Monaco dethroned as Dancing queen

The Associated Press reports that O'Hurley, runner-up in this summer's hit dancing competition, snatched the crown from the pate of the show's original champion in a heated dance-off that aired live on Tuesday evening. The fans' votes were counted, and in a Thursday night results show, host Tom Bergeron gave O'Hurley the news he'd been longing to hear.

Though soap star Kelly Monaco and her partner, Alec Mazo, danced their way to victory in the July 6 finale, their win was the subject of much controversy in the weeks that followed. Fans of the defeated O'Hurley protested the series' complicated voting process and suggested that the Seinfeld star was the victim of network favoritism, as Monaco stars in ABC's General Hospital.

This viewer unrest, coupled with the show's astonishingly high summer ratings, convinced Dancing's producers to arrange a rematch. The questionable voting system was dumped in favor of a simpler plan in which the winner was chosen by viewer votes alone.

On Tuesday's live show, Monaco and Mazo performed the cha-cha and the quick step while O'Hurley and his partner, Charlotte Jorgensen, danced the rhumba and the waltz. Each pair was then allowed to end the evening with a freestyle dance.

The three Dancing judges shared their opinions and evaluations of each dance, and though they were pleased with Monaco's performance, they were more impressed by the handsome O'Hurley. Their glowing praise and stellar marks were echoed by the fans who phoned in their votes, and O'Hurley became Dancing's new king.

Once the results were read, O'Hurley was so full of joy he found it hard to express himself. He simply beamed and said, "I'm very rarely beyond words, and I am right now."

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kelly relly won and john is a pig
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Oh God!
Just because some poor big guy cried about not winning a stupid reality show, everybody had to get this dumb over again.
And now, is he happy, yes, I bet. But I suggest Monaco's fans should raise their voices to get back the trophy.
And everything will start over and over again endlessly.
It's so childish!!!
Come on, it's just a dancing competition, and anyway John, you'll be out of the lights before her, so........
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The whole point of the dance off was to give him the crown......he didn't win it. His b*tchin won it, kelly won it, he started whining about it claiming she only won becuase she stars on an ABC soap, so they did a "re-match" to give him the crown. Its classic TV bullsh*t, end or sentence.
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What the...??? Enough already!!!
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I can't believe that this program would lower it's self to the squeekey wheel.
As a former dance teacher. IIt is easy for anyone who can dance in anyform, would be able
to see the man can't dance. His faceial expression, Showed what a jerk he is.
This has nothing to do with Kelly. She isn't stupid. She new what was going to happen. If they had left the voteing lines open for two hours, Kelly would of come in at a land slide. All of Johns voters would be in BED.I wasn't going to watch the stiff board dance again.
Furthur more I like many new what was going down.
SHAME ON ALL OF YOU,This has sicken me toward this kind of intertainment. I's like the Rubin and CLAY situation. The proof has been in the pudden.And is again.Doesn't John want you to take the trophy back, and give it to him. To quote him. No one deserved a ten. It was different when the idiots gave him a ten. If I were a person of means, I would bring attention to the shame of all of you. My name isn't inportain. What I have said is. I haven't been this upset in a very long time. Even your rateing showed what we all felt. I know what the HELL do you care doesgodknow@yahoo.com
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How pathetic of O'Hurley to care that he lost a DANCING COMPETITION! GET A LIFE.
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i think that Kelly should've won. She was the real winner the only reason John won was because he ****ed and complained because he actually LOST AT SOMETHING. Thats poor sportsmanship and it shows that he can't handle the truth..so..john your a damn WUSSY..get over yourself.
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Fred Astaire would kick this guy's butt.
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I am very upset over this Dancing with the stars. Clearly John O really was bad this time if you look at the tape you will see how good Kelly Monaco really is. I am very disappointed
If they have again i am not watching it if it is gonna be like that
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give it up, man. she already beat you once.
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alright I am so happy I thought John have won the first time
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I am so glad John O' Hurley won the rematch. He is better than Kelly and was all along. Kelly just got all the abc soap fans vote ( all except me). I remember John from his days on SFT and Loving and if you ask me he beats her on acting ability too!
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I don't really care who won because I liked both Kelly and John. Didn't everyone know that John was going to win this though? I mean Kelly won last time and there was so much ****ing and moaning about it that they specifically made this rematch so that John would get a win. He was probably going to win this no matter what. Plus their is no doubt that the voting system was questionable but at least you could get your vote in if you kept trying. My household and a lot of people we know could'nt get through even once this time to cast a vote by phone and my household tried nonstop once the voting began till it ended with a message that voting for our time zone was now closed. So even if you don't like it, Kelly still won last time and John still won this time. They each came out with a win.
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Yay! Good For John, he deserved to win in the first place! Kelly Monaco won because Of Network Favoritism and that was not fair, the judges were payed to give Kelly all 10's. John was the best of them all.

I'm glad the crown is in the right hands.
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Yeah!!!

John O'Hurley definitely deserved to win in the first place.
Kelly was the weak link of the competition and she only won because she's got "sex appeal" and because the judges gave her their only 10's throughout the whole series. Sure, she's the most improved, but O'Hurley was stronger, nearly all the way through the competition, clearly deserving it a lot more.

Now we can take a huge breath of relief and put this controversy (the only one that had a good ending and was a good cause) to rest.

... so you know, the controversy that still leaves me in painful stitches was the four boys of Dream Street [Jesse, Matt, Frankie and Greeg] losing the lawsuit against 1 boy of Dream Street [Chris] and the managment of D.S.E. (Dream Street Entertainment).

Dream Street-- may you forever rest in peace.
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Yeah but they won by only a very small percentage!
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this is just dumb kelly was the real winner, also i thinks sh should ahve one n e wayz so this rematch is just dumb and a ratings ploy whoever watched i dotn no why u ever would
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Why is Seinfeld still strong?
Didn't they P.O. their fans, at the end of
the series!
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wow, who cares.
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it doasn't matter
kelly will always be the real winner!!!
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Will this thing ever end? Is it just me or is Kelly ALWAYS crying? I think she's annoying.
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Never watched the show so I don't really care. It was just another lame reality show.
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