Dancing With the Stars

Season 2 Episode 16

Episode 208A

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 26, 2006 on ABC
8.5
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Episode 208A
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Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke are crowned Dancing with the Stars champion. Also Mary J. Blige perfroms two of her hit singles and all the celebrity dancers are back to perform one last time. Jerry Rice came in second, and Stacy came in third.

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  • Season Two ends with lots of filler, a last dance for the Final Three, and the Mirrorball Trophy is presented to.....

    9.5
    It was strangely, overstuffed and just right,imo.



    The first hour was 99.99% filler, but some was kinda fun and expected on network spectacles like this. I liked seeing the eliminated couples again. I'm a sucker for a good Up-Close and Personal, as ABC SPorts called them ages ago, so the talking head taped segments were okay. Until?



    The second hour was made up of different footage of , essentially, the same material! GAH! Still, I'd put in two and a half hours a week (not counting voting time)for eight weeks, I wasn't going to give up on the grand finale.



    Stacy,Jerry, and Drew were pretty classy, imo, and did right by themselves, their competitors, their partners, family, and the show. All were gracious and kind to the others. Jerry's "attempt" to "steal" the mirrorball from Drew was funnier by seeing Drew and Tom hanging on his arms "stopping" Jerry Rice!



    Mary J. Blige has a lovely voice but her song choice felt off, even for a slower Latin dance. Why we had to have Mary J. sing in front of a screen of our dancers, instead of the last three couples maybe (in a kind of Last Dance) might've been better.



    Glad there seems to be less controversy, if any at all really. The most consistent, technical and creative dancer took the trophy fairly.



    I'm ready for a new season already!moreless
  • Drew and Cheryl Win!

    9.8
    Alright, here it goes WAAAAAHOOOOOOO! I am so glad that Drew and Cheryl won. It is who I was routing for since the beginning. I was also a huge Fan of Stacy and Tony's too. Its sad to see that they only got third but I was what I predicited going into last nights show. If you understand how the math works I feel it is was pretty easy to figure out. As soon as Stacy and Tony were eliminated I knew for a fact that Drew and Cheryl had won ( and so did Drew and Cheryl). Drew even said he was doing the math, so he figured it out and that was obvious because he didn't look nervse at all he knew the title was his. Eventhough the show ended actually as I thought I still really enjoyed every minute of it (did anyone else notice that Tatuam was drunk?)

    Now about the dances, Jerry's was one of his best but like all of his dances there are moments in it where he is just standing there doing nothing, he could at least be in some type of pose.

    Stacey's was hot hot hot. I really enjoyed it, it was one of her bests too! She really deserved those 10's.

    Drew's was so great, you can really tell he loves the jive. If you go back and look at the beginning of it he was a little sloppy (but really hardly noticable because he is just that good) But I do feel he should have got a better make than Jerry. They both recieved three 9's, I was thinking Bruno was going to bust out a 10 for him. Oh well I guess, he still won but it would have been nive to see him get a 10 on his fav dance!

    Lastly it was fun seeing all the dancers dance again, I was hoping for new routines though.

    Drew and Cheryl are on the view tomorrow check it out!moreless
  • Very pleased with the outcome!!!!

    9.3
    I will admit when Stacey came in third place, I was surprised, but Drew winning made up for it. As much as I liked Jerry Rice, I did not feel he should win the whole competition. Mary J. Blige's two performances were awesome.



    My reason for liking this show is you have celebrities stepping out of their "confort zone" and doing something different. This show IMHO can show other folks, it's never too late to try something different.



    Highlights for me: Jerry Rice wiggling his sexy manly hips for one last dance. Ahhhhhh. The jump Drew did over his partner amazing!!! I will admit, I could have done without seeing Master P and his stiff dancing!!! Yuck.



    When Mary performed her fist song, the couple dancing was awesome. The female dancer lifted up her leg, and I was so jealous!!! I miss being that flexible.



    This was a good finale.moreless
  • This is the worst show i have ever seen and i think you are wasteing valuble air time. Skrew dancing Skrew dancing with the stars NOBODY CARES!!!! The only reason i gave it a 1 was because that was the lowest i could!moreless

    1.0
    This is the worst show i have ever seen and i think you are wasteing valuble air time. Skrew dancing with the stars lets see desperate housewifes and Grays Anatomy forget dancing with the stars!!!!! Now put something on tv that somebody actually cares about such as the regularly programed shows whitch by the ways have amazing reviews now come-on are you people really that F***ing stupid??
Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Herself

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Rodrigo Guzman

Rodrigo Guzman

Himself

Guest Star

Yesenia Adame

Yesenia Adame

Herself

Guest Star

Carmen Carter

Carmen Carter

Singer

Recurring Role

Antonio del Sol

Antonio del Sol

Singer

Recurring Role

Beverley Staunton

Beverley Staunton

Singer

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The eliminated couples were introduced to the Whitney Houston song, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."

      After Drew and Cheryl were awarded their trophy, the last song- which played the show off the air-was Sister Sledge's disco hit, "He's The Greatest Dancer."

    • The judges' scores, going into the Finale:

      Drew & Cheryl
      Score: 60/60

      Jerry & Anna
      Score: 53/60

      Stacy & Tony
      Score: 56/60

      After their final dances, the judges' scores were:

      Drew & Cheryl
      Score: 87/90

      Jerry & Anna
      Score: 80/90

      Stacy & Tony
      Score: 86/90

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  • NOTES (7)

    • The episode won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety or Music Program.

    • Geoff Stults, known for his role of Ben Kinkirk on 7th Heaven, was sitting in the audience.

    • Rodrigo Guzman and Yesenia Adame, the salsa couple from Week 4, returned and danced to Mary J.Blige's " Family Affair."

      Ms. Blige also sang her single, "Be Without You" while a montage of past performances played behind her.

    • Kenny & Andrea - Cha Cha
      "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summers

      Tatum & Nick - Waltz
      "What The World Needs Now" by Jackie DeShannon

      Gizelle & Jonathan - Rumba
      "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin

      Master P. & Ashly - Jive
      "Saturday Night's Alright" by Elton John

      Tia & Maksim - Tango
      "Por Una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel

      George & Edyta - Quickstep
      "I'm Puttin' On My Top Hat" by Ella Fitzgerald

      Lisa & Louis - Jive
      "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley

      Tia & Maksim and George & Edyta joined Lisa & Louis at the end of their Jive and danced a few steps until the song ended.

    • Dances, Music, and Scores - Week 8

      Jerry & Anna - Cha Cha
      "Think"
      Carrie Ann...9, Len...9, Bruno...9
      Score: 27

      Stacy & Tony - Samba
      "Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30

      Drew & Cheryl - Jive
      "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30
      (9 9 9=27)

    • Kelly Monaco and Alec Mazo, the first season's winners, were in the audience for the finale.

    • This episode aired on a special night and was a two hour episode.

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