(Spoiler alert: Please do not read if you haven’t watched Monday’s episode of “Dancing With the Stars”)
Rumer Willis squealed with delight and jumped into the arms of her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy when the couple was named champions of “Dancing With the Stars” Season 20 on Tuesday.
Runner-up Riker Lynch was a good sport: “The whole experience has been unbelievable. The friend that I have made in Allison [Holker] — it’s so unbelievable … It’s been such a fun experience that I will never forget.”
The two-hour finale results show opened with a review of Monday’s finale performances, then hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews introduced the competitors who won the hearts and votes of night 1 viewers, who tweeted Riker and Allison into a repeat of their energetic “I Won’t Dance” jazz freestyle number. The couple later returned for an outdoor exhibition of their upbeat dance stylings to the song “What I Like About You.”
A song performance by the season’s first eliminated contestant Redfoo got the audience dancing to “Juicy Wiggle.” His former dance partner Emma Slater wasn’t twerking exactly, but she definitely heated up the dance floor.
Later, singer Jason Derulo took the stage to sing “I Want You to Want Me.”
Dance performances included the season’s other contestants, including Patti LaBelle, Suzanne Somers, Chris Soules, Charlotte McKinney, Michael Sam, Willow Shields, Robert Herjavec and Nastia Liukin.
Following a performance by Alfonso Ribeiro, Tom Bergeron introduced previous “DWTS” champion as his replacement as host of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”
Watch the winners announcement.