amd rycroft dancing 'Dancing with the Stars' welcomes back 'The Bachelor's' Melissa RycroftMelissa Rycroft is strapping on her dancing shoes again, as she returns to “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The former winner — then not-winner — of “The Bachelor” Melissa Rycroft was a last-minute “Dancing with the Stars” replacement last spring for season 8. She coupled popularity with great technique and danced her way to the finals.

This year, Melissa is once again dancing for “Dancing with the Stars.” She’ll appear on their semi-final results show, performing with her season 8 partner, professional dancer Tony Dovolani.

dwts 'Dancing with the Stars' welcomes back 'The Bachelor's' Melissa RycroftOn Sunday, Melissa tweeted, “Practice with Tony – we’re baaaaacckkk!!” and posted this picture. She tweeted about 13 hours later, “One practice and already sore and bruised up :-/”

Joanna Krupa, Mya, Kelly Osbourne and Donnie Osmond are the semi-finalists competing for a spot in the finals this week.

The new season of ‘The Bachelor” premieres January 4th on ABC.

Follow Andrea on Twitter and follow Zap2It’s general feed for all your movies, TV and celebrity news

Related Links
Gallery: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ career lift
Gallery: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ illnesses and injuries
‘The Bachelor’ takes flight in January
Jake Pavelka is your new ‘Bachelor’

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."