Amber Riley Wins Dancing with the Stars

Amber Riley and Derek Hough on “Dancing with the Stars.”

For Amber Riley, “Glee” has taken on a new meaning, as the actress from the Fox show has become the latest winner of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Amber and her partner, Derek Hough, had the lead going into Tuesday’s last dance, and they widened their advantage with a perfect score in the final fusion round. They were the only duo to receive that 30; second-place team Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff and third-place couple Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke each earned “only” 27.

One also had the sense the night was going Amber and Derek’s way early on, given that they won the encore performance as voted on via Twitter. Those Gleeks are a powerful contingent on social media, and that also helped Amber to victory.

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