On Tuesday night, show-business vet Donny Osmond was crowned this season’s “Dancing With the Stars” champ, beating out underdog Kelly Osbourne may and season favorite Mya. And just what does Osmond win? Bragging rights and the coveted disco ball trophy.
“If you saw the work that went into this season,” Osmond told People magazine after the win, adding that season nine had been “an emotional roller coaster” for him. “[My partner] Kym [Johnson] is so amazing. Of all the things I’ve done in my career, this is right up there.”
Although the whole season’s worth of contestants came out to celebrate the show’s big finale, Osmond was the star of the night, even singing his classic tune “Puppy Love.” As his name was announced, he went over to hug his wife, Debbie. “That was so special for me to have Kym on my right and Debbie on my left. What a night,” he said. “I was so shocked when Kelly was eliminated. I couldn’t believe it.”
As for the trophy, he has the perfect place for it. “I’m probably putting it on top of my house with a spotlight on it for all the world to see,” Osmond told E! News. “I’m so happy. I’m so happy. I’m so happy right now! I’m on cloud nine!”
Runner-up Mya added that she had no hard feelings toward Osmond. “He is such a professional and he is teaching us all how to do it properly,” she told People. “I have the utmost respect for him.”