November 25, 2009 04:27:27 GMT
The star with a strong fan base won the competition, took his family on-stage and hoisted the trophy with his professional dancing partner Kym Johnson.
The new champion of "Dancing with the Stars" who takes over the disco ball trophy from last season's winner Shawn Johnson is Donny Osmond. The so-called "showbiz legend" surpassed judges' expectation and beat her sister Marie Osmond who finished third in the fifth season. This is also the first win for Donny's partner Kym Johnson.
Donny actually came second on Monday, November 23 performance night with a total score of 85 out of 90. Mya was the one on the lead with 87 out of 90, but Donny has proven himself that he has a throng of fans that kept voting for him and Kym during the entire season. Mya thus finished second followed by Kelly Osbourne.
Before the winner deliberation, each of the three finalists had to reprise their favorite dance of the season. Donny reprised his Argentine Tango and the judges thought that it was a 100 percent performance, totally believable and artistic.
Filler of the two-hour finale were performances by Tom DeLay who has recovered from his injury and the other fallen celebrities this season. Whitney Houston was the musical guest who sang "I Wanna Dance With Somebody".