Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Marie Osmond Shouldn't Be Dancing with the Stars

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Give Maksim Chmerkovskiy props for more than simply being hot and talented; the man is honest, as well.

When asked whether voters made the right decision sending Jennie Garth home on Dancing with the Stars last week, here's what the professional dancer had to say:

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"I think Jennie was better than Marie Osmond. Frankly, I think there are a lot of other people better than Marie."

It's a view shared by many, as Marie has gotten by on public sympathy more than talent. That being said, who does Maks think ought to win the competition?

His partner, Melanie Brown. After all, "she's hands down the best dancer left... [the] most capable, most natural," he said.

In the end, though, true ability can get trumped.

"History shows [Dancing's celeb champ is] either a cute man or somebody with a huge fan base and I think Marie has both [Helio Castroneves] and Mel's fan base combined times five."

We'll find out tonight, as the Dancing with the Stars season finale airs on ABC.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente