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Dancing with the Stars: Melissa Rycroft will join the final four

Melissa Rycroft, “The Bachelor” bachelorette and “Dancing with the Stars” eighth season runner-up, is scheduled to perform Tuesday on the “Dancing with the Stars” semifinals results show.

Rycroft posted Sunday to her Twitter account that she'll perform Tuesday with her eighth-season professional partner Tony Dovolani.

“Practice with Tony - we're baaaaacckkk!!” she posted. “One practice and already sore and bruised up.”

Rycroft got engaged to boyfriend Ty Strickland in June -- less than eight months after she got engaged to Jason Mesnick during the taping of 13 season final rose ceremony last November.

Mesnick changed his mind, dumping Rycroft in favor of runner-up Molly Malaney during a January taping of the season's “After the Final Rose” special. Mesnick and Malaney also recently got engaged.

Rycroft -- stricken with swine flu last month -- and Strickland are currently slated to wed December 12.

Rycroft was a last-minute "Dancing with the Stars" replacement last spring for season 8. She coupled popularity with great technique and danced her way to the finals.

Joanna Krupa, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donnie Osmond are the semi-finalists competing this tonight at 8.

The new season of 'The Bachelor" premieres January 4th on ABC.

Here is a recap of last week's action:

Singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday's results show. The couple tied for the lowest judges' points with only 50 points for their foxtrot and 1990's samba on Monday's show.

"I've grown so much," Aaron said as he turned to address the judges. "Thank you for helping me grow on this show."

Head judge Len Goodman congratulated Aaron on his performances. "I think you're an inspiration to all young people that anything is possible. And If you were my son, I would be so proud of you. But more important, you be proud of yourself because you've been great."

Aaron and Karina appeared to be crying as they danced their final dance together on the show.

Continuing on next week's semifinal round of competition are singer Kelly Osbourne with partner Louis Van Amstel, model Joanna Krupa with partner Derek Hough, singer Mya with partner Dmitry Chaplin and singer Donny Osmond with partner Kym Johnson.

Mya and Dmitry were just one point shy of receiving a perfect 60 points for their two dances. All three judges gave them 10 points for their exciting 1970's samba set to "Bad Girl." The couple received 10s from Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli for their quickstep, but Carrie Ann Inaba gave them a 9.

Joanna and Derek received the second highest judges' score with a total of 52 points for their futuristic paso doble and quickstep. Their paso doble, which earned 29 out of 30 points, was chosen by Len Goodman as the repeat dance of the week, and the couple performed it at the beginning of the results show.

Kelly and Louis received a total of 51 judges' points for their 1960's jive and their foxtrot on Monday's show. Donny and Kym had 50 judges' points for their Viennese Waltz and 1980's paso doble.

Tuesday's viewers watched a flashback performance featuring professional dancer Mark Ballas with his fifth season partner Sabrina Bryan, who was a Cheetah Girl. The couple danced the paso doble to eye of "Eye of the Tiger."

Singing on Tuesday's show were Grammy winner Michael Bublé and Susan Boyle, the "Britain's Got Talent" phenom.

Here's a recap of Monday's Latin dances:

Singer Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson earned 24 points for their 1980's paso doble that featured crazy costumes and clownish makeup.

Len Goodman, 8: "It was the most crazy, bizarre, scary paso doble I've ever seen. A cross between Adam Ant and Adam Carolla. But I liked it."

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "Talk about time travel." He compared the campy style of the dance and the colorful face paint to a drag-queen convention.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "I thought it was hysterical... It was a little insane."

Singer Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 26 points for their energetic 1960's jive.

Len Goodman, 9: "You have been an absolute revelation to me... You've come in week after week stronger and stronger."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "Groovy baby... What an achievement."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "Definitely one of your best performances."

Model Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough earned 29 points for their futuristic paso doble full of fun robotic dance moves and fast-paced classic paso doble steps.

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "A masterful reinvention of a classic. Derek you're a genius."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "That was outstanding."

Len Goodman, 10: "Genius that was... Not only was all that theme of the dance great, the content of paso doble was great. It was fantastic."

Singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff earned 27 points for their 1990's samba which incorporated some of the era's famous boy-band moves.

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "All the energy now has finally made good."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You are truly a great performer you smoothed out all the edges."

Len Goodman, 9: "You sold it, and you really, really worked your socks off."

Singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin earned a perfect score of 30 points for their 1970s samba.

Len Goodman, 10: "You were absolutely on fire. Your hips were hypnotic... You've produced two dances of the highest quality with no gimmicks.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 10: "I believe it. I believe you want to win this competition... It was beyond belief." Before Mya's dance, Carrie Ann had said Mya's biggest challenge was showing the audience and the judges that she really wanted to win the competition.

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "I love bad girls and you're the baddest of them all."

Here's a recap of the ballroom dances:

Donny Osmond and partner Kym Johnson received 26 points for their Viennese Waltz.

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "It was like watching a Lifetime movie. Romantic, emotional and full of drama."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "I found it mesmerizing. You didn't overperform it."

Len Goodman, 8: "There was improvement in your posture. It had lovely rotation...(But) It was all a bit arty farty."

Singer Kelly Osbourne and partner Louis Van Amstel earned 25 points for their foxtrot.

Len Goodman, 8: "It's been a long while since we've seen you do ballroom, and I'd forgotten how much grace and elegance you bring to the dance floor."

Bruno Tonioli, 9: "When you keep your focus, it works."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "You have a secret weapon... the audience goes crazy for you."

Model Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough received 23 for their quickstep.

Carrie Ann Inaba, 8: "There's a lot to remember.. You had a few out of sync moments with Derek."

Len Goodman, 7: "There was a lot of running about... This is not the standard for the quarterfinal."

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "It looked like you were running away from the scene of a crime... Not one of your best performances."

Singer Aaron Carter and partner Karina Smirnoff earned 23 points for their foxtrot which had a few mistakes but was applauded for its level of difficulty.

Bruno Tonioli, 8: "It was a little bit tense... I can really see you worked very, very hard."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 7: "There was a bit of loss of fluidity."

Len Goodman, 8: "I am proud of you whatever happens because I think you've worked so hard."

Singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin earned 29 points for their fast, accurate and fun quickstep.

Len Goodman, 10: "There is a disappointment for me because I couldn't find anything to criticize."

Carrie Ann Inaba, 9: "You made something so difficult... look like it just flowed out of your body."

Bruno Tonioli, 10: "This is quality."

Last week, 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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