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'Dancing With The Stars' season 14 cast revealed

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
R&B legend Gladys Knight and Dancing With The Stars partner Tristan MacManus talk with ABC7s George Pennacchio on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Singer Gavin DeGraw and Dancing With The Stars partner Karina Smirnoff talk with ABC7s George Pennacchio on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Dancing With The Stars pro Chelsie Hightower and her Season 14 partner, Disney star Roshon Fegan, talk with ABC7s George Pennacchio on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. Gavin DeGraw talks about the possibility of dancing without a shirt on and jokes with partner Karina Smirnoff. Donald Driver flexes his bicep as Peta Murgatroyd feels it during an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com about Dancing With The Stars after they are announced as part of the season 14 cast, on Good Morning America on Feb. 28, 2012. Melissa Gilbert reveals what she thinks will be her strengths on Dancing With The Stars and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Kym Johnson and Jaleel White talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com about Dancing With The Stars after they are announced as part of the season 14 cast, on Good Morning America on Feb. 28, 2012. Gladys Knight talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com with her partner Tristan MacManus about the new season of Dancing. Maria Menounos talks about what she never wants to happen on DWTS and getting along with partner Derek Hough.  Martina Navratilova talks about her advantage as an athlete on Dancing With The Stars and Tony Dovolani. Kym Johnson, Sherri Shepherd and Jaleel White talk to OnTheRedCarpet.com about Dancing With The Stars after they are announced as part of the season 14 cast, on Good Morning America on Feb. 28, 2012. Jack Wagner of Melrose Place dishes on his first tough training session with partner Anna Trebunskaya.

Singers, actors and athletes once again will be brought together for another round of 'Dancing With The Stars.'

The cast for season 14 was announced Tuesday on "Good Morning America." Among the celebrities is R&B legend and eight-time Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight, who received a standing ovation from her fellow cast members.

"It was amazing. I'm thrilled, I'm overjoyed, I'm over the top," said Knight.

The 67-year-old songstress says she plans to do her "very, very, very best" to make it to the finals.

"Sometimes that will get you to the top. Quite a few times it'll get you to the top, you know, and sometimes it won't. But as long as you're giving it your all and you're having fun -- this is gonna be fun," she said.

Knight's partner, Tristan MacManus, praised her for her presence and passion.

Also competing for the mirror ball trophy this season is actor Jaleel White, best known for his TV character Steve Urkel on "Family Matters." He will be dancing with Kym Johnson.

And another singer who will try to transform himself into a dancer is Gavin DeGraw, who'll kick it up with Karina Smirnoff.

"You know she keeps secrets from me. She didn't tell me that she was last season's champion, perhaps that was to keep me from feeling the pressure," said DeGraw.

The rest of the cast includes "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd with pro dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy; TV personality Maria Menounos with pro dancer Derek Hough; "Melrose Place" actor Jack Wagner with pro dancer Anna Trebunskaya; actress Melissa Gilbert with pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy; actor and model William Levy with pro dancer Cheryl Burke; tennis legend Martina Navratilova with pro dancer Tony Dovolani; Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan with pro dancer Chelsie Hightower; Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd; and opera star Katherine Jenkins with pro dancer Mark Ballas.

"Dancing With The Stars" returns with a two-hour season premiere on Monday, March 19, at 8 p.m. on ABC7.

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