The couple picked the right time to peak, in Monday’s finals and somehow pulled off a surprise win over Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, who had topped the leader board virtually every week.
Neither of them could believe the announcement (they weren’t alone). Donald’s stunned reaction to news of his victory was so cute but not as cute as his adorable baby girl who we also got to see, although she looked overwhelmed by the occasion. I was feeling a little that way myself!
Donald’s wife Betina and Peta Murgatroyd hugged each other and screamed in delight.
It was a great ‘Dancing With The Stars’ finale with both the remaining couples going all out to win. But maybe Donald wanted it just a little bit more, being a total DWTS superfan an’ all.
The standouts of the returning cast were Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, who performed a fabulous hip-hop/contemporary freestyle that could have been. And of course Maria and Derek’s Argentine tango was still beautiful, but less of a comeback moment as we’d just seen it last week.
Of course, the top three couples all earned perfect 30s for their final-round routines. Both Katherine and Donald appeared genuinely shocked when William ended up in third place.
I admit I thought Katherine Jenkins would win (and I wanted her to.) Katherine was the most technically proficient dancer throughout the season, but what Donald did in the final week was so exciting that either of them would have been a worthy winner. She was gracious in defeat.
Are you excited by Donald Driver being the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ season 14 winner?