Season 24 final was held on 24 May 2017, and there were three contestants who were competing for the coveted title The Mirrorball Trophy. The contestants were David Ross, Normani Kordei, and Rashad Jennings, and the trophy was won by and Rashad Jennings. Talking to the media Jennings said that it was a long waiting period before success and he did know what will happen.
The event started with a flashback of how Normani and Val, David and Lindsay, Rashad and Emma, all made it to the finale.The last round started with Ross and Lindsay Arnold presenting the foxtrot fusion, and the judges gave them a 36/40 score. Next was a performance by Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, Argentine tango foxtrot fusion and obtained a perfect 40/40 for their efforts. The performance was so enamoring, and it impressed the judge Inaba who complimented Kordei.
In the end, Jennings and Emma Slater who gave a stellar performance and performed the cha cha tango fusion and earned a 39/40 from the judges.The final moments of the show were filled with suspense before the announcement that Kordei came in the third place. This left only two contestants in the fray -Ross, and Jennings’. Kordei took the disappointing news sportingly and said that he was happy for Rashad who put in a ton of hard work and everything happened as it should be.
After the verification of judges’ score and the audience votes across the US had been tallied, the winner who clinched the title was Jennings. The sparkly Mirrorball Trophy was presented to Jennings. Jennings will continue his career in the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! — Hot Summer Nights tour. The second position went to Former MLB catcher David Ross. Ross was a Chicago legend last year, and his fans had huge expectations from him. Ross finished his 12-month schedule with a loss to Jenning.