We told you this would happen! Frontrunner Nicole Scherzinger waltzed away with the title and Golden Disco Ball trophy on Tuesday night’s season finale of Dancing With The Stars.
After a grueling 12 weeks of competition, the Pussycat Dolls songbird and her pro partner Derek Hough bested figure skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews with a eye-popping Argentine tango during the 10th season finale of the hit ABC ballroom series.
The title is the second Dancing win for Derek: he previously won with the coveted trophy with actress-turned-DWTS co-host Brooke Burke during the show’s seventh season.
After dancing the jive, Scherzinger scored a perfect 30, with judge Len Goodman saying, “There can only be one winner of Dancing With the Stars. It should be you.” The judges have lauded Nicole the best natural and technical dancer the show has ever cast.
After being named the champion, Scherzinger appeared lost for words. “I feel like I just won a Grammy,” she said after the show. “A dancing Grammy!”
Other celebrities who took part on the show this season include reality TV star Kate Gosselin, Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, actress/comedienne Niecy Nash, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and 90210 baddie Shannen Doherty.