Donny Osmond is, by far, one of the most well-known Mormons in music. He’s been at it since he was only five years old. His family has music running through their veins. He first appeared on “The Andy Williams Show” with his brothers, and never stopped performing. All through the Seventies, Osmondmania spread rapidly throughout the world, especially in America and the U.K., justifying the need for police escorts wherever they went.
Donny was the obvious star of the group, and won over the hearts of millions of fans. He went on to co-host Donny and Marie on ABC with his sister for four years. He struggled through the next decade, admitting that he had a cheesy career during that period of time. However, Donny later realized that many fans loved the music he released then, and is grateful for that support. He met and became friends with Peter Gabriel, who helped him record “Soldier of Love”, which officially threw Donny back on the scene.
“I could never repay Peter for his help and belief,” says Donny. “For a guy of his caliber to give me the ‘thumbs up’ — it meant everything.” He found humility and gratitude through the rough times of his career, and wouldn’t change a thing. His confidence has grown, in a good way, as he has become a star on Broadway, a TV talk show host (again with sister Marie), a TV game show host (“Pyramid”), a revitalized recording star with a string of recent hits, a best-selling author (his recent autobiography debuted at #1 on the UK best seller chart), the unrepentant co-star of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s smash “White and Nerdy” video, the occasional co-host of “The Insider”, and now the winner of the highly-acclaimed “Dancing With the Stars”.