And then there were three. Night #1 of the Finale had the most pressure that these dancers have faced in the Fall 2013 season -- and it showed. Amber Riley & Derek Hough scored a perfect 30 with their first dance of the night, but Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff and Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke stumbled from their previous highs, both citing the heightened tension.
But they both recovered, receiving perfect 30s for their Freestyle routines to match Amber and Derek's second 30 of the night for their Freestyle. Bill Engvall & Emma Slater stepped it up as well, receiving their first 9 of the season (from Len, no less) on their Freestyle.
Though BIll and Emma have been fan favorites all season, during the first night of the Finale, their tremendous run came to an end. They had nothing but kind words for the fans, for their fellow dancers, for each other -- it was a tear-filled but wonderfully sweet moment.
Amber Riley & Derek Hough - Charleston (30 points) and Freestyle (30 points)
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff - Freestyle (30 points)
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke - Freestyle (30 points)
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater - Viennese Waltz (24 points)
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke - Jive (24 points)
See the full scorecard for the night below.