"DWTS" Finale Recap: And the Mirrorball Trophy Goes To…

November 21, 2017

What a week in the “Dancing with the Stars” universe, amirite? After we bid farewell to Drew Scott and Emma Slater on Monday (in a surprise to pretty much nobody, despite the duo’s strong performance in a super-fun freestyle that evening), it was time, last night, for Season 25’s Grand Finale. And goodness, I don’t know if we’ve ever seen quite so many perfect scores thrown around the ballroom. The final three—Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold, and Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas—performed a total of six routines on Tuesday, and five of them earned straight 10s. Yes, those scores were well-deserved; the finalists danced their bedazzled behinds off. But it also felt like the judges were channeling Oprah. YOU get a 10, and YOU get a 10, and YOUUUU get a 10!

It’s hard to choose highlights from an evening that was essentially all highlights. But we’re always suckers for a good “DWTS” holiday number, of which there were several last night (it’s November, y’all!). We were especially into the pros’ twinkly take on “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” led by Victoria Arlen (miss her!) and Val Chmerkovskiy.

We also love, love, love it when the show revisits some of the best numbers of the season. Last night each finalist got to take a second crack at an old favorite, and because those were without question the strongest performances of the evening—familiar turf makes everything easier!—we’ll just post them all here for your enjoyment. (Yes, they all got perfect scores, obvi.)

So, after all that, who took home the Mirrorball Trophy? Your Season 25 champions are…


Are we surprised? Not a bit. Are we 1000 percent happy about not being surprised? Absolutely. Dude is the real deal.

Congrats, Jordan and Lindsay!