‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 24 Finale Recap: Who Took Home The Mirror Ball?

Tonight was the big finale of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24. We open with the top three couples and the judges entering the stage. We get a recap of each couple’s journey to the mirror ball trophy, as well as dancing from the pros and eliminated contestants. Heather Morris actually does a nice performance with several female pros.

Hallie Steinfeld performs, and this makes a total of four times I’ve heard this song in one day. They play it every five minutes at work.

The male pros dance to that strawberry champagne song from Bruno Mars. It’s another one I hear about fifty times a day.

We also get a segment with the past winners talking about the finalists.

Now we are back in the ballroom. We get a dance with all the couples and then go into a recap of last night, followed by more group dances.

We then get a segment on the season’s best moments, which leads into the eliminated contestants performing their favorite dances.

Nick and Maks have apparently had a bit of a bromance going on, which is adorable. Their I love Nick/Mak’s shirts are hilarious.

Nick and Peta redo their rumba.

David and Lindsay redo their Magic Mike dance, which is probably, at least for me, his breakout dance. It showcases his sense of humor and willingness to do anything performance wise.

We continue to see more performances, including one by Charo that is more subdued that I expected from her.

TLC performs while Heather and Maks dance.

The favorite dances continue, and I think that seeing Bruno dressed as a dancing construction worker was the best moment of the segment—especially when he gets a 4 and 3 from Tom and Erin.

More filler and dancing…Lady Antebellum sings….can we please get on with it already?

Mr. T. rapping about dancing—I can’t stop laughing.


Star: David Ross

Claim To Fame: MLB star/Current World Series Champion

Pro: Lindsay Arnold

Dance: Salsa/foxtrot fusion

Thoughts:  He definitely made this a memorable last dance. He put everything into it and made me smile from start to finish.

Len:  It was a proper fusion dance and brought him joy.

Julianne: He looks like a kid, making his performance beautiful and pure.

Bruno: He is the people’s champion.

Carrie Ann: He just makes her so happy.

Scores: 9-9-9-9=36 out of 40

Star: Normani Kordei

Claim To Fame: Fifth Harmony star

Pro: Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Dance: Argentine tango/foxtrot fusion

Thoughts: WOW! That lift was amazing, and their chemistry is through the roof. WOW. There is nothing else to say.

Julianne: Flawless and gorgeous.

Bruno:  She is a leading lady.

Carrie Ann: She is passionate and powerful.

Len: She is a wonderful dancer.


Star: Rashad Jennings

Claim To Fame: NFL free agent

Pro: Emma Slater

Dance: Cha cha/tango fusion

Thoughts: What a way to end the night! His spirit and charm really helped make him one of the most memorable NFL stars to ever be on the show.

Bruno: He became a supernova at just the right time.

Carrie Ann: He is the pro’s dream.

Len: His progression has been fantastic.

Julianne: That was a great way to end the season.

Scores: 10-9-10-10=39 out of 40

OneRepublic performs I Lived as we get more flashbacks.

Results! Finally!

Third place: Normani and Val

Second place: David and Lindsay

WINNER: Rashad and Emma!

Congratulations and see you next season! Let us know if you are happy with the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24 winner in the comments!

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