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Skarlatos Takes Third Place

Capping a full year for him, hero Alek Skarlatos of Oregon and his professional partner finished third in the final event of Dancing With the Stars.

Bindi Irwin, 17, charmed judges and viewers to win, even beating Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. She is the daughter of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter from Australian who was killed by a stingray while filming a documentary in 2006.

She earned a perfect 30 for her cha cha/Argentine tango fusion and regularly received high marks from the judges. Carter, whose album “All American” drops tomorrow, was runner up.

Skarlatos, who gained international attention when he and his friends two friends foiled a potential terror attack  by 25-year-old Moroccan man, Ayoub El-Kahzzani, who was armed with an assault rifle, box cutter and rounds of ammunition, made it the the Finale of Dancing With The Stars with professional dancing partner Lindsay Arnold.

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The episode will air on ABC at  9 PM. The four remaining couples will do their best to win over the judges and the TV audience and the chance to compete to be the Season 21 “Dancing with the Stars” Champion. Nick Carter, Bindi Irwin, Carlos PenaVega and Alek Skarlatos will compete in two rounds of dance and at the end of the evening once celebrity will be eliminated.

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