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‘DWTS’ 29×11 Episode Recap: “Finale”

Dancing With the Stars aired their big finale episode and boy, was it spectacular!

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Not only did the four finalists do such an incredible job, we also got to see the past season celebrities up in the balcony cheering everyone on. To start off the night, the dancers did one of their most memorable performances before following up with a freestyle dance to finish off their final dance. After a spectacular performance by Nelly, the stars found out who won season 29 of DWTS.

Memorable Performances

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Starting off the night were Kaitlyn and Artem. They did their Argentine Tango, which had brought them a perfect score, and moved the judges after they experienced a tough couple of weeks. Once again, they gave it their all and got perfect scores. Their freestyle round started off with Bristowe coming down from above on a swing for her rendition of “Sparkling Diamonds” from Moulin Rouge. This dance also earned them a perfect score.

Next up were Nelly and Daniella, who performed a Samba as their memorable dance. After his breakthrough performance last week, Nelly really stepped it up this round and showed off his moves. This dance earned them a 27 before they did a freestyle that earned them a perfect score. Before the end of the episode, Nelly also performed some music to cap off the season.

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Nev and Jenna came out swinging as well, performing their Paso Doble and once more proving what contenders they were for the finale. After gaining a perfect score for this dance, their freestyle round paid tribute to the musical Singing’ in the Rain. This dance also earned them a perfect score and Jenna talked about how Nev brought back her love of dance with his passion and energy.

Finally, Justina and Sasha brought back their week one performance of the Cha-Cha. They wanted to show just how far the actress had come since she started and she gave us some hip action that really had the judges going. Along with their freestyle round, they also got a perfect score.

And the Finale winner is…

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Then, it was time to crown the winners of the mirrorball trophy. Justina and Sasha ended up in fourth place while Nelly and Daniella made it to third place. This meant Kaitlyn and Nev were left to find out who would win and who would be runner up. Sure enough, Kaitlyn and Artem won the mirrorball trophy, and everyone was excited! Knowing how much Kaitlyn wanted to be on the show and just how excited she was to be part of it really made it all the more special.

Plus, we know she went through a lot to get to the end and once she found that inner spirit, she showed the judges what she had to make it each week. Not only that, this is Artem’s first win since beginning his time with DWTS. This makes the win even more thrilling. Congratulations to Kaitlyn and Artem, and to all of the celebrities who took part in this season!

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