November 20, 2007 10:13 PM by Joe Blackmon
On the ninth Dancing with the Stars results show, hosts Tom Bergeron
and Samantha Harris reviewed the dances from the top four couples
performance show. After Len Goodman praised all the contestants for
the best semifinals show ever, the judges selected Jennie Garth &
Derek Hough to perform an encore of their Cha Cha Cha.
Special guest Avril Lavigne performed her single “Hot” from her album The Best Damn Thing. After Lavigne’s performance, Bergeron & Harris revealed that Marie Osmond & Jonathan Roberts were the first couple moving on to the finals.
In a comedy segment, Kenny Mayne did an investigation into former Dancing with the Stars contestants going into dancing rehab. Special guest Michael Flatley performed as part of Macy’s Stars of Dance.
Avril Lavigne returned to perform “Complicated” from her debut album Let Go. Previously eliminated couple Sabrina Bryan & Mark Ballas also returned to dance while Lavigne sang.
Bergeron & Harris revealed that Melanie Brown & Maksim Chmerkovskiy were the second couple to make it through to the finals. As Jennie Garth & Derek Hough and Helio Castroneves & Julianne Hough waited on stage, the judges offered their feedback. Len Goodman expressed that neither couple deserved to be leaving tonight.
Bergeron announced that when the judges’ scores were combined with the viewers’ vote that Jennie Garth & Derek Hough had the lowest scores and were eliminated from the competition. When Bergeron asked Jennie is she had more self confidence as a result of the show, Jennie said “Yes, I do. I have self confidence, that’s not my issue. My issue is performing in front of people, and Derek brought that out in me, and I had such a great time.”