Transcript for 'Dancing With the Stars' Winners Recount Final Moments of the Show
The "Dancing with the stars" finale was nothing less than spectacular last night. We saw the win that was, well, more than a decade in the making. And all top four finalists are here to relive it with us. All mirrorball winners, Meryl and Maks, they are here. Amy and Derek, the runner-up. Oh, my gosh. Candace and mark. Jason. You are fantastic how you were able to come back and be the encore dancer with PETA. I'm happy for all of you. Let's start with you first here. The two champions. Meryl, here you are, the olympic gold medalist. And now, you bring that home. I know. That is not bad at all. Not bad at all. I'll take it. It's pretty exciting for a couple months. And can you believe it's over after all these weeks? These months of working with that man right there? Charlie and I went right from the olympics, basically, into this show. And so, the journey from the olympic games to the season has been so amazing, I can't even describe it. Wow. You tried to describe it. I love how you can't take your eyes off of Maks, looking at the video, looking at that. She did great. You weren't half-bad yourself. That's all right. There was a reason why it took so long for you to win, because of that woman. This was the right time. What did you mean when you said that? It felt great. It felt perfect. Like, you always -- you walk away thinking, maybe I could have done this different or not. There's nothing I could have done different or would have want to. So, it was brilliant. It was brilliant to watch. And so consistent on top. A lot was made about Charlie, your partner at the olympics. You had a message for him. Now, he has a message for you. Here's Charlie white. I just want to say congratulations, Meryl. No one knows better than me how much you have deserved this. Through all of the traveling, the sleepless nights. Coming in so early in the morning. You did everything with a smile on your face and inspired all of us. So, thank you, and congratulations. Nothing but love. Absolutely. Amy, first of all, you can dance. You can flatout dance. Thank you. We know what an inspiration you are and have been for so many of us. We've learned so much from you. You said that you learned a little about yourself. What did you learn? Yeah. Gosh, so much. I learned to appreciate the strength of my body. I wouldn't be able to do this if I wasn't as strong as I was and training for the paralympics. I learned that we can overcome so many obstacles. I already have overcome so many. But on top of my legs, I was dealing with a back injury and a lot of pain with that. And it's amazing, if you really focus on something how you can push through it. You showed that. You showed that in so many ways. Derek, you know, it was -- you're like the choreographer of this generation. And to work with Amy as you did, what was it like when you first heard that you were going to be working with her? That was one of the reasons I wanted to do this season. Up until this point, I wasn't really sure what else to do. I feel like I've done everything. And I'm happy with what I've done. And I heard she was going to be on the show. And I jumped onboard. I was really excited about it. Just to be a part of something that for me, felt more than a competition and more than a dance show. I was really -- I felt really privileged to have that opportunity to do that with her. Shining through. And discovered things. I'm glad you're feeling better. You were hauled off to the hospital at one time. Mark, how's the shoulder? It's doing okay. It's a little sore. I'm going to get it properly checked out again when I get home. We made it through. Just glad I could get out there for the last couple dances with Candace. Candace, you get better and better as the season wore on. Your fans are loyal. I have great fans. Very loyal fans. This is such an incredible experience. It was kind of a rollercoaster. My nerves had the best of me. I never had to go through the mental strength that these olympians have prepared their whole life. This was new for me. And you know, the fans encouraged me so much, pushing me through. And it just -- like, I'm sitting here and the final four, top three, it was amazing. It's great to see your appreciation . James, you and PETA were given the encore dance of the freestyle. That had to be great for you. It was lucky to have PETA take me through it. This dance was one of the coolest things I've ever done. So, for the fans to vote on us to do it, even though we didn't go on to Tuesday, we got to do this dance again. And that was special for us. PETA, staring at each other. I look good. The little smooch you all shared. And a little talk -- It went with the tango. It did. A tango peck. A new move. It's definitive. None of that almost kissing anymore. There was no mystery left there. Don't look down, Maks. That is the number one question asked of you and Meryl. That you are just -- even the judges said it. There is something special about you guys on the dance floor. And people are interested to know if it carries elsewhere. We never really got the tango peck right. So, we decided not to. Especially following them. You say it better than me. So, you go. I don't -- You weasel out of this question a lot better than I do. This is me weaseling out of a question. It was an incredible connection, right away. I don't know why. We come from completely different planets. And you know, she comes off of this rollercoaster win at the olympics. And I come in quietly, trying to, you know, get whoever I'm given, last three weeks, be as silent as I can and bow out and go home. And so, and then, I get this. And she's so inspiring, that, you know, it just sucked me in. And we talked about this week one. We blink and it's over. And we were here yesterday, just meeting for the first time. Amazing. And you all had that chemistry. And everyone wanted to know about the professional dancers. You all coming back next season? We don't know until we get close to the season. Not admitting. Goodness gracious. Thank you very much.
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