Is there anything more fun than a Dancing With The Stars performance finale? Everybody's exhausted, everybody's excited, everybody's running on pure adrenaline, but best of all, everybody's good. In fact, they're better than good – they're great. Tonight's freestyles brought in perfect scores all the way around. It was a total joy to watch, and solidified our plans to become celebrities solely to be eligible for this show.
Unfortunately, not all of the top four couples can win the mirrorball trophy, so somebody had to go home tonight. It could have been anyone or no one at this point due to the fact that everyone is superb, but it ended up being Bethany Mota and Derek Hough who were taken out of the running at the end of tonight's outing.
The YouTube star started the night off by revisiting her week one jive to "Shake It Off," with some help from judge Bruno Tonioli. Originally, the dance earned the couple a 32, and they improved to a 36. Their freestyle – during which Bethany was compared to The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen – was flawless, and earned a perfect score from the judges, leaving them with a 76 for the night.
Meanwhile, it seems that the couple to beat is Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, who danced a perfect night. Carrie Ann Inaba asked that they revisit their jive from season one, despite the fact that Alfonso is still in severe pain from his various injuries. Once he and Witney got onstage, you would never have known he was injured. Both the jive and the freestyle – which incorporated almost any dance style you could think of, including a tap solo from Alfonso – were spectacular. Carrie Ann was on her feet and jumping up and down when the jive was over, and Len Goodman told Alfonso that he dances like Frank Sinatra sings, and then said that he hopes America "goes for the best dancer."
We also have to mention that the award for "Cutest Thing Ever" definitely goes to Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas game-themed freestyle to the Super Mario Bros. theme song, during which Sadie was dressed as Princess Peach. It was completely adorable, and the perfect way to cap Sadie's DWTS season.
We would say it's a close race, but it certainly seems like Alfonso's got a slight edge over the competition.
Who do you think will win? Alfonso, Sadie, or Janel? Let us know in the comments!