hines ward dwts finals 'Dancing With the Stars': Hines Ward's final performancesA pair of perfect scores last week made Hines Ward the frontrunner going into Monday’s (May 23) “Dancing With the Stars” finals. Did he live up to that billing?

Pretty much, yes. The Pittsburgh Steelers wideout was assigned a quickstep for his judges’ choice dance and got some footwork advice from Len Goodman beforehand. Hines and partner Kym Johnson (still wearing a neck brace in rehearsals, by the way) showed big improvement over their previous quickstep, scoring a 29 out of 30 from the judges. Len gave the lone 9 but noted the strides Hines has made.

Hines and Kym’s freestyle was done to a song from “Drumline,” and he was dressed like a drum major. Despite the slightly goofy outfit, though, he and Kym nailed the dance, earning a perfect score and tying Chelsea Kane for the lead at the end of the hour. “That wasn’t just a halftime show, that was the whole damn Super Bowl!” Carrie Ann Inaba gushed.

Here is Hines and Kym’s quickstep:

And their freestyle:

So what do you think? Is Hines still the man to beat?

Posted by:Rick Porter