‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale Recap 5/20/14: Top 5 Highlights

Tonight was the season 18 finale of Dancing With the Stars and we’ve got the top 5 highlights from the evening below, including the results.

1. The Winner Was Chosen

The finalists consisted of Candace Cameron Bure with Mark Ballas, Derek Hough with Amy Purdy, and Meryl Davis with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Third place was announced as Candace Cameron Bure and then the show cut to commercial. And then, beloved couple Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy took the title. It was truly touching.

2. Cody Simpson Performed Single “Surfboard”

Dancing With the Stars contestant Cody Simpson returned to the show for the finale to perform his hit single “Surfboard.” Check out the performance video above.

In the middle of his song, Simpson returned to his DWTS ways to dance with former partner Witney Carson in a sexy little routine.

3. Iggy Azalea Had an Embarrassing Technical Malfunction

Iggy Azalea performed her song “Fancy” tonight on the DWTS finale, but there was a bit of a hiccup.

4. Ariana Grande Performed “Problem”

Ariana Grande performed her latest song “Problem” on the set of Dancing With the Stars, kicking things off on a motorcycle. Christina Perri and former contestant Amber Riley also gave performances tonight.

5. The Finalists Perform Their 24-Hour Challenge Routines

Derek Hough and Amy Purdy had to put together a fusion of Argentine Tango and Cha Cha for their finale dance, scoring a perfect score of 30. Candace and Mark had a fun and elegant routine that was well-delivered, though Candace had a couple flubs in her facial expressions. Candace earned a 27 out of 30. When it came time for Meryl and Maks’ routine, they had the Foxtrot/Cha Cha fusion, which was a high-powered set.

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