And then there were three. I know I have a picture of four, but it’s all I could find. I thought last night was the grand finale, but it’s tonight.
Who is going to win this one on “Dancing With the Stars?” The sentimental bets would have to be Amy Purdy, 34. The Olympic snowboarder dances on two prosthetic legs. Watching her dance with professional Derek Hough is just incredible. At 19, she survived a form of bacterial meningitis that resulted in organ failure, loss of both kidneys, her spleen and her legs below the knees. Her father donated his kidney to her. She won a bronze medal in snowboard cross for the U.S. in the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. She gets my vote — for sheer stamina.
The most graceful dancer in the last three standing couples is Olympic gold ice dancer Meryl Davis and her DWTS partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. This woman floats no matter what routine she is doing. She is clearly a dancer with elegant moves, and she brings out the best in Maksim.
The surprise among the final three couples is Candace Cameron Bure and her DWTS partner Mark Ballas. She has come a long way since the first dance, and she looks great. She’s not scoring as high with the judges as she is with her fans, and it’s good to see D.J. from “Full House” competing. The mom with teens of her own certainly has a loyal following. Really loyal because she beat out Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow — I had no idea who he was so I had to look him up. He’s only 24 and is on Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush and a member of band by the same name.
This could be a defining moment for DWTS if Purdy and Hough pull it off.