Last nights performance was obviously the best of the whole season! I absolutely love being able to re watch some of the best performances of the entire season. Not to mention our three last competitors going up for one last dance to win the Mirror Ball. Going in to tonights show I honestly had not clue who was going to win the Mirror Ball.
Starting the Night James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess (Fusion Dance – Viennese Waltz & Foxtrot). All of the judges had amazing comments for this dance. Although they did win all 10s I do agree with some of my fellow friends that James could have danced more. He had the talent and can own his movement. Since a mans job in dance is to partner the girl I do agree that Sharna put her in the spotlight a little to much. However, that does not mean that he is still not one of the best dancers on the show. As Bruno stated he was one of the most versatile dancers on the show. Watch there last performance here!
Next Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Fusion Dance – Jive & Quickstep). This was personally the best dance that Calvin has done. Although he was the under dog in my perspective he went on the floor and owned the ballroom. The amount of content that was in this dance was also amazing. Lindsay did not let the ball drop on this one and really pushed Calvin as hard as he could go. Of all stars I feel Calvin has grown the most in this competition. First dance of the show I never would have guessed that he would have made it to the finals. Watch there dance here!
Lastly, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Fusion Dance – Foxtrot & Argentine Tango). As we all know Laurie has been the one to beat since day one. She entered this competition just a month after winning an olympic golden metal. After the amount of training that takes Laurie knows how to be dedicated and focused to the craft. Although Gymnastics is completely different than ballroom dancing she still has the balance and coordination on her side. As always the judges ate her up after this performance. As Julianne stated she started with a bang and ended with a bang. No matter what Laurie will always have each of our hearts.
An spoiler alert if you have not watched the season finale Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy Win the MIRROR BALL! After a few months of training, Laurie could easily continue to pursue a ballroom career. Being the youngest competitor ever in the competition she killed each dance that she went out to perform. As much as I wanted James and Sharna to win Laurie completely deserved it as well. As sad as second place is James should be incredible proud that he made it to the finals and was the runner up to Laurie Hernandez.
Congratulations Laurie, And that is a wrap for the 23rd season of DWTS!