‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale: Jordan Fisher, Lindsay Arnold take home Mirrorball


'Dancing With The Stars' finale: Jordan Fisher, Lindsay Arnold take home Mirrorball

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After a season full of perfect scores and gushing praise from the judges, singer and actor Jordan Fisher was named the champion of the 25th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and tangoed off with the Mirrorball trophy. It was the first win for his pro partner, Lindsay Arnold.

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Judge Len Goodman called Fisher "the most complete male celebrity ever on Dancing with the Stars," while judge Bruno Tonioli said he was "right up there with the best we have ever seen on this show."

Frankie Muniz — who called his time on the show "the most amazing experience of my life — came in third. Violinist Lindsey Stirling came in second.

The finale was split between the scored dances in the ballroom, and festive holiday numbers — so many numbers — performed live outside at the Grove in Los Angeles. In between dances, the season's other cast members returned to dance and, in some cases, sing.

[email protected]_Fisher and @lindsayarnold finish off the fusion and the season’s competition with a Salsa/Paso! ?#DWTS pic.twitter.com/qbBnZ4ELRw

— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) November 22, 2017

The show began with each couple doing a favorite dance from earlier in the season. Stirling and her partner Mark Ballas performed their jive from Guilty Pleasures Week and received 10s across the board. Muniz and his partner Witney Carson performed their pirate-themed Argentine tango from Disney week. They also received a score of 30. Fisher and Stirling performed their samba from Latin night and they, too, earned tens across the board.

Such an inspiring performer! @frankiemuniz & @WitneyCarson! @DancingABC #DWTS pic.twitter.com/EubMnAaOl9

— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 22, 2017

Each couple was therefore tied going into the final performances, which were "24 Hour Fusion Dances." Sterling and Ballas performed a cha cha/tango fusion and received a perfect score of 30. An emotional Sterlinf said the show "really made me re-learn who I am in a really different way, and it's been amazing."

Muniz and Carson performed a foxtrot/tango fusion, but Goodman and Tonioli found small faults in the performance. Carrie Ann Inaba awarded the couple a 10, but it was only nines from Goodman and Tonioli.

Fisher and Arnold performed a salsa/paso doble fusion that was super-fast and featured various gymnastic flips. The judges raved about the number, Fisher's talent and Arnold's skills as a choreographer, dancer and teacher, and awarded the couple a perfect score of 30.

Foxtrot/Tango with the charming @frankiemuniz and @WitneyCarson! #DWTS pic.twitter.com/VpUaV6I9gD

— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) November 22, 2017

The final scores were revealed live on stage at the Grove and Fisher and Arnold — and the Mirrorball trophy — were hoisted into the air as streamers shot everywhere and the crowd went wild. The three final couples will appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday.

Also on the show, country star Kelsea Ballerini sang her latest hit, "Legends," while season-25 cast member Nick Lachey sang a new ballad called "Someone to Dance With." Stirling and Becky G performed their current holiday hit "Christmas C'mon," from Stirling's current album Warmer in the Winter. Cast member Debbie Gibson sang the holiday favorite "Sleigh Ride," while Jordan belted out Stevie Wonder's "What Christmas Means to Me."

Fisher and Muniz will both be headlining the upcoming "Dancing with the Stars: Light Up the Night" tour, which kicks off December 30 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"Dancing with the Stars" will return in the spring of 2018 with a special four-week long, all-athlete edition of the show, featuring ten athletes from all parts of the sports world.

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