Next Monday, Dancing With the Stars will crown new champions and the Mirror Ball trophy will have new owners.
Perhaps and Menlo-Atherton High grad along with her celebrity soap-opera star William Levy will take home the grand prize?
It's quite possible that Team Fuego could win. This is Burke's sixth visit to the finals and she's a two-time winner. This bodes well for Levy—who under Burke's tutelage—has in recent weeks received several perfect scores from the judges for his Foxtrot and Samba.
However, it's not just about the judges' score. Celebrity Maria Menounos had also impressed with her Jive and Tango, but the audience votes didn't suffice to keep her and partner Derek Hough in the competition for one more week.
So it's all up to the viewers to help choose between the best three teams possibly to ever make it to the finals of Dancing With the Stars, according to the show's judges and hosts. Up against Burke and Levy are former NFL player Donald Driver and opera singer Katherine Jenkins.
Here are some words from Cheryl Burke via her studio's newsletter before this week's dances and results:
To my awesome family, fans and friends,
As we get down to the semi-finals the stakes are getting higher. Thanks to your overwhelming show of support by voting, we made it safely through last week.
William stunned the crowd when he exquisitely executed our Foxtrot, receiving our first three perfect 10s this season. His trio Paso Doble dance was fabulous.
This week the pressure was even more intense as we competed for the finals with Tango and Samba. Your votes have been very crucial. As you can see, no one has ever been safe this season. Don't forget to watch and vote!
P.S. To vote for William and me, call 800-868-3408 or log on to http://www.abc.com. You are allowed to vote five times equal to the number of celebrities on the show. Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online polls will open at the top of each performance show.
Phone and text lines will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting will remain open until 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) and 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on the day of the results show. Please follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/CherylBurke and William Levy at http://twitter.com/willylevy29.