'DWTS' Finale Recap: Shocking Elimination Keeps Us Guessing Right Up Until the Very End


Good grief. Did the season finale of Dancing With the Stars keep us guessing and scratching our heads, or what? I mean, you'd think the instant dances would've thrown us off track a bit and made it easy to see who would wind up walking away with the mirror ball trophy -- but the final three couples all did an outstanding job.

But wasn't it kind of strange that Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas wound up in fourth place instead of third...or even second? I didn't expect them to win the whole deal, but I kind of figured they'd wind up going further in the competition than Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff.

And after hearing Aly came in fourth -- I really started getting apprehensive about who would wind up winning this thing.

Don't get me wrong, I was a Jacoby fan this season for sure -- but I just didn't picture him as the champion of DWTS for whatever reason.


And I have to admit, when it was finally announced that he and Karina had landed in third place, I wasn't the least bit surprised. They were awesome this season, but the bottom line is that Kellie Pickler and Zendaya were the two contestants who were most deserving of ending up in the final two.

OMG. Please tell me I'm not the only one who got all nervous and held her breath as the winner of DWTS Season 16 was finally revealed.

Ahhhhh!!!! I seriously screamed a little bit when I heard Tom Bergeron say, "Kellie and Derek!" OMG. And I might have cried a little bit too. She SO earned that mirror ball trophy -- and as much as I lurvvvveee Val and thought Zendaya was incredible this season, Kellie was the clear winner from the start. Hands down. 

And if there is ever another DWTS All-Star Season, every other contestant who comes back will know Kellie is the one to beat. Let's hope they do. Wouldn't it be great to see her dance again?

Are you happy that Kellie and Derek won the competition?


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