Ricki Lake may have started out the frontrunner, but J.R. Martinez has come on really strong in the latter half of the competition. For his “Dancing With the Stars” finale freestyle, Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff danced to Kat Deluna’s “Whine Up.” What did you think?

The judges were effusive in their praise. Bruno, in his usually kooky way, called it a “jungle tribal hypnotic experience.” Carrie Ann loved his ability to come back after a less-than-steller first dance. And Len commented on Karina’s body.

Either way, it earned J.R. three 10s for a perfect score. Do you think that was enough to overcome his first dance? Can Karina finally win her first mirror ball trophy?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."