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:

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