‘Dancing With the Stars’ Picks Season 17 Champion: Amber Riley, Corbin Bleu or Jack Osbourne?

It was high school all over again on the “Dancing With the Stars” finale Tuesday night and in the end, the choir nerd won.

Judges and viewers crowned Amber Riley, best known for her role as Mercedes Jones on “Glee,” the Season 17 champion — or for the purposes of this story, prom queen. A teary and elated Riley, 27, nabbed the title along with her professional partner and five-time “DWTS” winner Derek Hough.

Riley, who suffered a knee injury in the fourth week, was favored to win as soon as the season kicked off. But she had steep competition in second-place winner Corbin Bleu. The “High School Musical” alum, who played basketball jock Chad Danforth, was a formidable opponent thanks to years of dancing and Broadway experience. Bleu, 24, was paired with one-time champion Karina Smirnoff and the two delivered a breathtaking tribute to Michael Jackson on the first night of the finals.  Read More...



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