Video: 'Dancing with the Stars' Backstage Interviews

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Last night was a crazy night of dancing on the finale of  Dancing With The Stars Part 1 and we have the interviews with the dancers at the end of the evening for your enjoyment.  After last night’s performances  Rob Kardashian emerged as the frontrunner to win the final of the ballroom show tonight (22.11.11) after he topped the leader board with 30 points for his freestyle dance, which saw him lift and twirl professional partner Cheryl Burke over his head, and 27 points for his waltz. Judge Len Goodman told Rob – who had his sister Kim Kardashian cheering him on in the audience – his family should be “proud” of his efforts.

J.R. Martinez shook off an injured right ankle to score a pair of 10s with partner Karina Smirnoff for their hip-hop inspired dance, which led panellist Carrie Ann Inaba to predict they would be “safe”, despite only scoring 24 points for his cha cha.

Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough – who managed a perfect score on last week’s show – were awarded 27 points for their freestyle dance, followed by a 27-point cha-cha-cha, which saw Bruno Tonioli praise the pair’s efforts.   Who do you want to see take home the mirror ball trophy?  Vote in our poll HERE!

Check out the videos below and see what the contestants had to say about their performances.  Don’t forget to stop by tonight when we will be live blogging the final show with all the up-to-the-minute results!