As expected, Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi took home the mirror-ball trophy for season six of "Dancing With the Stars." I was hoping for an upset, that Jason Taylor might edge her out, but the skater was just too way out in front for anyone to catch her. She did prove herself all season with great dancing, but then dancing is part of what figure skating is all about.
It came down to the battle of the superstar athletes as NFL man of the year Jason Taylor squared off against Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi in the championship round of "Dancing with the Stars." In the end, it was the first lady of figure skating who took home the mirror-ball trophy, having been at the top of the leaderboard heap for pretty much the entire season and scoring a perfect 90 out of 90 points in the two-night championship finale.
Departing in the first hour of the two-hour grand finale was Cristian de la Fuente, who nearly broke down in tears as he and partner Cheryl Burke accepted their third-place finish. The hunky Chilean actor, who finished out the season despite a severe injury to the tendon in his left arm (he goes under the knife for reparative surgery on Friday) bit his lips a few times to regain his composure.
Also awarded on this night was the trophy for the first-ever Junior Champions of "Dancing with the Stars." No surprise there, either, as 13-year-olds Brandon and Brittany took home the prize, presented by three Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders as a treat for the beaming Brandon who remarked earlier this season that he like the squad very, very much.