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In a somewhat surprising ending to the final Dancing With the Stars results show of the season, reality star Melissa Rycroft was named the winner Tuesday night.

Rycroft, who finished third in 2009's Season 8, edged out Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who many thought would become a two-time DWTS champion.

“My mind went blank for a minute,” Melissa Rycroft told reporters after the show as to what she was thinking when host Tom Bergeron announced her as the winner.

“When we were standing there with Shawn and Derek (Hough) I assumed it’d be them. After I realized it was our names, I said, ‘Oh, my God! How did this just happen?’”

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Melissa Rycroft. Shawn Johnson. Kelly Monaco.

The fall season of Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars came down to tonight, with the Olympic gymnast and soap opera star seeking their second Mirror Ball.

Did they add to their trophy case? Or did The Bachelor winner enter the winner's circle for the first time after entering part two of the finale as a slight favorite?

Dancing With the Stars Finalists!

Based on Monday's Dancing With the Stars scores, Melissa held a narrow edge, but all have been so consistently solid, America couldn't really get it wrong.

Or could we? After one final performance and tens of millions of votes, the final Dancing With the Stars results show of 2012 is in the books. Your winner is ...

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Dancing with the Stars' first-ever all-female finale kicked off Monday, with Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco competing for the Mirror Ball trophy.

The Fierce Five even made an appearance in this girl power hour!

Fierce Five on Dancing With the Stars

None of the three All-Stars has ever been voted off. For Shawn and Kelly, a victory would be their second on the show; Melissa finished third in Season 8.

So who shined in part one of DWTS: All-Stars two-night finale?

Let's take a look at the routines, and the scores, below!

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Following Tuesday night's Dancing With the Stars results, only three All-Stars remain, all of them women. Which lovely lady do you want to triumph in the finals?

One Olympic champion. One soap opera staple. One winner of The Bachelor who got dumped for the runner-up. It's a diverse, talented final field, people!

  • Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
  • Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
  • Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy

Melissa Rycroft has been in command for much of the second half of the season, but she's the only one of the three without a Mirror Ball trophy so far.

Will she get her first? Or will Shawn Johnson take home her second? Can inaugural winner Kelly Monaco get it done? Share your comments and votes below!

Who will win Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars?

 

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The tension ran high on this evening's Dancing With the Stars results show.

Based on the scores from the semifinal round, any of the five remaining All-Stars could make a strong case for advancing ... but were also at risk for going home.

It's DWTS, after all. You're always in jeopardy until you learn you're not.

  • Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
  • Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
  • Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
  • Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff

So which two were cut, and which three advanced? The two ousted dancers on Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars results show are pictured above. They are ...

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Dancing with the Stars marked the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad with MJ-themed routines, as well as a more unusual set of dances last night.

First, the pairs performed mixed-up routines, blending uncommon styles with unusual themes. Then, they celebrated Bad with traditional ballroom numbers.

Case in point? Melissa Rycroft's Argentine Tango with Tony Dovolani, earning them a perfect 30:

How did the scores stack up overall? Find out after the jump!

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Following last night's somewhat surprising Dancing With the Stars results, Gilles Marini and Kirstie Alley are out and only five All-Stars remain in the hunt.

Two Olympians. One NFL great. One soap opera staple. One winner of The Bachelor who got dumped for the runner-up. It's a diverse and talented field!

  • Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
  • Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
  • Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy

Melissa Rycroft has dominated in the past two weeks, but Apolo Ohno, Emmitt Smith, Shawn Johnson and Kelly Monaco are all forces to be reckoned with.

It's DWTS: All-Stars, after all. Only the creme de le creme came to play this fall ... well, and Bristol Palin. Anyway, with five dancers left, who's your pick?

Who will win Dancing With the Stars?

 

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The stakes were higher than ever on Dancing With the Stars this week ... and patriotic!

The seven remaining All-Stars face a double-elimination tonight, after a week of safety.

Each took the floor to perform a dance inspired by military aspects in honor of Veteran's Day, then returned with an additional ballroom professional for a trio.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani earned a perfect 30 BOTH times! U-S-A! U-S-A!

As for the rest of the field? There were plenty of standout efforts. Let's see ...

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Melissa Rycroft was not about to let a little pain slow her down.

The reality star, who was hospitalized with a neck injury after getting hurt in rehearsal, took the floor with the rest of her partners to perform the group's freestyle dance.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

The song? "Call Me Maybe." Obviously.

"It was diagnosed as a herniated disc in my upper neck," she told host Tom Bergeron beforehand. "I officially got cleared, so we're gonna give it a go."

Rycroft, Shawn Johnson, Sabrina Bryan, Apolo Anton Ohno and their partners gave the crowd a stellar effort, earning a score of 29.5 points a piece.

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Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars cast member Melissa Rycroft took a nasty spill and was rushed to an L.A. hospital Sunday, according to reports.

She suffered a head and neck injury during rehearsals.

Off to the Finale

The Texas beauty and former Bachelor star's rep said:

"Melissa was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she is currently being examined."

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Melissa Rycroft Biography

Melissa Rycroft Picture This is Melissa Rycroft. She used to be a cheerleader with the Dallas Cowboys, and hails from that fine state of Texas. But much as we... More »
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