Tuesday’s Dancing: What You Didn’t See

Tuesday’s Dancing: What You Didn’t See
Adam Larkey/ABC

11/18/2009 12:00AM

Their First Time: Everyone always asks the celebrities what it's like to be heading to the Dancing with the Stars finale, but this is a new experience for pro dancer Dmitry Chapin, too. The pro dancer twirled onto the dance floor for the first time last season but not without a few twists. His original partner was singer Jewel, who withdrew from the competition before it started due to an injury. With less than a week before the premiere, he was paired up with Holly Madison, who was eliminated in the fourth week. A season later, and he's headed to the finals! "It's about the partnership. I might have the best dancer, the best partner, but if the partnership doesn't work, then we're not going to go anywhere. I'm really happy with Mya," he says. "We didn't fight even once. We didn't have any arguments in the studio."

Family Affair: Even though it was Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne who received a frenzied applause when they walked to their seats moments before showtime, it was Ozzy who cheered the loudest when he learned his daughter Kelly was headed to the finals. "We've watched our baby mature into a gorgeous, young woman," he said after the show. "She hasn't had a dance lesson in her life and I think she's done remarkably well." It was a long show as Kelly's parents waited to hear whether their youngest daughter would make it. "I don't know that I can take much more of this," Ozzy joked.

Winner's Circle: Former teen idol Donny Osmond is the oldest competitor in the race for this season's mirror-ball trophy. Considered a front-runner early on in the competition, Osmond found himself struggling for high scores from the judges. On Tuesday night, Osmond jumped for joy and pumped his fists into the air when host Tom Bergeron announced he made the cut. “It was probably the hardest weeks of all weeks. You've got to make the finals. The semi-finals doesn't cut it. You've got to go all the way. We've worked way too hard not to,” he says.

Dance Fever: It was the 50th anniversary of the Bee Gees, who took the stage Tuesday night to perform their classic, "You Should Be Dancing." The crowd was treated to a performance of the hustle by the pro dancers, as well as a familiar face -- Melissa Rycroft! She danced with her partner Tony Dovolani, who says they have remained friends since last season. “We see each other like once a month. We enjoyed each other's company and that says a lot about us,” says Dovolani. “We enjoy working with each other but at the same time, we became friends, which is good.” Rycroft joked that her dance partner is better friends with her fiancé Tye Strickland. “Half the time, Tony will call me and we'll miss each other's call," she said. "Then he'll call Tye and they'll start talking.” --Elaine AradillasAdam Larkey/ABC



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