“Obviously, Valerie Harper has the strongest story,” Anna says of the TV icon who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. Thankfully, Valerie’s doctors believe she’s close to remission, but her brave struggle will resonate with viewers, Anna feels. “She’s very inspirational and my hat’s off to her. She’s what Dancing with the Stars is all about: overcoming difficulties and just doing it.”
In terms of showmanship, Anna thinks The Voice’s Christina Milian will definitely give everyone a run for their money. “She definitely seems like a great performer,” Anna says of the former Disney star. “I think she’s going to be great.”
She also has her eye on football star Keyshawn Johnson. “Athletes usually do very well,” Anna notes.
Other than that, however, “it’s too soon to say who the strongest dancers will be,” Anna explains. “You usually get a better idea after the first night of competition. We’re going to have to see what everyone else has got!”
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