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On last night's Season Finale of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, Glee star Amber Riley and her partner Derek Hough were crowned the champions! Below, check out photos from the exciting night on the ballroom floor!
In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) and in the the last element of competition, the couples performed a new routine as part of a "24 Hour Fusion Challenge." During Monday night's show, the remaining couples chose songs for their competitors that fused two contrasting dance styles and they all had less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges' points The Following night.
The entire celebrity cast returned including: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Brant Daugherty, KeyShawn Johnson, Christina Milian, Bill Nye, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Leah Remini and Valerie Harper who will dance with partner Tristan MacManus to a version of "What a Wonderful World" by singer Colbie Caillat.
In addition, Ylvis performed their hit single "The Fox," accompanied by select celebrity and pro dancers. At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night was combined with the judges' scores from both nights to crown the Season 17 Champion.
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 Champion), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal/Adam Taylor
EMMA SLATER, BILL ENGVALL
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