Dancing With the Stars Finals Recap: Rob Kardashian Takes Command!

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The 13th season of Dancing With the Stars has come down to one night.

Ricki Lake. Rob Kardashian. J.R. Martinez. All worthy parquet performers, as we know, but there can be only one Mirror Ball holder at the end of this. Who will it be?

Apparently no one told Rob that J.R. and Ricki were the consensus picks all season long, or that he was a 4-1 underdog headed into the final Monday of the season.

Because he's in sole possession of the lead right now!

Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke

His lead is only three points over both competitors, so this is going down to the wire. But who thought Rob Kardashian would be here now, let alone in first place?

Seriously, if you've watched this season at all, you knew he was good, maybe even a dark horse contender. But few saw him ever sitting on top of the world.

Rob and Cheryl Burke earned a perfect 30, their first of the fall, with a retro, Charleston-utilizing freestyle. When he said it was his time to peak, he meant it!

"This competition is often won or lost in the freestyle round and to get a 10 you have to blow us away. Consider me blown!" raved DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff earned a 30 of their own with an '80s hip-hop / samba mash-up that made you wanna get down. But their first dance hurt them.

A cha-cha that was deemed "not very good" by Len netted only 24 points. Meanwhile, Ricki Lake and Derek Hough received two sets of all nines on Monday.

All of that left Rob in first place on the leaderboard for the first time, albeit not by much, on the even of the final vote tallying. What a great season it's been!

Watching proudly along with her whole family was Kim Kardashian, in the house for the first time since announcing the end of her fake marriage to that guy.

"Did u guys see that!!!!!!" Kim tweeted afterward. "All 10's in the freestyle!!!! OMG I swear the whole fam is in tears!!!!! Let's go baby! Team CherBert!"

  • Ricki Lake and Derek Hough
  • J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff

It's all up to the fans right now. Can they help the lagging teams make up the gap? Here's a look at how Monday's Dancing With the Stars scores shook out:

  1. Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke: (27, 30) 57
  2. J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff: (24, 30) 54
  3. Ricki Lake & Derek Hough: (27, 27) 54

Who do you think has danced the best? Do you agree with scores, top to bottom? Most importantly, who do you think should hoist the Mirror Ball tonight?!

Comment below, and vote for who you think will win!

 

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Robert has really amazed me. He stepped up ans brought his game and swag. GO ROB!!

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Jr deserves to win not because he is a war vet but because he is a great dancer.

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As if. Rob is such a fat loser. Why would he win? Over a deserving war hero who can dance much better. Oh I know . . . The kardashian conspiry. I swear that family is like the bloody mob.

Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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