The Osmond magic didn’t get Marie to the “Dancing With the Stars” trophy season five but her brother Donny redeemed her loss Tuesday night two years later.
It was obviously R&B singer Mya’s to lose after getting 87 to 90 points Monday. But lifelong entertainer Donny kept it close, garnering 85 and on one dance, his first perfect score. If this show were purely about skill, the judges would have crowned Mya. But Donny’s popularity with the voters and impressive showmanship pushed him past the finish line.
The youthful 51 year old was the first contestant over the age of 40 to win the title after nine seasons. And it was all the more impressive considering he was commuting to Las Vegas every week to do a show with his sister.
Kelly Osbourne lagged behind at 76 points and was the first one eliminated at 10:54 p.m. EST.
Kelly showed moxie throughout the competition and wore her heart on her sleeve on and off the stage. She improved week after week. She came across much better than her younger, petulant teen self on the MTV show many years ago.
With two hours to kill for what could take ten minutes, the padding was thicker than a Shrek costume. Here is a quick recap of the first one hour and 54 minutes:
Recaps. Alex Mazo dancing. Recaps. Whitney Houston. Recaps. Jeffrey Ross’s ultra-pale body. Recaps. Adam Corolla attempting humor. Best of dances from each of the three finalists. Tom DeLay. Michael Irvin. Aaron Carter. Muppets. Jerry Springer, Cloris Leachman and Steve Wozniak back again in a mock danceoff with Joanna Krupa. Whitney one more time.