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DWTS: See Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy's Wet, Wild and Skimpy Reunion Performance!

Dancing with the Stars: See Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy's Wet, Wild and Skimpy Reunion Performance! (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/29/2015 08:10AM

At the Dancing with the Stars 10th anniversary special, things got very ... steamy

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DWTS Holds a Spectacular 10th Anniversary Special

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Dancing with the Stars Recap: 10th Anniversary Special

Originally posted 04/28/2015 10:55PM

Ten years and 20 seasons of Dancing with the Stars culminated in Tuesday's special, an anniversary spectacular filled with as many sequins and skin-baring outfits as a fan would expect.

Stars and pros past and present were on hand to mark the occasion on the dance floor. Aside from its hardcore nostalgia factor, the special featured an insane opening number (including almost 50 stars, judges, hosts and pros … and pregnant Welsh chanteuse Katherine Jenkins!) and some visits from former fan favorites.

Kicking off our top moments of the night ...

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Dancing with the Stars: Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy Kiss Goodbye

Originally posted 11/29/2012 02:05PM

Dancing with the Stars finalists Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy's intense chemistry was buzzed-about all season long.

Now, following their third-place finish in the season 15 finale, they're in for a big adjustment – but not before some final friendly kisses.

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Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani Thank Fans for Dancing with the Stars Win

Originally posted 11/28/2012 01:15PM

We have a winner!

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani won the mirror-ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars Monday night in the culmination of a challenging all-stars season.

"It's unbelievable," Rycroft told PEOPLE after the show. "I don't know why we kept underestimating ourselves. I don't know why we kept thinking, 'It's not us, it's not us.' And it was us."

Dovolani, who's never won in 14 previous seasons on the show, was elated on a night when his reasons for celebrating extended far beyond the DWTS ballroom.

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DWTS Crowns Melissa Rycroft All-Star Champ!

UpdatePosted 11/28/2012 09:00AM

Dancing with the Stars Crowns Melissa Rycroft All-Star Winner

Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:50PM

There's a new leading lady!

The first all-female finale of Dancing with the Stars featured all-stars Shawn Johnson, Kelly Monaco and Melissa Rycroft in a fierce battle Tuesday night for the mirror ball trophy.

After taking big risks in Monday night's performance show, the stars and their pro partners – Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani – performed "instant dances."

With the competitors getting their dance-style instructions less than an hour before hitting the floor, the field was whittled down to two couples.

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POLL: Does Melissa, Shawn or Kelly Deserve to Win Dancing? | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Who Deserves to Win?

Originally posted 11/27/2012 10:15AM

That mirror-ball trophy is within reach!

Dancing's all-female top three performed two routines a piece on Monday night – and it's a tight race going into Tuesday's big finale.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani were flawless and are in the lead with a perfect score of 60 points. They performed a sexy samba for their favorite dance and a high-flying contemporary routine for their super-size freestyle.

"Your technique is great but what is good to see is your confidence," judge Bruno Tonioli said after their first dance. "You've grown so much as a performer." After their contemporary number, fellow judge Len Goodman said he wished he had an 11-point paddle.

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SPOILER: Top 3 Take Big Risks in Dancing's All-Female Finale | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

Women Sizzle in Dancing with the Stars All-Star Finale

Originally posted 11/26/2012 09:35PM

It's raining 10s, hallelujah!

On the final Monday night of competition for the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars, the all-female top threeMelissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco – took big risks during two final routines with their partners.

Each couple performed their favorite dance of the season and "super-sized freestyle," which allowed the pros – Tony Dovolani, Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy – to incorporate the music and choreography of their choice with sets, additional performers and costumes to create routines to wow the judges and the voters at home.

Here's how it all played our inside the ballroom on Monday night:

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Apolo Ohno Blogs Who He's Rooting for in Dancing Finals | Apolo Anton Ohno, Karina Smirnoff

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Apolo Ohno: We Should Have Gone to Dancing Finals

Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:00PM

Apolo Ohno is a former Dancing with the Stars champion, winning the coveted mirror-ball trophy in season 4 with Julianne Hough. Finally ousted last week, the ice-skating Olympian has been blogging for PEOPLE.com about competing with Karina Smirnoff in the all-star season.

I feel good. I did my absolute best on the show. I feel like we did some amazing dances. It was a blast, it was a struggle, it was hard. I overcame all the obstacles. The fan base that was there was incredibly powerful and strong.

On one side, it was a little bit bittersweet. I felt like we should have been in the finals. We definitely were good enough to be there. But it's out of our control. With the combination of the judges' scores and the audience votes, we just did not have enough votes to go onto the finals.

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Dancing's Top 3 Talk Girl Power, Competing in All-Female Finale | Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson

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Dancing with the Stars Features First All-Female Finale!

Originally posted 11/26/2012 07:30AM

Let's hear it for the girls!

For the first time, Dancing with the Stars will showcase an all-female finale, with Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco competing for the mirror-ball trophy on Monday to complete the all-star season.

"Unbelievable," says Rycroft, who finished third on season 8. "The three of us are standing up on that stage going: 'We beat all the boys!' How really does that happen?"

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Apolo Ohno & Emmitt Smith Eliminated on Dancing with the Stars

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UpdatePosted 11/21/2012 07:05AM

Dancing with the Stars Season 15 Finalists Revealed

Originally posted 11/20/2012 08:30PM

They were so close!

After five couples performed mixed-up routines and a tribute to Michael Jackson on Dancing with the Stars the night before, two contestants were sent packing Tuesday night, just one week short of season 15's all-star finale. And that's got to hurt.

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