*Mya is doing her thing and is poised to take the “Dancing With the Stars” title after finishing three points away from perfect during the final night of competition Monday.
She made it clear that she intends to claim the show’s mirrorball trophy.
“I haven’t worked this hard for this long not to win this thing,” she said Monday. “That trophy is mine.”
The singer scored 87 out of 90 points for her three dances with professional partner Dmitry Chaplin. The pair was perfect on their paso doble and bested their fellow finalists with a perfect score during the megamix challenge, which saw them dancing side-by-side with Donny Osmond and Kelly Osbourne. Mya’s “Hairspray”-themed freestyle dance didn’t dazzle the judges, who gave it 27 out of 30 points.
“I was expecting something a little bit more spectacular,” judge Bruno Tonioli said.
Osmond finished in second place with 85 out of 90 points. He and professional partner Kym Johnson earned a perfect score of 30 for their Broadway-inspired freestyle routine, which head judge Len Goodman called “an absolute show-stopper.” The couple collected 27 points for their cha-cha and 28 during the megamix challenge.
Despite the second-place finish, Osmond said he still wants to become the “Dancing” champ.
“I want to win this mirrorball so badly,” he said Monday. “Because if you had a sister named Marie and she was going to rub it in your face your whole life, you’d want to win, too.”
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