At the ripe old age of fifty-one, former teen idol Donny Osmond successfully stepped his way to win Season Nine of Dancing With The Stars last night, beating out runner-up, Mya. But before his name was announced, he was just as floored as the audience when fan favorite, Kelly Osbourne, was voted off. “I was so shocked when Kelly was eliminated. I couldn’t believe it.”
Backstage, while Osmond and his partner, Kym Johnson, celebrated their victory and chatted up press, Donny became emotional. Osmond told People, “That was so special for me to have Kym on my right and [my wife] Debbie on my left. What a night.”
At one point during the two-hour finale, Donny took the mic to give the audience a rendition of his 70s hit single, “Puppy Love,” while Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower danced to his vocal stylings.
Despite the occasional technical glitches sprinkled throughout the show, to which Donny can personally attest. The erstwhile pop star confessed, “Of all the things I’ve done in my career, this is right up there.”
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