The time has finally come, ladies and gents — the Mirror Ball champions are finally here: Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough! After watching 12 hopefuls battle it out for the big, shiny trophy, Dancing With the Stars 2013 came to a close tonight, May 21, 2013, and we weren't too surprised by the results.
It’s been 10 long weeks since DWTS kicked off for Season 16, and in that time, Kellie and Derek impressed week after week, topping the Leaderboard consistently.
ABC announced during upfronts that they are nixing the Tuesday night shows, instead announcing the voted-off couple at the top of the next week’s episode, à la So You Think You Can Dance. According to ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee, it’s all to drive viewership to Monday nights and create a “sense of occasion” for fans.
All we know is that our Tuesdays will never be the same. After tonight, we’ll have anotherMirror Ball champion and a free night to watch other TV shows in the fall.
As for the results, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas were sadly the first to go, placing fourth, and later in the show, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff came in third. Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy came in second, with Kellie and Derek coming in first, marking his fourth win! Hooray!
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