'DWTS': Meryl Davis Wins Championship, Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 18

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Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: Bure and Ballas danced the samba and quickstep. Judges again praised the “Full House” actress for pushing through the highs and lows of the competition to make it to the final. “What a ride it has been,” Tonioli said. “We had ups, we had downs, we had spills, we had thrills, but I tell you, you’ve always been adorable, charming, genuine you listened to us, worked very, very hard, you have improved. Well done!” Goodman said Bure may not always have been at the top of the leaderboard, but he said she was “tops with the fans.” Bure earned three 9s for a total of 27, and a two-night total of 78 out of 90.

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The Olympic ice dancer’s foxtrot/cha-cha fusion earned her and her partner their accustomed rave reviews from all three judges. Inaba said the entire season 18 had been phenomenal, but added: “the best part of the season to me, honestly speaking, was you two.” Tonioli likened watching Davis and Chmerkovskiy to rediscovering “the passion and excitement of your first love.” Goodman drew a few gasps with his comment: “I’m not saying this is true, but this may be my last season and if it is, I couldn’t wish for a better dance to watch to finish up with. You are great.” Davis earned 30 points. Added to her score perfect 60 from last night, Davis finished with a two-night total of 90 out of a possible 90 points.

The Scores

Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 30, 60. Total: 90 (Davis and Chmerkovskiy won the mirror ball trophy.)

Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 30, 59. Total: 89

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 27, 51. Total: 78

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