So there you have it…the battle has officially begun for bragging rights and a kistchy mirrorball trophy for Evan,Nicole,and Erin; respectively. As the first 2 finished the week tied after 2 insanely delicious and ballsy routines (Evan and his “Twilight” inspired Paso Doble is now up there with Maks/Mel B’s from Season 5); Erin now more than ever needs to trust in her partner for any glimmer of hope to pulling off an upset. Maks is hungry for the win..he has been to the finals like the other 2 pros and has come oh so close….it may take more than removing his shirt and not calling Erin “Woman” to win this. The Freestyle is the make it or break it dance. Many titles have been determined from that..and a friend of boycotted this season due to whom she may have felt deserved to have won…neither here nor there. It is awesome to see a more himbled Maks back in the Finals.
Anna has not been there since her Season 2 2nd place finish with Jerry Rice. A consummate pro that has the talent and focus to win this (and married to fellow pro Jonathan Roberts); she has to pull out every hidden ounce of shyness from Evan to make sure that the continuing trend of Olympians winning stays strong. Considering what she created from Tuesday night’s Paso..I cannot wait to see what the two have lined up on Monday night.
Ah Derek…the lone pro who has been there AND actually done it (with Brooke Burke in Season 7). It’s time for Nicole to stop beating herself up and crying over a drop of a pin for anything she can’t grasp right away. If history tells us anything..both Hough siblings have managed creative Freestyle routines that won the hearts of the viewers. Derek/Nicole technically have all but won this…that’s how good they are…the edge does belong to Evan..whom I picked back when The Name Drop was announced and still sticking with.
Anything is possible..the viewers may give Erin a suprise gift for all that she has endured over the past 9 months…Nicole may garner a few more fans or break an ankle..,Regardless..this is a worthy Final 3…and no matter what anyone of these 3 can win it.