Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough took home the Mirror Ball trophy for season 16 of "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.
Disney star Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy, Baltimore Ravens' Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, and Olympian Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas also came to "Dancing With The Stars" Tuesday night with the intention of winning the illustrious Mirror Ball trophy, but of course, only one couple would take home the top prize.
Mostly all the contestants came back for the finale of the show: Wynonna Judd, "Real Housewives” star Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick, soap star Ingo Rademacher and former Olympian Dorothy Hamill all came back to celebrate the winner.
Pickler and Hough were asked to dance their super-sized freestyle as the encore performance, chosen by "DWTS" fans on Twitter. On Monday night's show the couples were asked to danced three different routines: a judge's choice ensemble, a cha-cha relay and the super-size freestyle.
Even though Pickler's routine with her partner moved the ballroom to tears Monday night, it was Coleman who came out on top -- but she was only a point ahead of Pickler. Before the first cut, this was how the contestants stood with their scores:
Zendaya Coleman partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy: 65; Kellie Pickler partnered with Derek Hough: 64; Alexandra Raisman partnered with Mark Ballas: 61; Jacoby Jones partnered with Karina Smirnoff: 56.
Even though Raisman was in third place with her scores, she was the first to be voted off in the finale, landing in fourth place. After being eliminated, Raisman said she didn't expect even to make the finals because she was "so bad at counting music," but said she was so happy she did the show.
The stars weren't done dancing just yet. After the Olympian was sent home the three finalists were sent backstage to practice for an instant dance they would perform for the judges one last time. While they were practicing, Judd, Vanderpump, Hamill and Dick danced once more for the finale before Psy entered the ballroom to perform his new song.
Maria Vultaggio is a reporter for the Continuous News Desk (CND), where she covers trending topics and breaking news for the International Business Times....