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Did the Proper Couple Win the Mirror Ball? (RECAP)


Season 31 • Episode 11

rating: 4.5 stars

The coveted mirror ball trophy was on the road within the November 21 Dancing With the Stars finale, and after greater than 10 weeks of competitors, the Dancing With the Stars Season 31 winner has been topped. The episode, hosted by Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro, aired reside on Disney+, and it featured an evening of memorable performances from extra than simply the finalists.

The finale marked the final episode earlier than retirement for each head choose Len Goodman and ballroom dance professional Cheryl Burke. Burke carried out a last dance with two of her favourite professional companions to commemorate her time on the collection, however she hopes to return as a choose in Goodman’s place (and maybe considered one of Goodman’s longtime co-judges, Carrie Ann Inaba or Bruno Tonioli, shall be promoted to go choose?). To bid Goodman a fond farewell, the present gifted the ballroom legend together with his very personal mirror ball trophy and a video tribute from previous contestants.

The eradicated Season 31 forged returned for one final efficiency with their companions, and Selma Blair carried out the modern quantity she by no means received to bop as a consequence of well being problems. She and Sasha Farber danced to Jordin Sparks‘ “No Air,” carried out reside by the singer.

As for the ultimate 4 — Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas, Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy, Wayne Brady and Witney Carson, and Shangela and Gleb Savchenko — they carried out two dances: a Redemption Spherical and a Freestyle Spherical. Every couple was paired with one of many 4 judges and given strict notes about the way to enhance on a dance from earlier this season.

Right here’s what every couple carried out for the Redemption Spherical, plus their scores.

Redemption Spherical

Charli D’Amelio & Mark Ballas: Paired with Choose Carrie Ann Inaba, Jive to “Grown” by Little Combine; 40/40

Gabby Windey & Val Chmerkovskiy: Paired with Choose Derek Hough, Cha Cha to “I Like It (Like That)” by Pete Rodriguez; 40/40

Wayne Brady & Witney Carson: Paired with Choose Len Goodman, Quickstep to “(Your Love Retains Lifting Me) Larger and Larger” by Jackie Wilson; 36/40

Shangela & Gleb Savchenko: Paired with Choose Bruno Tonioli, Quickstep to “Queen Bee” by Rochelle Diamante; 36/40

For the pivotal Freestyle Spherical, Goodman informed the cameras it was the spherical that will “make or break” the winner. And of their final likelihood to bop, the ultimate 4 pairs pulled out all of the stops.

Wayne and Witney pulled collectively a Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present-style efficiency for his or her Freestyle. Charli and Mark rekindled their love of dance with a quantity combining all of the completely different dance types from this season. Gabby and Val carried out Broadway-style quantity to point out her star high quality. And Shangela shut the home down with a drag and dance efficiency that noticed Gleb carry out in full drag. The drag queen’s quantity was the final of the season, and subsequently Goodman’s final he would ever vote for. Her efficiency was so “mesmerizing,” he stated, he forgot to vote earlier than the quantity was up — a collection first for the choose.

Right here’s what every couple carried out for his or her final dances on Dancing With the Stars Season 31, plus the place they fell on the leaderboard.

Freestyle Spherical

Charli D’Amelio & Mark Ballas: Freestyle to “Us Once more” by Pinar Toprak; 40/40

Gabby Windey & Val Chmerkovskiy: Freestyle to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago; 40/40

Wayne Brady & Witney Carson: Freestyle to “Get Up / 24K Magic” by Ciara ft. Chamillionaire / Bruno Mars; 40/40

Shangela & Gleb Savchenko: Freestyle to “Survivor / Name Me Mom” by Future’s Baby / RuPaul; 40/40

With their last dances full, right here’s the ultimate leaderboard:

Remaining Leaderboard

Charli D’Amelio & Mark Ballas: 80/80

Gabby Windey & Val Chmerkovskiy: 80/80

Wayne Brady & Witney Carson: 76/80

Shangela & Gleb Savchenko: 76/80

Earlier than the winner was introduced, Banks and Ribeiro introduced Gabby can be becoming a member of the Dancing With the Stars tour on all stops. Charli will be a part of for choose performances, as will Heidi D’Amelio, Daniel Durant, and Vinny Guadagnino.

Lastly, the second of reality got here. In fourth place was Shangela and Gleb. In third place was Wayne and Witney. In second place was Gabby and Val, making Charli and Mark the winners of Season 31 — Mark’s third win!

What did you consider the high-energy finale?

Dancing With the Stars, Season 31, Streaming Now, Disney+



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