Helio Castroneves Wins "Dancing with the Stars"
"It's not only about dancing, you know? It's about popularity," a confident race-car driver Helio Castroneves said last night after America snubbed Spice-Girl Mel B and decided that he be given the mirrorball trophy for winning the latest cycle of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Helio's partner Julianne Hough may have had a hand in his victory - she had also won last season's competition, with speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno.
Castroneves is the fourth man in a row to win the competition - Kelly Monaco was the show's only female winner in the first season in 2005.
Marie Osmond was the first finalist to be eliminated on Tuesday following a critically-panned performance.
Osmond who infamously fainted during a live broadcast may have stayed longer in the competition as she had, like fellow contestant Jane Seymour, endured the death of a parent.
Spice Girl Melanie Brown and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were the highest-scoring couple throughout the blockbuster show's 5th season.
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