War hero J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff won “Dancing with the Stars” and the coveted mirror ball trophy on Tuesday. Reality star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke placed second. Talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough placed third. Ricki and Derek were eliminated earlier in the episode. J.R. and Karina received the highest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes to win. Viewers’ votes equaled half of the total score. Parting thoughts: J.R.: “First and foremost I want to thank everybody who voted for us for 10 weeks. Thank you, America for believing in us.” Then he turned to Karina and said, “You are amazing. I’m so grateful that I was able to be part of your first mirror ball trophy. Thank you very much.” Rob: “I’m not going anywhere… We’re super thankful… I’m definitely not sad. I won in my book.” Cheryl to Rob: “We’re going to stay friends forever… In my book, you’ve won.” Here’s a recap of the final episode of the season: For the final dances of the season, J.R. and Karina and Rob and Cheryl completed an “instant” samba for judges’ points only. They knew they’d dance a samba but they received their music just an hour before they had to perform. Both couples earned perfect scores of 30 (10 from each judge) on their instant sambas. That resulted in J.R. and Karina’s two-night point total of 112 and Rob and Cheryl’s at 113. Head judge Len Goodman stood, clapped and said: “Well done both of you.” Bruno Toniolo: “Rob, you really learned to use your bum, bum. Both of you brilliant.” Carrie Ann Inaba: “Both of you are winners.” Talk show host Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were the first couple to be eliminated on the finale of “Dancing with the Stars.” The couple had consistently been the point leaders this season. The crowd stood and clapped for Ricki and Derek when they were eliminated. Ricki’s parting thoughts: “I’ve loved basically every minute of this. I really feel like I’ve had the best partner, the best teacher, the best motivator. I’ve done something that I really didn’t think I could do. And For someone who’s a middle age mom I hope I’ve made my children proud… This is fantasy come true.” Derek’s final thoughts: “It’s been a fantastic season. She’s an absolute winner. She’s just knocked it out of the ballpark.” The final three couples performed a “repeat” dance, one that they performed on an earlier episode, on the finale. After judges’ points for the repeat dances were added to Monday night judges’ points, talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough were leading with 84 points. Reality star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke had 83 points. War hero J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff earned 83 points. After Monday night’s performance show, reality star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke were in the lead. They earned their first perfect score of the season in their freestyle performance bringing their Monday point total to 57 out of 60 points. Talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough and war hero J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff were tied with 54 points each. Tuesday’s repeat dances: On Tuesday after their repeat dances, the couples were rated first, second or third and received 30, 28 and 26 points respectively. Placing third, Rob and Cheryl earned 26 points, bringing their point total to 83. J.R. and Karina earned 28 points for placing second, bringing their point total to 82 and Ricki and Derek placed first for 30, bringing their point total to 84. War hero J.R. Martinez and partner Karina Smirnoff chose to perform their crowd-favorite jive that was penalized by judges for having too much Lindy Hop the first time they danced it. Tonight’s dance was reworked to be more of a true jive. Carrie Ann: “You are such a catalyst for joy.” Len: “You did exactly what I asked you to do. You took out the Lindy.” Bruno: “What you did was energetic fast-paced and fun, fun, fun. I loved it.” Reality star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke chose to dance their emotional foxtrot. Rob had a tiny slip which he referred to as a cool slide. Bruno: “You really have improved beyond everyone’s expectations… I think you’ve got your mojo.” Carrie Ann: “Tonight there was an elegant refinement. Everything looks like it just comes easy to you now. Len: “The little slip doesn’t mean anything.. You’ve got the best footwork of virtually any guy I’ve seen on this show ever.” For their repeat dance, talk show host Ricki Lake and partner Derek Hough performed their dramatic tango where it appears that Derek stabs Ricki at the end of the dance. The judges loved it. Carrie Ann: “It was everything it could have been. And It was perfect the first time and it was beyond perfection this time.” Len: “This is one of the most