7 Most Disappointing Dancing With The Stars Finales
It takes a whole lot of gumption to go on national television and not only learn complex dances but also try and keep up with your professional dance partner. While sitting at home it can be easy to judge what Len would call, “suspect” footwork, you can’t ignore the immense progress Dancing With The Stars contestants make. It all comes down to that final episode when we find out who takes home the Mirror Ball. Sometimes, the grande finale can be a total let down, whether it be due to the wrong finalist declared as winner, finalists didn’t bring their A game, or simply because a real competitor was eliminated too soon. Here are Dancing with the Stars‘ 7 most disappointing finales:
7. Season 14
Green Bay Packer’s Donald Driver won over singer Katherine Jenkins and actor William Levy. The competition was tough between these three as the average season score for the contestants varied by decimal points, Katherine with 27.9 and Donald at 27.1. Carrie Ann herself described Katherine as a “Dancing With The Stars Diva” and as a consistent competitor throughout the season. In fact, almost every week they pulled the highest scores, marking their dominance. Although it would have been a close call no matter who won, Katherine was the most consistent competitor and such talent should have been rewarded with the glittering trophy.
6. Season 2
Singer Drew Lachey won season 2 over football player Jerry Rice and WWE wrestler and model Stacy Keibler. Many have argued since the airing of this finale that Jerry really shouldn’t have been among the top three. Although Lisa Rinna was eliminated and came in 4th place, she consistently turned out high scores and wowed the judges. This stirred quite the controversy as many viewers didn’t understand how someone producing such low scores could have not only advanced to the finals, but also come in second place.