And that's a wrap on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24, ladies and gents! It's certainly been one for the books. From injuries to shocking eliminations, let's just say Season 24 has had its emotional ups and downs. But despite all that, the season made for some seriously phenom dancing and some killer performances. And as usual, we've loved watching every second of those cha chas, foxtrots, and waltzes.
Let's get right to the exciting stuff, though: Last night's winning couple of "Dancing with the Stars" is...
Rashad Jennings and partner Emma Slater!!! 🎉🏆💃
Photo by ABC/Adam Rose
To be completely honest, we're not quite sure we saw this one coming. Sure, the former NFL player has been getting perfect scores for weeks, but Normani Kordei has been consistently bringing the fire all season long—we kinda just assumed she'd snag that Mirror Ball Trophy. But that's how it goes with those beloved "DWTS" surprises. We couldn't be happier for Jennings and Slater. He truly worked so hard and grew enormously over the season. Congrats, you two!
Read on for our other highlights of the two-night finale.
The return of Heather Morris!
Need we say more? Morris slayed in a super-sizzling red outfit with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and she was included in tons of group numbers. We're crossing all our fingers that maybe, just maybe, she'll reappear again on future seasons—this time as a show pro.
Normani and Val's Freestyle
The couple's freestlye to "What The World Needs Now Is Love" by Andra Day was simply stunning. Normani proved exactly why she's stuck around all season. Her graceful presence gave us chills, and her raw emotion was so powerful and genuine.
Rashad and Emma's Fusion
For their Fusion piece, Rashad and Emma danced a cha cha/tango to "I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo Rida. You guys, it. was. magic. The dance was everything we wanted to see from a winning couple: amazing dancing and a seriously sizzling performance.
Until next season, ballroom-ers!