There were two more rounds of competition on Tuesday night: one, a repeat of a favorite dance from earlier in the season, plus a "24 hour fusion challenge," where the couples had to fuse two dance styles into one routine.
The finale expanded its wings and included a second stage next door to Television City in Los Angeles at The Grove mall. And, in keeping with tradition, they invited back all of the Season 25 competitors.
The "repeat" dance was fun to see but since the judges gave all three couples perfect scores, it really didn't mean anything in the big picture. For the record, Lindsey Stirling did the jive, Frankie Muniz did the Argentine tango and Jordan Fisher did the samba.
The fusion challenge judge's points were added to everyone's grand total. Here's a recap:
Lindsey Stirling: 30 out of 30 for fusion
Mark Ballas blended the tango and the cha-cha into a dance Len called amazing, with no "messing about" but plenty of attack and rhythm. Bruno thought the fusion was seamlessly blended together, but still you could see the contrast of the two styles. And Carrie Ann was near tears when she talked about how well-matched all the partners were this season, and called this routine beyond fusion; instead something completely unique and free.
Jordan Fisher: 30 out of 30 for fusion
Jordan and Lindsay Arnold used what Carrie Ann called "out of this world" skills to fuse together salsa and paso doble. She also thanked Jordan for helping Lindsay grow as a professional dancer. Bruno thought the routine was impeccable. And Len gave Jordan the biggest compliment there is: he told him he is the most complete male celebrity to ever compete on DWTS. And that comment brought Jordan to tears.
Frankie Muniz: 28 out of 30 for fusion
Foxtrot and tango are fused together for Frankie and Witney Carson's final routine. These two get the crowd going like no other. Len called Frankie 100 percent the people's champion, and said the actor epitomized what DWTS is all about. He also took a point off the score for what Len called "confusion in their fusion." Carrie Ann also thinks Frankie is the heart and soul of what this show is based on; and gave him a perfect score for his "elegant and smooth" routine. Bruno said the dance was hot to trot, but thought the duo lost a little control in all the excitement.
SPOILER ALERT: WHO WON?
It's trophy time! Landing in a very respectable third place: Frankie Muniz.
That means our top two are Jordan Fisher and Lindsey Stirling. And the Season 25 champions and mirror ball recipients are: Jordan and Lindsay!