Derek Hough on 'Dancing with the Stars': Ranking his five wins

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Derek Hough has made "Dancing with the Stars" history yet again. The professional dancer won his fifth Mirror Ball championship with Amber Riley ( "Glee") in Season 17.

As the most winning pro in "DWTS" history, Hough is undoubtedly a dance winner. But how do Derek's champion celebrity partners stack up against each other? We rank the celebs -- Jennifer Grey, Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, Kellie Pickler and Amber Riley -- in order of how they might do compared to each other.

In order to help this, videos of each dancer's freestyle are included.

Kellie Pickler (Season 16) - 30 points



In what was essentially an over-the-top contemporary dance, Kellie looked every inch a professional dancer, putting as much into the performance as Derek, if not more. Plus, she made Carrie Ann cry.

Amber Riley (Season 17) - 30 points



That stepping is pretty awesome. Even cooler is the way that Amber can actually command the stage, even with half a dozen professionals behind her.

Nicole Scherzinger (Season 10) - points



One small lift mistake doesn't negate the fact that this was an incredible, dance-filled performance. You can see why she won here.

Brooke Burke (Season 7) - 27 points



A bouncy and fun ode to "Grease" is always a good choice. This dance essentially won the season for Brooke -- as it should.

Jennifer Grey (Season 11) - 30 points



She carried a watermelon! However, despite 30 points from the judges, this wasn't the most exciting freestyle ever. And Grey never had the season-long competition that some of the others had.


Can Derek do it again after Season 17? Should he?



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