Dancing with the Stars Crowns Season Eight Champion

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As comedian and contestant Jeffrey Ross put it - during his finalist roast on last night's Dancing with the Stars - this season came down to "the underage, the unwed and the unpronounceable."

So, who came out on top: Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft or Gilles Marini?

In the end, the Olympic gymnast defeated the French actor by less than one percent. It was the closest final vote in the show's history.

Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas

After being handed the mirror ball trophy, Johnson exclaimed:

"I've loved every second of [dancing]. This has been the best experience ever. I've grown so much."

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