“Dancing with the Stars” kicks off its Season 14 finals next week and the show’s final three contestants – William Levy, Katherine Jenkins and Donald Driver – told Access Hollywood what it’s like to have mirrorball glory in their sights.
The show’s resident Latin heartthrob thanked his fans and professional partner Cheryl Burke for getting him to the end.
“We made it, Cheryl and I, we made it to finals and that tells you that not only because of [Cheryl’s] work, but there [are] so many people out there voting for us, supporting us and wanting us to win this. [It] makes you work harder,” he told Access after Tuesday’s show.
Adding, “That makes you really want to win it for them… so right now, I’m going to give it all, all I have.”
ABC might have announced plans for an all-star edition of “DWTS” next season, but it’s something Donald is hoping he won’t be eligible for.
“The thing about all-stars, that means that you didn’t win, so that’s the only reason you come back,” he explained. “I’m not trying to come back for all-stars because I’m trying to win and then just go away with my mirrorball,” the NFL star told Access.
“So and I’ll come back and watch the all-stars,” he added, with smile.
As for Katherine, the classical singer explained that she and professional partner Mark Ballas have a lot of work to do.
“I haven’t thought about [the finals] because we were going home as of an hour ago,” the blond British beauty told Access. “So we need to [start] thinking. I know [Mark]…he’s already been doing the edit for our freestyle… Wow, we need to start thinking!”
The Season 14 “Dancing with the Stars” finals begin next Monday at 8/7c on ABC.