'Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 Finale Recap: Who Wins the Mirror Ball Trophy?


'Dancing with the Stars' Season 25 Finale Recap: Who Wins the Mirror Ball Trophy?


One of the three remaining stars, Broadway star Jordan Fisher, former child actor Frankie Muniz and violinist Lindsey Stirling, would bring home the coveted trophy in tonight's episode.
"Dancing with the Stars" rounded out current season 25 on Tuesday, November 21 after ten weeks of competition. In the deciding finale, one of the remaining three couples, Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold, Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson, and Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas, would be crowned winner and take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.

Each pair would perform two more times, an encore of their favorite dance of the season and "24-Hour Fusion Challenge", in which they were given a day to come up with a brand new routine which blends two different styles.

Lindsey and Mark opted to do Week 3 Jive to "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!. Judge Len Goodman gushed, "You are such an accomplished dancer … That was a jive, well done!" Bruno Tonioli added, "It was a sizzling sparkler of a jive … You’ve become almost too hot to handle." For the "brilliant dance," the judges gave them a perfect 30!

Frankie and Witney later hit the stage, reviving Argentine Tango number they did in the Disney Night. Bruno was impressed by their performance, saying, "It really was a blockbuster Argentine tango, even better the second time around." Carrie Ann praised Frankie's confidence and dubbed the dance "a bigger and better performance." Tying with Lindsey, Frankie also earned a perfect score.

After country singer Kelsea Ballerini performed "Legends", it's time for Jordan and Lindsay to take the stage to do their encore dance. Dancing Week 2 Samba, Jordan decided to take a risky choice by picking the number for his encore. "You draw the audience to you like a magnet … World-class," Bruno remarked, while Carrie Ann added, "You're so light on your feet … You make it look easy, but nothing about that was easy … Much, much, much improved." Jordan got a perfect score!

Before moving to the second round, a slew of stars who previously participated in this season took the stage once again to show off their skills. Among the returning stars were Derek Fisher, Vanessa Lachey a.k.a. Vanessa Minnillo. Lindsey also delivered a musical performance with Becky G, offering a beautiful rendition of "Christman C'Mon".

Debbie Gibson and Jordan followed it up, belting out "Sleigh Ride" and "What Christmas Means to Me". Jordan blew everyone's mind with his impressive falsetto. Drew Scott, who was eliminated yesterday, returned to the ballroom with his pro dancer partner Emma Slater.

Lindsey and Mark were the first couple to perform their "24-Hour Fusion Challenge". The pair opted for a "fantastic" mix of Cha Cha and Tango, earning praise from the judges. "This girl is amazing … No messing about, straight into the routine … You are a wonderful performer," Len said. Echoing his remark, Carrie Ann concluded, "That was beyond fusion, that was alchemy … Fantastic." Unsurprisingly, they got 30 points!

Meanwhile, Frankie and Witney danced a Foxtrot/Tango for their "24-Hour Fusion Challenge". "In the excitement of it all, you lost a little bit of control … but I have to say, a very good performance," Carrie Ann noted. Len concluded, "100-percent, you're the people's champion. You epitomize everything about 'Dancing with the Stars'." Frankie got 28 points.

Jordan and Lindsay chose to blend Salsa and Paso Doble for the "24-Hour Fusion Challenge". Carrie Ann couldn't hide her amazement as she told Jordan, "Your skills are just ridiculously out of this world … Lindsay has actually grown as a pro with you." Len added, "I think you are the most complete male celebrity ever on 'Dancing with the Stars'." Of course, Jordan got a perfect score!

The breathtaking moment had finally come as it's time to announce the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" season 25. Both Jordan and Lindsey got perfect scores tonight, so it was likely that the winner was among the two stars. Frankie & Witney were later announced as the third-place finisher.

Congratulations were in order for Jordan & Lindsay as they were named the Mirror Ball Champions of "Dancing with the Stars" season 25! Jordan marked the youngest male winner ever in the show's history, while the victory was also Lindsay's first ever win.


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