Dancing With The Stars: Bruno Tonioli Breaks Down The Final Four

Bruno Tonioli on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,' Week 1, Sept. 24, 2012 Bruno Tonioli on 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,' Week 1, Sept. 24, 2012

“Dancing with the Stars” begins its two-part finale on Monday, with the final four couples battling for the mirror ball.

Judge Bruno Tonioli visited Access Hollywood Live on Friday, where he broke down the strengths and weaknesses of each of the remaining contestants as they head into next week’s finals.

“It’s really very, very close because they all have amazing qualities,” he told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, when asked who he thinks will emerge the “DWTS” champion.

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Here’s what he had to say about the final four:

Zendaya (partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy): “She’s incredible. She’s a natural. Fast dances, rhythmical dances, she’s in her element… but, she has to kind of make sure that she has the control [during slower dances].”

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Aly Raisman (partnered with Mark Ballas): “She’s incredibly strong and she’s become such an incredible performer… she’s grown in front of our eyes. Better and better and better!”

Kellie Pickler (partnered with Derek Hough): “Great technique… she has to believe in herself [though]… if she tightens up, it shows in her face… and the flow goes.”

Jacoby Jones (partnered with Karina Smirnoff): “[He’s] Mr. Charisma! [But] he has to retain control. Don’t throw it away.”

The Season 16 finale of “Dancing with the Stars” begins with a two-hour show on Monday, starting at 8/7c on ABC.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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