From jsonline: Donald Driver was announced the winner of “Dancing With the Stars” on Tuesday’s results show.
The victory was something of an upset since the Green Bay Packers wide receiver’s scores had landed him in the middle of the pack throughout the season. His win will likely be controversial among the show’s fans.
A shirtless Driver defeated presumed favorites actor and heartthrob William Levy and classical singer Katherine Jenkins, each of whom ended the two-night finals with a perfect score of 90.
Driver earned a perfect score of 30 for his last dance, a hip-swaying, pop-locking cha-cha, for a two-night total of 89.
Afterward, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said: “I think you are the one to beat.”
Judge Bruno Tonioli said he had “the strategy of a champion,” and that he “improved week after week” and had “peaked at the right time.”
It is assumed that votes by Packers fans helped push Driver into the end zone. But the number of viewer votes or how they break down was not revealed.
Host Tom Bergeron called this season the “hardest fought” in the show’s history, and its finale “the closest ever.”
Football is a team sport. But pinning a cheesehead on the show’s disco ball grand prize was a personal triumph for Driver. He is a student of the show, having watched the previous seasons, and talked knowledgeably about past contestants.
I don't watch the show very often, but it seems that athletes have won more than their share of the titles. I wonder why?