It’s been the most intense season yet and a new winner has been crowned! See who took home the season 19 Mirror Ball Trophy below!
Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars has come to a close and we have a new champion pair! Read our recap of the big finale episode below. WARNING: spoilers ahead!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Winner — See Who Won Season 19
After the Nov. 24 show, Alfonso & Witney were at the top of the leaderboard with a perfect score of 80. Sadie & Mark got a 78 and Janel & Val got a 77.
The finalists will dance one last time, but first, Bethany Mota & Derek Hough, who were eliminated during the Nov. 24 episode, danced their Freestyle again for the fan-voted encore dance.
Then, we were treated to a Foxtrot from Karina & Randy, who were eliminated in week 3.
Next, Nick Jonas performed a super hot version of his song “Jealous.”
Next, we got to see Allison & Jonathan and Betsy & Tony perform one last time. Umm, Allison and Jonathan were really good! He was totally eliminated too early!
Then, Michael & Emma danced to “Born To Be Wild.” Ugh, I forgot how bad Michael is/was.
The finale continued with a performance of “Go All Night” from Jennifer Hudson, who looked amazing in a pink mini dress!
Then, Alfonso and Witney brought back “The Carlton” once again! Seriously, this was the best dance of the season!
Later, Meghan Trainor performed a medley of her hits! She really sounded amazing!
The Three Finalists Perform Their Fusion Dances
For the Nov. 25 finale, the three finalists had just 24 hours to create a brand new routine fusing two styles of dance together.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas performed a Samba and Quickstep fusion. Head judge Len Goodman said: “Yours is a Cinderella story. You’re leaving a dancing princess. You’ve grown and you’ve flown. This dance wasn’t perfect but for 24 hours, you did a great job.” Julianne Hough said she was proud of Sadie. “Sadie, I think you’re an excellent role model…and this was a great portrayal of that,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. They got a perfect score of 40, which left Sadie, co-host Erin Andrews and me in tears.
But really, aren’t all the couples going to get a 40 at this point?
Val Chmerkovskiy and Janel Parrish danced the Foxtrot and Paso Doble. “That is the fierce couple that we know! That fusion between the Foxtrot and the Paso was so seamless — I wanted it to keep going. You guys were amazing,” Julianne raved. “These two know how to build up drama! You two together are absolutely amazing,” Bruno Tonioli purred. Carrie Ann called it “elegant, passionate and riveting.” Len said he has given them the most 10’s of any couple! They got a 40!
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson danced their final routine to a Cha Cha and Argentine Tango. “The amazing Alfonso. Always switched on, always turned on to the max. A real performer. You always give the audience what they want. You’re a legend,” Bruno screamed. Carrie Ann said: “Your love for dance just shines! You ARE a glitter ball!” Len said his dancing was “natural.” Julianne said it was “super tight, super clean. You would have thought that you had weeks to [practice] this dance.” They also got a 40!
Then Alfonso said he would be going on tour for 7 weeks with the DWTS cast — we can’t wait!
After 11 weeks of competition, Alfonso & Witney were named the winners!
Mark & Sadie got second and Janel & Val got third. (I thought this would be reversed.)
Are you thrilled that Alfonso won season 19 of Dancing With The Stars, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee