Amber Riley is the new champion of Dancing With the Stars!
Glee’s queen of soul beat out some stiff competition in Jack Osbourne and Corbin Bleu to take home the mirrorball trophy! And she did it with pure perfection!
Amber and her partner Derek Hough did a samba fused with a quickstep for their final dance together. Not a flaw could be found and the two received perfect 10s from all three judges!
Press PLAY above to watch the performance that sealed the deal on Amber and Derek’s Season 17 championship!
Third place went to Jack and his partner Cheryl Burke and second went to Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff. Talk about a talented final three though!
Amber is actually the first female African-American winner in DWTS history!
We’re so happy to see you dance away on top!
The end is near, and Dancing With The Stars contestants had ONE last chance to show that they are worthy of winning the Mirror Ball Trophy tomorrow night, and they all made the most of it!
The last week of competition was broken into three rounds. First, each team had to do a routine that was handpicked by the judges! In the second round, the couples did a samba relay to TLC's live performance of No Scrubs to tack a couple of extra points to their scores! And last but certainly not least, there were the show stopping freestyle!
How do you show improvement when you're team is regularly the top scorers of the week?? Well that was the challenge Amber Riley and Derek Hough faced when Carrie Ann Inaba asked them to do the Charleston!
The dynamic duo had performed
Uh-oh! We wonder what Amber Riley will have to say about this!
DWTS's resident hottie Derek Hough was spotted shaking his booty last Friday at a Cuban spot in Hollywood with a woman who was NOT the Glee starlet!
So who was his dance partner for the evening? Why it was none other than the gorgeous Kate Hudson!
Talk about a scandal!!
We're only one week away from the finals on DWTS, meaning only the best of the best were left for week 10!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy made a special appearance at the judges table to help decide which teams were good enough to compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy! This also meant that each couple had a chance to score 10 additional points with each routine!
This season, Amber Riley has had to deal with busy schedules and fight through the pain of knee injuries! However, the Glee is finally starting to heal, and it definitely showed in her performances as she found herself back on top!
Amber and Derek Hough brought new meaning to the term "jazz hands" with their first dance that definitely seemed to rub
We're only one week away from the semifinals on DWTS, and the contestants are DEFINITELY stepping up their game!
There are only six teams remaining and only five can move on to next week, but the dance floor was unusually crowded as each couple got a chance to pick a troupe dancer to do a trio routine!
Corbin Bleu picked Witney Carson to help out with his performance, and while they seemed to hit things off during rehearsals, Karina Smirnoff was worried that
What happens when you mix Cher with Dancing With The Stars??
We're not 100% sure, but we think that's how angels are born!!
This week, DWTS paid tribute to the iconic singer and let her sit at the judges table, which means competitors were sure to bring their A-game for the legendary performer!
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Amber Riley and Derek Hough were once again the high scoring duo of the week after earning 28 for their rumba!
However, they kind of had a trick up their sleeve as they had Derek come out in
Derek Hough and Amber Riley once again proved they're the team to beat on DWTS after a nearly perfect performance this week!
But it came this close to not happening at all!
The Emmy-winning booty shaker injured his back in 2012 while dancing with Shawn Johnson, and apparently he re-aggravated while rehearsing with Amber!
Derek had to be medically cleared before hitting the dance floor this week, and things were so bad that