NEW YORK — Marie Osmond may have lost a loved one, but she’s not ready to lose her place on “Dancing With the Stars.”
The 48-year-old singer, who missed Tuesday’s results show after the death of father, will continue to compete on the top-rated dance competition, ABC publicist Aime Wolfe said Wednesday.
George Osmond, patriarch to the Osmond family’s singing group, The Osmond Brothers, died Tuesday, at age 90, at his home in Provo, Utah.
Marie Osmond, who skipped Tuesday’s live broadcast of “Dancing” to be in Utah, will appear with family members — including brother Donny — on “The Oprah Winfrey” show Friday, said Don Halcombe, a publicist at Harpo, Winfrey’s production company.
Besides showing off her dance moves, she will perform the theme song from “The Donny and Marie Show” with her brother, Donny, as a tribute to their father, the “Entertainment Tonight” Web site reported.
More than 100 family members will reunite on the show, Oprah’s Web site said.
Donny Osmond told “ET” in an interview to air Wednesday night that he will sing his pop hit “Soldier of Love” on Winfrey’s talk show.
Jane Seymour, who missed an elimination show on “Dancing With the Stars” last month after the death of her mother, was voted off the televised dance competition.
“I’ve had a ball,” the 56-year-old actress told People.com after Tuesday’s show. “It’s been great. Tony (Dovolani, Seymour’s dance partner) is incredibly talented and he’s class. He showed me in my best light.”
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