SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - On the eve of week three for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars All Stars, Utah native Chelsie Hightower and her partner race car driver Helio Castroneves spoke to ABC 4 exclusively on their close call last week and the high stakes this season.
Last week’s performance by the pair may have won over the judges, but the lack of voter support dropped them down to the final two.
"It was my first time, I kept looking at Chelsie and I was like ‘oh I don't know what to say this is the first time and what are we going to say in case we are eliminated now,” said Castroneves. “I wasn't prepared for that week two!”
Castroneves already has a Mirror Ball trophy, but he and Hightower say the judges are much tougher during this All Star season.
“In a normal season what we're getting for sixes would normally be eights and eights would normally be tens,” said Hightower. “They are definitely cracking down on us which is what we would expect because it is an All Star season and the level is a lot higher.”
The pair is staying tight-lipped on what to expect from them this week, but tell us they will do everything it takes to stay out of the bottom two. For that, they're hoping for votes from Utah.
“I'm the true Utah hometown girl,” said Hightower. “If there is anyone to get behind, get behind Team Helio because I used to live in Utah and I still support Utah.”
You can root for Chelsie and Helio Monday night. It's a double elimination week, so two pairs will go home. It's two hours of Dancing with the Stars – All Stars starting at 7 p.m. on ABC 4.