After several weeks of hard work, the winner of Dancing With the Stars will be named in just 24 short hours. Monday's episode featured two final dances for each couple as they set out to impress the judges one last time. But the ones they really need to impress is the people in the audience. This season viewers saw just how easily the public vote could make or break a couple. Throughout the competition we saw judges' favorites like Willow Shields and Nastia Liukin get sent home way too early due to a lack of fan votes. This season, with the final three so close in score, it really does all come down to how the viewers vote.
On Monday's first half of the finale, the three remaining competitors put their best dancing foot forward and their moves were seriously impressive. Riker Lynch and Allison Holker scored a perfect 80 out of 80, Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess scored a near perfect 72 out of 80, and Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy garnered a perfect 80 out of 80 on their final dances.
With such a tight competition, the winner really comes down to who the audience likes the best. Now, more than ever, their votes matter and can help choose the ultimate winner of the golden Mirrorball. With great power comes great responsibility — so choose wisely! And know that no matter who wins, they're all equally deserving. This was a stunning season, and whoever walks home the champion will have definitely earned their victory.
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