Makism Chmerkovskiy, Meryl Davis
Seven years after coming thisclose to a win with Mel B. on Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy finally has his Mirrorball trophy. His victory with Meryl Davis on Tuesday seemed to be a foregone conclusion, or at least the hot pick, since the cast announcement, but Chmerkovskiy says he had no expectations when he decided to return to the show after taking two seasons off.
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"I really had no expectations. I thought I would last three, four, five weeks," he tells TVGuide.com. "And then Meryl walks in and I go, 'Are you guys serious? There's no way this is my partner.' I was expecting ...
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Second place! Woohoo! Who would've thought that when I was sitting at a table and saw Amy walk through the door for the first time? Seeing her walk in with these prosthetic legs and not having any idea what at all would be possible, and now to think about what we've achieved and what we've created — that really is amazing.
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Tonight's the night! Which couple won Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars? We'll find out ... after 120 minutes of glitz and glamour.
Samantha Harris successfully underwent a double mastectomy on Tuesday, the former Dancing with the Stars co-host announced on Twitter.
It's finally here! The conclusion of Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars is upon us, and while the winner won't be crowned until Tuesday night, the finale will air over two nights, stretched out as much as a Meryl Davis split.
And we at TVGuide.com have a treat for you, dear readers — it's a group number! We're taking a team approach for this finale recap, so former recapper Joyce Eng and recent DWTS superfan Robyn Ross will be helping me out.
Tonight, each of the final four pairs will perform two numbers: First, a judges' pick (a repeat of the switch-up week dance), and the second a freestyle.
Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas has been hospitalized after suffering an injury during rehearsals, Us Weekly reports.
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Ballas was hurt on Sunday when his shoulder popped out during a lift. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. ABC has yet to confirm if he'll be able to perform on Monday's live show, the first of the two-part finale.
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Dancing with the Stars kicks off its two-part Season 18 finale Monday night (8/7c, ABC), with two Olympians squaring off against a former child star and a boy bander to see who will take home the Mirrorball trophy.
The winning pair will be chosen on Tuesday's show. Who will it be — Candace and Mark, James and Peta, Amy and Derek, or Meryl and Maks? We've sized up the final four, so check out each team's strengths and weaknesses and vote in our poll for who you want to win.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis
It only took 18 seasons (and nearly a decade) for me to tune in to even a minute of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. I'll admit that nostalgia for some of my cherished '90s TV stars Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, combined with a small crush on boy-bander James Maslow, piqued my interest. But halfway through that first episode, I knew right away that I was hooked.
What started as unexpected enjoyment has quickly evolved into a mild obsession. I get mad when a team's score seems unjust or excited when a duo nails their performance. I get nervous when one of my favorites is deemed "unsafe." I can't get enough of the behind-the-scenes action, the fun banter and watching the relationships develop between the stars and their pros.