The season finale of Dancing with the Stars season 11 aired Tuesday, November 23, 2010 on ABC, crowing the new Dancing with the Stars winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy.
The top three couples that performed for the crown this week were Bristol Palin with partner Mark Ballas, Jennifer Grey with partner Derek Hough and Kyle Massey with partner Lacey Schwimmer.
In an effort to show their improvement over the course of the season, all three couples danced for redemption by re-choreographing and doing a previously performed dance chosen by the judges with new music for a better score. Each couple also performed a no rules Freestyle dance on Monday.
The finale episode Tuesday night featured two more dances from each couple and Christina Aguilera performed two of her hits. The season 11 couples that had already been eliminated performed one last time as well.
After all of the exciting performances, the Mirror Ball Trophy was awarded to Jennifer Grey and her partner Derek Hough. Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer came in second, with Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas taking third place.
So it’s official – after topping the leader board week after week, the Dancing with the Stars Season 11 winner is Jennifer Grey with her professional dance partner Derek Hough.