'DWTS' Finale: Stars & Pros Look Back at Season 17
By Zach Seemayer
With Season 17 of Dancing With The Stars wrapping up with a wonderful finale, the stars that had made it to the end, as well as the many who had been let off along the way, joined together for one last hoorah, and to celebrate the new winners.
[SPOILER ALERT: Results from the show revealed, below]
ET's Rocsi Diaz caught up with the celebs and their pro partners following the finale to see how they felt about this exciting, often-surprising season.
"I'm so happy it's over," said second-place runner-up Corbin Bleu, of High School Musical fame. The actor loved the dancing, but did admit it got stressful and exhausting. "The experience was exactly what I wanted out of it. I wanted to make it all the way to the end, because I wanted to fulfill every single week."
Of course the big winners of the night were Glee gal Amber Riley and Derek Hough, who walked away with the coveted mirror-ball trophy.
"I was very surprised," Amber, 27, said of winning. "You just never know in this competition… I'm not a competitive person by nature, and I just never really thought about winning, until maybe the last two weeks when I was just like, 'You know what? I had needles in my knees, obviously I want this more than I am willing to admit.' So, I didn't know. I honestly just didn't know who was going to win. It could have been anybody."
For more from the cast of Dancing With The Stars, including third-place winner Jack Osbourne and fan favorites Bill Nye, Bill Engvall and Elizabeth Berkley, check out ET's backstage video.