My interest in the show has peaked because I've been a Gladys Knight fan since "Midnight Train to Georgia" became a hit in 1973. It's also fun to 'meet' some new faces.

LONDON (AP) - Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins may have a leg
up on some of her "Dancing with the Stars" competitors: She's
already used to high heels.
The mezzo-soprano has been practicing for the show in London
with professional partner Mark Ballas.
He says her preference for stilettos is an advantage because she
is used to running around in shoes that are higher than ballroom
shoes.
The two fly to the U.S. Monday to join the other competitors,
who include "Family Matters" actor Jaleel White, singer Gladys
Knight and National Football League player Donald Driver.
Jenkins and Ballas deny rumors they are romantically linked off
the dance floor.
Jenkins says "we knew each other for just twelve hours."
The new season of "Dancing With The Stars" stars March 19 on
ABC.