Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Dancing With The Stars Season 28 finale. Read at your own risk!
Season 28 of Dancing With The Stars has come to a close, and after a fiercely competitive finale, each contestant had a shot at taking home that glorious Mirrorball trophy. Unfortunately, there could be only one, and in the show's final moments, fans finally got the answer they had been waiting for all season. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten were declared the winners, and the internet is thoroughly pleased.
Which, to be honest, may have been expected. Hannah Brown had a big advantage heading into the competition as Bachelor and Bachelorette fans knew her story fairly well, and the heartbreak that went along with it. As many on Twitter pointed out, Brown has a lot better luck in dancing competitions than she's had in dating shows.
Hannah Brown may not have found a soul mate on ABC, but it definitely sounds like she's gained a new love on Dancing with the Stars. It's hard to say her win wasn't deserved, especially after her emotional words a few weeks back on how therapeutic the experience has been.
If there are Dancing with the Stars viewers who feel that, it wouldn't be surprising. Hannah Brown lived a very public life in the past year, so it's hard not to be happy for her victory, and for 2019 to end on a high note for the reality star.
While congratulatory tweets for Hannah Brown are flowing from Twitter like a waterfall not long after the Dancing With The Stars Season 28 finale, there are some complaints. This is Dancing with the Stars after all, there are going to be some people upset their favorite wasn't chosen.
Every remaining finalist had their share of supporters, though the bulk of people who aren't singing Hannah Brown's praises are doing so for Dancing with the Stars' runner-up. The Kel Mitchell fanbase is certainly upset he took second place, especially when his overall judges score from the finale was one point above Brown's. That said, for every supporter for Mitchell, Lauren Alaina or Ally Brooke, there are a fair few of Brown fans ready to go to war.
For those keeping score at home, this is the second time a former contestant of The Bachelor franchise has won Dancing With The Stars. Melissa Rycroft won the all-stars Season 15, though Hannah Brown can have some bragging rights in that she won the competition in her first go, as it was Rycroft's second time competing.
Then there's the crowd who's just happy that Ally Brooke lost. There were plenty of tweets criticizing Brooke throughout the entire evening, and constant allegations that the judges were pushing the audience to crown her as the champion of Season 28. I can't speak to that, but it is worth mentioning that Brooke is the only person that was awarded an overall perfect score in this Dancing with the Stars finale. although, not everyone on Twitter agreed that was justified.
The good news is that the happy tweets for Hannah Brown far outweigh the negativity, and this is not another Bobby Bones situation. One can only imagine what could've happened had Dancing with the Stars had back to back controversial finales.
Dancing With The Stars is done for now, but it's fair to say that it will return to ABC for Season 29. Stick with CinemaBlend for more on what's happening with television in the meantime, and for the latest news happening in movies, as well.
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