Kelly Osbourne: ABC Dancing with the Stars 2009

Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel have come a long way. Osbourne has been a delightful surprise and just making the finals is a triumph. Yet her performance during the finals weren’t her best. She is injured, having torn the cartilage prior to the show and dancing has made it bad enough that she’s likely to have surgery next month. Still she is a trooper and a performer.

Like Osmond, Osbourne has performed in musicals (“Chicago”), but she’s at the beginning of her career and while Osmond and Mya became famous in their own right, Osbourne’s first flirtation with fame came as the daughter of a rock star–and one of the first families to come under the scrutiny of reality TV.

Osbourne and Chaplin’s Argentine tango was simple but elegant.  Still, compared to the other two couples, she comes in third and last.

Argentine tango

* Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: week 5, 29
* Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: week 5, 27
* Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 26

Megamix:

While Osbourne and Van Amstel finished last in the megamix, Osbourne was able to display what she does best–graceful, stately dances. In this case, the Viennese waltz. Mya, of course, had the hip shaking down for the samba and all three had enough energy for the jive. This mix began with Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” went to Shakira’s “Whenever, Wherever” and ended with Michael Sembello’s “Maniac.”

* Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 30
* Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 28
* Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 26

Freestyle:

Performing their freestyle to “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, Osbourne and Van Amstel had charm and sparkle, but Osbourne had a few mishaps. Before that might have caused Osbourne to collapse, but she went on and had fun.

Tonioli was kind, remarking that Osbourne at “all the glitz and glamour of the disco era” and even then, sometimes people fell on the floor.”

Inaba told Osbourne that she was a survivor and now when she fell, she got up and when she forgot, she could laugh it off. That showed some growth in Osbourne as a person.

Goodman said that despite the unfortunate incidents, the thoroughly enjoyed the performance.

Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 27 week 2
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 26 week 8
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 25 week 2

Judges’ ranking at the end of Monday night:

Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 27 week 2
Kelly Osbourne and Louis Van Amstel: 26 week 8
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 25 week 2

Will this be a Cinderella story for Kelly Osbourne? If you think Osbourne has enough sparkle to deserve the mirrorball trophy, vote for Kelly Osbourne.

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