Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Marie Osmond Should Be Gone

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy is more than just a pretty face and a dancing talent: he's refreshingly honest.

When asked by Extra if the right person (Jennie Garth) was voted out of Dancing with the Stars last week, Chmerkovskiy replied:

"I think Jennie was better than Marie Osmond," he said."Frankly, I think there are a lot of other people better than Marie."

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As for who should be crowned this year's champion, Maks isn't shy about tooting his own partner's horn: Melanie Brown, "should win," he said, noting "she's hands down the best dancer left... [the] most capable, most natural."

Alas, as often happens with reality contests, true talent can get trumped.

"History shows [Dancing's celeb champ is] either a cute man or somebody with a huge fan base and I think Marie has both Helio and Mel's fan base combined times five."

We'll find out this week!

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