'Dancing With the Stars' Winner: Hines Ward

8:12 PM PST 05/24/2011 by THR staff
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The Season 12 finale of ABC's dancing competition aired Tuesday night.

Hines Ward was named winner of Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday night.

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver beat out Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to take home the disco-ball trophy on Season 12 of ABC's dancing competition.

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In a shocker, Kane came in third: The actress had widely been considered a front-runner throughout the competition.

After Monday night's show, Ward and Kane were tied with a total of 59 out of 60 points apiece, followed by Alley with 54.

Each celebrity also performed another dance on Tuesday night's show, with all three earning perfect 30 scores.

Judges scores' are combined with viewer votes to determine the winner.

Previous winners include Jennifer Grey, Kristi Yamaguchi, Apolo Ohno, Emmit Smith and Helio Castraneves.

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