memorable dances of this or any season. And the first time ’round I really liked it I love it second time.” “That was more than a tango, it was a grand cinematic extravaganza… Unforgettable.” Monday’s performance show dances: Individual judges’ scores are listed next to their names. Thirty total points are possible for each dance. The dancer’s name is listed first and the celebrity’s name is listed second. Judges are Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Toniolo Derek Hough and Ricki Lake, talk show host and producer, earned a total of 54 points — 27 points each for both their Cha Cha Cha and their freestyle. Their freestyle was a fast-paced quickstep and salsa with lots of lifts. Freestyle: Len, 9: “It was fun, entertaining… What a great number… Well done both of you.” Bruno, 9: “That was the most demanding of dances… Extremely difficult… By God you did a good job.” Carrie Ann, 9: “I loved those difficult lifts… You came out of every single one except the last one.” Cha Cha Cha Len, 9: “Action packed performance… Could have been a bit more fluid.” Bruno, 9: “You’ve never been hotter, never been sexier.” Carrie Ann, 9: “You are looking fierce.” Cheryl Burke and Rob Kardashian, reality star and little brother of Kim Kardashian, earned 57 total points. The couple received a perfect 30 for their inventive freestyle which had many difficult lifts. They received 27 points for their Viennese Waltz. Viennese Waltz Bruno, 9: “You were flowing and you were glowing.” Carrie Ann, 9: “You’re like the male version of Cinderella who made it to the ball, and deservedly so.” Len, 9: “You had more rise and fall than Pam Anderson jogging… It was simple but it was simply beautiful.” Freestyle Bruno, 10: “Brilliant content. Brilliant execution.” Carrie Ann, 10: “Consider me blown away.” Len, 10: “You’ve just given your all. You should be proud. Your family should be proud.” Karina Smirnoff and J.R. Martinez, a war hero who suffered severe burns and facial injuries from a battle in Iraq and “All My Children” star, earned 54 out of 60 total points. They earned a perfect 30 for their freestyle and 24 points for their Cha Cha Cha. Carrie Ann, 8: “Everyone loves you… Tonight your musicality was a bit off.” Len, 7: “I think it was brave that you did a lot of the dance on your own… This wasn’t that good.” Bruno, 9: “I really liked the mood you set… Your character was on it.” Freestyle: Carrie Ann, 10: “That’s the way to come back. Those lifts were the sickest lifts I’ve ever seen.” Len, 10: “Two things were revealed. Karina’s body and your talent. Fantastic.” Bruno, 10: “You were wild, exuberant with animal physicality. It was like a jungle, tribal, hypnotic experience.” Hosts are Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke. Eliminated week nine: Soccer star Hope Solo and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy were eliminated after the semifinal round of competition on “Dancing with the Stars.” The couple had the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes. Hope’s parting thoughts: “This competition is one of the toughest competitions I’ve ever been a part of so I’m grateful… We have the most amazing fan base and, you know what, I’m going to go back and try, instead of winning the mirror ball trophy, I’m going to go try to win a gold medal this summer.” Maks to Hope: “Thank you for your determination and will.” Then Hope called Maks the producer of the DWTS and thanked him for such a great show. In an earlier show Maks said on camera that DWTS was “his show.” He is not listed as a producer in the credits at the end of the show nor is he listed as a producer on the show’s ABC or IMDb information. Maks and the judges have been exchanging barely-below-the-surface barbs all season. On last night’s semifinal round of competition, judge Carrie Ann said Maks was smirking at her comments. On camera, Hope said Maks was just smiling. Eliminated week eight: Courtroom talk show host Nancy Grace and partner Tristan MacManus were eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” on the week eight results show. The couple received the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes. Top scorers Karina Smirnoff and war hero J.R. Martinez, Derek Hough and talk show host Ricki Lake, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and soccer star Hope Solo, and reality star Rob Kardashian and partner Cheryl Burke will continue to next week’s semifinal round of competition. Nancy’s parting thoughts: “I am so proud but I really cannot take the credit. It’s been all Tristan.” She thanked the crew and cast, her family for flying out to take care of her twins, and mostly, she thanked Tristan. Tristan’s parting thoughts: “We’ve just had a blast. Thanks for being welcoming to me and also to Nancy… It’s not about being the best. It’s just about doing the best.” Nancy’s final words: “Not only did I meet a lot of goals I also