Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani took home the coveted mirrored ball trophy.
“[Derek's] given me back something that will last forever, and in a thirteen-week time period,” Shawn dished to ET. “Coming off of my [gymnastics] comeback, I lost really the only thing that I knew. I found my confidence and my enjoyment and everything on a gymnastics floor, and when you don’t have that you kind of lose sight of any place to find that. Coming into dancing, where I knew I wasn’t the best; I knew I was somewhat insecure; I really didn’t know where to find it, and each week he kind of brought a little more out of me and let me open up and have fun and find confidence and find a stage. That meant the world to me.”
Congrats to Shawn and Derek on a fantastic season!
Check out all of Shawn‘s finale pics below…
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough – “Instant Cha Cha” – Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars, Week 10
Shawn Johnson jumps high in the air after making the finals on Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars.
Along with partner Derek Hough, the 20-year-old athlete tweeted excitedly, “FINALS BABY! Thank you ALL so much! Can’t believe we made it! Promise…. We’re doing everything we can 2 make our freestyle special! #DWTS.”
Derek added, “Wahoooooo!!! Finale baby !!! Proud of Shawn she has grown up so much and has impressed me every week , not just with her ability but her incredible attitude ! Here we go.”
Shawn and Derek are competing against Melissa Rycroft with Tony Dovolani and season one champ Kelly Monaco with Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
During next week’s episodes, all three couples will perform their favorite routine from the season, as well as a Super-Sized Freestyle and an Instant Dance.
Derek Hough laughs out loud while having a chat with dance partner Shawn Johnson on the rooftop at a dance studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (November 14).
The night before, the twosome made it through to the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars. WOOHOO!
Shawn tweeted, “Want 2 thank u all 4 voting & keeping us around! Its been a true privilege 2 dance for yall & cant wait 2 keep going! Semifinals baby! #DWTS.”
“Thank you to all who voted for us . We are dancing for you , I know it’s a competition but the bottom line is to entertain you. Now it’s time to go do my homework for this Crazy challenge next week . Pray for me,” Derek added.