Dancing With the Stars 2016 Finale Recap Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd WIN Mirror Ball Trophy: Season 22 Episode 11 “Finale Part 2”

Dancing With the Stars 2016 Finale Recap 5/24/16: Season 22 Episode 11 "Finale Part 2"

Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars 2016 airs with an all new two hour special Tuesday May 24, season 22 finale and we have your recap below. On tonight’s episode after weeks of intense competition the winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy and season 22 is announced.

On the last episode, after weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advanced to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars.” Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.

On tonight’s episode as per the ABC synopsis, “in the two-hour season finale the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances as the night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples.

The finale will be filled with performances from Pitbull, who will perform “Messin’ Around,” and Aloe Blacc, performing “Let the Games Begin.” Fleur East will perform “Sax” as Kim Fields and Sasha Farber dance with the “Dancing with the Stars” female pro dancers. Additionally, brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy will give the fans a sneak peek of the sensational dance show they will be performing across America over the summer: Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.”

Tune in tonight at 9 PM EST on ABC to watch all the stars from this season hit the ballroom. We’ll be recapping it for you live right here. In the meantime hit up our comments section and tell us who you are rooting for to take home the mirror ball trophy!

All of this season’s celebrities opened tonight’s finale with an incredible and energetic intro, then Paige and Mark did an encore of their cage Paso Doble. Nyle and Peta are up next, they do an encore Cha Cha. Former DWTS champions are on hand to witness tonight’s winner, Bindi Irwin, Shawn Johnson and Emmitt Smith.

On to the musical guests, Fifth Harmony sings and performs to “All In My Head.”

Ginger and Val do an encore performance of a phenomenal Argentine Tango. Antonio & Sharna do an encore performance of their Jazz number to “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. Up next, Maks and Val give us a sneak peek of their tour this summer; hot, hot, hot! Jodie and Keo do an encore performance of their perfect score jive to “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.”

Dan & Shay perform their new single “From The Ground Up.” Next, an encore performance from Wanya and Lindsay who dance the Charleston to “Shame On Me.” Pitbull performs his latest single, “Messin’ Around,” for the first time since it’s release!

The judges give their opinions on the final three’s weaknesses; Ginger’s weakness is that she is inconsistent with her confidence, Paige’s weakness is that she sometimes lacks an emotional connection and Nyle’s weakness is that sometimes he rushes ahead of the music.

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Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy the Argentine tango/Foxtrot to “Just Like Fire” by Pink [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Len: “I remember the first three weeks, you got 7, 7, 7 and I thought you had to grow or go and after that you have grown and you have flown, better and better week after week. You lost the routine a little bit tonight, but you are a fantastic dancer.” Bruno: “I love the fact that you came out and attacked the dance like a hurricane, but you know weather is unpredictable and something went wrong, but regardless, what happened to you you transformed from a weather girl to a true leading lady my darling (Ginger corrects Bruno, says “Meteorologist”).” Carrie Ann: “I am so sad that that is the last time I am going to see you dance, you blossom every week, even tonight after the mistake. You are a beautiful ballroom dancer.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Bruno: 9 = TOTAL 27/30

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Tango/Cha Cha to “Summer” by Calvin Harris [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Bruno: “That was glorious in every possible way. Both dances, equally brilliant, you have given us season 22’s most memorable moments. Regardless of what happens, to me you are a champion.” Carrie Ann: “That is a beautiful way to end the season (Carrie Ann does sign language to Nyle), thank you for showing us your beautiful heart to us when you dance.” Len: “The only thing you have proved is that the only boundaries are the ones we put on ourselves. You get no sympathy votes from me, you deserve to be in the finals.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas dancing Salsa/Jive to “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris [VIDEO HERE]

Judges Comments: Carrie Ann: “What an awesome way to end this competition, Paige you have set the bar since day one.” Len: “Only one person can win the Mirror Ball, but for me all three finalist are winners because they made it into such a terrific season. If this was judged purely on dance, you would be the one to beat.” Bruno: “You always had the power and the technique and now you have played it.”

JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 10 Bruno: 10 = TOTAL 30/30

Aloe Blacc performs “Let the Games Begin.”

Time for some results, the couple in third place is Ginger & Val.