Glee actress Amber Riley had ever reason to be gleeful after Tuesday night's finale of Dancing With the Stars season 17.
Riley and her partner Derek Hough won Dancing With the Stars season 17 on Tuesday night, giving them the Mirrorball Trophy. The couple was a frontrunner throughout the season and Riley's skills continued to get better despite a knee injury. This marks Hough's fifth win on the series, extending his record even further over all other dancers. It is also his second consecutive win after winning with country music singer Kellie Pickler in season 16.
Riley and Hough were able to beat out High School Musical star Corbin Bleu and his partner Karina Smirnoff, who were named the runners-up on Tuesday. The duo had become huge threats to take home the trophy at the end of the season but they could not surpass Riley and Hough's perfect scores in the last few episodes or their popularity with the public.
Reality star Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke came in third place. Osbourne showed noticeable improvement throughout the season, going from someone with no dancing experience to a full-blown ballroom dancing professional who was able to receive perfect scores from the judges.
Riley winning Dancing With the Stars was not much of shock, at least to Enstars readers. In a poll for who you thought would win the season, 59% said it would be Riley, while about 22% said Bleu and about 19% said Osbourne.
Dancing With the Stars will return for season 18 in March on ABC.
Watch the video of Riley and Hough's victory on Dancing With the Stars here: