It’s all come down to this. After two months of intense competition, there are only four remaining couples on Dancing With the Stars: Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten, Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko, Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, and Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson. They’ll be competing one last time for America’s vote and a winner will be crowned at the end of the finale. The Dancing With the Stars season 28 finale kicks off with an epic opening number performance to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer.
All four of the finalists perform during the fun opening number, as well as the pros. The mirrorball trophy is just a few feet away from the finalists. It’s within reach! Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews make note that there will be no judges’ save during the finale. It’s all down to votes.
Ally and Sasha are up first and they’re revisiting their amazing jive. Ally begins the routine by singing “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. After showing off her incredible vocals, she segues right into dancing. Ally really brings it. Her performance is top-notch and Sasha is right there next to her. Len Goodman tells Ally her jive was “fantastic.” Bruno Tonioli raves that Ally “succeeded on every level.” Ally and Sasha’s scores: Carrie Ann Inaba = 10; Len = 10; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 30 out of 30.
Lauren and Gleb are performing their foxtrot to “Jolene” by Dolly Parton again for the finals. It’s another pretty performance for these two. Carrie Ann asks Lauren if she’s OK because she feels like Lauren is “holding back just a tiny bit.” Tom nearly forgets Len, who tells Lauren and Gleb their performance was a “mix of flair and care.” Part of the set falls off the judges’ table but Lauren saves it. Lauren and Gleb’s scores: Carrie = 9; Len = 9; and Bruno = 9. Total score = 27 out of 30.
Kel and Witney revisit their jazz routine to “We’re All In This Together” by the High School Musical cast. Like the last time, the performance is full of energy and fun. Carrie gushes that the routine “showcases everything that’s good about you.” Len tells Kel that he was truly the “leader of the pack” and calls the performance “terrific.” Bruno adds that he thought it was fantastic. Kel and Witney’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 10; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 30 out of 30.
Hannah and Alan hit the dance floor with their exquisite Viennese waltz to Taylor Swift’s “Lover.” The performance is romantic and beautiful. Len believes there was some less-than-perfect footwork but tells Hannah she did well. Bruno notices Hannah may have gone on the wrong foot but Alan quickly stands up for her. Nevertheless, Bruno says the performance was “beautiful.” Carrie Ann raves that this was Hannah’s “best dance of the season.” Hannah and Alan’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 9; and Bruno = 9. Total score = 28 out of 30.
Ally and Sasha kick off the freestyle routines with an exhilarating performance to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan. It’s full of high-octane energy from start to finish. Bruno calls the performance a “showstopper.” Carrie Ann raves that she has “never seen anything like that” before and calls Ally an “explosive performer.” Ally and Sasha’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 10; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 30 out of 30.
Lauren and Gleb’s freestyle is perfect for this little country princess. They bring a southern twang to the ballroom with their performance to Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl.” Len says the performance was “full of entertainment.” Carrie Ann tells Lauren that she’s loved her journey this season. Lauren and Gleb’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 10; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 30 out of 30. Their first 10s of the season! Lauren begins to cry over her scores because she’s so happy!
Hannah and Alan hit the dance floor with a fun and powerful freestyle to a mash-up of “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani. Hannah and Alan don’t hold back with intense choreography and lifts. Len says the performance was “sharp” and “superb.” Carrie Ann tells Hannah this was one “victorious freestyle.” Hannah and Alan’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 10; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 30 out of 30.
Kel and Witney are the final freestyle of the night and they dance to “Jump” by Kris Kross. This hip-hop-inspired number is thrilling and one of Kel’s best. Bruno stands up and tells Kel that he “brought the house down.” Carrie Ann is so impressed. However, Len isn’t the biggest fan. He thinks it was too similar to the first dance Kel and Witney did. He gets booed more than he ever has before. Kel and Witney’s scores: Carrie = 10; Len = 9; and Bruno = 10. Total score = 29 out of 30.
It’s time for the results! The couple in fourth place is Lauren and Gleb. Third place goes to Ally and Sasha. Second place goes to Kel and Witney. This means that Hannah and Alan are the winners of Dancing With the Stars season 28!