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Seriously, America?!?

Was this season of Dancing with the Stars not boring enough already? You had to go out and vote off the most attractive remaining contestant, Joanna Krupa?!?

Is anyone actually excited for a threeway finale that features Mya (the clear favorite) against Donny Osmond (the ultimate panderer) and Kelly Osbourne (the... reality star)?

To Krupa's credit, she handled her elimination last night a lot better than our staff has. She said: "It's been such an amazing experience and I've grown as a person. Thank you to the judges. Thank you for giving me the opportunity. I had a great partner."

Joanna and Derek

Fortunately, we still have Krupa's naked Playboy pictures at which to stare. But we've never been less psyched for a DWTS finals in our time covering this show.

Not even exposed breasts and a bare crotch can offer us comfort. Let's hope the show learns from its mistakes next season, features fewer random stars and more actual entertainment.

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As this season of Dancing with the Stars drags toward the end, Julianne Hough doesn't have good news about the upcoming season:

She won't be appearing on it.

"I'm not [going back] next season," she said in an interview on Ryan Seacrest's radio show today. "But I love that show."

Just days after her break-up with Chuck Wicks, Hough said she's focusing on her movie career, which includes the upcoming Footloose remake with Chace Crawford and the the musical Burlesque opposite Christina Aguilera.

She also found time to attend last night's New Moon premiere and, as you can see below, looked as gorgeous as ever at the event:

Julianne at the Premiere

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Not only has season nine of Dancing with the Stars been a snooze, it's been as predictable as any previous edition of the competition.

Mya has stood out from the pack since day one, a fact that was emphasized on last night's semifinal show.

While judges referred to Donny Osmond's performance as "pretty tragic," Mya and Dmitry Chaplin earned another perfect score and - barring the greatest voting upset since Truman defeated Dewey - will head into next week's finals as the clear favorite.

Read a detailed recap of routines right now and try to make a case for anyone not named Mya coming out on top. Go ahead. We dare you!

Top Dancing Stars

Tonight, viewers will at least be graced with the gorgeous presence of Melissa Rycroft. She performs on the results show.

Which couple do you think should be sent home? Here's a look at last night's leaderboard:

  • Mya and Dmitry Chapin: 87
  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 81
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 78
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 74

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When does a semifinal four get overshadowed by a former final one?

When that quartet of contestants is part of the most boring season in Dancing with the Stars history; and when that one is the beloved Melissa Rycroft!

Indeed, Rycroft will perform on tomorrow night's results show. Before we get there, though, Donny Osmond, Joanna Krupa, Kelly Osbourne and Mya need to make impressions on the judges tonight.

"It’s anyone’s game,” judge Samantha Harris told People over the weekend. “The competition has picked up so much momentum in the past two weeks and now it’s come down to the final four and the right final four.”

Dancing Duo

Said Rycroft, who finished third last season and who looks gorgeous with partner Tony Dovolani above:

“I’m so excited, but I’m not nervous. I’m not being judged so it’s all for fun. But I remember that feeling last season when I made it to the semifinals. I was so happy I made it, but I also knew how much hard work was ahead.”

Let's take a look back at Melissa's time on the show. Click on the pics below to be taken back to a season of DWTS that actually excited us each week:

  • Paso Doble Routine
  • Third Place Finisher
  • Fine Female Finalist
  • Hot in Hats
  • Dipping While Dancing
  • Perfect Samba
  • Off to the Finale
  • You Da Woman!
  • Yay for Us!

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Aaron Carter didn't simply grow into a solid dancer this season.

He actually grew up as a human being.

The previously snotty young singer got the boot from Dancing with the Stars last night, but he reacted in a mature, humble manner.

"One thing I will always remember and take from this competition is definitely the lessons that I've learned," Carter said. "I've grown so much with your compliments and your criticisms, so thank you. Thank you for helping me to be able to grow on this show."

Karina Smirnoff, Aaron Carter

Head judge Len Goodman had nothing but positive things to say about 21-year-old former star.

"I think the dedication that you have shown week after week is absolutely fantastic. I think you're an inspiration to all young people that anything is possible, and if you were my son, I would be so proud of you. But more important, you be proud of yourself, because you've been great."

