Charlie D’Amelio, Mark Ballas React to ‘DWTS’ Win
Charlie D’Amelio and Mark Ballas are “thrilled” about their “Dancing with the Stars” win.
Page Six spoke to the dance duo shortly after being announced as the new Mirrorball champions Season 31 finale on Monday.
“It’s crazy, so amazing,” D’Amelio, 18, told us in the ballroom with his shiny new trophy in hand. “It happened so fast that I still don’t know how to feel.”
For their final dance number — a freestyle of Pinar Toprak’s “Us Again” — the TikTok star and Ballas, 36, opted to go with minimal set pieces and put all the focus on the choreography.
“It’s funny, I have a folder on my phone that I want to create something in. I haven’t done a show in a long time and I There was a little link to that song” explained Ballas, who Back as a pro this year For the first time since season 25.
“It’s from a Disney short called ‘Us Again.’ And I was like, ‘If I ever go back to the show, use this song.’ So I went back and listened to it and when I listened to it, I could see it from start to finish.”
Ballas told Page Six that she felt it was the perfect last song for her and D’Amelio because they’ve “become like family” over the past few months.
“I had a great time. I feel like every week I learn something new,” said D’Amelio A reflection of his journey And what he learned most about himself from the show.
“From the actual dance to learning how to perform and how to rehearse. There were so many different things that we worked on that I couldn’t narrow it down to one or even a few things.”
In addition to all the fans who voted for him Monday night, D’Amelio had plenty of support in the live ballroom.
Boyfriend Landon Barker Seated in the front row were the dancer’s sister Dixie D’Amelio and father Mark D’Amelio, Mother Heidi D’Amelio – WHO Artem competed with Chigvintsev – The star returns to dance for the rousing finale.
“I’m incredibly proud of him. I miss him so much and I’m excited to be around him,” Dixie, 21, told Page Six after Charlie’s win. “He’s done so amazing. He’s worked so hard and I’m so proud of him.”
Mark also gushed to us that he is “so happy” to see his youngest daughter dancing again and following her passion.
“She grew up dancing. It’s in his heart, it’s in his blood. It’s very important to him,” he said, referring to Charlie’s confession that he found himself falling in love with the hobby In the midst of criticism Of TikTok fame.
“For him to come back on this stage and win it, it’s incredible for him.”
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