Jazz to "Nasty" by Janet Jackson.
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 40 points for their foxtrot to "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra. And later, 36 points for their Samba to "Mo Money Mo Problems" by Notorious B.I.G.
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 39 points for their quickstep to "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes. And later, 39 points for their Jazz to "Too Darn Hot" by Ella Fitzgerald.
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 40 points for their cha-cha to "Escape" by Michael Jackson. And later, 36 points for their Rumba to "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 40 point for their jive to "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley. And later, 40 points for their Viennese waltz to "Just a Fool" by Christina Aguilera.
Do you think Charlie deserved to go home? What was your favorite performance from American Icon night? Sound off in the comments!