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Dancing with the Stars finished with a trio of fabulous final dances before the new winner was revealed Tuesday night. With only one point separating the three remaining contestants -- Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy -- it was anyone's guess who America would crown the season 14 champion.
After the three final couples performed their final dances, all of the eliminated contestants took one last twirl around the ballroom, and singers Kelly Clarkson and Gladys Knight serenaded the audience, hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet crowned NFL player Donald Driver and his partner Peta Murgatroyd the mirror-ball winners.
"Amazing!" Donald shouted when Bergeron asked him how he felt as he was handed the mirror-ball trophy and congratulated by his family and fellow competitors. But the Green Bay Packers wide receiver's initial response to hearing the good news? He rolled around on the ballroom floor in gleeful shock.
Earlier in the episode, head judge Len Goodman told Driver: "We've had some great footballers on the show over the years," he said. "My feeling is you're the best we've had."
But all three of the final dancing pairs could've won the season after performing such consistently outstanding dances.
"It was an amazing experience," Cuban heartthrob Levy said after being named third place. "I'm going to miss all of you."
As for Welsh singer Jenkins, whom many considered the odds-on favorite to win, was gracious as the runner-up.
"Thank you so much Mark," Katherine told her partner. "It's been an absolute dream."
With such a stellar and steamy season finale, it's time to make way for the all-star season 15 this fall!
Watch Donald and Peta's perfect dance!