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Donny Osmond determined to win 'Dancing'

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
September 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Eight men and eight women will again compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy in season 9 of "Dancing With the Stars."Some of the celebs are brand new to dancing, but one contestant has been performing since he was a little boy.

"I was very, very happy when I found out I had Donny Osmond," said professional dance partner Kym Johnson.

Johnson returns for her seventh season on "Dancing With the Stars," and even though this round is just beginning, she is not going easy on her partner.

'We're tackling everything," said Osmond. "She walked into the studio the other day and she said, 'I dreamt about our dance last night.' I said, 'Tell me about this dream!' Let me tell you, this was not a dream, it was a nightmare. OK, the steps she creates... where did you come up with this stuff?"

"There's been a lot of accidents and a lot of, a lot of falling down, but we're going for it," Osmond continued.

Donny knows firsthand about "going for it" on this show. He has little sister, Marie, as proof that it takes just about everything you've got to dance all the way to the end of the season.

"Marie did very well, she made number three. That is the benchmark, I gotta to better or else I'll never live it down," said Osmond. "But, you know, we wanna win this thing, we're trying so hard to win this. And Marie's been very supportive. I gotta win this thing!"

There's nothing like a little sibling rivalry.

Donny and the other seven male contestants take the dance floor Monday night.

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