Who deserves the mirror-ball trophy?
That's the only question remaining after Chelsea Kane, Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward did their utmost best to convince a legion of Dancing With the Stars fans tonight that one of them deserves more calls, clicks and texts than his or her fellow competitors.
While the lift-happy freestyle round is what the finals are all about, first off, the judges wanted to see samba from both ladies and a gentlemanly quickstep from the twinkly toed football pro...
Tens all around, giving Chelsea 59 out of 60 for the night.
At first we weren't sure why Kirstie Alley came out for her freestyle dressed as a monk, but it all made sense seconds later when she went for the big reveal—leggings and long sleeves.
OK, so not the most skintastic of numbers, but it had a very Dirty Dancing, last-dance-of-the-season quality to it nonetheless. And Maks flung her around like nobody's business.
"You have become the poster child for life as it should be lived at 60 years old!" Carrie Ann said. Still, only another trio of 9s for the actress, giving her a 54 for the night.
But when you really want lifts, that's what the football stars are for.
Despite her terrifying fall in rehearsal less than two weeks ago, Kym Johnson had plenty of trust left in the bank for her partner, who tossed her in the air like confetti.
The thrilled judges gave him a 30 to leave him tied with Chelsea for first place with 59 out of 60.
Tomorrow night, one of the finalists will be declared the winner of the 12th season of Dancing With the Stars, following performances by the Black Eyed Peas, Sara Evans, and the Go-Go's.
Who's got your vote?!