“Dancing With The Stars” Crowns Season 18 Winner!

Posted Wednesday May 21, 2014 7:50 AM GMT

Competition was fierce coming into Tuesday night’s (May 20) final episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” and when the dust settled, only one couple was left standing.

Finalists Amy Purdy and Derek Hough, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas all stood a good chance of emerging victorious following their “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.”

However as the votes were tallied, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy wound up on top, marking Maks’ first time winning in his 14 seasons on the program.

Over the weekend, Ballas sustained a shoulder injury during rehearsals but was thankfully able to finish out the gig. Congrats to all three finalists and especially Team Davis & Chmerkovskiy!



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