Dancing with the Stars Final 3 Revealed After Finale Part One Shocker! (VIDEO)
The “Dancing with the Stars” Final 3 for season 19 was revealed on Monday, at the end of part one of the season finale. The results, based on last week’s judges’ scores and viewers’ votes, were every bit as shocking as they were heartbreaking. See video of the announcement below.
Bethany Mota & Derek Hough, Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas, Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson, and Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy all performed two dances tonight, the scores of which made no difference for this outcome, but will instead impact tomorrow’s finale results. All the couples had received perfect scores at various points throughout the season, along with heaps of praise from the judges throughout, with each pair very much deserving to continue onto the final round.
Alas, one couple still had to be crushingly cut. Though not necessarily the Bottom Two, it came down to Mota & Hough and Parrish & Chmerkovskiy. Ultimately, Mota & Hough were the ones eliminated. It marked the fourth time Hough, a 5-time “DWTS” champion, finished in fourth place on the show.
Mota and Hough had earned a perfect score for their freestyle routine earlier in the episode, as did all the pairs, making the fact that someone had to go all the more harder to take. Reflecting on her journey, Mota said, “I discovered things about myself that I never knew, things that I never knew I could do.” Hough said he was “proud” of his partner, and “proud to be part of a show that celebrates a very difficult, artistic, athletic art form like dance.”
Now the remaining three couples — Robertson & Ballas, Ribeiro & Carson, Parrish & Chmerkovskiy — will each perform a fusion dance on the second part of the finale on Tuesday. The judges’ scores for that, along with the points for tonight’s routines, will be combined with viewers’ votes from tonight to determine the season 19 winner. Riberio leads with 80 points, followed by Robertson with 78 and Parrish with 77. Check out the results video below. Are you surprised by tonight’s outcome? Who do you think will waltz away with the Mirror Ball Trophy? Note: Video no longer available.