After four very short weeks, Dancing With the Stars: Athletes has come to an end!
After two weeks of a double elimination and one shocking triple elimination, the only competitors left standing her Adam Rippon, Josh Norman and Tonya Harding, and all three battled it out for the Mirrorball Trophy on Monday, May 21.
Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber came out strong with a Viennese Waltz that scored them a 26. For their freestyle, the pair danced to “I Will Survive” which scored them a perfect 30! Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess also had a great showing as they earned a 27 for their Foxtrot followed by a perfect 30 for their freestyle. Finally Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson danced a jazz to “Anything You Can Do” which earned them a score of 30, but it was their freestyle that landed them only 28.
With such a jam-packed hour long episode not much time was given for voting and for fans to wait in suspense before the winner was named as Adam Rippon, meaning Jenna Johnson won her first Mirrorball Trophy in only her second turn out as a pro.
“The Mirrorball has now taken on a new meaning, someone like me is accepted and I feel loved,” the Olympic ice skater, 28, said before his freestyle dance.
With the special edition of Dancing With the Stars: Athletes now over, this fall the series will be returning with Dancing With the Stars: Juniors!