The semifinals are now set. Joanna Krupa, Kelly Osbourne, Mya and Donny Osmond will each perform two routines next week.

Who do you think will take home the crystal ball trophy?

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We were seriously afraid that season nine of Dancing with the Stars would come and go without a perfect score.

The contestants have simply been that weak.

But Mya and Dmitry Chaplin brought their A-games last night, almost combining for 60 perfect points across two dances. Instead, they had to settle for 59, highlighted by a Samba that received rave reviews from all judges.

Len referred to the singer's hips as "hypnotic;" Bruno said it was a "mean, mean samba;" and Carrie Ann exclaimed: "Everything was perfect. It was beyond belief."

Solid Dancers

Can we please hand these two the trophy already?

Here's a look at last night's leaderboard, which featured a pair of routines for all five remaining quarterfinalists:

  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 59
  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 52
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 51
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 50
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 50

On tonight's elimination show, Michael Bublé and Susan Boyle will perform. Who do you think should go home?

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Sharon Osbourne may think Susan Boyle is ugly, but we're excited to hear more from this talented Scottish singer.

The Britain's Got Talent finalist will perform next week on Dancing with the Stars, likely singing material from her upcoming CD, I Dreamed A Dream, which hits stores on November 24.

Boyle

"She's excited and happy," said her brother, John Boyle. "She loves America and loves the people. She appreciates their honesty."

Boyle previously sung for U.S. audiences on America's Got Talent in September. Her presence on Dancing with the Stars should liven up an incredibly boring season.

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It took approximately four weeks longer than it should have, but Dancing with the Stars finally sent its two weakest competitors home this week.

Michael Irvin and Mark Dacascos were each sent packing, as the boring season will at least continue now with a quintet of worthy contestants.

Said the former NFL wide receiver. "Last night was a great night, and to see the audience here standing up as a way of saying they appreciate the hard work, it means a great deal to a lot of people right now, with the economy going the way it has."

We're not sure if any studies have proven that no-doc mortgage applicants suffering through foreclosure are comforted by D-listers dancing, but, hey, whatever makes you feel better, Michael.

Irvin Dancing

Dacascos added: "[It's] certainly much harder than it looks on television. It's a lot easier to watch it than do it."

He'll have the chance to sit back and do so next week, as Kelly Osbourne, Donny Osmond, Aaron Carter, Mya and Joanna Krupa perform two dances each.

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Did Dancing with the Stars hire the writers from Heroes this season?

There are too many characters on the ABC competition, none are particularly compelling and it's impossible to see where this season is going.

The only positive from season nine is that it thrust Joanna Krupa back into the national spotlight, enabling her to pose for Playboy once again next month. We're excited to see her naked.

Clothed and on the dance floor? Eh, we could take it or leave it. Krupa and Derek Hough performed well last night, at least, as this Dancing with the Stars recap reveals.

Bright Spots

Taking the solo dances and group dances into consideration, this is a look at the week's leaderboard:

  • Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 55
  • Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 53
  • Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 52
  • Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 52
  • Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 49
  • Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: 47
  • Mark Dacascos and Anna Trebunskaya: 43

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Dancing with the Stars eliminated two of its more boring contestants this week.

We actually wrote that opening line before watching the show, as season nine's cast is so weak that pretty much anyone on the chopping block qualifies as unentertaining.

Last night, viewers gave the boot to Melissa Joan Hart and Louie Vito, but the actress didn't go quietly. She laid a guilt trip on all of America, saying post-elimination:

"It's tough, I was hoping to make it one more week. My husband was coming next week with my kids."

  • Mark Ballas and Melissa Joan Hart
  • Chelsie Hightower and Louie Vito

Vito was a bit more graceful in defeat. He told the audience:

"It's a lot harder than it looks, dealing with frustration, nerves, because you're doing something you're not comfortable with in front of millions of people. Every day I got out there and danced, I was proud of myself just for getting out there."

Next week, Dancing with the Stars will eliminate two more celebs. As host Tom Bergeron put it, this will "thin the herd."

i.e. Speed up this incredibly lackluster season of a typically enthralling competition.

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
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