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'Dancing with the Stars' finale quotables

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It was a great night of dancing, but on the way to the final results, there was a lot of comedy thanks to contestants and a mini-roast by comedian Jeffrey Ross.
To wit, here are some highlights of the evening's ballroom banter:

"I have a new appreciation for satin, silk, glitter and thongs." Celeb contestant Chuck Wicks

"My three favorite judges in the whole world--- smokin', croakin', and flamin'." --- Jeffrey Ross to Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli

"You didn't have the biggest role, but you had the biggest part," Ross, to celeb Gilles Marini, on his role in "Sex and the City" feature film

"What is this? Dancing with the vaguely familiar?" Ross, to the three finalists, on their relative "non-celebrity"

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From reading the comments, I believe some people think DWTS is a real dance contest, or should be, designed to determine the best dancer. The US National Dance Championships has that covered. However, when you pair a celebrity with a pro(even in golf),the goal becomes entertaining the fans, and that is what this show is all about. These celebrities are not striving to become professional dancers, but they are trying to become good. Good is entertaining, and the last three couples were very good. The fans voted for their favorites, not necessarily the best dancers to win, however no one really lost. The celebrities made some good money,they gained exposure,and popularity. These are reasons why they signed up. In their business, they may never need to dance again, but they will always need popularity.

I do think something fishy continues to go on with the judges...many of us thought the last two sets of scores were inappropriate, and the judges say very little that rang true to justify them. Did someone have a stake in Shawn's winning? I'll bet! Was the process manipulated? Quite possibly...

If quiz shows were investigated for misrepresentation in the 1960's, why not this show?

How disappointing the end result of the show was!! I have watched this series as long as it's been on, however, I will never watch it again. Can't believe Shawn took the title ~~ her talent for dancing is just not there. Melissa and Cheryl were so much talented and showed it as well.

My comment on all of this is all you moms out there that are sad that your little Gilles didnt win is because you havent gotton any lately and just fantize about Gilles. Grow up Shawn won and she is the rightful owner because it is AMERICAS CHOICE not the moms, kids, or any other person. Grow up and accept the fact that Shawn one and stop saying mean things about her. She is perfect and all of you need to take a reality check. She deserved to win and thats that. She was great. It doesnt matter how good you have done in the past it was how you do on the Finale. SO STOP IT AND GO GET LAID.

The rightful winner of Dancing with the Stars is Gilles. He deserves the trophy. I agree..this is totally unfair!!!

I enjoyed watching the show, but totally disappointed last night with the results. We are talking here about dancing competition and the criteria of dances, dancers and dancing performances . Shawn's body is not for dancing. Her big legs are not lovely to look at and not for dancing competion. Guilles has the best body, and the best performer . The management of the show should feel guilty about last night's decision.

GILLES AND CHERYL ARE THE TRUE WINNERS! Cheryl is a great choreographer and Gilles a great student!
Shawn may have been popular but her dances were ordinary, not mirrorball-worthy! She may have gotten a perfect 30 in her freestyle but our family did not care for it. Tumblings and acrobats are things she know how to do, nothing great there!

I'm sorry, America was wrong here!
The judges were wrong to give 30 to Shawn and 28 to Gilles in their freestyle. Gilles' freestyle was superb!

Shawn was not in the league of Gilles. A natural dancer. I heard all these pre teens were voting on her. Her moves were short and choppy. Gilles will be the winner in most peoples eyes.. trophy or not.

I was greatly disappointed with the results. Giles was obviously
the best dancer. It should be the best dancer that takes the win.
I dont agree with having olympic medalists on dancing with the stars. Last season and this season. They were not the best of
dancers. Naturally an olympic star athlete (sports) will most likely win, eventhough not the best.

Larry B.

The show is NOT called "Best Dancer" peeps... Shawn's final dance was great... Sheryl's choreography wasn't her best effort in the finals... Result? Enough voters swung to Shawn to win... btw, I thought the comedian was just awful...dirty & crude...Embarrassed me that anyone laughed at his "jokes."... Even in my armchair at home... Sat on my hands when he finished... Shame on him...

