Marie Osmond on Dancing With the Stars Doll Dress Disaster: “I’m Sorry Judges Didn’t Like It”

Marie Osmond says she was "surprised" by the judges' negative reactions to her bizarre doll dress performance on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars finale. Osmond, 48, awkwardly took the stage dressed as a rosy-cheeked doll who came to life to the Rolling Stones classic, "Start Me Up." (She said it was a tribute to her career as a doll-maker and her doll-collecting fans.) Judge Bruno Tonioli called her performance a cross between "Baby Jane and the bride of Chucky." She and her partner Jonathan Roberts received two 7s and an 8, the lowest scores of the night. "I'm sorry they didn't like it, but I really didn't do it for them," Osmond told Usmagazine.com backstage. "I did it for all the people who have been voting for us, and I have a massive doll base and that's who I did it for." She went on, "I could've come out [in] something slinky and sexy, but it's a family show. I know my audience, so it was really a thank you to them." Osmond is brushing off any negativity. "I think it shows how far I've come over the 10 weeks," she said. "There's no way I could've done that 10 weeks ago! "It would've been nice to [hear], 'You're all … Wow!' But I'm having fun, so who cares?" The third-place contestant will be announced at the start of tonight's show; the remaining pairs will perform two last numbers to determine a winner.

 

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