DWTS: Season 20 Winners Have Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney …

20 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Dancing With the Stars’ crowns Season 20 champion.

Willis and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy beat out runners-up singer Riker Lynch and his pro partner, Allison Holker, who also hit a high note with a perfect 120 from the judges. It’s the finale of Dancing With the Stars, and we aren’t leaving until the last piece of confetti has drifted to the ballroom floor and someone takes that trophy home to sit on their mantelpiece and impress their friends and Girl Scout troops and dog walkers forever. And while she’ll never be completely separated — the camera obsessively panned to Bruce, a proud dad, beaming in the audience during the Season 10 finale — at least now, people know she’s pretty talented dancer.

The crop of stars who populated the 20th season of the perennial competitive reality TV classic has been winnowed down to just three finalists — noted celebrity daughter Rumer Willis, decorated Iraq War veteran Noah Galloway and pirate enthusiast Riker Lynch. Rumer and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, stood out through the whole season and she quickly became a frontrunner thanks to their smoldering chemistry. (They knew each other before the show, so that probably helped.) Some of us — ahem — even called her victory after the very first episode of the season.

Though the 33-year-old vet was clearly the fan favorite, especially after proposing to fiancee Jamie Boyd on the air a few weeks ago, but his 108 final tally was too far below his two fellow finalists to have a chance at the title. Plus, the judges adored her. “You are as good as anyone who has ever been on ‘Dancing With the Stars,’” notoriously cranky judge Len Goodman gushed on Tuesday night. The night, however, belonged to Willis, who was almost as overcome with emotion as her mother, Demi Moore, as the confetti rained down on the dance floor.

Carrie Ann Inaba called her “just the real deal” while Bruno Tonioli went with “an utterly irresistible shining star.” Julianne Hough upped the ante: “You make me want to be a better dancer,” she said. Choreographed by Mandy Moore (no, the other Mandy Moore) it was a big splashy routine that featured Derek back in dancing form. (Little late, Derek!) Repeat Performance: To kick off the show, Twitter voted and decided they wanted to see a repeat of Riker and Allison’s swinging jazzy freestyle. It’s always fun to watch the repeat performances, because with voting over and the judges no longer weighing in, the dancers loosen up and actually have fun.

While he got kicked off the first week of the competition, he was invited back to perform a song that was not “Party Rock,” but something called “Juicy Wiggle.” The best part of the song was everybody pretending that grown people dancing to a song called “Juicy Wiggle” was a normal way to pass an evening. In addition to just generally serving as an inspiration — judges called him and partner Sharna Burress “the heart of the competition” — he also proposed to his girlfriend during the show on live television. Sadie Robertson and Alfonso Ribeiro: The Duck Dynasty scion and the Fresh Prince star teamed up for a quick routine, but the big surprise came when Tom Bergeron announced that Alfonso would be taking over for him as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. His one piece of advice for the incoming host? “Wear a cup.” Jason Derulo, Fifth Harmony and Patti LaBelle: Jason Derulo and Fifth Harmony stopped by the show to help kill time. But it’s more than that, so we’ll see.” Other contestants this season, which averaged about 12 million viewers a week and slightly down from last year, included gymnast Nastia Liukin; football player Michael Sam; actress Suzanne Somers; actress Willow Shields; LMFAO musician Redfoo; singer Patti LaBelle; model Charlotte McKinney; “Bachelor” Chris Soules; and “Shark Tank” judge Robert Herjavec.

Chris Soules and Witney Carson: The Bachelor star repeated their Footloose performance, because he is heading back to the farm soon and needs to remember what small-town life is like. Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: Despite the fact that Mark couldn’t breathe in his White Rabbit mask, he and Willow did a repeat performance of their fun yet slightly creepy Alice in Wonderland–themed dance. Bruno called him a “unique and outstanding talent” and a “powerhouse performer.” Not to be outdone, Carrie Ann called him “a superstar.” Len won though by calling him “the boy who brings joy,” even though he admitted he didn’t always like his “wild and wacky” style of dancing. 40/40 Rumer and Val: This pair manages to make a foxtrot and paso doble fusion seem effortless and natural.

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