Nicole wins coveted "Dancing with the Stars" mirror ball trophy

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nicole Scherzinger is the new champion of "Dancing With Stars."

Scherzinger took home the show's mirror ball trophy Tuesday in the season finale of the ABC contest reality program. The Pussycat Dolls frontwoman and partner Derek Hough bested Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and his partner Anna Trebunskaya.

Winners of "Dancing With the Stars" were chosen by a combination of scores from judges and votes from viewers.

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