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Finalist: Shawn Johnson
Partner: Derek Hough
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Sep. 20, 2012
"Star" cred: Olympic gold medalist gymnast
Original season finish: Season 8, 1st
I'm still mad at Johnson for beating out Gilles Marini, my personal favorite of Season 8. But she's a good dancer, darn it, and she has the best pro on the show in Derek Hough. She'll go very, very far.