One person who believes the answer to that is yes is none other than her fellow DWTS cast-mate Niecy Nash. “I like to see the growth,” says the comedian to PEOPLE. “Nicole today is who she was when she got here — she was a great dancer and she still is.”
Nicole, who beat out Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, was the favorite from day one, and many fans, including Niecy, feel the show is quickly losing sight of its original premise, which was to take celebrities out of their comfort zone and onto the ballroom floor.
“There were moments you couldn’t tell her from the pro dancers,” says Niecy of Nicole, who received high praises from the judges, even being called the best dancer the show has ever seen by Carie Ann.
“Dancing With the Stars is something that resonates with me when the contestants have a journey. I was such a big fan of Kelly Osbourne last year because she had the most transformation,” continues Niecy. “I cheer for the people who have evolved. To me, that’s what the competition should be.”
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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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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?
The video preview above shows the bride-to-be, her girlfriends and sisters dressed in robes as they exchange goodnight kisses and hugs on the eve of the wedding.
It also shows Khloe as she walked down the aisle in a Vera Wang gown with her stepfather Bruce Jenner. The wedding day was filled with glamour as the guests arrived on the grounds of a private Beverly Hills estate owned by music mogul Irving Azoff.
Some of the guests present at the wedding included the show’s producer Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne, Odom’s teammate KobeBryant, with his wife Vanessa, and TV personalities Chelsea Handler, Lara Spencer, Brittny Gastineau and Lala Vazquez.
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The seventh week of Dancing With The Stars featured the usual couples dance followed by two group routines. The scores from the Monday’s points were added to viewers’ votes. Yesterday’s competition was another night of double elimination. Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa earned the highest combined score of the night and will return next week.
Mark Ballas andDerekunveiled their band’s new song, “Move” while other performances of the night were from Rod Stewart and Colbie Caillat.
At the end of the results show, Michael Irvin and Mark Dacascos were eliminated leaving 5 couples.