I don't like how they do these instant dances. They have JR and Karina start, but the whole time they are dancing, Cheryl and Rob are standing on stage, near the stairs, and you can see them kind of walking through the routine while they wait. It's very distracting. And then as soon as JR and Karina are done, they start the song over and Rob and Cheryl come out. Are they trying to save time? Because there was a LOT of filler they could have cut.
So anyway, the dancing. JR and Karina are really, really good. The two problems they've had lately are JR's posture and being out of sync, and both are much improved. Their routine also seems more difficult. Rob's routine is also good; he certainly doesn't miss a step. But he does overextend his legs sometimes and it looks weird. He seems to be having a great time, though. I'll give him that. And for an instant dance, they were both really, really good.
Judges? Len thinks these two couples have had ten weeks of hard work and then faced huge challenges tonight as well, so Len gives them both a standing ovation. Bruno thinks that JR can turn it on at will, and Rob used his bon bon to great effect. Carrie Ann thinks they are both winners because they both went for it.
While we wait for scores, Tom talks to some of the stars in the audience. The one notable think is that he asks Carson is he's sad that he got to dance with Val but not Maks and Carson quips, "There's still the after party."
Final set of scores are ready! JR and Karina get three tens for a total of 112 over four rounds. Rob and Cheryl also get three tens for a total of 113. So the instant dance was kind of useless, since it didn't change anything, right? Although it might have affected the percentages. I don't understand how that works, admittedly, and I don't want to.
I think we could probably get this done in ninety minutes next year, right? Cut out the live performances and some of the filler? Throw in a Thanksgiving special for the first half hour and call it a day. Anyway, it's finally time to reveal the winner. And the winning couple is...JR and Karina. Yay! Hooray. I didn't know if the last weeks would ruin it for them. They look so happy. And...we're done! See you in March.