0 Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani win 'Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars'

"Dancing With the Stars" pro Tony Dovolani finally has his first mirror ball trophy! The hoofer and celeb partner Melissa Rycroft defeated Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco on Tuesday to win the competition's first all-star season.

This is also Melissa's first mirror ball trophy. When she competed in season eight, she finished in third place, with Shawn as that season's champ. Melissa had kicked off the all-star season with a prediction that she wouldn't last past the fourth week, but as the season progressed, she continued to improve and win fan votes.
Her "Life Is a Highway" instant samba on finale night sealed her victory, which is based on the judges' scores and viewer votes. The judges -- who failed to call her out on two slips, but did note a flawed interpretation of the music -- gave her a score of 28.5 for the performance and praised her moves.
"You've been my greatest pleasure to watch," head judge Len Goodman said.
But no doubt, Melissa's likable pro played a sizable role in her victory. Tony has been a fan favorite with his patience, nice-guy attitude and positive demeanor. Of all the pros on the show, he has perhaps been paired with the most contestants who lacked the ballroom skills to go far (Kate Gosselin and Martina Navratilova, to name two), and was often eliminated early in the competition. And in his 14th season, he finally got his mirror ball.
"This has been a long time coming for Tony," host Tom Bergeron noted as the winners celebrated.


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