Who won Dancing with the Stars season 30? Tonight’s finale promised a potentially unpredictable result, and we say that largely because of what we saw entering the episode. It was hard to really gauge what way the voting public was going to go with this, largely due to the fact that the season was, by and large, so unpredictable in the first place.
On paper, it’s pretty easy to say that the winner would be Amanda Kloots or JoJo Siwa — they are the best performers this season in terms of technical ability. However, viewers often tend to look at their own criteria, and it’s one that includes entertainment value, personality, and also overall narrative. You can easily argue that Iman Shumpert or Cody Rigsby, for example, have a more fascinating journey throughout the season. Iman in particular doesn’t have the dance background of some of the other stars, and usually basketball players don’t do anywhere near as well on this show.
The finale tonight was a little bit different from the start — after all, Derek Hough wasn’t there, and his sister Julianne (who was a previous judge) stepped in as a last-minute replacement.
No matter who wins, we just hope that there’s some fantastic dances tonight and the show finds a way to carry some momentum into season 31.
Now, let’s get to the results! Amanda Kloots finished in fourth place and from there, we learned that Cody Rigsby finished in third. This led us to the Iman – JoJo showdown most of the night was building towards. We know that the vote was REALLY close.
More votes than cast this season than ever before — and Iman was the winner! He pulled it off!
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