become friends, not only with the other stars, but with the dancers as well. I also want to thank the viewers.” Eliminated week seven: Actor David Arquette and partner Kym Johnson received the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes and were eliminated on week seven of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” David said: “This whole thing has been incredible… I came here to, uh, get to know more about myself, face my fears, entertain people… and learn how to dance.” Host Tom Bergeron said according to the crowd’s disappointment to hear he was leaving, he had achieved those goals. After an emotional taped recording was aired in which David said his sense of self worth had grown and he was proud of his achievements on the show, David said, “I just love all the people I got to know and dance with. This whole production is top notch… Thank you to all the fans.” The star’s ex-wife actress Courteney Cox and daughter Coco had been in the audience for many of his performances. Eliminated week six: Lacey Schwimmer and Chaz Bono, transgender child of Sonny and Cher and author, speaker and activist. Eliminated week five: Anna Trebunskaya and fashion guru Carson Kressley were sent home on the fifth week of season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.” They received the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes. Kelly Clarkson entertained on the results show. Carson’s parting thoughts: “Thank you to everybody involved with ‘Dancing with the Stars’… To Anna who has been the most amazing, patient, kind, wonderful partner to my cast mates to the judges… to my fans… This has been pure joy for me and, um, I just, you know, hope I can make people smile and laugh and have a great time.” He promised to come back and cheer for the other celebrities. In video footage, Anna said she was impressed with the way Carson put everything he had into the show. “He became a dancer. In his mind, Carson Kressley is one of the dancers.” Carson’s video footage was inspiring: “Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just having the courage to to say yay I’m going to do it and maybe you’re not the greatest at it but you’ve done something that you never imagined that you could do because it inspires you to do other new things. This week dancing with the Stars next week governor of Texas.” Eliminated week four: Tony Dovolani and Chynna Phillips, singer from Wilson Phillips and wife of Billy Baldwin, were eliminated on the week four episode of “Dancing with the Stars.” They received the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes. Chynna spaced out at the end of her routine on Monday’s show and while Tony talked her through the final moves, she couldn’t get back in step with the dance. Parting thoughts from Chynna: “I’m disappointed. I’m sad but I have to take responsibility. I, I messed up and, you know, I have an amazing partner. I love you, Tony. You’re amazing… He’s been there for me 100 percent the entire way… Thank you everyone who voted for me.” Tony’s comments to what he thought when he realized Chynna was lost mid-dance: “Well the first thing that crossed my mind is to try to take care of her because I saw the frightened look in her face and I just wanted to calm her down. Tell her it was OK. It’s a live show. You know, things happen. Blackouts have happened to all of us … She finished the routine. She kind of listened to me, which was cool.” Eliminated week three: Mark Ballas and actress of ”The Hills” Kristin Cavallari were eliminated on week three of ”Dancing with the Stars.” They earned the lowest combined score of judges’ points and viewers’ votes. The audience seemed as shocked as the contestants who earned a respectable middle-of-the-pack score of 24 judges’ points on Monday’s show. Eliminated week two: Professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and Elisabetta Canalis, model/Italian actress and former sweetheart of George Clooney, were eliminated on week two of “Dancing with the Stars.” “It was a great adventure… I want to thank everybody… It was a great experience,” Elisabetta said. “I’m very proud of her. (turning to Elisabetta) I’m sorry I wish I did better for you. I’m really lucky to be here. I appreciate the opportunity,” Val said. Elisabetta shook her head and said “no, no” when Val apologized. This was Val’s first season on DWTS. He is the brother of popular DWTS dancer and often-shirtless bad boy Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Eliminated week one: NBA player Ron Artest and partner Peta Murgatroyd, a DWTS newbie, were eliminated on the first week of “Dancing with the Stars.” They had the fewest judges’ points with 14 out of 30 on last night’s competition show and not enough viewers’ votes to continue. “I had a great time. Awesome,” Ron said. He said working with Peta was wonderful and he led the entire crowd in applauding his partner.