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Dancing With The Stars Crowns A New Champion: Melissa Rycroft Wins On Second Try

Melissa Rycroft wins DWTS

Dancing With The Stars contestant Melissa Rycroft has pulled off a first place finish during her second attempt on the show. Rycroft first appeared on The Bachelor where she was unable to land the guy of her dreams. Following her dating experience, Rycroft appeared on DWTS where she finished in third place.

This time around Rycroft and dance partner Tony Dovolani teamed up to be named champions for ABC’s Dancing With the Stars: All Stars.

Rycroft nad Dovolani beat out actress Kelly Monaco and Olympian Shawn Johnson.

Before heading into her final night of Dancing With The Stars competition, Rycroft said:

“I want to feel like a champion.”

Rycroft’s win capped off a two-hour season finale that included dance routines from all three finalists and all of the returning DWTS cast members including Pamela Anderson, Sabrina Bryan, Kirstie Alley, and Gilles Marini; singers Joey Fatone and Drew Lachey; race car driver Helio Castroneves; reality TV star Bristol Palin; Olympic skater Apolo Anton Ohno; and football star Emmitt Smith.

The win wasn’t a big surprise. Rycroft and Dovolani entered the final night with a pair of perfect scores earned from their routines. Routine scores are combined with views scores and judges’ scores to determine the finale winners.

What might be most impressive about the most recent cycle of DWTS was that Rycroft was able to rise above big-time names to claim the Dancing With The Stars top prize.

Melissa Rycroft most recently appeared on Melissa & Tye about her marriage to Tye Strickland.

With this season of Dancing With The Stars now behind us, we will surely start to hear rumors about the upcoming season in the next few weeks. After all, DWTS is the show that never seems to go away, even for a short period of time.

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