By Jodi Walker
Updated November 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST
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SPARKLY SPOILERS AHEAD: The name that was etched into the Mirror Ball Trophy from the first dance this season didn’t have to be hastily magic marker-ed over by DWTS producers. The judges, contestants, and fans all agreed though, that this race between Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, and Janel Parrish became one of the tightest in the history of the show, and the finale freestyle dances (10s all around!) proved it. Luckily, that means a deserving star-turned-dance-machine has taken the crown; and the brand new owner of the trophy that launched a thousand rhinestones is…

Alfonso Ribeiro and his partner Witney Carson!

Runners-Up: Sadie Robertson and her partner Mark Ballas

Third Place: Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy

That’s right, Alfonso beat out Pretty Little Liar Janel, and Louisiana Sweetheart Sadie, and after 10 years of hoping, he “Carlton’d” his way right to the top of Season 19.

Did the right daaaaaancer win? Discuss!

UPDATE: EW‘s full recap is live.

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