Who Will Make the Final Cut on Dancing with the Stars?

Who Will Make the Final Cut on Dancing with the Stars?
Craig Sjodin/ABC

11/17/2009 AT 12:00 AM EST

The finish line is right around the corner and on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars, the four remaining pairs competed with an unprecedented three dances each for one of three spots in next week's finale.

Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson started the night off on the wrong foot with a sloppy tango. "It was a catasrophe," head judge Len Goodman said. "You completely lost it," Bruno Toniolio added. Donny knew he'd tripped up, saying, "the worse thing that could happen happened." He blamed his missteps on spotting his sister Marie Osmond in the audience. He earned just 21 points.

Things improved for Osmond, who did a "carefree, fun" samba, according to Bruno, that got him 26 points for the secound round. "You've come out strong," Len said. "You've come out determined." For their final dance, Osmond and Kym performed a high-energy jitterbug and Carrie Ann told him, "You've got your mojo back!" For that, he got 27 points.

Joanna Krupa and her partner Derek Hough glided into the semi-finals with an elegant Viennese waltz. Bruno compared it to "angels in heaven," while Carrie Ann said, "I've seen you grow into this amazing statuesque beauty." They earned 27 points.

Their second dance was the cha cha. Len told Joanna, "It was clean; it was crisp; it had great rhythm." Noting that she wasn't a dancer before joining DWTS, Bruno said Joanna's "achieving the standard that you have is quite amazing." They earned another 27 points. Their final performance, a salsa, also got them 27 points and another range of compliments, including an endorsement from Carrie Ann, who said, "I'd love to see you in the finals."

Kelly Osbourne was the third star to hit the floor and she and Louis van Amstel kicked things off with a rumba. "You brought me to tears," Carrie Ann said when they were done. "You have a magical quality. You reach right into my heart." Bruno wanted to "commend you for attempting such difficult positions," which earned them 24 points.

Their second dance was a quickstep. Bruno called her "Speedy Gonzalez" and a "twinkling, twinkling star," while Len said, "That was totally beyond my expectations ... You absolutely blow me away." They earned 27 points in the second round. They nailed their final dance, the cha cha, and scooped up another 27 points. "You've danced three dances all to a very high level," Len said. Carrie Ann's assessment: "You've had such a great night. Great job."

Hoping for more perfect scores this week, Mya and her partner Dmitry Chaplin began with a waltz that had "romance, elegance" and was "an absolute joy to watch," according to Len. Carrie Ann said she loved it too, but told the pair they were "slightly not connected in your pose." They earned 28 points.

Their next dance, however, was perfect, earning 10s from all the judges. Bruno had one word for their salsa: "Sensational!" Carrie Ann said they were "hot beyond belief," and admired their "totally difficult choreography." Len said, "You should be in the finally next week."

Ending the show, they danced a cha cha and Len said he was "disappointed because I wanted it to go on a bit longer." Bruno had a similar sentiment, saying their brief turn was "like an action packed trailer for a blockbuster," and he wanted to see "the whole picture." They earned 28 points and a spot on top of the leader board.

Tell us: Who did you vote for? Who do you think will make the finale and who do you think will go home in tonight's results show?Craig Sjodin/ABC

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