Kelly Osbourne stole the show on Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars with a Viennese waltz that visibly moved her mother Sharon and rock legend father Ozzy Osbourne. But it was model Joanna Krupa who took the surprising first place on the hit ABC reality show’s ladies’ night — and singer Mya also looks like she’ll be a standout on the dance floor for weeks to come.
While Macy Gray had everyone scratching their heads with her censored post-dance comment, Kelly thrilled the crowd with her graceful Viennese waltz with partner Louis Van Amstel, for which she received a score of 23. The reality star cried for joy, as did her mother Sharon, who gushed to friends after the show, “it’s like she’s a young woman, not a young girl anymore. It was gorgeous!”
Backstage, Kelly told OK!, “I’m so happy, I can’t even tell you. I feel incredible. When you work so hard at something—and it’s not just about the dancing — you have to be feminine, figure out what the dance means to you. That, in itself, is really hard for me and Louis has taught me so much.
“I was crying before I went onstage and then I pulled it together,” she confided. “Then I went, you can only do the best you can do… It made me cry to share that with my mom and dad.”
And Kelly said her fiancé, model Luke Worrall, “came up to me and told me he had a tear in his eye and he goes, ‘you’re the best dancer in the world!’”
Ozzie’s little girl tells OK! she’s already lost 14 pounds while training for DWTS. “I’m probably the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life. Every single day, I’m losing another pound.” Kelly also excelled on her second DWTS dance, the cha cha relay, getting a score of 8.
Mya did just as well as Kelly, as the judges gave her and partner Dmitry Chaplin a 21 for her Viennese waltz and 10 for her cha cha relay. While judge Len Goodman dissed them for not serving up a technically correct first dance, Mya said, “I feel really good. I’m so proud of us coming this far and executing.”
Meanwhile, Joanna and pro Derek Hough couldn’t be more thrilled backstage after landing on top of the leader board with a sizzling salsa that received a 24 score and an impressive 10-point foxtrot relay. “I’m shocked. I feel like this is a dream. I really wanted to break the ‘model curse,’“ Joanna said, referring to the fact that models have never done well on DWTS. “Just because you’re a model doesn’t mean you’re stiff and can’t move.” Joanna added to OK! that she loved her flamboyant yellow salsa pants that Derek picked.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart told OK! about her maiden dance voyage, “It’s really hard to calm yourself. I was okay with the judging. They were brutal on everyone. I was so glad I was able to control my nerves. It was so fun, like floating on air.” Melissa earned an 18 for her solo Viennese waltz and a 6 for her cha cha relay with partner Mark Ballas.
Entourage actress Debi Mazar, who earned a 16 for her salsa and a 6 for her relay foxtrot, told OK! “I had a really good time. My nerves were hard on me.” Partner Maks Chmerkovskiy commented, “we did a lot better in practice but the first week is very tough.”
Natalie Coughlin, with partner Alec Mazo by her side, saw the judges give her a 19 for her salsa and an 8 for her relay foxtrot.
“I was surprisingly calm today,” the Olympic swimming champ said. She’s delighted that her friend Michael Phelps “put a little note on his Facebook” for fans to vote for them.
Model and businesswoman Kathy Ireland told OK! her friend Elizabeth Taylor has been supporting her dance journey and they’ve been hanging out.
“Last night, she let me wear her jewels,” Kathy smiled of the movie legend. Kathy and partner Tony Dovolani got a 16 for their salsa, which Bruno criticized for a lack of sex appeal. Her foxtrot relay only received 4 points, but Kathy said, “It was incredible to be a part of this.” The former model has been dealing with an injury — she has five stitches in her leg after a surfing accident, and will have them taken out tomorrow by her own husband, Dr. Greg Olsen.
Tune in tomorrow when one male and one female dancer must go home in a double elimination!
BY CAROLE GLINES