November 27th, 2013
10:28 AM ET

'Dancing With the Stars' crowns a new winner

Well that was a "Glee"-filled ending to season 17.

Actress Amber Riley, who's already proved just how well she can move on Fox's "Glee," was named the winner of "Dancing With the Stars'" on Tuesday night.

Although she's been suffering from a knee injury, the 27-year-old delivered a sizzling samba/quickstep fusion during the "DWTS" finale, earning a perfect 30 score with her pro partner, Derek Hough.

Riley's competition, Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne, didn't make it easy, neither of them could pull out a "10" from the judges.

“There’s so many feelings all at once," Riley told CNN after she was handed the Mirrorball trophy. "I’m surprised, I’m relieved, I’m ecstatic, I’m happy, I’m just - every good feeling you can feel. I feel awesome.”

And while she isn't a newbie to dancing, working so hard to nail routines throughout this season of "DWTS" has had its effect.

“I honestly found a new love," Riley said. "I’ve always liked dancing, (but) didn’t know if I could do it. It was a closeted thing for me, but ('DWTS') sparked something new in me. I feel like I'm a new person and I’m definitely going to keep doing it.”

Of course, Riley's "Glee" pals were beyond thrilled with her big win. On Tuesday night, the entertainer shared some of the warm wishes that flooded her timeline on Twitter:


soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Meh

    Sorry, I was watching a tv show for men that night

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  3. EJ

    Gee – I'm so shocked Derek and his partner won. Not sure why they bother – they should just hand him the mirror ball trophy and tell the other "stars" they're just doing this for fun (and money).

    November 28, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
    • jacksays

      derek is an amazing dancer and choreographer so, no, it's not a surprise that he holds the record for the most wins. interestingly, they stuck him with the heavier cast member this year and he STILL took her to victory. i think the crowning moment was when he was the only choreographer to make the freestyle dance center on her, alone, while he blended into the background as a backup dancer instead of sharing the spotlight with her during that dance. brilliant move.

      November 29, 2013 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
    • ^ you MUST be gay, jacksays

      No real man would have that much to say about a dancing TV reality show.

      November 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. palintwit

    If Bristol Palin were back on the show they could rename it Dancing With The Cows. But the producers told her she would have to lose 400 lbs. first. And no more buttplugs for chrissakes !!

    November 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Clete

    Network television still doesn't want to use my idea. Dancing with the "stars" is getting old and tired. It needs a new direction, my idea is a show "Farting with the network stars". Loudest, longest wins.

    November 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sukmikok

    Stupid show.

    November 27, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. derp

    Amber Riley, Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne.

    I though this show was called dancing with the "STARS"

    November 27, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Yermal

      Yes, in a culture where mediocrity is rewarded, creativity is stifled and mundane conformity is encouraged, these people are truly stars.

      November 28, 2013 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |

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