The three finalists performed one more dance during the finale of Dancing with the Stars. At the end of the night, entertainer Donny Osmondand partner Kym Johnson were crowned winners of season nine. “I did it!” Osmond exclaimed, promptly rushing to the audience to find his wife, Debbie, whom he carried across the stage.
Donny beat out the two other finalist celebrities — singer Mya, 30, who had consistently gotten high marks from the judges for her technical skills, and reality show star Kelly Osbourne, 25, who came in third place.
“I’m just so happy to have made it to the finals,” Mya said after the loss. Kelly was also gracious, thanking the audience and saying she had “grown so much” during the show.
During the result show on Tuesday, the show welcomed back all the celebrities from season 9. Whitney Houston also performed yesterday night. At age 51, Donny becomes the oldest winner ever to win the mirrored-ball trophy. He also beat his sister Marie Osmond, who came in third when she competed on the ABC show back in 2007.
The finale of Dancing With The Starswas last night and Mya came out shining, as she was only three points away from perfection.
Mya made it clear she intends to win that trophy. “I haven’t worked this hard for this long not to win this thing,” she said Monday night. “That trophy is mine.”
Coming in a close second to Mya was Donny Osmond who scored with 85 out of 90 points. He and professional partner Kym Johnson earned a perfect score of 30 for their Broadway-inspired freestyle routine, which head judge Len Goodman called “an absolute show-stopper.”
Kelly Osbourne kept smiling despite landing in third place with 76 points, confessing, “I never thought we’d get this far.”
Each star will perform again on Tuesday’s episode, when a new “Dancing” champion will be crowned.
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“No I’m not [coming back] next season,” Julianne, 21, toldRyan Seacrest at the New Moon premiere Monday night in Los Angeles. As for whether she might return the following season, Hough dodged the question. “We’re going go cross that bridge when we come to it,” she said.
Julianne has also broken up with her boyfriend and former DWTS partner, country singer Chuck Wicks. “So are you single?” Seacrest asked. “Um, technically,” Hough said without explaining further.
For the moment, Julianne is staying busy as a country singer and budding movie star. She is starring in the upcoming movie Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera.
A new TMZ report reveals that Aaron owes the IRS over a million in back taxes. Documents were filed in Los Angeles yesterday, showing the former teen heartthrob owes a staggering $1,010,635.08 to the government.
It has been reported in the past that all the stars on DWTS get paid a nice amount to participate in the show. The amount allegedly ranges from $100,000 to $300,000 with bonuses for the first and second runner ups.
A rep for ABC confirms to Usmagazine that Whitney, 46, will sing on the Nov. 24 finale. Whitney recently released her seventh album, I Turn To You (and her first in seven years), which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 back in September, selling 305,000 copies in its first week.
The semifinals for the dance competition got underway Monday night with Joanna Krupa, Mya, Kelly Osbourne, and Donny Osmond in the final four.
The reality star, 26, who battled a bad case of the swine flu last month, will be performing live on Tuesday night’s live results show. “I’m so excited but I’m not nervous. I’m not being judged so it’s all for fun. But I remember that feeling last season when I made it to the semifinals. I was so happy I made it, but I also knew how much hard work was ahead,” says Melissa.
In other news, host Samantha Harris, believes viewers are in for an exciting semi final week.“It’s anyone’s game,” says Harris. “The competition has picked up so much momentum in the past two weeks and now it’s come down to the final four and the right final four.”
In the eighth week of Dancing With The Stars, the couples performed two dances. Mya and Dmitry Chaplin earned the first perfect score of the season with their “70’s style Samba”. Both Donny Osmond andAaron Carterwere tied at the bottom with a score of 50.
Mya, who earned the highest score of the night and Joanna Krupa, who is in the 2nd place, both qualified to be in the semifinals. Donny and Kym also secured a spot and will return next week. The first musical performance of the night was by Grammy winner Micheal Buble. As expected, international sensation Susan Boyle gave a great performance.
At the end of the night, Kelly Osbourne was safe while Aaron was eliminated leaving 4 couples. The remaining couples will return next week in the semi-finals.
List of the couples and their scores:
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 59
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 52
Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 51
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 50
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 50
Tell us: With four couples left, who do you think will win?