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Jenna's TV Journal: Dancing With The Stars

Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith in the penultimate episode of Dancing With The Stars on ABC
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It's that time, it's the last dance people. Mario versus Emmitt.

They are each going to be doing three dances, one to the same song, their favorite dance of the season, and a freestyle. And there is no doubt in my mind this hour and a half show will be filled with some surprise dances, and more.

The show starts with an obvious recap of how both finalists have come so far and the audience cheers out of control. It's a packed house! They show some fun footage we never saw of both couples. Mostly a lot of lovey-lovey between Mario and Karina. I think it's safe to say there is some romance there. But my favorite scene was from rehearsal when Mario drops Karina on her head during a dance. Luckily, he didn't do it during the live show.


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All right, let's dance people!

First they start with the samba to the same song, but choreography is unique to them.

Emmitt is up first. I have to say I wasn't an Emmitt fan at first, but I love this guy now. He's got moves and style. What a way to start the show. Scores: Carrie 10, Len 10, Bruno 10.

Tough lead for Mario to follow. But he sure follows up with another great dance. This is going to be a tough race. Scores: Carrie 10, Len 9, Bruno 10.

Round two is their favorite routines.

Emmitt starts with his mambo. Even better than the first. I don't know what else to say: great job! Scores: Carrie 10, Len 10, Bruno 10.

Mario is dancing the Paso doble again. I have to say I think this was the best dance tonight. Passion, technique, everything! Scores: Carrie 10, Len 10, Bruno 10.

Final round. It's a tight race as we head into the freestyle round. In this round, they can do whatever they want — dangerous lifts, and even break the holds! And this dance will probably be the one the fans will remember.

Emmitt is first. He danced to MC Hammer's "Hammertime." It looked like he got a little tired toward the end but the lifts were incredible, especially the one handed lift. Scores: Carrie 10, Len 10, Bruno 9.

Mario is wrapping it up for the whole season with the freestyle. Another great job again. They looked a little tired, which is completely understandable. These guys have worked their butts off. The judges loved it. Scores: Carrie 10, Len 10, Bruno 10.

That's it. It's going to be a close vote. Tomorrow is the big night.