Crowning a winner on 'Bachelor Pad'
September 14th, 2010
10:18 AM ET

Crowning a winner on 'Bachelor Pad'

Last night's season (or series) finale of "Bachelor Pad" began with host Chris Harrison bringing the three remaining couples together to announce the "most important competition" of the game - a ballroom dancing showdown.

The couples headed to some random dance studio, where they were paired with a pro from "Dancing with the Stars" to learn a dance in less than a day.  We watched them practice, practice and practice some more, and realized they won't make it to Carnegie Hall anytime soon.

When it was time for the dance, the couples had to perform before a panel of "celebrity" judges. And by "celebrities," I mean three former "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stars who also performed on "Dancing with the Stars" - Melissa Rycroft, Jake Pavelka and Trista Sutter. (What, you actually expected real celebrities?)

The first couple to hit the dance floor was Kipytn and Tenley, who performed some kind of foxtrot. They received 26 out of a possible 30 points.

Next up was Kovacs and Elizabeth, who performed a rumba featuring music from what appeared to be the Casio keyboard I got for Christmas 25 years ago. One opposing contestant described the routine as "Bambi on Ice." They got 24 points.

Then came David and Natalie, who performed the cha-cha to something that sounded straight out of "Dance Dance Revolution."  The two received 25 points, meaning Tenley and Kiptyn advanced to the finals, and got to choose the couple that would join them. It was like "Big Brother," but with sequins.

Tenley and Kiptyn opted to keep David and Natalie, kicking Kovacs and Elizabeth to the curb. Chris congratulated the two remaining couples by throwing them out of the house.

We moved to some studio in southern California, where Chris and Melissa welcomed back the 15 contestants eliminated this season.  The 15 became the show's jury, and they had to decide which couple would advance in the game. Kind of like "Big Brother," only with a larger jury pool.

After Chris caught up with the eliminated contestants (Wes and Gia try to be a couple!  Kovacs and Elizabeth opt not to date!  Michelle's still angry!), the jury questioned the two remaining couples on game play, strategy and personal beefs. The couples then made one final plea for support before the voting.

After much deliberation, as well as way too much number crunching by Chris, the jury gave David and Natalie the eight votes needed to advance (for some reason, three of the 15 votes were not revealed).

The final game had David and Natalie taken to separate deliberation rooms. They were presented with cards that said "Keep" and "Share."  If both players chose "Share" cards, they would split the $250,000 prize. If one player chose "Keep" and the other chose "Share," the one that picked "Keep" would get the $250,000. If both players chose "Keep," they would get squat and the 17 eliminated contestants would split the prize money. If you remember the short-lived GSN quiz "Friend or Foe," it's essentially the same concept.

After a pointless ethics debate by the jury, Dave and Natalie returned to the studio to reveal their decisions. Dave chose "Share," while Natalie hinted that she would go her own way before revealing that she also chose "Share."  Both went home with $125,000 each, and we presume that they lived happily ever after.

What do you think of last night's "Bachelor Pad" finale?  If the show returns next season, what changes to the game would you like to see?

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  2. Christina

    It's the worst show on television. I can't believe anyone actually watch it. These are actors wanna be. But they are so bad at it. DISGUSTING!

    September 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. KC

    Who cares if it's quality TV or's watching people make fools of themselves and that is what reality TV is all about! It's comical! But in the end if you don't like it, then don't watch it and don't post something about a show you didn't watch...tends to make you look ignorant. All in all I thought it was entertaining and I would totally watch it next season!!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bugmee

    I thougth it was interesting at first but I didn't watch the finale since it was a prelude show to DWTS. I regret watching the show...It didn't have much to it at the end. It was a dumb choice for me. If only I could turn back time. If only.

    September 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. J-dog

    I had no clue what the show was about – turns out, it was about nothing... other than prolonging everyone's 15 minutes. I enjoy 'guilty pleasure' schlock as much as the next person, but this was actually boring and pointless. Please don't bring it back.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LM

    I felt like I wasted my time with this show. I would not watch it again.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lisa B

    The show was entertaining and fun to watch. The contestants were real people who went for the adventure. They all got something out of the whole experience. Great friendships and opportunities they never would have had before. We shouldn't judge or make for insults. Instead ask yourself if the chance arises in your life for any adventure or possible life changing experience grab it or miss it?

    September 15, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. MartyKorn

    Just take it for what it's worth. It's entertainment. Don't insult people for watching it. I'm sure you probably watch things others might not enjoy, but hey, it's everybody's freedom to enjoy what they want.

    September 15, 2010 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. cheryl

    I agree with Nadeena 100%.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jay

    I still think Adam Carolla should have won

    September 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |

    All you people are haters. This show was my summer guility pleasure. So trashy funny and down right entertaining at the same time. You people take things so seriously. This show was just away of fun and excape.

    September 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      It's not about taking things seriously... it's about exposing yourself to such poor material on TV. Yeah, if you don't like the show then you don't watch it. However, when you watch a show about people just because they're "more messed up than you" it really says something about you as a person.

      September 15, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
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    September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. The Real Winners

    Anyone who didn't watch the show is a winner.

    September 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SCott

    I don't get take an already really pointless show's rejects and recycle them into an even more pointless show. Seriosuly...I got to give credit to the producers. It's unbelieveable how many people watch this and actually care about it. Not knocking any of you who do.....I'm just amazed how many people want to watch a bunch of nobodies who.........well, do nothing.

    September 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JA

    Tell ABC to put their money into better shows. This one "stinks". If they want to do a show for the rejects from the Bachelorette and the Bachelor, have a "volley ball" tournament, that's probably more their speed. My vote is bottom's down!

    September 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tara

    The show seems pointless.. have never watched, but it just seems to be stupid.

    September 14, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Laurie

      I didn't care for the winners since they weren't really a couple and were just greedy with alot of drama. If, there is another season, I think the viewers should be the judges.

      September 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |

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