DWTS, Aaron Carter

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He's a sensitive soul.

That's what we can tell you after meeting up with Aaron Carter backstage at Dancing With the Stars last night, after he got the heave-ho.

Truth told, the poor guy was almost inconsolable and choked up during the interview. "Of course it's sad," he told us after the show. "You know how it is. But I'm glad we made it this far."

"It just feels empty now," his partner, Karina Smirnoff, added. "Like we were taken away."

On the flip side, another contestant was bouncing off the walls with excitement that it was Aaron who was going home. Who was it?

Kelly Osbourne, and that should come as no surprise, given that it came down to Kelly or Aaron getting the boot. "I wanted to scream really loud [when they called Aaron's name]," she admits to us. "But I thought, 'Uh-oh, Aaron's standing right next to me!'" She added, "Aaron came every week and kicked butt, even with everything everyone was saying about him."

"Never in a million years did I think I'd be here [in the final four]," Kelly beamed. "And it feels f--king amazing!"

Joanna Krupa was also pulling a Lionel Richie and dancing on the, well, you know. "I'm loving being saved first!" she gushed. "Next week we have the cha-cha, Viennese waltz and salsa. Three dances. We're just not gonna sleep. We're robots now, so we don't need sleep."

Donny Osmond was feeling the love for Aaron, with whom he apparently had some kind of bromance. "He's a teen idol. I'm a former teen idol, so we have that common denominator, and we had some really good talks. I'm so proud of him. The guy worked his tail off. We're going to miss him."

Do you think Aaron deserved to be sent packing? And who is now the frontrunner to win? Is Mya still the leader of the pack?

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