At stake in the weeklong "Early Show" series: a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a warm and sunny island in the Bahamas.
The games kicked off on Monday, and were proving to be a real fight to the finish
On Monday, the four couples involved --, of Oakland, , , of Shreveport, La., and , from Mays Landing, N.J. -- descended on our studio ready to battle it out for the trip to paradise.
They eased into the competition with a simple,, testing the spouses' knowledge of each other.
On Tuesday, they faced the music,in a good, old-fashioned karaoke contest. David Letterman's musical director, Paul Shaffer was on-hand, offering his guidance.
Following their performances, the guys were presented with Wednesday's challenge: hitting the racks of the famous Macy's in Herald Square to buy outfits for their wives - outfits the wives modeled in aWednesday. Celebrity judges Paulina Porizkova and Clinton Kelly critiqued the styles, and the models.
Kris and David's high-powered performance on the runway led to a first place finish in Wednesday's online viewer voting, gaining them the maximum four points. Amber and Nick followed with three points Wednesday, Erica and Darryl picked up two, and the Dorseys, one.
So, heading into our final round of competition, Amber and Nick topped our Leaders Board -- but just barely -- with 8 points. Kris and David and Erica and Darryl were tied for second only a point behind, with seven points each. And Charlotte and Henry were hanging in there with three points.
The winning couple will stay 6 days and 5 nights at the exclusive private island resort. They'll have access to the resort's 11 private islands, 40 beaches, a private chef and a staff of thirty.
We turned up the heat for our final challenge Thursday -- a cooking competition, giving each couple a "mystery box" filled with popular ingredients from their home state. Their task: create a dish, together.
And there to help - and judge the results - was Spike Mendelsohn, chef and owner of We the Pizza in Washington, D.C.}
But viewers had the final say in which of the four couples will get to go on the trip, via online voting, which ended at 6 p.m. EST Thursday.
And Friday, it will be the moment you and these couples have been waiting for: We'll count the votes and tell you who's going on a fantasy honeymoon to paradise.
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