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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Bindi Irwin takes mirrorball trophy

Bindi! It was always Bindi, and no one else but Bindi. This season of “Dancing With the Stars” is done and she nailed it, crushed it, murdered it. Ballroom favorite Derek added another mirrorball trophy to his overflowing case, and all’s right with the network-TV-popularity-slash-dance-contest.

“Thank you for changing my life,” said the perpetually sunny and adorable Bindi Irwin, after being crowned the winner and hoisted aloft by her fellow dancers.

But before the particulars of the two-hour holiday-themed extravaganza, please indulge me with a look back over this installment of “Dancing With the Stars.”

There were man buns...