AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" concluded its season 32 on Tuesday, December 5. The winner of the current season of the long-running ABC dancing competition show would be crowned at the end of the episode, which featured Alyson Hannigan, Charity Lawson, Ariana Madix, Jason Mraz and Xochitl Gomez competing for the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy.
The first round of the night saw the finalists dancing the redemption dances. Kicking off the episode were Alyson and her partner Sasha Farber, who hit the floor to dance a Salsa to "Get on Your Feet" which was her Week 1 dance. Carrie Ann Inaba said it was amazing and she seemed to be a different person from the first episode. Derek Hough noticed the "insane" improvement, while Bruno Tonioli called the routine "racy, spacy and saucy." The judges gave Alyson 25 out of 30.
Later, Jason and Daniella Karagach attempted to redeem his Foxtrot dance to "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra. Bruno dubbed the performance "pure, classic, ballroom." Carrie Ann further praised the singer, saying that he should have a "Las Vegas residency." Derek agreed, calling the routine "absolutely stellar." Jason was given a perfect score, 30 out of 30.
Following it up were Ariana and Pasha Pashkov who danced a Samba to "Spice Up Your Life" for their redemption dance. Derek said that he saw so much improvement compared to the first time they did the routine. Bruno commented that Ariana worked every movement. As for Carrie Ann, she praised Ariana for the improvement but she pointed out that there were a few times she got ahead of the music. The judges gave Ariana 29 out of 30.
After Charli D'Amelio and Mark Ballas' performance, Charity and Artem Chigvintsev hit the ballroom to dance a Tango to "Libertango". Carrie Ann thought Charity's performance defined "redemption," though there was a mistake. Derek called it the best dance of the night so far. As for Bruno, he said it was powerful and impeccably elegant. Charity earned 29 out of 30.
The last dancers for the first round were Xochitl and Valentin Chmerkovskiy who danced a Foxtrot to "Unconditional" for their redemption dance. Bruno loved Xochitl's musicality and lines. Carrie Ann gushed over how the routine was "breathtakingly beautiful." Derek, meanwhile, said that the performance was the epitome of grace and fluidity. Xochitl earned a perfect score.
For the second round, where the celebrity dancers took the stage to dance a Freestyle, Charity and Artem performed first. They danced to "Lose My Breath"/"Sueltate" in the cheerleading-themed routine. Derek said it was something he's been waiting to see on the show. Bruno called it thrilling, while Carrie Ann thought that Charity gave the best example of Freestyle. Charity earned a perfect score.
Later, Jason and Daniella danced a Freestyle to "Happy". It was definitely breathtaking as the judges gave the pair a standing ovation. Bruno even yelled things and called the routine both exciting and uplifting. Carrie Ann stressed that Jason "did that," while Derek noted that he loved how Jason nailed the routine. Unsurprisingly, the judges gave Jason 30 out of 30.
Ariana and Pasha, meanwhile, opted to dance to "Run the World (Girls)"/"Level Up" for the last round of the Finale. Carrie Ann said it was off the charts, adding that Ariana looked like an empowered woman. As for Bruno, he called Ariana "hot as hell" and added that she's on top of the game. Ariana got 30 out of 30.
As for Alyson and Sasha, they hit the dance floor for a performance to "Enchanted"/"Papi". Derek applauded Alyson for giving it her all every single performance. Bruno also noted that she's the people's champion. Carrie Ann, meanwhile, said that Alyson inspired people. She got 28 out of 30.
Up next, Xochitl and Val danced to "Que Calor" where she incorporated her culture to her dance. Dubbing it outstanding, Bruno praised Xochitl for her artistry. Carrie Ann thought the dance was giving bravery and showed a different side of Xochitl. Derek commented on Xochitl and Val's undeniable connection. Xochitl got another perfect score.
It was time for the results. Alyson Hannigan finished in fifth place, while fourth place went to Charity Lawson. Ariana Madix came out as third place finisher, meaning that the winner was between Jason Mraz and Xochitl Gomez.
After a break, Jason was announced as the runner-up. So, the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" season 32 was Xochitl!