And then there was one.
Rumer Willis, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, won the finale of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” season 20 with her partner professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy Tuesday night, defeating Army veteran and amputee Noah Galloway who came in second and Glee star Riker Lynch who finished third.
During the show, Rumer talked about how much she loved the competition.
“I think that’s one of the most beautiful things about being able to come and dance live is that you don’t really have the option but to put everything that you have on the floor,” she said. “I feel like, I hope that I’ve done that justice because I love being here and I hope that shows.”
Galloway, a double-amputee who was a favorite among patriots and military supporters, thanked the fans for backing him.
“I thought three weeks was the longest I would be here,” he said modestly. “It’s because of all the support.”
The show featured dances from many of this year’s celebrity contestants, including “Three’s Company” actress Suzanne Somers, 68, business mogul and star of “Shark Tank” Robert Herjavec, 51, and R&B legend Patti LaBelle, 70.
There was even a special dance featuring Season 19 winner and “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro and season 19 runner-up “Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson.
As for Willis, she told reporters she did have a fleeting moment of fright when her name was called to end the show.
“I had this moment where I was like, wait, does that mean we were eliminated or we’re not? Oh, wait, OK, we won! Oh my gosh! This is awesome!” she said.
While posing with her father and his wife, Emma Heming, mom and sister Tallulah Willis, Rumer told reporters who she most wanted to celebrate her victory with.
“I have an incredibly supportive family. They are willing to come and support me and cheer me on in whatever crazy endeavors I decide to do,” she said. “To be honest, the person I’m most excited about celebrating with is Val because he is the person I did this with. I love my family and I love their support but I’m proud and I want to celebrate with him.”
The Twitterverse exploded with congratulations for the new champion.
Congrats to @TheRue on winning the @DancingABC mirror ball trophy! http://t.co/rd97oTEUa2 pic.twitter.com/Zl7NHurKln
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) May 20, 2015
.@TheRue, looks like you were right. Congrats to you and @iamValC on the #DWTSfinale! http://t.co/EugducuwBN — Larry King (@kingsthings) May 20, 2015
#DWTSfinale Congratulations @TheRue & @iamValC Terrific job!
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 20, 2015
A Family Affair!!! Filled with love pride and awe for @TheRue & @iamValC #TeamValenRue pic.twitter.com/Tex5Xl28tO — Demi Moore (@justdemi) May 20, 2015
Congrats @TheRue you deserve it! So Proud.
— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) May 20, 2015
Congrats @TheRue on a well deserved win and for being an honest, real and relatable role model. @DancingABC @GMA #DWTS — Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) May 20, 2015
OMG I know I’m late but congrats to my fav couple @iamValC & @TheRue for taking the mirror ball last night! You guys made me smile
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) May 20, 2015
Congrats to @DancingABC champs @TheRue and @iamValC! They’ll join us live TODAY on @TheView! pic.twitter.com/HEbP8nW7qo — The View (@TheView) May 20, 2015
Such an amazing night back @dancingabc congrats to the beautiful @therue on winning… https://t.co/InY0rLf49m
— charlotte mckinney (@Char_mck) May 20, 2015
I didn’t want to spoil it for the west coast before but… YAYAYAY!! CONGRATS @iamvalc & @therue!! XOXO #champions #DWTSfinale @dancingabc — Danica McKellar (@danicamckellar) May 20, 2015
thanks for a good night @dancingabc & congrats @therue & @iamvalc 5.19.15 https://t.co/PZ5ljD2ifN
— Sadie Robertson (@sadierob) May 20, 2015
Congrats @iamValC & @TheRue You’ve been consistently amazing/entertaining while growing! #DWTS @DancingABC — J.R. Martinez (@iamjrmartinez) May 20, 2015
I said it from the start, didn’t I? Congrats @TheRue and @iamValC
— Janel Parrish (@JanelParrish) May 20, 2015
Spoiler alert!!!!!*************congrats to @iamValC and @TheRue !!!!!!!!!! #DWTS — maria menounos (@mariamenounos) May 20, 2015
So well deserved @TheRue & @iamValC. Congrats. MV
— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) May 20, 2015
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