I am disappointed with the results. I feel that a teenager should not have been in this group in the first place. If teenagers are going to compete, then there should be a separate contest for teens, such as the dance contest for the young people. I don't look at her as an adult like the other competitors. Cheryl and Gill were the best mature dancers and should have won. If this is the way the show is going to be run, I will just stop looking because it is now fair!

Get over it!! Gilles was my fav too from the beginning. They should have done a Paso Dobla for the free style. It was their own fault! I felt he was kind of rubbery and the final dance from earlier in the season didn't have the same flair. He peaked too early. Shawn, on the otherhand, came on in the end and whoever said she was a stick figure in her final dance is nuts. She did that TYC as a professional!!! She was great. There is a reason that Olympians do well on this show! They know because of their backgrounds how to prepare and they have a heart of a champion. Gilles is beautiful and he is so sexy. He was a very dramatic actor and had fluid movements but he just didn't bring it all in the free style or the last dance of the evening.
Go Shawn!!

People, people, people. The show is fabulous. It is set up to incorporate THE PEOPLE'S SCORES (that's you and me, folks, if you're pyaing attention here). If THE PEOPLE chose Shawn as the overall winner by that tiny margin, so be it. The people spoke and were accounted for and isn't THAT what America is all about, after all? Yes, GILLES & CHERYL were phenomenal dance partners - Gilles is mighty talented. I agree with you there. But if THE PEOPLE chose Shawn, by that slim margin, you really should stop grousing and putting her down - in any fashion, way, shape, form - and JUST APPRECIATE that here in America, we can ENJOY shows like Dancing with the Stars (I mean, OF COURSE it's a popularity contest - how on earth do you think Cloris made it so many weeks?! that's what STAR refers to, after all) -- LOOK AHEAD, now, dancing fans, to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. But wait - it's another "popularity" contest of sorts - it's JUDGES SCORES combined with AMERICA'S SCORES, so you might like that, either !!! :-) Lighten up, friends. Dancing is wonderful. --

People, people, people. The show is fabulous. It is set up to incorporate THE PEOPLE'S SCORES (that's you and me, folks, if you're pyaing attention here). If THE PEOPLE chose Shawn as the overall winner by that tiny margin, so be it. The people spoke and were accounted for and isn't THAT what America is all about, after all? Yes, GILLES & CHERYL were phenomenal dance partners - Gilles is mighty talented. I agree with you there. But if THE PEOPLE chose Shawn, by that slim margin, you really should stop grousing and putting her down - in any fashion, way, shape, form - and JUST APPRECIATE that here in America, we can ENJOY shows like Dancing with the Stars (I mean, OF COURSE it's a popularity contest - how on earth do you think Cloris made it so many weeks?! that's what STAR refers to, after all) -- LOOK AHEAD, now, dancing fans, to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. But wait - it's another "popularity" contest of sorts - it's JUDGES SCORES combined with AMERICA'S SCORES, so you might like that, either !!! :-) Lighten up, friends. Dancing is wonderful. --

That was wrong by far. Shaun wasn't even in the same league as Gilles and Cheryl. I don't know if it was fixed or the viewers don't know a good dancer if it bit them in the butt. Very dissapointed in Dancing with the stars.Don't know if i will watch it next year. Something wrong with that show, thx Shane

I only watch DWTS because my wife does but have to admit - I enjoyed both the tragic (Steve X 2)and the terrific! I was leaning towards a Gilles win but am happy with the judges/audience pick. Congratulations Shaun! As far as i am concerned, they are all winners! Most of the Stars are totally out of their element and have little to gain yet they still risk their dignity to entertain us! I have a new respect for the unbelieveable amount of hard work that goes into each week. Thanks to all the Stars who took the risk. And for those of you upset with the results - IT IS A POPULARITY CONTEST so either get over it or pick up the telephone next season!

