Week 10: The Finale
Season 16 | Episode 1610A | Aired 05/21/2013
Kellie and Derek Are Season 16 Champs!
Twelve stars began a ballroom journey 10 weeks earlier, but only one team could take home the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. That honor went to Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough
! Tom Bergeron handed them the Mirrorball moments before Jacoby lifted Kellie up onto his shoulders as confetti and streamers fell from above. The runner-up team was Zendaya & Val
. Jacoby & Karina
finished in 3rd place followed by Alexandra & Mark
All the stars of the season were back in the ballroom this night. Wynonna did what she does best when she sang "I Want to Know What Love Is." Len shared a dance with Lisa Vanderpump. Dorothy Hamill took to the floor performing alongside the woman who inspired her to come on the show - fellow Olympian and Season 6 Champ Kristi Yamaguchi. PSY had the crowd going wild and went wild himself performing "Gentleman." Pitbull and Jessica Sanchez also took center stage. As for the dancing...
Alexandra and Mark landed in fourth place, so they left the dance floor first. The three remaining teams were given a short period of time to perform their final routine of the season in the form of an instant dance. Jacoby ended his instant salsa with another leap over Karina. The audience went wild, as did the judges who gave them trip 10s. There were actually four perfectos if you count the paddle Jacoby's mom was holding in the audience. Kellie and Derek also scored a trio of 10s for their instant jive. Zendaya and Val also did a jive and likewise received 10, 10, 10 from the judges.
It was all part of the greatest dance party on the planet that is known as Dancing with the Stars
. See you in the fall!