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Arizona-raised Lindsey Stirling loses out on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ crown

Nov 21, 2017, 11:21 PM | Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 11:19 am
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas (Eric McCandless, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.)...
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas (Eric McCandless, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.)
(Eric McCandless, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.)

PHOENIX — Arizona-raised violinist Lindsey Stirling missed out on another notch on her achievement belt Tuesday when she placed second on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Stirling was the only remaining woman in the competition. She lost out to the winner, singer Jordan Fisher, who was the favorite to take the Mirrorball Trophy.

Actor Frankie Muniz, who owns homes in Arizona, also made the final round. He came in third.

It’s been a busy year for Stirling thus far. In addition to released a new album and going on tour, she won a Billboard Music Award in May for the best dance/electronic album and was the focus of a documentary on YouTube Red.

Stirling has an impressive resume of performances, including a national anthem for the 49ers, and Billboard Music Awards appearances last year with Celine Dion and in 2015 with Wiz Khalifa to honor the late actor Paul Walker.

The violinist was born in California and moved to Gilbert when she was young.

If you missed any of her performances — or didn’t tune in at all — you can check them out below to see what you missed.

Stirling’s run began in September, when she and Ballas opened up their portion of the show with the cha cha.

The following week, the pair took a crack at the quickstep that featured Stirling wearing a butterfly dress.

In Week 3, Ballas and Stirling showed the world what they can do when it came to salsa dancing.

Up next was the jive, set to “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by the band Wham!

The couple’s next dance was the waltz, which honored Stirling’s father who passed away in 2016.

That was followed by a Disney-themed foxtrot.

After the foxtrot, Stirling and Ballas took on a very intense tango.

For the show’s special Halloween episode, the couple danced to one of Stirling’s original songs, “Roundtable Revival.”

The pair then took on the samba in their first of two dances to start of November.

The second dance of that night was a trio with Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.

In the semifinals, Stirling and Ballas opened with a contemporary dance.

The second dance of the semis was the couple’s iconic dance.

In Monday’s finals episode, the couple opened with another quickstep.

The final dance was a freestyle, when Stirling played the violin both around Ballas’ head and while being flipped around.

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