After 11 weeks of competition, “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24 is officially over. One of three remaining teams left the ballroom with the Mirrorball trophy in hand Tuesday night. Find out who won the 2017 competition.
On part two of the finale, the trio of finalists on the ABC dancing competition are tasked with performing a 24-hour fusion dance. The routine is something they’ve come up with in one day to debut during the final episode of “DWTS” Season 24. Their scores will be added to the scored from Monday’s episode and viewers votes for their official ranking.
Eliminated pairs join the “DWTS” cast in Week 11 for a group cast performance as well as individual dances. Simone Biles and Sasha Farber steal the show with their flips, tricks and amazing dancing chemistry. An honorable mention goes to Heather Morris, who joins the ladies of the “DWTS” troupe in the ballroom one last time for a sexy routine.
In addition to the flashy performances from “DWTS” cast and troupe members, the network brings several high-profile musicians to perform at the Season 24 finale. Hailee Steinfeld performs her hit single “Starving” early in the episode. Lady Antebellum later hits the stage for a soulful rendition of their song “You Look Good” along with several other noteworthy performers.
After revisiting memorable moments, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Nick Viall’s adorable bromance and the many shocking eliminations that occurred during Season 24 of “DWTS,” it’s time for the finalists to dance for the Mirrorball. Coming to the stage, Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater are in the No. 1 spot on the leaderboard. Not far behind are Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy — the original favorites to win —and David Ross and Lindsay Arnold.
Which “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24 pair won the Mirroball trophy in the finale? Photo: ABC
How Do Their Performances Stack Up?
Team Lady And The Gramp
David and Lindsay return to the “DWTS” ballroom to perform their favorite dance of the season — their Vegas Night routine. Armed with a new level of skill the former Chicago Cubs catcher squeezes his lemons, keeps his butt under and brings the sexy to the ballroom one last time. While her and the “DWTS” troupe members shake what their mamas gave them, the audience roars with cheers and applause.
They perform one final dance for a score from the judges later in the competition. David and Lindsay have created a Foxtrot Salsa fusion routine they made just 24 hours prior. The judges, including Len Goodman, love their routine and the improvement they’ve made in 11 weeks of competing on “DWTS.”
Score: 36 out of 40
The “DWTS” favorite duo perform their Salsa routine from earlier in Season 24. Normani and Val have undoubtedly been the best in the competition since Week 1, but they’re somehow even better in Week 11. The routine is sexy, flawless and the crowd eats it up —especially after spotting judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman dance along with them.
Before finding out whether they won the Mirrorball trophy or were dethroned by one of their competitors, the Fifth Harmony singer and her pro partner perform their 24-hour fusion. The judges praise her for being absolutely flawless despite the short time she and Val had to learn the Argentine Tango and Foxtrot routine.
Score: 40 out of 40
Final Total: 118
Team Shad Squad
Rashad and Emma return to the “DWTS” ballroom for a Cha Cha routine to “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars — his favorite dance from his time on the show. His new skills and natural ability and swag elevate the performance to a level it hadn’t quite reached when he and Emma originally performed it. The audience is as taken with their dancing as they’ve been all season long.
Before learning their final place in Season 24, Team Shad Squad hits the “DWTS” ballroom to dance their 24-hour fusion routine — a Cha Cha and Tango combo dance. The judges celebrate Rashad’s growth, calling him “a rising star.”
Score: 39 out of 40
Final Total: 119
Who Wins The Mirrorball Trophy?
After one final dance, it’s time for the final judgement. The finalists join co-hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron on stage to learn their place in the competition. Here’s the final judgement:
Before the other scores are announced, Erin and Tom reveal that Normani and Val landed in third place. The news once again brings the judges to their feet with their jaws on the floor. The “DWTS” hosts are left without words.
David and Lindsay take second place, which they seem pleasantly surprised by.
Congratulations to Team Shad Squad on their Mirrorball win!
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater win Season 24 of “Dancing With the Stars.” Photo: ABC
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