“Thank you for changing my life!”
Week after week of near perfect performances, tear jerkers, hip shakers, sequins out the whazoo, and enough fake tan to sink a ship – it’s finally over.
The 17-year-old won the hearts of the judges and America with her charm, determination and obvious talent. It truly is hard to believe Bindi has never danced before. Her performances in the finale included a faultless quickstep, a beautiful freestyle to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand”, and a glorious Tango/Cha Cha fusion for which they scored (yet again) perfect 10s.
All three judges were thrilled with Bindi’s win, Julianne Hough (Yes, Bindi’s partner Derek’s sister) told the young Aussie “You have been pure joy. Beautiful.” Bruno Tonioli called Bindi a “sensation” and Judge Carrie Anne Inaba said she couldn’t “think of a better way to end this series.”
And her fans were over the moon.