Does it feel like this season of Dancing with the Stars has lasted for about a decade?
We're at the point where we don't remember a time before this season of Dancing with the Stars, and we can't envision a time after it's over. What will we do without Carrie Ann Inaba taking points away for bad lifts?
We'll have to deal with those feelings tomorrow, because first we have to deal with part one of the finale, which had the four remaining couples perform one redo of a style they already did, and then a freestyle. Oddly enough, nobody really aced their redemption dances.
They came close, but the judges had an awful lot of critiques to hand out that somehow completely disappeared when it came to the freestyles. Despite the insistence that the freestyles determine the winner, three out of the four got a perfect score. Apparently they're all gonna win!
But in all seriousness, James Hinchcliffe's freestyle probably really did just win him the mirror ball.
He and Sharna Burgess used the moment he blacked out during his life-threatening car crash as inspiration for the dance, with Sharna representing the guardian angel who kept him alive, and it was about as beautiful as it could have been.
Compare that with the remaining final three's two freestyles—one that was a medley of Jackson 5 songs, and another that featured Laurie as a child on a playground—and it feels easy to predict which one people will be voting for.
Unfortunately, someone had to be sent home, and we had to say goodbye to Jana Kramer and the flu-ridden Gleb Savchenko, which actually made sense after their freestyle was the only one not to get a perfect score.
Full List of Scores:
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: 35/40 + 36/40 = 71/80
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold: 35/40 + 40/40 = 75/80
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: 38/40 + 40/40 = 78/80
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: 37/40 + 40/40 = 77/80
Dancing with the Stars' season 23 finale airs tomorrow at 9 p.m. on ABC.