'Dancing' stars to perform 3 times for semifinals


All four couples will do what they can to step it up. Kym Johnson said she will be ready to dance with her partner Hines Ward, despite hurting her neck during a rehearsal on Friday.

"We have the Argentine Tango, and the Salsa and the Cha Cha," Johnson said. "It's like a winner takes all Cha Cha."

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas say their surprise could be no surprise.

"The thing that's really fun for us is when we go traditional now, it's out of the box for us to go traditional," Kane said.

It's been a long road, but the celebrity dancers are proud of their accomplishments.

"I am getting better, and that is a good thing," said Kirstie Alley. "I deserve to be here, and I wanted to deserve to be here as a dancer and not just a personality."

"DWTS" celebs reveal their favorite dances

They've danced for nine weeks, and after all this time, the celebrities have come to like some of the dances they've learned more than others.

For Alley, it was the Tango she performed just last week.

"It's like, bar none. There's a very odd dynamic to this dance. It's sort of like angry make-up sex," Alley said.

Ralph Macchio's favorites leaned more toward the more elegant style of ballroom dancing.

"I really enjoyed the Quickstep, Foxtrot and the Waltz," he said.

Ward said he really liked the Paso, and the Samba has a special meaning to him.

"Because of what it symbolized to me and my mother," he said.

Kane's favorite happened to be the one that got her a lot of heat a few episodes back - the Jive.

"We probably won't perform it again, but I wish we could," she said.

Week nine of "Dancing With The Stars" kicks off at 8 p.m. on ABC7.

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