Carol Kaelson, Associated Press
Marie Osmond and her TV dancing partner, Jonathan Roberts.

The judges on "Dancing With the Stars" didn't think much of her dancing, but Marie Osmond is still a fan favorite. Despite finishing last in the judges' balloting this week, Osmond and her partner were the first team Tuesday night to advance to the final four in the competition.

And perhaps the only person who looked more shocked than Osmond was her partner, Jonathan Roberts.

Osmond has certainly had the sympathy factor going for her. After fainting on air on Oct. 22, she missed the Nov. 6 results show because of the death of her father. On Monday, the subject was revisited several times, and Marie's brother, Donny, was seen in the audience with tears running down his face.

As for the other Utahns on the show, brother-and-sister dancers Julianne and Derek Hough are both headed to the final four. Julianne and her partner, race car driver Helio Castroneves, and Derek and his partner, actress Jennie Garth(who finished second-to-last in viewer voting), advanced to next week's competition.