One thing we’re sure to see on the “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” finale next week — a female celebrity will win the competition.
Because in an incredible show of girl power, Shawn Johnson, Kelly Monaco and Melissa Rycroft all advanced to compete in the finals, after completely shutting out the men in the semifinals.
Backstage after this week’s Results Show, xfinityTV spoke with the Final Three and their proud partners to hear what they had to say about the first all-gal finale in “DWTS” history.
First up, here’s our chat with pint-sized powerhouse Shawn Johnson and her pro Derek Hough:
What’s your reaction to making it to the finals of the show’s most competitive season ever?
Derek: We knew [this week] was going to be hard no matter who went home because I think the remaining five were strong and Monday night proved that.
Shawn: And we’re all so close.
Derek: [Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff] got a perfect score … and are going home. It’s crazy.
What do you think of the all-female season finale?
Derek: It’s wild. It’s actually interesting. Now it’s an equal playing field because it’s all women; it’s not like the guys voting for girls and girls voting for guys. It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out.
Shawn: I’m so excited. I mean, being all girls. It’s a first!
Is it like competing in the Olympics with all girls?
Shawn: Kind of. But again, we’re all like family.
Do you know what you’re doing for Monday’s big freestyle?
Derek: I honestly had no idea what our theme was going to be until about an hour before the show because we had to give them an answer of something, all of us did, and I’m honestly still figuring it out. We have something up our sleeves, so it should be fun.
Would you perform on a balance beam?
Shawn: [Joking] First thing that came to mind!
Will your knee cause a problem?
Shawn: My knee’s held up this whole season and, I mean, after the Bhangra [last week] my knee can take quite a bit.
How are you feeling, Derek?
Derek: I’m feeling good. The last week, you get this little burst of energy because you know it’s your last week. We have two dances and an insta-dance next week [the season finale]. We have to do a repeat dance of one of the dances we’ve already done.
The final three compete for the glitziest mirror ball trophy of all time on Monday’s one-hour final performance episode at 8/7c on ABC, with the two-hour Season 15 finale airing Tuesday night from 9-11 p.m., where the winner will be crowned.