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11/27/2013 12:00pm EST

Amber Riley

Amber Riley

Whether she's making a soulful noise with her golden pipes on "Glee" or electrifying the dance floor on "Dancing With The Stars," Amber Riley is always dazzling. This year, she and the "Glee" cast broke hearts with a raw and moving tribute to the late Cory Monteith. Her visceral performance of "I'll Stand By You" was not the only tear-jerking moment during the episode, but it was definitely a stand-out. She has also invigorated the 17th season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" with her teanacity, drive and heart as she has danced through injuries without ever slowing down. She can add "Dancing With The Stars" Champion to her resume, which only proves that Riley's star is truly on the rise.

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