Dancing With The Stars Preview, What are the dozen TV, music and sports stars that comprise the new celebrity cast of â€ťDancing With the Starsâ€ť doing in the hours before they make their debut tonight?
Practicing, practicing and practicing.
As the celebrities have been cramming away in rehearsals to prepare for their debuts, â€śGood Morning Americaâ€ť got an exclusive look inside the â€śDancing With the Starsâ€ť ballroom as the stars hit the actual ballroom floor for the first time.
The action on Sunday revealed that the stars are everywhere from in panic to in pain, but none are taking the competition lightly.
Watch the two-hour season premiere of â€śDancing With the Starsâ€ť tonight, Monday, March 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
â€śIâ€™m having panic,â€ť singer Katherine Jenkins said after taking a spin on the ballroom floor with her partner, Mark Ballas. â€śI am a classical singer. I make albums and do sort of classical concerts.â€ť
Her fellow singer in the group, soul legend Gladys Knight, said that she too was having trouble adjusting to performing with her feet, not her voice.
â€śI feel a little bit, uh, out of my league because I donâ€™t have a mic,â€ť Knight said.
Contestant Sherri Shepherd talked about the aches and pains that the hours of rehearsals with her pro partner,Val Chmerkovskiy, have caused her.
â€śMy back, my toes, my belly,â€ť Shepherd said when asked which part of her body hurt the most. â€śDid I say my back?â€ť
Over the weekend â€śThe Viewâ€ť co-host tweeted that her pain is even affecting her fashion choices.
â€śWent to put on my 5? church heels, but my feet are hurting so badly, @SalfromtheD made me put on my tennis shoes,â€ť she wrote.
Some Season 14 cast members are already revealing the benefits of all the rehearsal hours â€” the instant weight loss that has become a hallmark of the reality competition.
35-year-old Jaleel White, who famously portrayed â€śUrkelâ€ť on the 1980s sitcom â€śFamily Matters,â€ť says heâ€™s already lost 10 pounds. Telenovela superstar William Levy, known as â€śthe Brad Pitt of Mexico,â€ť says he has danced himself 12 pounds lighter practicing with pro partner Cheryl Burke.
While perfecting their own Cha-Cha and Foxtrot steps, the stars were not above keeping a close eye on their competition.