Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” has come to a close and the results were only somewhat surprising. The final three– Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling, and Frankie Muniz went to head-to-head in dramatic reality TV fashion complete with sequins, rhinestones and more sequins.
The finale consisted of each of the three finalists dancing a repeat routine from earlier in the season, which found Lindsay and Mark Ballas doing the jive (40/40); Frankie and Whitney Carson nailing the Argentine tango (30/30); and Jordan and Lindsay Arnold samba’ing (30/30).
Jordan’s repeat routine was flawless, but the video leading up to the routine, was pretty intense. Jordan shared that as a child actor he seemed to always get second place on everything he did. So, at this point, most viewers were thinking– please don’t let this poor kid get second. After booking “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” he also got cast in the Broadway production of Hamilton. So, then, most viewers were like, he’ll be fine.
Jordan’s final dance of the season was a salsa/paso doble fusion dance, which had to be learned in 24 hours. Prior to this, contests had a full week to learn a routine, so this one is tough. Now, viewers probably just want Lindsay to win too, because she’s pretty great.
Finally, Jordan and Lindsay were crowned season 25 champions and each were given the Mirror Ball trophy.
After winning Jordan said, “There aren’t words you can use to express — there’s something about putting in 12 weeks of work and time and energy and blood and sweat and tears into something and being rewarded like this at the end of the day. The Mirrorball is so amazing. This is so freaking cool. But the coolest part is having what we got to establish, a bond and trust and love for each other that exceeds so much in life and that’s a thing that I’m taking away from this for sure.”
Just look at the excitement…