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Exclusive! Did Donny Osmond Have an Unfair Advantage over His DWTS Competition?

Tue, November 24, 2009 6:34pm EDT by 5 Comments


Tsk, tsk — Donny, Say It ‘Aint So! You Sneaked In Some Extra Practice?

Sources tell EXCLUSIVELY that Donny “The Donster” Osmond received just a tad more training than his competitors on Dancing With The Stars: he had a private dance coach before the competition even started!

Donny — who will find out if he, Mya or Kelly Osbourne wins the mirror ball trophy on tonight’s finale — “hired and practiced with an instructor for several months” before season nine kicked off, says our insider.

But a source at the show tells us, “The only dance instruction he received in advance of the season was in preparation for his Vegas show.”

Apparently Donny was inspired to join the cast when he saw younger sis’ Marie Osmond compete on the show four seasons ago.

But Donny isn’t the only star who had one leg up on the competition — some of the fellow dancers considered Mya to be their biggest threat because of her background as a pop singer.

While she may have earned two perfect scores Monday night for her paso doble and megamix challenge, Donny definitely gave Mya a run for her money. After nailing the samba, the audience (including Marie) jumped to its feet as he hugged partner Kym Johnson and screamed “Yeah!”

He also hit a high note with his freestyle and capped off the night with a perfect score of his own.

A rep for the show had no comment, but seems like all that extra practice paid off!