Louis Van Amstel’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 14 Finale Dish

By ABC News

May 23, 2012 8:44am

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Dancing With the Stars” pro Louis van Amstel blogs on season 14 of “DWTS.” The three-time world dance champion and creator of LaBlast fitness-based dance DVD workouts starred on seven seasons of the hit ABC show and weighs in on the dances, the judges scores and who will be eliminated. You can find him on Twitter @LouisvanAmstel.

I so enjoyed the finale.  From the production to the performances by eliminated celebrities to the video packages, it all made for an absolutely amazing show. In many ways, the best show ever.

Can I just tell you how Gladys Knight singing “The Way We Were” got me so choked up?  The beauty of her voice during the video package of the top three and seeing the appreciation on the celebs’ faces was such a memorable moment for me. So sincere, heartfelt and true.

All three finalists and their pro partners have crafted such fabulous performances this season.  They all deserved to win. I think the final victory by Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd came down to the public vote.

As for the final dance, I have some thoughts to share; not to be the downer but just to give my opinion from a dancing point of view.

As much as I said that William Levy lacked a little energy in his first round dance yesterday, he totally nailed his last Salsa. In my opinion, he won the last round. Katherine Jenkins was awesome.  Donald was great, but in the first part of his Cha Cha you could tell that he was in his head. Donald totally got into it halfway through, but William was energized and eating up the dance floor from the beginning.

Nevertheless, I’m very happy for Donald and Peta. He came here on a mission and he took that trophy.

All three couples left everything on the dance floor tonight.  I can honestly give 10 reasons why each of the season 14 finalists deserved to win.

To Donald, Katherine and William, it was such a pleasure meeting each of you in person.  You guys were awesome as dancers and even nicer as people inside and out. America saw that and put you in the final.

To Peta, Mark and Cheryl, in my opinion, this was your best season as pros yet. Your personalities were warm and encouraging throughout the entire season. I love you guys!

I hope you enjoyed my blogs for Goodmorningamerica.com.  Hopefully I’ll be part of the All-Star season! Season 15, can you believe it?

Enjoy your summer!

Love,

Louis

Visit www.lablastfitness.com for more info about Louis Van Amstel, LaBlast or to find out how to get his DVD workout series.

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