Dancing with the Stars November 17 results: Model Joanna Krupa eliminated

dminty@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 17, 2009 

Model Joanna Krupa and partner Derek Hough, who finished Monday's show in second place with 81 points, were sent home from "Dancing with the Stars" just one week before the final round of competition.

"It's been such an amazing experience... I've grown as a person," Joanna said.

Singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin, singer Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel and Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson will return to the dance floor next Monday. One will be declared the season nine winner next Tuesday. Mya topped the leader board on Monday's semifinals of "Dancing with the Stars" with 87 out of 90 points for three dances. Singer Donny Osmond was the lowest scoring celebrity with 74 points. Kelly received 78 points on Monday's show.

"We're really proud of ourselves," Mya said after learning she and Dmitry would be in the finals.

Head judge Len Goodman chose Mya and Dmitry's salsa, which earned a perfect 30 on Monday's show, as the repeat dance to start the results show.

With her wedding just a few weeks away, Melissa Rycroft, the former “Dancing with the Stars” and “Bachelor” contestant, returned to Tuesday's show to perform.

“I’m so excited, but I’m not nervous. I’m not being judged so it’s all for fun. But I remember that feeling last season when I made it to the semifinals,” Melissa told People.com before the performance. “I was so happy I made it, but I also knew how much hard work was ahead.”

Joining Rycroft on the show were Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis and Bee Gees.

Here's a recap of Monday's performances:

For their final dance of the night, Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson chose the jitterbug. They earned 27 points from the judges.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You needed this dance to be good, and, thank god, you got your mojo back."

Len Goodman, 9: "This was another winner. Well done."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "A party."

Donny and Kym earned 26 points for their samba.

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Effortless. Carefree. Fun. Everything the samba should be."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "It felt a little sloppy for you, Donny."

Len Goodman, 9: "You've come out strong. You've come out determined. Good job."

Donny and Kym earned 21 points for their tango. Kym experienced a problematic wardrobe malfunction when the hemline of her dress unraveled during the dance. In footage shown from rehearsals, Donny got some advice from former "Dancing" competitor Gilles Marini who told Donny that the tango needed to "make people feel uncomfortable." Osmond succeed, but not in the steamy, romantic way he hoped.

Len Goodman, 7: "It was a catastrophe."

Bruno Tonioli, 7: "You completely lost it."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "Way to make it to the end."

For their final dance of the evening, model Joanna Krupa and partner Derek Hough performed an exciting salsa for 27 points.

Len Goodman, 9: "They're like little hors d'oeuvres these routines. And that one was hot, tasty and full of spice."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Delicious and flirtatious."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "I'd love to see you in the finals."

After watching an emotional clip about her difficult upbringing in Chicago after moving to the U.S. from Poland, Joanna and Derek earned 27 points for their cha-cha.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You truly are a dancer."

Len Goodman, 9: "It was clean. It was crisp... Little bit more cheeky, it could have been."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "I just can't get you out of my bed... You are just natural sex."

In their first dance of the night, Joanna and Derek earned 27 points for their Viennese Waltz.

Len Goodman, 9: "Your hold, when you're dancing together, is as good as any professional's... Overall, it was the most beautiful dance."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "The grace of angels in heaven."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You took my breath away... Gorgeous."

Singer Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 27 points for their fun cha-cha to "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Very sharp... You did it, baby."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You finished your lines tonight... Great job."

Len Goodman, 9: "You've come out tonight, done three dances, all to a very high level. Well done."

Singer Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 27 points for their quickstep. Before the dance, Kelly talked about how much she'd grown on the show and how much braver and stronger she'd become.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "Go get 'em Kelly Osbourne. You nailed it."

Len Goodman, 9: "That was totally beyond my expectations. Not only as a performer, as a dancer, as a person, you have absolutely blown me away."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Light. Fast-footed."

On their first dance, Kelly and Louis received 24 points for the rumba. The crowd gave Kelly a standing ovation for her performance and jeered when the score was revealed.

Len Goodman, 8: "You have turned into an absolutely, very competent dancer."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You brought me to tears... You have a magical quality. You reach right into my heart and you make me love you."

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "You are very, very endearing."

In the final dance of the night, singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin earned 29 points for their cha-cha-cha.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You've got great hip action."

Len Goodman, 10: "I was disappointed because I wanted it to go on a bit longer."

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "This was like an action-packed trailer for a blockbuster, and, I tell you, I want to be first in line to see the whole feature."

Mya and Dmitry earned a perfect 30 for their salsa. Footage before the dance showed a child-age Mya learning to tap dance from her mother who borrowed a book from the library to teach her daughter the steps.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "Hot beyond belief. That solo was slammin'."

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "Only one word can describe this: Sensational."

Len Goodman, 10: "Tooty fruity, what a booty... I was mesmerized by your buttocks... Tonight we're looking for who deserves to be in the finale next week. You should be there."

In their first dance, Mya and Dmitry earned 28 points for their waltz.

Len Goodman, 9: "I loved that. It had romance. It had elegance... I thought it was an absolute joy to watch."

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "That was love set to music... I absolutely loved it."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "I loved it, too... You were just slightly not connected in your hold."

Last week, singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff were eliminated.

In week seven, NFL star Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova and "Iron Chef" chairman Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer were eliminated.

In week six, actress Melissa Joan Hart and partner Mark Ballas and snowboarder Louie Vito and partner Chelsie Hightower were eliminated.

In week five, swimmer Natalie Coughlin and partner Alec Mazo left the show.

In week four, Chuck Liddell and partner Anna Trebunskaya were eliminated.

In week three, actress Debi Mazar and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and politician Tom Delay and his partner Cheryl Burke left the show.

In week two, model Kathy Ireland and her partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated. Guest judge Baz Luhrmann was on the panel in place of Len Goodman.

In week one, actor Ashley Hamilton with partner Edyta Sliwinska and singer Macy Gray with partner Jonathan Roberts were eliminated.

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