Cheryl Burke Breaks Down the 'DWTS' Finale

by 2:19 PM PST, November 26, 2012
Playing Cheryl Burke Breaks Down the 'DWTS' Finale

The Dancing with the Stars finale will feature an all-female lineup for the very first time and we caught up with pro dancer Cheryl Burke to get her breakdown on the skills of the remaining women competing for the mirror ball trophy.

"All the girls are so strong," Burke said during an interview about the chances of all-stars Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco and Shawn Johnson. "Melissa, she's just so charming, and I think she's one of the best technical dancers," she added.

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Cheryl said she thinks the greatest strength of Kelly and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy is their consistently "amazing chemistry."

She added that Shawn -- a former gymnast -- is also a top-notch contender. "Shawn just nails it every single time -- she's never had one misstep and her energy on the dance floor is so powerful." With so many serious competitors left on the show, Cheryl said it really will come down to what appeals to the voting viewers at home.

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"They're just going to have to come up with lifts that they've never done, with dances they've never really done," she said. "So at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what you've done in the past on the show. It's really up to this freestyle, so whoever has the best freestyle always wins the show."  

Watch the video for Cheryl's predictions and to also hear who she'll be rooting for in the DWTS ballroom!  

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