The winners of “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Voice”

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Usher was thrilled to finally see one of his singers win the season.

The mega popular song and dance competition shows, The Voice and Dancing With the Stars (DWTS), concluded on Tuesday night. No one was really shocked to see Meryl Davis win Season 18 of DWTS, considering she came into the show as a freshly minted ice-dancing gold medalist from the Sochi Winter Games. As for The Voice, R&B singer Usher was ecstatic to see his pupil Josh Kaufman crowned the winner of Season 6, especially since it’s the first victory ever for Team Usher.

Even if it was a bit unfair for DWTS to have Davis and her Olympic ice-dancing partner Charlie White on the show (who enjoyed competing against her for once), it wasn’t an easy road. Second place Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy and third place former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure did a fantastic job in the finale.

After taking hold of the mirror ball trophy, Davis’ pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy seemed the most excited, exclaiming, “It’s just plastic, but it means so much. And when it’s lasted a decade of running after, it means that much more, and to do it with Meryl is a dream come true. There’s a reason why it didn’t happen before – it’s because this was meant to happen with this one.”

Meanwhile, Kaufman was relieved to win The Voice, considering his performance from Monday night’s show suffered an online glitch that made it tough for fans to vote for him. This caused the iTunes downloads to be tossed out, but fortunately it didn’t impact the final results poorly. During Kaufman’s epic performance, he did a duet with none other than Robin Thicke, crooning “Get Her Back”.  Adam Levine’s Christina Grimmie came in third, and Blake Shelton’s Jake Worthington made a close second.

Featured image courtesy of ABC and NBC. Image of Usher and Kaufman courtesy of NBC.