'Dancing With the Stars' Emotional Finale

Paralympian Amy Purdy's Cinderella story captivated the country.
2:30 | 05/21/14

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A big emotional night on dancing with the stars. Much of America has been following the story of Amy Purdy, who made it to the finals despite the fact that she was competing on prosthetic legs. So how did she do? Here is ABC's David Wright. ? ? there is no place I would rather be ? Reporter: The finale pitted the favorite, Amy Purdy dancing her heart out despite having lost both her legs. ? So incredible ? gets the odds-on favorite, who won olympic gold for ice dancing. The battle royal was always between the two veterans of sochi on the dance floor, ice dancer, Meryl Davis clearly had the advantage. Overcoming her shyness and innocence with what sometimes was a smoldering relationship with her dance partner maksim. To night they were positively on fire. 10. Reporter: "Dancing with the stars" loves a Cinderella story too. In that, Amy Purdy came on strong all season having overcome more physical challenges than any other contestant in 18 seasons of dancing with the stars. She lost both her legs at 19 to the bacterial meningitis. A last month we visited her and partner, Derek hough at the rehearsal space. She showed us why the prosthetic feet are not made with dancing shoes in mind. She has had to improvise. I try to be graceful. Challenging. We figured out. Staying low and staying on my toes a little bit more. Not that you would know it tonight. You are a fantastic dancer! Perfect scores for Purdy and Davis. One point apart. Final tally decided by the audience at home. The finale olympic style. Was down to the wire. Meryl and Maks. Reporter: The thrill of victory and agony of defeat. David Wright for "Nightline" in Hollywood.

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