Jenkins Earns Perfect 60 on "Dancing With the Stars" Finals

The others weren't far behind with 59 points a piece

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 3:40 AM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Top Entertainment Photos

AP

Jenkins earned a perfect score of 60 for her two dances.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Katherine Jenkins won the highest possible score on Monday night's episode of "Dancing With the Stars"—the final night of competition ahead of Tuesday's finale.

The opera star earned a perfect score of 60 for her two dances and finallly got the perfect 10 from judge Len Goodman. She and her partner, Mark Ballas, danced a paso doble that Goodman called, "fabulous" and a quickstep-jive hybrid during the freestyle round that earned the pair unanimous praise.

Fellow finalist Donald Driver finished just short of perfection. It was judge Goodman who shaved a point off for Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd's Tango, which he described as "a tad careful."

There was no sign of carefulness in the duo's freestyle country-inspired perfomance. The football star and his partner wore cowboy boots and eye-popping colors as they jumped around the stage in an energetic perfomance that Goodman called "fantastic."

William Levy and his partner Cheryl also scored 59 points, losing one from Goodman who called their salsa-tango freestyle "too predictable."

Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which contestant will claim the title and the mirrorball trophy on Tuesday's season finale, when each finalist will perform one last routine. 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out