Number five is another paso doble, this one from Mel B. and Maks. This might be my favorite of the top ten, even though I liked their waltz better. They certainly have gotten a lot of use out of Mel's costume for this routine; I know Melissa wore it once and I think Lacey did too. I can't believe they didn't win. This was the season that I started to like Maks; I hated him before. But I loved them together. You guys, she got beat by Helio. Booo!
Number four is yet another paso doble, this one Nicole and Derek's fifties style dance from last season. While I wasn't a huge Nicole fan as a person (it all just seemed kind of unfair), she was an amazing dancer, and this was an amazing routine. As they throw to commercial, Tom makes a crack about one of Brooke's routines being in the top three perhaps. Girl, please. There's no way. If it is, the fix is in.
The dance at number three is Apolo and Julianne's samba. I don't even remember this. It all blurs together after a while. It's funny how much more sophisticated the audiences have gotten since then. People are cheering for moves that would only get a smattering of applause these days. Ooh, the dance at number two is probably my all-time favorite: Gilles and Cheryl's Argentine tango. Although Jennifer and Derek's tango this season was close.
To the surprise of no one, the number one dance is Drew and Cheryl's "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" freestyle (no link because it's before we started covering the show). And I am glad we are seeing this again, because I never thought it was all that awesome. Prove me wrong, Lachey. Eh, after watching it, I think I'm right. It was good at the time, but times have changed. Also, it was before the show was in HD so it looks awful. I liked Drew and Cheryl, but that was not the best dance the show has ever seen.