Rashad Jennings Finishes ‘Dancing With The Stars’ With Near Perfect Score (VIDEO)

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Rashad Jennings DWTS Finale

By Michael Lewittes |

Rashad Jennings DWTS Finale


Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater performed a near perfect fusion dance of a cha cha and tango during the “Dancing With The Stars” finale on Tuesday. Watch the “DWTS” video below.

During part one of the finals on Monday, Jennings performed two perfect routines. For his first dance, a Viennese waltz to The Weeknd’s “Dark Times,” the football player’s fancy footwork was flawless, and he not only scored 40 out of 40 points, but also high praise from the judges. Bruno Tonioli kicked off the critiques, calling the performance, “Refined, polished, majestic” and “smooth as silk.” Next, Carrie Ann Inaba gushed that she was “blown away” by Jenning’s “tireless pursuit of perfection.” “I saw improvement in every level of that dance,” added Len Goodman. And Julianne Hough exclaimed, “We just saw the best!”

Jennings’s second dance on Monday was a freestyle to a medley of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s songs “Let’s Go” and “Uptown Funk.” Following the athlete’s flawless routine, an exuberant Tonioli dubbed Jennings the “man of the moment,” and told him, “Everybody will never forget this [dance].” Inaba then yelled, “That was amazing!” And Goodman joked, “That was so good, I could even put up with the [funk] music.” “You’re the one with the momentum,” he continued. Next, Hough said, “There are so many iconic freestyles, and that is going in the books as one of them.”

For Jennings’s very last routine on “Dancing With The Stars,” Goodman told him, “Your progression through this competition has been better than anyone else.” Tonioli expressed, “You are one of the most charismatic, dazzling performers I’ve ever seen.” Hough offered, “This is a great way to celebrate the end of the season.” And Inaba shared, “You are such a pro’s dream.” Jennings’s cha cha and tango fusion dance earned him 39 out of 40 possible points. Check out the video below of Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater’s last dance during the “Dancing With The Stars” finale.

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