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Season 15 Finale - Recap

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The Final Results Night of the season is underway and Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough, Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani and Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy wait to see who will win the Mirror-Ball trophy. They kick off the night with a dance with all of the contestants of Season 15. The Instant Dance is coming up along with DanceCenter. The judges decide that the Freestyle that they want to see again is that of Shawn & Derek and the “Fierce Five”.

Time for Dance Center and Jerry Rice, Kenny Maine and Len Goodman talk about the dancers and how Drew Lacey, Kirstie Alley and Sabrina Bryan were amazing dancers and how they were the most shocking. Kenny says that his was the most shocking elimination.

The Final 3 come out to get their dances. Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy get Cat & Mouse Jive, Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani get Life is a Highway Samba and Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough get Respect Cha-Cha.

Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas and Pam Anderson & Tristian MacManus come out to dance. Bristol & Mark come out first and then Pam & Tristan.

Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower come out and dance and have a lot of fun dancing to a Spanish song.

Drew Lacey & Anna Trebunskaya come out and dance and they have Drew’s daughter, Isabella, in the dance.

After they show a video of the contestants of the season acting silly backstage, Team Gangam Style come out with a few changes in members and dance. They have a lot of fun.

Joey Fatone & Kym are shown in rehearsal and how Joey went back to 1987 to tell him as a younger self to learn the Cha-Cha now. They come out and dance and have fun. They have their “younger selves” (Anthony Muran and Autum Miller) dance with them.

After watching the bizarre dances of the season, Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel come out and dance. They have fun on stage.

Team Call Me Maybe come out and have some other dancers on the team. They have fun dancing on stage again.

They go back to Dance Center and Kenny says that Emmitt Smith was a reflector with his bright clothes. He also talks about Gilles and Helio and Kenny says that he is confused with Gilles. Afterward, Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Gilles Marini & Peta Mergatroyd.

Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff and Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke come out and dance. First Apolo & Karina and then Emmitt & Cheryl come out and have fun. Afterward, Dance Center returns and Kenny talks about the finalists and how Shawn is perky, Mellissa is clutzy and Kelly and how she and Val “did it”.

The instant dances arrive for extra points from the judges. They watch some “good luck” videos and they cut short to go right into the dance. First up are Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy. In rehearsal they are determined to do their best. They come out and dance. They go to the judges and Len says that she is clean and crisp and says that she nailed everything. Bruno says that they have the energy and says that it was going on. She lost a little bit of balance. Carrie Ann says that they were amazing and says that it was great. They get their scores: Carrie Ann with a 9.5, Len with a 9.5 and Bruno with a 9.5. Total score of 29.5/30. Grand Total of 87.5/90

Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani are up next. They get into rehearsal and they work on all dances to get ready. They are happy with their routines. They come out and dance. They go to the judges and Bruno says that her turning was great and says that they compensated the song choice with dance. Carrie Ann says that it was pretty, but she rushed the song a bit. However, they are steller. Len says that the interpretation wasn't like last night but it was great. They get their scores: Carrie Ann with a 9.5, Len with a 9.5 and Bruno with a 9.5. Total score of 29.5/30. Grand Total of 88.5/90

Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough are last up for the Instant Dance. They get into rehearsal and reflect on the season. Shawn says that she has learned a lot about herself. Derek gets emotional. They come out and dance. They go to the judges and Carrie Ann says that it was so amazing. She says that Shawn is perfection. Len says that she is the “no stress express” and says that it was great. Bruno says that she is going out with a Bang and says that it was perfection. They get their scores: Carrie Ann with a 10, Len with a 10 and Bruno with a 10. Total score of 30/30. Grand Total of 87/90.

The finalists come out for the FINAL results of the season. The couple in 3rd place is Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy. The couple in 2nd place is Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough. This means that Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani have won the Mirror-Ball trophy!

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