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Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough were crowned the Dancing With the Stars Season 16 champs on last night's Result Show (May 21, 2013), crushing the legions of Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy fans who were hoping to see the blossoming Disney star take home the Mirror Ball. But how did Val himself respond?

A few hours after the show, Val merely tweeted, "Lol." A response to his loss? A particularly funny joke? Who knows! Not long after that cryptic tweet, he wrote, "It was always about the dancing. First and foremost. And always will be Win or lose. Tnx to @Zendaya you got a small taste of what its about."

Aw. We love that attitude. Zendaya should certainly feel like a winner — she rocked it on the dance floor every week, and won America's heart in the process.

Of course, Val's outspoken pro dancer brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, had a thing or two to say about last night's show, and he wasn't holding back.

In response to Val's "lol," Maks wrote, "You're above everything bro! Soaring way too high for this! Keep soaring! I'm very proud of you!" (That got an "love you bro" from Val).

During the show itself, after Zendaya and Val's awesome Instant Jive, Maks declared, "And there you have it people! @iamValC and @Zendaya are THE BEST COUPLE THIS SEASON!"

So, we can all safely assume that Maks is not pleased with the results — even if he thinks his little bro can keep soaring high without a Mirror Ball.

Do you want to see one of the Chmerkovskiys finally win it all? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: @iamValC, @iamValC, @MaksimC

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.