Dancing With The Stars Finale Recap: Who Won Season 25?


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The milestone season 25 of Dancing With The Stars has finally come to a conclusion and last night the winner was revealed after the teams performed their final routines. The first performance required them to repeat their favorite dance of the season and the second was a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” where they were required to combine two contrasting dance styles and come up with a routine in less than 24 hours.

Lindsey Sterling and Mark Ballas began the night with a pajama-themed jive that wowed the judges once again and landed them a perfect 30. For their second number, they fused a cha-cha and a tango which landed them another perfect 30 and judge Len Goodman called “amazing.”

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson reperformed their sultry Argentine tango for their first dance and Len called the dance “fantastic” before all three judges rewarded them perfect 10’s. For their fusion challenge, the duo fused a foxtrot and a tango. Carrie Ann said the dance was elegant and was impressed, but Goodman admitted there seemed to be confusion in the routine. They scored a 28.

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold recreated their samba routine from the Latin-themed week and earned an impressive triple 10 rather than the triple 8’s they received last time they performed it. For their fusion challenge, the duo performed a salsa and paso doble fusion that blew the judges away. “I think you are the most complete male celebrity ever on Dancing With the Stars,” Len commented, which brought Jordan to tears.

By the end of the evening, it was announced that Frankie and Witney were in third place, which meant it was down to Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas and Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold for the winners of the Mirror Ball. Ultimately, it was Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold who won after a well-deserved season!

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