Nov. 23, 2011 at 10:36 AM ET
At the end of Tuesday night’s two-hour “Dancing With the Stars” season send-off, sentimental favorite J.R. Martinez waltzed away with the mirror ball trophy. But as anyone who watched the show knows, that was far from the only memorable moment of the finale.
In fact, the first dance of the evening, performed by Ricki Lake — who didn’t even make it to the final two — was easily the best of the ballroom bunch.
In a reprise of her perfect “Psycho” themed tango, Lake and pro partner Derek Hough impressed.
For his dance floor rewind, Rob Kardashian put on a flawed, but still memorable, version of his earlier “Fly Me To the Moon” foxtrot.
Martinez decided to give his “Jump, Jive an’ Wail” routine another try, but unfortunately, the do-over fell short of his first effort.
Of course, some of the best bits didn’t even involve the last contenders. For instance, Chynna Phillips, who bowed out of the ballroom battle early after a flub-filled “Mission: Impossible” routine, found redemption with a near-perfect performance of the same dance.
But the night’s most entertaining, if not technically precise, dance came courtesy of fashion guru Carson Kressley, whose “Vogue” number wowed the crowd.
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