Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas Earn Perfect Scores in the Finale

November 21st, 2017

Night one of the Dancing With the Stars finale brought two more rounds of dance for the four remaining couples in the competition.  Round one was the Redemption round.  Each couple was assigned one of the judges, who worked with them to improve on a dance they had done earlier in the season.  Lindsey and Mark were with guest judge Julianne Hough, who assigned them the quickstep.  After some work on Lindsey's posture the couple were ready for a long dance that involved staying in hold nearly the entire time.  They danced to Barflies at the Beach by Royal Crown.  The couple received rave reviews from the judges, including a Lindsey is the most improved dancer comment from judge Cari Ann Inaba.  They also received a perfect 40!

After all the round one dances, the show told the story of Marinda Davis, a choreographer who has received a terminal diagnosis.  She choreographed a dance about her life, which was danced by Julianne Hough.  She danced to Wouldn't Change Anything by Alexander Jean, and the performance included Mark Ballas and BC Jean performing the song live.

The final round of performances is the much anticipated freestyle round.  Mark choreographed a routine to represent Lindsey and her journey.  The story was of a conductor being swept away by the music, and included Lindsey playing her violin while still dancing with Mark.  The performance brought down the house and was given a perfect 40!

Team Stark ended the night with a perfect 80, tied with Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold for first place.  Tuesday night will be two more dances, one last chance for the fans to vote, and then the awarding of the Mirror Ball Trophy.

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