TONIGHT: Monday, May 21 at 8 p.m., Dancing With the Stars' long and winding 14th season comes to a climax. Dear William Levy, whose talent and charisma have propelled him into a national U.S. celebrity during his run, is among the three finalists, with pro dancing partner Cheryl Burke. They will go against stiffie athlete Donald Driver and Barbie Doll cry-baby Welsh vocalist Katherine Jenkins for the tiara, uh, I mean mirror ball trophy.
This is it, cool cats! The three couples will be dancing a freestyle routine during the one-hour competition Monday (Will & Cheryl are practicing a Cha-Cha-Cha), and apparently one couple will be booted, with the remaining two finalists then competing with a pair of additional dances.
Tuesday night, when the winner is at laaaaaast revealed, Kelly Clarkson and Gladys Knight will be performing during the telecast, while all of the season's eliminated couples will return to perform some of their "most memorable routines," while flashing bitter faux grins that they were eliminated earlier in the season.
Don't forget to vote for Will! You can register at abc.com for online voting, which starts Monday at 8 p.m., and closes Tuesday at 11 a.m. with AT&T can text the Word VOTE to 3408 to cast their votes for Levy. The last two methods for voting can only be done within 60 minutes after the show is over.
My gut feeling for the season: Driver will be the first to be eliminated, while Jenkins will ultimately win the DWTS competition, amid a gushing flow of crocodile tears and a declaration of "Oh, I just can't believe it. Waaaaaah!" However, I think it's clear that William Levy's path to stardom has been paved, while Jenkins will slide back into obscurity... where she came from. Ole! *