Will Jenkins Show More Skin for 'DWTS' Finals?
By ROBERT PACE
May 21, 2012
Dancing with the Stars has reached its final stretch and a winner will be granted the Mirrorball Trophy this week. Opera singer Katherine Jenkins is pitted against the a pair of muscular competitors in Donald Driver and William Levy, who both have removed their shirts throughout the season in order to score extra points with the judges and boost fan votes. With Jenkins' inability to take the shirtless route, how does she plan to combat her opponents and keep an edge on the competition?
"We don't," Jenkins responded when asked how she can compete with her opponents on the shirtless front. "We're going to just do the dancing." Her dancing partner Mark Ballas shared his general views on shirt removal. "At the end of the day, it's 'Dancing with the Stars' not 'Stripping with the Stars,' so we're going to focus on the dancing side of things," he said.
While Jenkins' competitors may hold a slight advantage by adding some sex appeal to their dance routines by showing some extra skin, they both revealed that they have no plans to remove their shirt as of now. "It's not about just showing skin," said professional football player Donald Driver, echoing Ballas' opinion. "In this competition it's all about 'Can you dance?' That's what the show is all about. It's not about how much clothes you can take off."
While actor William Levy didn't express any plans to remove any clothing, his partner Cheryl Burke joked that he would take off his pants this time. "I'm just going out there and [dancing]," he said. "She's the one thinking about all the other things. Little dirty girl."
Check out the full Dancing with the Stars rehearsals in the video above, and check out the polished routines tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.