November 21st, 2012
12:09 PM ET

Three celebrities remain as 'DWTS: All-Stars' heads to finale

For the second time in as many weeks, two celebrities were given the boot on last night's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" results show.

And for the second time in three "double elimination" episodes, a pair of former winners were told to head home.

Olympic speed skater and season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno was the first to be eliminated, even though he garnered his second perfect score of the competition Monday with a rumba set to Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror." But Ohno and pro partner Karina Smirnoff were the final couple called safe in the last two elimination episodes, so perhaps their luck had run out.

It was also the final whistle for football great and season 3 winner Emmitt Smith, whose tango set to Jackson's "Leave Me Alone" disappointed the panel. Watch the video above to check out what the eliminated contestants and their pro partners had to say about getting the heave-ho.

Ohno and Smith's departures mean just three celebrities remain for next week's finale: Olympic gymnast and season 8 champ Shawn Johnson, actress and season 1 winner Kelly Monaco and TV personality Melissa Rycroft. This leaves me with a bunch of questions:

  • Will Johnson or Monaco become the first celebrity to win two Mirrorball Trophies? And will Johnson's pro partner, Derek Hough, take home a record fourth Mirrorball?
  • Can Rycroft's partner, Tony Dovolani, finally win a Mirrorball after 14 tries?
  • Or will Monaco's partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, one-up big brother Maksim and win his first Mirrorball?

Sound off with your thoughts and theories about who will be named the "DWTS" winner below!


soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. sharleen

    Wonderful show with remarkable talen in participants ..
    Kelly rocks the show ..
    For celebrities "http://celebs.com"

    November 27, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Leon David Peris

    Wonderful show and we watch will great interest.

    November 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. TheFactsR

    Shawn and Derek, they are deserving and I believe will give a knock your socks off performance this week for all dances.

    The allstar trophey is not up for grabs JUST because you have never had one Melissa or Val. It is to be earned and the person who WOWs with the xfactor should win reguardless of how many times the pro has won.

    This is the all star season, it says much about Derek's choro and abilities that he has won before. Think

    November 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. San Jose

    Kelly & Val all the way! They are so cute together, and if they're just acting then it's working! HOT!

    November 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lydia

    Kelly all the way.......Shawn and Melissa are use to all the aerobics....lifts...jumps...etc.
    Kelly is just an actress and has done really Great.

    Vote For Kelly.

    November 23, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Brenda

    I'm voting for anyone that is NOT Kelly Monaco. She has had a smug look on her face all season and according to her own words........It doesn't matter if I win or not. She has not been a smiling happy person all season. She acts like she really doesn't want to be there. Wish she had been sent home weeks ago. Love to Shawn and Melissa.

    November 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • joanne white

      Kelly has been going through some rough times. Her longtime boyfriend of about 17 years broke up with her and she's grieving.

      November 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ella

    Voting for Tony only because he has never won before is not fair!! Vote for the best one and in this case it is Derek!!1

    November 22, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kelly

    I love Shawn and Dereck and I really want them to win. My next choice will be Tony and Melissa because they have never won a Mirror Ball. Carole, are Val and Kelly really in love? Just asking.

    November 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. KoolKat9

    I really want Melissa and Tony to win! She has never won one and it would great for her to get this one. Also, Tony has been so good. Too bad that Melissa and Derek weren't together. Now that would have been a match made . . .

    November 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jane Powers

    we will always vote for tony–he's has 3 globes now.

    November 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tony has

    had 2 or 3 good partners...he's won many times

    November 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Tony has never won a Mirror Ball Trophy so who knows that this season might be his first,

      November 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Carole Jackowitz

    I love all 3 couples............so I'll be happy with whoever wins.
    Dereck is the best and deserves his 4th.
    Tony has had bad partners so he deserves his first.
    Val found love and I don't think he cares if he gets the ball...he's got Kelly.
    So I'll vote for Tony!

    November 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |

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