Did Dancing with the Stars deliver another shocking twist to close out Season 27?
In a season that has been filled with controversy, with fans ruling it a popularity contest as opposed to a dancing competition, there have already been some headscratchers.
From the surprise elimination of Tinashe early into the season to last week’s stunning elimination of Juan Pablo Di Pace on the same night he landed two perfect scores, we think it’s fair to say fans are less than impressed with the series.
Hey, that’s not to say we still think Milo Manheim, Alexis Ren, Bobby Bones, and Evanna Lynch could even be ruled as celebrities.
To the casual viewer, this season probably feels like a civilian edition, and we can’t blame them. But how did those final routines pan out and did they even matter when it came to the final vote?
Let’s break them down one last time!
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten — Argentine Tango 27/30; Freestyle: 30/30
It was clear from the first week of the competition that there was a lot going for both Alexis and Alan. They had the chemistry sorted and later embarked on a relationship.
Their Argentine Tango was not without flaws, and it was a misstep for this otherwise solid pair. Thankfully, they pulled it back with a rock-solid freestyle that showed why viewers are voting for them:
They’re both flexible as hell!
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess — Cha-Cha: 24/30; Freestyle: 30/30
Bobby has come across as a mere novelty act. The radio personality has charisma for days, but he’s been lacking as far as dancing ability goes.
It’s surprising he lasted this long in the competition. His Cha-Cha with Sharna was much of the same, but the Freestyle definitely kicked things up a few gears.
Where has that level of dancing been all season long? It did seem like it was too little, too late, but we still had the results to go.
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson — Charleston: 30/30; Freestyle: 30/30
Next to Juan Pablo, Milo seemed like the next best thing. He and Witney have been pulling in high scores all season long, and the pair secured another two perfect scores.
They perform well together and are confident. Whoever put them together at the start of the season knew they would make for a powerful duo.
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe — Halloween Night tango: 30/30; Freestyle: 30/30
Evanna started the season off in the middle of the pack, but she quickly adapted, and got her confidence back as the season progressed.
Pulling off two perfect scores in one night is difficult, but it shows just how far she’s come since that first week.
After all of those performances, there was still room for Grocery Store Joe to show up with some of his Bachelorette alumni to prove why he should have been kicked out in the first week.
Seriously though, who the heck was voting for that dude?
In the end, Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess secured the Mirrorball Trophy, and yes, it’s got to be one of the biggest twists to rock the series.
It’s high time the dancing had a higher weighting on the results because the viewer vote is starting to ruin the show.
Will there be changes implemented? Time till tell.
In the meantime, congratulations Bobby and Sharna!
What are your thoughts on the finale?
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