Dancing Finalists Ready To Rumba at Finale
"It's one of those rare instances on this show where it's a finale where no one knows what's going to happen," Brooke Burke tells PEOPLE. "We all bring something different to the competition and I always thought that Warren Sapp would make it to the end because he's such a crowd-pleaser and he has that infectious smile, but Lance really has surprised everyone in the past few weeks."
"It's crazy," Lance Bass says, echoing Burke's assessment. "Brooke's been the one to beat the entire season -- the judges absolutely love her -- and Warren is so much fun to watch, but I really think that it's anyone's game and what it's going to come down to is the voting."
The three couples each have three chances to impress the judges and the voters on Monday's finale, which will feature a group "Samba Smackdown," a Freestyle dance and a surprise "repeat" dance. The heavy load of choreography left each of the celebrities cramming, but confident.
"This whole entire season I didn't think that I had a chance in hell," Bass admits. "But I feel like I have a really good chance now. I'm here to win this thing and my confidence could not be higher going into the finals."
Sapp is equally sure of his chances. "Nothing worries me in this competition," the former NFL star says, "because in my old job, I have two 300-pounders trying to smash my head in. No one expected me to be where I'm at, so I've already won!"
"We put in a lot of extra hours over the weekend," Burke says of her work with partner Derek Hough. "Our freestyle is really ambitious, a bit dangerous and naturally I'm nervous. But I don't feel the same pressure that I felt all season long. At this point I feel like we've already made it." -- Reagan Alexander
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