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Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold win Dancing with the Stars Season 25

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold had a night to remember after giving Dancing with the Stars a journey to remember.

This tandem is now the 2017 Mirror Ball champions as they won Dancing with the Stars season 25, Tuesday. Fisher didn’t just become the champion, judge Len Goodman said he’s the best male celebrity to ever perform on Dancing with the Stars during Tuesday’s finale.

“There aren’t words to describe the feeling of going through BATTLE with my SISTER,” Fisher posted on Twitter Tuesday. “Putting in all the time and effort and energy for 12 weeks, then to be rewarded for it after having the most incredible time?! Unbelievable. This is for you all. Thank you thank you thank you.”

For Arnold, the past three years she’s gotten closer and closer. She finished fourth, third and second, respectively. This year she can finally call herself a champion after a special journey.

“Lindsay has actually grown with you (Jordan) as a pro and that is a testament to you. You are spectacular and Lindsay, you made him spectacular,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after the two performed their final dance Tuesday which was a fusion.

They went out with a bang scoring a perfect 140 in back-to-back nights of the Dancing with the Stars finals with four performances. With guest judge Julianne Hough in attendance Monday they scored a 40 on both routines that night.

Their first performance their redemption sequence where they danced the Charleston to Pitbull’s “Bad Mad.”

They ended the night with a freestyle where they both went all out.

“You never cease to amaze me. I saw new, new, new moves in that routine. I can’t believe it, its amazing,” Inaba said of Fisher’s freestyle.

After winning the Mirror Ball Fisher and Arnold along with the rest of this season’s finalists  flew from Los Angeles to Times Square in New York for an after party on Good Morning America, Wednesday morning. There, the show’s host Robin Roberts asked if Fisher has a special place he’ll stash his trophy.

The “Thanksgiving table,” Fisher said.

His partner revealed when she knew they had a real shot to win the trophy. It was right off the bat, Arnold told Good Morning America. When the two became good friends instantly they knew together they had a chance to accomplish great things, Arnold said. Being the front runner of the competition since week one every week she rose the bar for Fisher.

“Week after week I expected a lot from him and he delivered,” Arnold said.

Through the grind of 12 intense weeks of training and enduring injuries it all paid off in the end for Fisher. He was driven to win for Arnold, who is more than a dance teacher to him but someone he considers family member, Fisher explained.

“It’s been the most amazing process. I would do it all over again,” Fisher said.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Arnold’s Instagram photo says it all. After winning her first Mirror Ball she posted about the feeling.

“OH MY GOSH!!!!! WOW!!! I literally have no words!! These faces say it all. I am so unbelievabl[y] grateful for this season, this partner/brother of mine, the show @dancingabc, and all of you amazing fans who voted!! We did it!! 4, 3, 2, 1!!!!!!! Thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart I love you all and appreciate your support!!! 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Arnold posted on Instagram Tuesday.

By Gino Terrell

This article was originally published in MCXV.


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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