Evanna Lynch’s ‘stunning’ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ freestyle was anything but ‘Quiet’ [WATCH]

“Harry Potter” actress Evanna Lynch came a long way from earning a 5 from judge Len Goodman in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars.” She ultimately clinched a spot in the finals as the show’s most improved dancer, and her transformation over the course of the season from underdog to front-runner brought her pro partner Keo Motsepe to the finals for the first time ever. That meant Motsepe got to choreograph his first ever freestyle for the show. So how did they do? Watch it above.

I for one don’t think Lynch was ever as bad as her initial scores indicated, though being underestimated by the judges early on did give her a chance to rise gradually and peak towards the end of the season as she closed in on the Mirror Ball Trophy. And Motsepe was more than up to the challenge of creating a final showcase routine for her. He blended jazz, contemporary and Viennese waltz for a routine to “It’s Oh So Quiet” by Bjork, and that song’s built-in variation — from delicate to bombastic and back again — allowed Motsepe to show off Lynch’s wide range of skills.

Goodman thought it was “absolutely stunning … It showed every part of your dancing off beautifully.” Bruno Tonioli added that it was “bright, colorful and quirky” and allowed Lynch to shine as its “leading lady.” And Carrie Ann Inaba appreciated the song choice and praised Lynch’s interpretation: “You made it your own, and you made it spectacular.”

Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to win Lynch the Mirror Ball Trophy. But shockingly the prize didn’t go to her chief rival either: Milo Manheim was also skunked. Instead, radio personality Bobby Bones won despite having the lowest scores of the night — and only the eighth best scores of the season. That might have been the single most shocking result in “DWTS” history. But was it justified? Vote in our polls below.

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