TV Guide interviewed Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba right before the two-night final of Season 19. The final pairs are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough, Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy, Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson, and Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas. One couple will be eliminated Monday night, and the winner of the Mirrorball trophy will be declared on Tuesday. Both shows air at 8pm on ABC.
Inaba sized up each pair. Janel has an “incredible sexual energy” that can sometimes work against her. Sadie is graceful but lacks the confidence of the other performers. Bethany “does really well when she plays a character” but her weakest point is that “her core is not that strong, and sometimes she doesn’t finish her moves.” What about Alfonso? Well, Inaba can’t say enough about him. She says his only weakness is his current back injury. “Hopefully he’ll be able to summon his strength from his core,” she added. Of course he will. He knows how — he used to be a professional dancer!