‘Dancing With The Stars’ Recap: Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson Win Mirror Ball
Dancing With The Stars season 19 finale featured Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, Pretty Little Liars’ Janel Parrish and Duck Dynasty star Sadie Robertson fighting for the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Dancing With The Stars Recap
Following an hourlong “Road to the Finals” special in which the camera followed the three finalists around, Dancing with the Stars featured its first performance of the night. It included all of the previously eliminated contestants and brought a burst of energy to the show.
The freestyle encore predictably went to Derek Hough and Bethany Mota’s routine. Despite their elimination last night, the duo put together a memorable routine that became a fan-favorite. Later on in the show, the duo performed their Paso Doble.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff, Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holke, Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani, Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke, Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd all performed.
The night’s first musical performance was Nick Jonas performing “Jealous.” American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson put on a performance of “Go All Night” and Meghan Trainor followed Hudson up later in the show with a medley that included “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Moving.”
24-Hour Fusion Challenge
Sadie and Mark Ballas combined the Samba and the Quickstep for a routine they had just 24 hours to put together. Once again, Sadie did a decent job, but she still struggled to stay in sync with Mark. Scores: 10+10+10+10=40
Janel and Val Chmerkovskiy were tasked with interweaving a Foxtrot and a Paso Doble. The unlikely pairing of dances were blended perfectly in their performance. Val’s choreography made it all seem effortless and Janel rose to the challenge. Scores: 10+10+10+10=40
Alfonso and Witney Carson put together an Argentine tango and a Cha Cha for their fusion challenge. Alfonso didn’t disappoint and showed for the last time that he’s the best overall dancer and performer in the group. Scores: 10+10+10+10=40
Janel and Val, despite their moving freestyle and marked improvement over the season, come out in third place. Coming in first place this year was Alfonso and Witney. Throughout the course of season 19, Alfonso had the highest average score among his competitors – making him the most deserving winner.