3 Cut to Winner

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Notes (3)

  • The winner is Alfonso Ribeiro.

  • This episode was broadcast live.

  • The season finale, originally scheduled to be a 2-hour extravaganza, was cut down to 1-hour due to low ratings.

Trivia (9)

  • The song/performances in this episode were: Eight Original Celebrities ((Rock Around The Clock and The Twist) Little Richard (Good Golly Miss Molly) Hal Sparks (Running Away) Smokey Robinson / Gladys Knight (Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing) Lucy Lawless (Tell Mama) Boyz II Men / Wayne Brady (End Of The Road) Alfonso Ribeiro (Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me) Eight Original Celebrities (Hard To Say I’m Sorry and Got To Be Real) feat. David Foster on piano.

  • The prize of $100,000 goes to Alfonso Ribeiro's charity of choice "Fresh Start".

  • All the judges perform in this episode: Little Richard sings with the eight celebrities, and the contestants sing along with Marie Osmond while David Foster plays the piano.

  • When the winner is being chosen, Hal is the first of the three to be cut, leaving the decision between Alfonso and Lucy.

  • Smokey Robinson sings a special duet with Gladys Knight.

  • Only three members of "Boyz II Men" are present, so to accompany them, Wayne Brady is the fourth singer.

  • There is a part in the episode which talks about Little Richard, and when Hal does his impression of Richard he recites Richard's apperance on a recent Geico commercial.

  • In one of the better moments of the series all eight celebrity contestants sang a medley of David Foster songs while David accompanied them on the piano.

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