WARNING: Clearly, we are about to reveal who won season 17 of Dancing With the Stars. Do not read on if you don't want to be spoiled!
The dances have been danced. The judges have judged. The voters have voted. And every last ounce of sequins in the world has been sewn onto all the costumes. All that was left at the end of the season 17 finale of Dancing With the Stars was to announce the winner!
So who was awarded the coveted mirror-ball trophy? In case you forgot, it was down to Corbin Bleu, Jack Osbourne and Amber Riley after Bill Engvall was eliminated Monday night. OK, enough talk. Let's get to the reveal. And your season 17 DWTS champion is…
Amber Riley and Derek Hough!
Yes, the Glee star was the one hoisting the trophy at the end of the night, netting a fifth(!) DWTS win for her partner Derek. Congrats, you two!
After hearing the results, Amber spoke out to women of all sizes and colors, telling them "you can do whatever you put your mind to!"
It wasn't the most shocking reveal, since she had the highest scores from the judges, meaning Corbin could only beat her if the audience voted his way. And she was a fan-favorite all season, so the odds just weren't in his favor tonight.
In case you were wondering how the final dances were scored:
Amber and Derek: 30
Corbin and Karina: 27 (9 from each judge)
Jack and Cheryl: 28 (9s from Carrie Ann and Len, 10 from Bruno)
Fun fact: in our fan poll from this morning, Amber Riley was the one you guys picked, with 47 percent of the votes.
Looks like we were wrong when we picked Corbin to win it all back before the season began. Well, actually we wanted Bill Nye to reign supreme, but Corbin was our second choice. But we knew Amber and Derek would dominate, considering his streak on the ballroom floor and her dance background.
What do you think of Amber winning this season of Dancing With the Stars? Did the right duo win or do you think Corbin or Jack should've been crowned champions? And don't forget to check back soon for exclusive reactions right from Amber, Derek and the rest!