Dancing With the Stars has a new champion! Bobby Bones walked away with the Mirrorball Trophy after Monday’s live finale of Season 27 to the shock of viewers.
The country radio personality and pro partner Sharna Burgess brought home a victory with the combined total of fan votes and the two judges’ scores from the night—one for a repeat performance and second for their freestyle routine.
The duo earned earned a 24/30 from the judges for their repeat performance of their cha cha routine to “U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer over their original 20/30, and a 30/30 for their freestyle dance set to a remix of “The Greatest Show” by Panic! at the Disco.
For fans of the show there was little justification for Bones and Burgess to come out on top. The pair were among the lowest-scoring dancers throughout the season, and coming into the finale the highest he’d scored from the judges were three 8s.
In addition, the highest-scoring dancing pair of the season, Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke were eliminated last week.
“It’s a shame because Juan Pablo Di Pace was by far the best dancer, the best celebrity on the show this season. And he goes home in the semifinals,” 2014 “DWTS” winner Alfonso Ribeiro told Yahoo earlier this week. “There’s something wrong with the show when that happens.”