Dancing With the Stars Finale: DWTS Crowns Its Season 17 Winner

Celebrity News Nov. 26, 2013 AT 11:00PM
Dancing With the Stars Corbin Bleu; Jack Osbourne; Amber Riley Dancing With the Stars finalists Corbin Bleu, Jack Osbourne and Amber Riley Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC/Getty Images (3)

Dancing With the Stars has crowned its Season 17 winner! (Warning! Spoilers below.)

The coveted Mirrorball Trophy went to Amber Riley and Derek Hough on Tuesday, Nov. 26, after 10 grueling weeks of training, judging and enduring elimination rounds. Finalists Jack Osbourne, Corbin Bleu and Riley each gave a rousing rendition of their respective dances, but ultimately, the judges voted in Riley and Hough's favor, giving the pair a perfect score on their "Samba-Quickstep Fusion" routine. See a complete list of previous DWTS winners.

PHOTOS: Jaw-dropping DWTS makeovers

Glee star Riley, 27, has come a long way during the course of her time on the ABC show. "I try to give 100 percent to whatever I do, but I didn't expect to learn so much outside of dancing about myself," the actress told Us Weekly on Monday. "It's like this spiritual journey because you're putting yourself in a position to learn something new every day. You're purposely putting yourself in an uncomfortable position, and you're fighting through every single week."

PHOTOS: Hot celeb bodies

Hough  -- who has been a dance pro for 12 seasons on the reality show -- now has an impressive five Mirror Ball trophies under his name. He was also most recently the winner of an Emmy award for choreography.

"You have the biggest heart," a teary-eyed Riley said in a heartfelt video message to her partner prior to the winners' announcement on Tuesday. "You always pushed me to be better," she added.

PHOTOS: Inside Dancing rehearsals

In third place was Osbourne, 28, and his partner Cheryl Burke. The father to 19-month-old daughter Pearl -- who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in June 2012 -- was cheered on at Tuesday's live taping by his sister Kelly Osbourne and mom Sharon

The runner-up was High School Musical alum Bleu, 24, who showed consistency all season with his pro dance partner Karina Smirnoff. In weeks eight and nine, the pair had two perfect-scoring routines.

PHOTOS: Before they were on DWTS

"When it's all over, it's about spending time with my family," Bleu told reporters on Monday. "It'll be Thanksgiving and I'm just going to go and eat and sleep and chill with my family. I can't wait to sleep a whole day. I'm going to get up and not dance! As much as I love dancing, I'm ready not to dance."

Tell Us: Were you happy with the winner of Season 17?

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT