New DWTS champ Melissa Rycroft says she did not expect to win the Dancing With The Stars All-Stars

By on Nov 28, 2012 in Entertainment, Television, United States Comments

New DWTS champ Melissa Rycroft said she did not expect to win the Dancing With The Stars All-Stars on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, despite she and her dancing partner Tony Dovolani have received two perfect scores (60/60) for the last two rounds of dance competition last Monday night.

Melissa Rycroft Tony Dovolani DWTS All Stars winners

Tony Dovolani and Melissa Rycroft, lifting their
DWTS All-Stars Mirror Ball trophy

Image Credit: ABC video

As noted at Entertainment Weekly on Tuesday night after the show, Melissa Rycroft talked to some reporters, right after she won the 2012 Mirror Ball trophy and became the first ever Dancing With The Stars All-Stars winner. She said she thought Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough will win, but eventually landed as second.

“When it was our name called, I just went, oh, my gosh, how did this just happen. The support behind us the entire season it feels good. I felt the cast was genuinely happy for us. It feels good to have fought hard all season and proven ourselves!” Melissa Rycroft was quoted at, telling to reporters.

“I can’t even sum up what’s happened to my life in the past four years. It’s unbelievable. Everything has been unexpected and I just kind of learned to go with the flow, take everything with a grain of salt, and move forward and I’ve been lucky…I have no complaints and I feel really blessed.” Rycroft added.

“We never thought we’d be champions, the last ones standing. I wish we hadn’t underestimated ourselves but at the same time, it kind of makes you more proud of what you’ve accomplished and once this dies down, I’m going to look back and reflect on what we’ve just done because I think it’s pretty incredible.” She said further.

On the other hand, Tony Dovolani, who won on the show for the first time, told reporters that night that it was worth the entire 14 seasons to get somebody like Melissa Rycroft. She was also her partner in DWTS Season 8 in 2009 and landed as third place, with Shawn Johnson winning along with partner Mark Ballas.

“It was worth this unbelievable moment, this incredible ride—all the stars have to align sometimes and tonight, they all did. It’s my wife’s and my anniversary tonight, and the 100 year of independence for Albanians, so this is an incredible moment…This moment I share with all our fans.” Dovolani said.

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Announcement of Dancing With The Stars All-Stars Finals winners, Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani
wins Mirror Ball 2012 trophy

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