The competition will be in full swing tonight on “Dancing with the Stars” as Amber Riley, Corbin Bleu, Jack Osbourne and Bill Engvall dance-battle it out for ballroom bragging rights.
Access Hollywood spoke to each of the final four contestants and their professional partners about their mirrorball trophy hopes – here’s what they had to say:
Amber on what the win would mean to her: “This experience taught me so much myself. To come in every single day and learn something and put yourself in position to be uncomfortable and overcome that every single day… just pushing through it has really made me a stronger person. I really have enjoyed doing this and if I won, it would just be a cherry on top…it would just be extra added bonus.”
Corbin on why being dubbed the “underdog” is an advantage: “We just wanted to make sure that we entertained with our dances that it’s a mini movie… throughout the whole season, we weren’t the frontrunners, actually, they call us the underdogs, which is a good place to be. We’ve come up with some very strong performances… so there’s definitely pressure to go out there and have a big finish.”
Jack on his “DWTS” journey: “We’re just kind of taking it day by day. I tweak something in my groin, which is kind of weird. I won’t go into too much detail, but yeah, I feel good. I’m excited… for me, just going the distance is winning enough. Would I like to win the mirrorball? Absolutely, it would be like the best thing ever! I can’t see why [why we can’t win.] I’ve come this far!”
Bill on his disbelief of being in the final four: “I don’t think it really started hitting me until about Week 8 or 9 that we even had a shot. It’s just been a wonderful, wonderful journey and a wonderful experience… we got a shot at this… I got great fans, maybe I’m wrong, it just seems like the stars are aligning.”
The “DWTS” Season 17 finals kick off on Monday at 8/7c on ABC.