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'Dancing With The Stars' Names Season 23 victor

'Dancing With The Stars' Names Season 23 victor

"I think she brings out in me what she brings out in millions of people, is like this attractive joy and a sense of gratitude", he added.

Hernandez isn't taking her dancing shoes off yet.

The fusion dances saw Laurie and Val impress the judges and the audience with their take on the Foxtrot, Argentine Tango, James and Sharna dance a Quickstep/Jive routine, and Calvin and Lindsay tackle a Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz. Clearly we are all winners tonight with that news.

Despite their setbacks, they impressed the judges with a series of performances that were very diverse in style, including a scorching tango that ranks among the hottest dances in the history of the competition, which earned them a ideal score that week.

When former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson chose to hang up his cleats from the game of football, most fans figured he would ride off into the sunset and they would never hear much from him again. They performed it with the same precision and grace that they did the first time around, but were not scored in the finale. Congrats to Laurie and Val. Val lifted Laurie as they celebrated their win, while others rushed to the stage to congratulate them. As for the judges, head judge Len Goodman called her "Little Miss Dynamite" and thought it was a fabulous dance to close a fabulous season. Former NFL star wide receiver Calvin Johnson and partner Lindsay Arnold came in third.

Laurie and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, 30, were frontrunners on Dancing With the Stars from the very beginning. They received more than five ideal scores - an astounding feat for a novice dancer.

Will the mirrorball trophy reside with her Olympic gymnastics medals, including a gold from the women's all-around team competition and a silver in the balance beam at the Rio Games in July?

After a long, and fierce competition, Dancing With the Stars' 23rd season came to an end with Tuesday, November 22nd's episode.