Fringe, Flair and Fox-trots: The Season Finale of "Dancing with the Stars"
May 21, 2014

The champions: Davis and Chmerkovskiy

It was a night of champions and confessions: Ice dance Olympic gold winner Meryl Davis and ballroom pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy took home the mirror ball trophy (Chmerkovskiy’s first in his 14 seasons!) on last night’s season finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” Davis and Chmerkovskiy looked just as cuddly as they have all season, and Chmerkovskiy went so far as to slyly joke that he wanted to have “big, ice-dancing babies” with her. (They’ve gotta be together. Right?) And head judge Len Goodman made some news of his own, announcing that this season of “DWTS” might have been his last. (Though he did say it was a good season to go out on, with Davis and Chmerkovskiy the winners.)

Paralympian (and double amputee) Amy Purdy and Derek Hough took home second place, and injury- and nerves-plagued Candace Cameron Bure (of “Full House” fame) and Mark Ballas took home third. Bure had struggled with performance jitters throughout the entire season—at one point consulting a sports psychologist—and Ballas seriously injured his shoulder during a lift in a finale rehearsal.

Each of the three final couples had the makings of a winner: Davis and Chmerkovskiy had undeniable chemistry in their fox-trot/cha-cha fusion; Purdy and Hough made everyone forget Purdy has two prosthetic legs with their cha-cha/Argentine tango fusion; and Bure and Ballas’ quickstep/samba fusion highlighted Bure’s winning personality and genuine charm.

So what do you think of the results? Did the couple you were rooting for take home the trophy?

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