DWTS Season 17: Week 11 (The Finals!) stats, storylines, and rankings

Nov 26, 2013

Last week on DWTS, we finally saw Leah Remini exit, leaving two superior–compared even to previous champions–dancers (Corbin Bleu and Amber Riley), one  heartstring-tugging fan favorite (Jack Osbourne) and the everything-defying Bill Engvall to compete in the finals. FYI, Engvall is NOT the lowest scored Star ever to compete in the finals. That dubious honor goes to … Bristol Palin. Congratulations? But just like Palin, Engvall said goodbye early, leaving the other three finalists to compete for the Mirrorball.

Last night, the finalists competed in the Judge’s Choice dances, re-performing a dance from earlier this season where the judges thought they could make real improvement. Riley was the bigger winner there, going from a 24 to a 30. Riley also got the most points in the Samba Relay. It seems she’s peaking just as we go into the most important dance of the season, the freestyle!

But wait Kat Gotsick, doesn’t EVERYONE get a 30 on their freestyle? Scroll down beneath the Rankings to see how I dig deeper into that in this week’s Stat of the Week.


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  • Guest

    Correct me if I’m wrong: I think Corbin won the Samba Relay. Which I was pretty sure

    • Kat G

      You’re right! Blunder. Sorry. I still contend Amber is peaking.

  • Chad Woodward

    Correct me if I’m wrong: Corbin got the Samba Relay points right?

    • Kat G

      Yes! you’re right. Blunder! Sorry.