John O’Hurley and Kelly Monaco will compete in a dance-off next month
Responding to the controversy over the Dancing with the Stars finale, and also responding to their own selfish desire to squeeze every last rating point out of their summer hit, ABC has scheduled a dance-off between the two finalists. John O’Hurley (and Charlotte Jorgensen) and Kelly Monaco (and Alec Mazo) will face off live on Sept. 20 starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. They’ll each perform Latin, ballroom, and freestyle dances.
ABC is giving viewers all the power this time. A press release notes that “judges will return to give their critiques, but only viewers’ votes will count… America will truly decide the winner of the dance-off.” Unlike last time, when the winner was decided by a complicated mathematical formula that only astrophysicists could decipher. The results will air in a half-hour show on Sept. 22 at 9 p.m. ET.