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Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights

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Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the Season 18 DANCING WITH THE STARS Champions, on last night's Season Finale! This marks the first win for pro Maks, following 13 competitions on the long-running ABC series.

The show began with a high-energy performance featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season's couples as well as the judges. The finale also featured a performance to "Livin' La Vida Loca," by Team Loca, giving viewers at home a chance to watch the routine live with Amy Purdy, as she was unable to dance during the original Team Night due to an injury. Additionally, viewers were treated to encore performances by Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke to "You Can't Sit Down," Nene Leakes to "Grown Woman" featuring six Pro Dancers, Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy to "Be Our Guest," and Charlie White and Sharna Burgess to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

In the last element of competition, the couples performed a new routine as part of a "24 Hour Fusion Challenge." The remaining couples fused two contrasting dance styles that they've performed this season and had less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges' points.

Last season's Mirrorball Trophy winner, Amber Riley, returned as a part of Walgreens' "Dance Happy Be Healthy" performance of "Do Your Thing" plus her first single "Colorblind." The finale also featured musical performances by Christina Perri singing her ballad "Human," Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX performed their hit "Fancy," Season 18 contestant Cody Simpson treated fans to his hit "Surfboard" and Ariana Grande performed her new single "Problem."

As the judges commented on the final performance, judge Len Goodman hinted that Season 18 may be his last. A surprised Tom Bergeron quickly halted the conversation, telling Goodman he'll have a sit down on the subject with him later.

Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal/Adam Taylor

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Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
MERYL DAVIS, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
CANDACE CAMERON BURE, Mark Ballas

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
DANCERS

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Lindsay Arnold, WITNEY CARSON, Sharna Burgess, NeNe Leakes, JENNA JOHNSON, EMMA SLATER

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Amber Riley

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
James Maslow, Peta Murgatroyd

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Ariana Grande

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
MERYL DAVIS, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, Mark Ballas

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
MERYL DAVIS, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, Mark Ballas, AMY PURDY, Derek Hough, Christina Perri

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, MERYL DAVIS

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Mark Ballas, CANDACE CAMERON BURE

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Derek Hough, AMY PURDY

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Amber Riley

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
EMMA SLATER, JENNA JOHNSON, CHARLIE WHITE, WITNEY CARSON, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
AMY PURDY, Derek Hough

Photo Flash: Meryl & Maks Win Mirror Ball Trophy on DWTS Season Finale; Check out Highlights
Ariana Grande

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