(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Tuesday’s finale of “Dancing With the Stars”)
“Dancing With the Stars” named its 25th winner on Tuesday, awarding singer Jordan Fisher with the Mirrorball Trophy at the conclusion of the two-part season finale.
Heading into Tuesday’s finale, Fisher and professional partner Lindsay Arnold, actor Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson, and violinist Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas made up the final three couples still vying for the win. “Property Brothers” host Drew Scott and his partner Emma Slater were eliminated on Monday’s episode.
Stirling and Ballas nabbed second place, while Muniz and Carson came in third.
For the first time in the show’s history, voting for the winner was opened up to viewers online on Facebook and at the ABC website. Those results were combined with previous viewer votes and judges’ points to decide the winner.
The finale opened with a group number performed by all 13 of the season’s contestants and featured performances by several of the season’s contenders. Nick Lachey, who was eliminated in the fifth episode of the season, debuted a new song, “Someone to Dance With,” inspired by his time on the show. Fisher and Stirling also both performed holiday-themed songs, joined by Becky G and Debbie Gibson, respectively.