Melissa Rycroft And Tony Dovolani Win 'Dancing With the Stars: All Stars'
ABC’s smash hit Dancing with the Stars: All Stars crowned the duo of Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani as the winners of the show's 15th season. Rycroft, 29, a former Dallas Cowboys cheeleader and contestant on The Bachelor, and Dovolani had come close in the past, finishing third in 2008, but this was their first win.
Past champions rounded out the top three with Shawn Johnson (season eight) and partner Derek Hough placing second, and Kelly Monaco (season one) and Valentin Chmerkovskiy placing third.
All three finalists performed one last number for the judges before the winners were announced, none more impressive than Johnson and Hough’s cha-cha to “Respect,” for which they scored a perfect 30. Despite this high score, however, Rycroft and Dovlani finished with the highest two-night total dance score of 88.5 out of 90, narrowly edging out Monaco and Chmerkovskiy’s 87.5 and Johnson and Hough’s 87.
It was an event-filled evening as Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Kirstie Allie, Giles Marini, Apolo Anton Ohno and Emmitt Smith all returned for one more dance with their respective dance partners. Even Team Call Me Maybe also performed a group number to, you guessed it, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
Dancing with the Stars will return for its 16th season season in spring 2013.