‘Dancing With the Stars’ Crowns Season 27 Champion — Find Out Who Took Home the Mirrorball Trophy!
Another season of Dancing With the Stars is officially over! After a fun-filled season, the series officially crowned its winner.
From the early eliminations of some of the more accomplished dancers such as singer Tinashe and actor Juan Pablo Di Pace to the no eliminations for the Disney Night performances, this season was a wild ride for many fans.
But the biggest shocker may have been the winner: country music radio host Bobby Bones.
Bones and his pro partner Sharna Burgess often didn’t score the highest with the judges (though he did receive a perfect score near the end), but viewers’ support helped to keep the duo in the competition and eventually led to them snagging the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. The couple beat out Alexis Ren, Evanna Lynch, and Milo Manheim for the top spot in the competition.
It goes without saying that fans were a bit shocked by the outcome. While the radio personality has certainly grown throughout the competition, many people thought Manheim or Lynch, who have gotten numerous perfect scores throughout the season, would take home the trophy. Of course, this isn’t the first big shocker of the season. During the semifinals, Fuller House star Juan Pablo Di Pace went home after receiving perfect scores.
Bones was clearly moved by the win.
“Thank you to the people and thank you to Sharna, who made all this possible,” he said after co-host Tom Bergeron declared him the winner.
Bones also shared his gratitude on Twitter: Grateful for many things right now. Grateful for you that’s seeing this. Grateful for her. Grateful for the experience . Grateful for this mirrorball. And grateful for this picture.
Bergeron dubbed Bones “the people’s champion” during the finale.
Model Alexis Ren and pro Alan Bersten, “Harry Potter” star Evanna Lynch and pro Keo Motsepe and Disney Channel star Milo Manheim and pro Witney Carson had also been vying for the win.
Bones admittedly had no dance experience, but he had plenty of heart — something that touched the audience.