Again, the best dancer did not win. As soon as I found out who won, I turned it off. The public votes for the one they like and not the one who is the best dancer. Gilles is #1 and you know it.

What about Melissa!!!! Melissa didn't get the credit she deserved as she is an awesome dancer but Gilles should have won this contest. I agree that this is not about dancing anymore but more about popularity. Very upsetting result.

I, too, think Gilles and Cheryl should have won; I think SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WOULD WIN AND DIDN'T VOTE, SO SHAWN CREPT AHEAD . Going forward, every vote counts...............Sally

Last nights show was very disappointing....Yes, Shawn was good..but not as great as Gilles. The contestant who should of taken it all home was GILLES. A contestant who from day one.....impressed and excited us with his smooth moves and raw talent. It was a pleasure to toon in. Shawn did improve as time went by but couldn't compare to the on point performance of Gilles. It is sad to see that after all that, the trophy was given to, what should of been, a second place winner. GILLES WAS DEFINITELY ROBBED OF THIS HONOR. Something should be done to prevent this from happening again. Very disappointing with the outcome.

I FEEL GILLES SHOULD HAVE WON THE DANCE TROPHY!! HE WAS THE BEST
DANCER FROM THE START. HE SCORED THE HIGHEST POINTS FROM THE JUDGES. THE JUDGES ARE THE PROFESSIONALS. SHAWN WON BECAUSE OF HER
OLYMPIC BACKROUND!! HER DANCING WAS CLUMSEY!!! GILLES WAS THE BEST EVER!!!!

I FEEL GILLES SHOULD HAVE WON THE DANCE TROPHY. HE WAS THE BEST
DANCER EVER!!! JUST BECAUSE SHAWN HAD THE OLYMPIC BACKROUND IS
THE REASON SHE WON. SHE WAS MORE POPULAR. GILLES AND CHERYL
WERE TERRIFIC. THIS IS NOT FAIR!!!!

I heard this morning that Shawn won the competition last night and I had recorded the show to watch tonight but I'm so turned off by the winner that I don't even care to watch the rerun. She danced like a gymnist - no fluidity to arm extensions, etc. She danced like a stick person.
The two runner ups were both far better dancers than she was.
It turned me off so much that I don't think I will ever watch your show again. When the best dancers don't win - that's a major turn off.
Even Little Kim was far better than Shawn.

I totally agree with the comment. "Dancing with the Stars is just a popularity contest and not a dance competition. The best dancer did not win, that's all.

The system for selection of the winner is ludicrous. This seems to be a popularity show not a dancing show. How could the judges give all three couples the same score last night. Gilles performance was head and shoulders above the others. His performance throughout the competition was the best. He proved time and again to be the best dancer on the show. I won't watch any more.

I agree with the other viewers..I have been a loyal fan of this show and last night's winning was shocking!! Gilles and Cherly deserved that trophy!
Shawn is good and Mark is phenonminal however, all said Gilles is a far greater dancer than Shawn!!

I think Shawn did wonderfully but I am a dedicated watcher of Dancing with the Stars and have come to realize it is not about the dancing expertise that these people have gained but more a popularity contest. These people are not judged on their dancing and when they work so hard to perfect their dancing that isn't fair....not to demean the contribution that Shawn made....I have to agree that the judging should be on the whole season's performance...how quickly they pick it up...how quickly they get it right and maintain that standard

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Congrats Shawn!
..but it soo sad to see the CONSISTENT Dancing VICTOIES, LIKE Gilles being No 1 !!!! all the time, where not taken to consideration at all! Gilles was No 1 from the very start...how come he loose at the end??????!
I think there should be JUDGES VOTE taken to consideration as well at the finals. I have been a dedicated viewer but this is NOT RIGHT! It is not a loyal VOTING system!!
Shawn is OK, maybe a 4th runner up.... She only happened to catch up AT THE VERY END OF THE SHOW! Is that fair to Gilles???!..
I think it is totally NOT FAIR TO THE CHAMPION DANCER like Gilles. That is all.
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