Dancing With the Stars

Season 8 Episode 21

Episode 811A

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 19, 2009 on ABC
Episode 811A
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Episode Summary

The winner of the eighth season of Dancing With The Stars is announced. All of the eliminated celebrities return for one last spin across the floor.

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  • Shawn and Mark win Season 8!!!!!!! =D

    I'm so happy!!!!!! =D I've wanted them to win since Day 1! =D I've always loved Mark Ballas, and I am a big fan of Shawn Johnson, since I watched all her Olympic matches last summer =D To be truthful, I thought Shawn would come in second, and Gilles would win. I was so shocked when Shawn won, but so happy!!!! The look on everyone's faces was priceless! Now on to the rest of the episode: I loved the dances the couples redid, especially Shawn's Cha Cha. And Jeffrey Ross was hilarious! He called The Woz a chubby chipmunk, and asked him if he ate Simon and Theodore, made fun of Shawn's height, and made fun of Melissa's 'Bachelor' rejection. That part was cruel, but it was so funny! XD I also liked the little skit where Gilles, Melissa, and Shawn were all gathered around the trophy to talk about who was going to win XD I loved this episode! =D It was a spectacular season =Dmoreless
Ty Murray

Ty Murray

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David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier

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Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

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Holly Madison

Holly Madison

Season 8 - Celebrity Dancer

Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor

Season 8 - Celebrity Dancer

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Anna Demidova was voted by the viewers as the winner of the ProDancer Competition. She will be one of the pro dancers in the ninth season of DWTS.

    • Music Act

      Lady Gaga performed "Just Dance" and "Love Game".

    • Dances and Music for Eliminated Celebrities

      Belinda & Jonathan - Salsa
      "Higher" by Gloria Estefan
      (Performed in Week Two)

      Denise & Maksim - Quickstep
      "We Go Together" from the Grease Soundtrack
      (Performed in Week Two)

      Holly & Dmitry - Samba
      "Bananza (Belly Dancer)" Akon (Performed in Week Three)

      Steve Wozniak & Karina - Quickstep
      "Oh Boy!" by Buddy Holly
      (Performed in Week Two)

      David & Kym - Viennese Waltz
      "I Put a Spell On You" by Nina Simone
      (Performed in Week Five)

      Steve-O & Lacey - Foxtrot
      "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
      (Performed in Week Three)

      Anna & Maksim - Quickstep
      "Almost Like Being in Love" by Frank Sinatra
      (Performed in Week Ten)

      Lawrence & Edyta - Jive
      "Ain't that Peculiar" by Marvin Gaye
      (Performed in Week Six)

      Chuck & Julianne - Samba
      "Baila Baila" by Angela Via feat. Joe Budden
      (Performed in Week Seven)

      Lil' Kim & Derek - Jive
      "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis
      (Performed in Week Six)

      Ty & Chelsie - Lindy Hop
      "You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
      (Performed in Week Four)

    • The winner of the eighth season of Dancing With The Stars was Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas.

      Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke were the runner ups, followed by Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani in third place.

    • Leaderboard for Week 11:

      88 - Shawn Johnson & Mark Ballas, Gilles Marini & Cheryl Burke
      86 - Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani

    • Dances, Music, and Scores - Week 11:

      Shawn & Mark - Cha Cha
      "P.Y.T." by Michael Jackson
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30
      (In week seven, their score was 28 for the same dance)

      Melissa & Tony - Samba
      "Jaleo" by Ricky Martin
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30
      (In week nine, their score was 30 for the same dance)

      Gilles & Cheryl - Argentine Tango
      "Assassin's Tango" by John Powell
      Carrie Ann...10, Len...10, Bruno...10
      Score: 30
      (In week four, their score was 30 for the same dance)

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