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'DWTS' to have first classical music night

April 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's week four of "Dancing With The Stars," and nine couples will lace up their shoes to hit the dance floor. For the first time ever, the show is having classical music night.

Celebrities and their professional partners will strut their stuff to a 46-piece orchestra. The couples will either perform the Viennese Waltz, the Waltz, or the Paso Doble.

Kendra Wilkinson will be gracing the dance floor with the Viennese Waltz, and she's asking her partner Louis van Amstel to give her all he's got.

"Give me all your tricks - I want them all," she said. "I want to see if I can do all the tricks. I want the tricks. I want to win."

When asked why their dance will be special, Kirstie Alley's partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy joked that they would be doing head spins.

"We're gonna try and find some things no one has ever seen on this planet," Alley said.

Petra Nemcova has had to learn the Paso Doble for the competition, but her partner Dmitry Chaplin said he's not sure how she'll do with it.

"Petra does well with sensual dances, with the romantic emotional types, so I don't know how she's goin to do with an aggressive one because she's so nice," he said.

But Nemcova was quick to point out that there was another side of her that Chaplin just doesn't know.

"There's a fire as well," she said.

Some cast members say with the pressure to do well, they have tricks to help psyche themselves up before they take the stage. It often comes down to words of encouragement - and snacks.

Wilkinson said she had gummy worms before her last dance, while Chelsea Kane said she drinks a Red Bull.

"If I have my blue gum, then I'm fine," Chris Jericho said.

For others, it's the support of their partners that helps them handle the pressure.

"He's sort of taught me how to just breathe and have a presence," Alley said.

Wendy Williams was booted last week. The talk show diva ended up at the bottom of the leader board with 15 points out of 30 for her Foxtrot.

"Dancing With The Stars" begins at 8 p.m. on ABC7.

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