It’s the finals on season 26 of “Dancing with the Stars”. Tonya and Sasha, Adam and Jenna, and Josh and Sharna will compete for fan votes and judges scores one last time.
In an one hour performance, the couples will dance two more times including the Freestyle where there are no rules and anything goes.
First up was Tonya and Sasha with a Viennese Waltz to “Time of My Life” by David Cook. Tonya said that she has had the time of her life on the show. Len said that Tonya danced with elegance and sophistication; adding she showed great control and was on itme. Bruno said that it was like watching a born again Tonya; adding that he was enjoying the moment. Noting that it has been a truly incredible journey, Carrie Ann said that every one of Tonya’s moments had meaning to it; adding that she danced beautfully, but seemed a little nervous. Tonya and Sasha scored 26 points for their dance.
Josh and Sharna danced a Foxtrot that brought rousing cheers from the audience. Bruno said that the beast has been tamed by the beauty; adding that Josh was dashing and debonair. Carrie Ann said that Josh brings to life what the season is about; adding that she saw poetry that wasn’t there at the beginning of the season. Noting that Josh has had ease and elegance throughout the season, Len said that Josh had great style and gave a great performance. Josh and Sharna scored 27 points for their dance.
Performing a Jazz routine to “Anything You Can Do” from “Annie Oakley”, Adam and Jenna got a standing ovation. Host Tom Bergeron said that the did a great job. Carrie Ann told them that the need to take the routine to Broadway; adding that they were like the Wonder Twins and were amazing. Len had one word for the performance – fantastic! Bruno called the performance exquisitely theatrical and technically brilliant. Adam and Jenna earned a perfect score of the 30.
Last Chance Round:
Tonya and Sasha – 26
Josh and Sharna – 27
Adam and Jenna – 30
For the Freestyle Round, the dancers may do whatever they wish.
Tonya and Sasha get things started with a routine to “I Will Survive” that had Tonya coming down to the dance floor from the ceiling and starting the dance on her own. Len said that if Tonya could survive that routine, then she could survive anything. Len said that the dance was full of fun; adding that she threw everything they could think of in the routine. Calling Tonya the ultimate Disco diva, Bruno said that she was dancing like her life depended on it. Giving Tonya a hug, Carrie Ann said that the dance was so much joy and fun. Tonya and Sasha scored 30 points for their dance.
A shirtless Josh and Sharna danced a football themed Freestyle that included a few football moves and some rain. Calling it such a strong performance, Bruno called Josh solid as a rock and the leader of the pack. Noting that it was the most incredible piece of choreography that Sharna has ever created, Carrie Ann called the routine powerful with drama and brilliant lifts. Josh and Sharna scored 30 points for their dance.
Finishing out the competition, Adam and Jenna performed an Asian themed dance that included a light show and fan props. At the end of the dance, Tom noted that they had seen three distinctively different Freestyle dances. Calling the style incredible and a brave choice, Carrie Ann felt like the dance was missing something. Len said that what the dance lacked in convention, it made up for in invention. Calling it a high style Freestyle, Bruno called the dance fabulous. Adam and Jenna scored 28 points for their dance.
Adam and Jenna – 28
Tonya and Sasha – 30
Josh and Sharna – 30
Tonya and Sasha – 26 + 30 = 56
Josh and Sharna – 27 + 30 = 57
Adam and Jenna – 30 + 28 = 58
All of the couples return for a group dance choreographed by Mandy Moore.
In the final results of the season…
Host Tom Bergeron names Adam and Jenna as the champions and winners of the Mirror Ball trophy.