A model dancer gone: Osmond advances to finals

Nov 17 2009 - 11:23pm

LOS ANGELES -- Model Joanna Krupa is leaving "Dancing With the Stars."

The Poland-born beauty was eliminated from the hit ABC show Tuesday.

She and professional partner Derek Hough consistently earned high scores on the hit ABC show. They collected an impressive 81 out of 90 points for their performances on Monday's episode, landing them in second place during the semifinals. But fans failed to keep the couple afloat with their votes.

Viewer votes are combined with judges' scores to determine which contestant is eliminated each week.

"It's been such an amazing experience," Krupa said after learning her fate. "I've grown as a person. Thank you for giving me the opportunity."

Head judge Len Goodman called Krupa and Hough "the most consistent of all of our couples" throughout the season. On Monday's episode, judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Krupa, "You truly are a dancer."

To close Tuesday's show, Krupa and Hough reprised the ethereal Viennese waltz that earned them 27 out of 30 points on Monday and inspired Inaba to say, "You took my breath away."

Tuesday's episode also featured a slew of musical performances. The surviving Bee Gees celebrated the band's 50th anniversary by performing the hit "You Should Be Dancing." Alicia Keys sang her single "Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart" from her new album, due in stores next month. Leona Lewis performed her latest song, "Happy," from her just-released album, "Echo." A team of professional dancers also performed a number from the forthcoming musical film "Nine."

A new "Dancing" champ will be crowned next week. Singer Mya, reality star Kelly Osbourne and entertainer Donny Osmond will be vying for the show's coveted mirrorball trophy.

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