NYLE DIMARCO AND PETA MURGATROYD TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY
In the two-hour season finale, Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas advance to the final stage of the competition, vying to win the judges’ and America’s votes and be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” Season 22 champion. The night kicked off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples.
The night was filled with performances from Pitbull, who performed “Messin’ Around,” Aloe Blacc, performed “Let the Games Begin,” and Fifth Harmony, performed “Flex.” Fleur East performed “Sax” as Kim Fields and Sasha Farber danced with the “Dancing with the Stars” female pro dancers. Additionally, brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy gave the fans a sneak peek of the sensational dance show they will be performing across America over the summer: Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.
The couples performed a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples fused two contrasting dance styles, and they had less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The “Dancing with the Stars” two-hour season finale aired on Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television network.