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Photo Gallery: Donny Osmond’s triumphant return to the Flamingo

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Donny Osmond returns to the Flamingo with his champion’s mirrored disco ball trophy on Nov. 25, 2009, after his win on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars with Kym Johnson on Tuesday night.
Photo: Erik Kabik/Retna/www.erikkabikphoto.com

DWTS Champion Donny Osmond

Our contributing photographer Erik Kabik told Vegas DeLuxe: “Donny Osmond made his triumphant return to the Flamingo following his big victory on Dancing With the Stars. He was met at McCarran Airport by a decorated limo, and then arrived at the casino resort to a huge crowd of fans and Flamingo staff who welcomed him back to Las Vegas, the Flamingo and his show.

“Before his performance with sister Marie Osmond, he stepped onstage in the showroom to a standing ovation, great applause and a signed welcome banner from the entire band, dancers and stage crew, plus fellow Flamingo performers George Wallace and Nathan Burton along with Harrah’s executives and staff members. Donny passed the mirrored disco ball trophy to give everyone a chance to check it out up close.

“He also brought it out onstage during the show to share with the audience and his sister Marie.” Our Flamingo headliner finished first on Season 9 of the hit ABC show on Tuesday night with his partner Kym Johnson -- her first professional win on the competition after finishing runner-up a few times -- ahead of singer Mya, her partner Dmitry Chaplin, Las Vegas regular and singer Kelly Osbourne and her partner Louis Van Amstel.

Our Senior Editor John Katsilometes covered Donny’s return to the Flamingo yesterday. Vegas DeLuxe congratulates Donny and Kym, as well as Mya, Kelly and their partners!

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