Monday, December 6, 2010
DWTS: Jennifer Grey wins the trophy
If anything, this season of Dancing With the Stars has been controversial. Whether you believe Bristol Palin deserved a place in the finals or not, there?s no denying she earned it with hard work, improvement and dedication. Following an all-star opening that saw the majority of season 11?s contestants return, (Audrina Patridge was absent due to illness and Michael Bolton is on tour in England) the three remaining couples were left to battle it out with their final two dances for the night.
Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer kicked off the proceedings, scoring 26 out of 30 for their tango and 28 points for their instant cha cha. Bristol and Mark Ballas continued their respectable scores, receiving 25 for a tango and 27 for their instant cha cha. But it was Jennifer Grey, whose time on the show has been fraught with injury, who revealed early in the evening that she had ruptured a disc in her spine. However, not dancing was never an option and Jennifer and partner Derek Hough scored another perfect 30 for their Viennese waltz and another 28 points for their instant cha cha.
With the dances done all that was left was to reveal the winner. Sadly for Bristol and Mark, it would not be them as the news was given they would be the first couple eliminated. ?I feel I accomplished a lot,? Bristol said after the news. ?I am just so thankful for Mark as he started from scratch with this whole thing.?
As the spotlight turned to Kyle and Jennifer, both waited nervously to hear who would be this season?s champions. Finally, host Tom Bergeron revealed it was Jennifer and Derek. ?I was blank,? said a shocked Jennifer after the show. ?I was in a surrender moment. It?s a great gift to be a part of a show that gives so many people so much joy, that?s what it is.?
There were no hard feelings from Kyle and Lacey either. ?Jennifer worked extremely hard and probably went through the most on this show ? so many ups and downs,? beamed Kyle. ?And for us to get second next to Jennifer is so awesome,? added Lacey.
For more with this season?s three final couples, click here.