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Published Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 | 7:24 p.m.
Updated Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 | 7:46 p.m.
Viewer voting brought incredible surprises tonight on the semifinals of Dancing With the Stars.
SPOILER ALERT: Please do not read any further if you want to get the full surprise and drama of watching the West Coast tape-delayed broadcast of ABC’s top-rated Dancing With the Stars. But come back after the show to compare notes with us!
Fans were worried that Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond’s low score last night would eliminate him from the hit ABC show. Surprisingly, it was his chief rival and Las Vegas regular Kelly Osbourne who wound up in the final moments facing execution along with Joanna Krupa.
But in yet another surprise, it was model and December Playboy cover girl Joanna with partner and former Las Vegas resident Derek Hough who were axed and therefore just short of next week’s finals.
So next Monday and Tuesday, it will be singer Mya with partner Dmitry Chaplin, Donny with Kym Johnson and Kelly with Louis Van Amstel batting for Season 9’s mirror disco ball trophy. For Donny, it’s his dream come true, and he’ll get the opportunity to dance the routine Kym has choreographed for them especially for the finals!
We’ll have photos tomorrow from the surprises and the startling farewell of Joanna and Derek. Once again, the fans and at-home viewers overruled the judges’ scoring. Click HERE for our coverage and photo gallery posted today.
Now bet the blogs will be abuzz with analysis, praise and criticism.
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