Season 24 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars crowned its champion last night and remained unpredictable right up to the big announcement. In a perpetually startling season during which many of the best dancers were prematurely eliminated, the final three nervously anticipated news of their fate. Gasps were audible throughout the ballroom at the most shocking moment yet -- frontrunner Normani Kordei was not in the top two competitors! Third runner-up David Ross and Rashad Jennings (pictured above) emerged as the season’s finalists. With confetti cannons at the ready host Tom Bergeron made the announcement that Jennings and partner Emma Slater were the season’s champions. “All I could think was, it could be us, it could not be us,” an elated Jennings told me after the show. “That’s a very long waiting period right there; waiting to see if you’ve won or not. I didn’t know what the hell was about to happen."
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