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ABC/Michael Desmond The "Dancing through The Stars" finalists share a team hug backstage on the first night of the season six finale on may 19, 2008 ~ above ABC. Clockwise indigenous left, Jason Taylor, Cristian de la Fuente, Cheryl Burke, Kristi Yamaguchi, Edyta Sliwinska and also Mark Ballas.


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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Cristian de la Fuente leaps ~ above the dance floor in ~ the opening of his cha cha number with companion Cheryl Burke on "Dancing with The Stars" may 19, 2008. The earned 26 out of 30 points because that his efforts.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal gibbs Cristian de la Fuente and also his professional partner Cheryl Burke shiver their particular groove thangs throughout their cha cha ~ above the very first night the the "Dancing through The Stars" two-part finale. The judges complimented de la Fuente on the progression he"s made throughout the season.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal professional dancer Edyta Sliwinska and also her partner, Miami Dolphins protective end Jason Taylor dance the cha cha top top the "Dancing through The Stars" season finale on might 19, 2008.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Edyta Sliwinska and also Jason Taylor dance the cha cha top top the "Dancing with The Stars" season finale on might 19, 2008. The 6"6" Taylor is no at his best in the Latin dances. The judges provided him 24 out of 30 points.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi in all her fringed glory dances a spicy cha cha with experienced partner mark Ballas top top "Dancing with The Stars" on may 19, 2008. The judges offered Yamaguchi a perfect score of 30.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Kristi Yamaguchi and also Mark Ballas dance the cha cha ~ above the may 19, 2008 illustration of ABC"s "Dancing through The Stars." The pair have to be a favourite to win the competition due to the fact that the start of the season.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Jason Taylor, far left, and Cristian de la Fuente, far right, hoist Kristi Yamaguchi right into the air at the finish of the cha cha "face off" on ABC"s "Dancing with The Stars" finale might 19, 2008. Below Yamaguchi are, from left, Edyta Sliwinska, mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke.

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ABC/Michael Desmond Jason Taylor, left, and also Cristian de la Fuente mug for the cameras and conveniently upstage your tiny rival, Kristi Yamaguchi (if friend look closely you have the right to see she feet.) The two guys ended up being close friend this season, yet Taylor joked backstage that his dance partner, Edyta Sliwinska, had nixed the "bromance" for the term of the finale.

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ABC/Michael Desmond Kristi Yamaguchi and also Mark Ballas celebrate their perfect score that 60 backstage throughout ABC"s "Dancing with The Stars" on might 19, 2008. The second component of the finale was reserved to waiting the adhering to day.

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ABC/Michael Desmond Cheryl Burke, left, and Cristian de la Fuente cool off backstage v the assist of some fans during the first night the the two-part finale that ABC"s "Dancing with The Stars" on might 19, 2008.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Cheryl Burke and Cristian de la Fuente perform a freestyle routine on ABC"s "Dancing with The Stars" on might 19, 2008. De la Fuente had to do all the elevator without using his injured left arm.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Cheryl Burke and also Cristian de la Fuente dance to Elvis Crespo"s merengue struggle "Suavemente" ~ above "Dancing v The Stars" on might 19, 2008. The freestyle round allowed the couples to do any dance move they wished including lifts.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Cheryl Burke and also Cristian de la Fuente triumphantly complete their freestyle number ~ above "Dancing v The Stars." due to the fact that he wasn"t able to do the daunting lifts the his rivals performed, de la Fuente was provided a score the 26. He ended the night in second place v 52 points.

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ABC/Kelsey Mcneal Edyta Sliwinska and also Jason Taylor do their club-friendly freestyle to will certainly Smith"s "Miami" on the may 19, 2008 episode of "Dancing v The Stars." The song choice is a recommendation to Taylor"s "day job" together a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins experienced football team.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal go they get FAA clearance for this? Jason Taylor lifts Edyta Sliwinska much more than 7 feet in the air during their freestyle routine on ABC"s "Dancing v The Stars." Sliwinska stated that she choreographed difficult lifts for the regime to take benefit of Taylor"s strength.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Jason Taylor rips turn off his shirt at the finish of his freestyle routine on the season finale the "Dancing with The Stars" as his partner Edyta Sliwinska looks on. Taylor and fellow competitor Cristian de la Fuente both verified off their buffed bods on the show, however it didn"t score them enough points come beat Kristi Yamaguchi. Taylor ended up in third place through a complete of 51 points.

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal note Ballas elevator Kristi Yamaguchi right into the air throughout their freestyle program on "Dancing with The Stars" might 19, 2008. The mix of i know good hop and mambo was choreographed to Michael Jackson"s "Working Day and also Night."

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ABC/Kelsey McNeal note Ballas does a backflip through a boost from Kristi Yamaguchi during their freestyle on the first night that the two-part "Dancing v The Stars" season finale on might 19, 2008. Yamaguchi and Ballas deserve a perfect 30 because that the routine, happen their full score for the night come a perfect 60.


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ABC/Kelsey McNeal Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas dance their freestyle program on ABC"s "Dancing through The Stars" on might 19, 2008. The winner of the show"s 6 season was booked to be crowned the complying with night.