updated 11/27/2013 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/26/2013 AT 11:00 PM ET
But it was Amber who won the mirror ball.
It was an exciting night. After all of this season’s former contestants danced a separate routine, the three finalists hit center stage for a fusion number.
Bleu and partner Karina Smirnoff kicked off the competition with a foxtrot-cha cha combo. “You messed it up at one little part,” judge Len Goodman told the actor. Bleu nodded and chuckled in agreement.
The other judges made the same point, but there didn’t seem to be any hard feelings because it was clear they still thought he was a solid dancer. The pair scored three nines, getting 27 points out of 30.
Next up were Osbourne and partner Cheryl Burke, who danced a Paso doble-salsa routine that also scored three nines. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba offered a slight critique for the dance, and Goodman commended a “terrific” Osbourne for climbing “a mountain” from the start of the competition to now.
The last finalists to make their way to the ballroom were Riley and partner Derek Hough, who danced a samba-quickstep fusion, which had the actress’s mom crying in the audience. “Amber and Derek, well done,” a teary-eyed Inaba told them. Goodman called Riley “bedazzling.” The pair scored a perfect 30.