How are they going to top the best premiere ever? That’s the challenge for the 12 couples of Dancing With the Stars Season 14, who have to dance a second time on Monday, March 26 before one couple has to exit stage left on Tuesday’s Results Show. The couples talked to On the Red Carpet after Monday’s premiere, sharing what they learned from Week 1 to make Week 2 even better.

William Levy & Cheryl Burke, Quickstep
What are they bringing to their second dance? "It's Quickstep,” Cheryl said, “so everyone knows he can dance sexy and he can do the Latin dances so now he has to show a different side to make sure that he can do both the ballroom and the Latin. So we're going to be working on that a lot this week."

"I think we can do it," William added in his Cuban accent. "This was really hard for me to do at the beginning [and] the other dance that we're working on is really hard, so hopefully at the end it can happen something good too, you know?"

Credit: On the Red Carpet Photo: William Levy Says "It Can Happen Something Good" in DWTS Week 2 (VIDEO)

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Quickstep
Melissa said it's a good thing to see how strong the other competitors are because when someone is better than her at something it makes her step up her game. Now she knows what's she's dealing with.

"We're doing a Quickstep,” Maks said of Week 2, “but I think the lesson to be learned from this week is just enjoy, have fun and obviously get the audience going. We have kind of a tough dance to do that with, it's a Quickstep, we can't break the hold, it has to be in close connection. People don't tend to be entertained by it as much as, say, Jive for example. But we'll do our best and [turns to Melissa] as long as you enjoy it, that's all that matters. 'Cause it's contagious, people see it."

Watch the video to see Maks take his entire shirt off to show off how he's that tan all over. "This is all me, baby. I've never spray tanned in my life. Ever. For the record."

Credit: On the Red Carpet Photo: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Promises Something Different on DWTS Week 2 (VIDEO)
Credit: Adam Taylor/ ABC Photo: Karina Smirnoff and Gavin DeGraw on the Dancing With the Stars Season 14 Premiere

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy, Jive
What is Sherri bringing to Week 2? "I'm bringing a heart monitor and an oxygen tank because we have the Jive," Sherri said.

"I can't wait," Val said (for their Jive, not the medical equipment). "I think the Foxtrot posed a lot of challenges for Sherri--"

"Elegant and graceful?” Sherri interrupts. “Light on your feet? What, ooh, what?"

Sherri’s energy and personality will help her handle what’s to come, Val said. They also talk about how Sherri brought her own sparkling Mirror Balls in case she and Val don’t win the trophy. And by Mirror Balls they mean, of course, her boobs.

Watch their video here

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd, Quickstep
What are they bringing to Week 2? "A total different demeanor," Peta said. "I want Donald to be shown in a totally different light in the Quickstep so I want him to be a gentleman, I want him to be debonair, I want him to have that Fred Astaire thing going on. Total different Donald."

"I'm with her," Donald added. "I support that." He's going to have to button up his shirt this week. No more sexy chest flashing!

Watch their video here.

Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff, Jive
What did Gavin learn to bring to Week 2? "That I need to do more practice,” he said. “I need to pay a little more attention to her feet. I'm learning a lot of things. One of the other things I learned is you can quickly get exhausted simply from that corner [points to ballroom floor] to that one when you're on a bigger stage, 'cause the places we've been doing our rehearsals were quite a bit smaller than this floor." Gavin was on tour the past couple of weeks and Karina came with him, so they practiced in much smaller spaces like "little doll houses."

Karina said the Quickstep and Jive are both energetic dances so they are all going to have to learn to get faster. "Is that going to happen, really?" Gavin asked. Yes, Karina said, "Your feet need to look like they took 40 Red Bulls right before."  

Watch their video here.

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough, Quickstep
What did Maria learn from Week 1 to bring to Week 2? "I think I'll understand the feeling of the room a little bit better," she said. If she had gone second or third instead of first she may have gotten more settled instead of being so nervous. Even Derek was nervous, and you could see his pit stains on TV.

Derek said they are competitive and want to come out with all guns blazing next week, but right now they are just proud of everyone for dancing at such a high standard. It's great to be part of a good show, Derek said.

Watch their video here.

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya, Jive
What did Jack learn that he's bringing to Week 2? "I would probably have to say what most of the dancers have said, especially Anna, make the dance floor your own,” Jack said. “Own the dance floor. And I don't think I did that until, like, into the number tonight. Next week my goal is to really come out and own the dance floor."

Watch their video here.

Credit: Adam Taylor/ ABC Photo: Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins on the Dancing With the Stars Season 14 Premiere

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower, Quickstep
Next week they just want a good score from grumpy head judge Len Goodman. In the video, Chelsie and Roshon do Len impressions, imagining Len's positive comments for their Quickstep.

What did Roshon learn from this week to bring to next week? "Keeping in mind, technique is very important here," Roshon said. "Keeping in mind that we had a great time but sometimes when you have too much fun you start losing structure a little bit. So we want to have as much fun as we can, keep it tight, on point, and get it right."

He starts beatboxing and dancing and singing. "This is all day," Chelsie said of his energy.

Watch their video here.

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani, Jive
What did they learn from Week 1 to bring to Week 2? "Well, she's good under pressure," Tony said. "I know she can handle really good stuff so I'm going to challenge her even more. Next week's dance is going to be even more challenging."

Martina said, "The Jive, there's no hesitation there, you have to really be on."

Watch their video here.

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas, Jive
What will they bring to Week 2 to stay at the top of the judges’ leaderboard? "It would be nice to stay up there,” Mark said. “For us, the main thing is you're only as good as your last dance, as you know. I'd like to just keep the standard up and just, wherever we're at [on the leaderboard], just keep improving each week." They are both hard workers and enjoy the work, he added.

"We're also going to try to do something completely different, aren't we, next week,” Katherine added. “It's the Jive. So it's a completely different thing for me. I feel even more out of my comfort zone for next week. So let's see what happens."

She expects to be just as emotional and stressed out next week. Mark said he still gets nervous too, even after all these seasons.

Watch their video here.

Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus, Quickstep
What did Gladys learn from her first dance? "Well first of all I didn't know if I could do it," Gladys said. She told herself she'd just give it her best shot. Once she was partnered with Tristan everything started to come together. “If you put your mind to it, you can do it,” Tristan said. They had some bumpy moments earlier that day, but they got through it.

What's in her that she’ll bring out on Week 2? "Energy and excitement,” she said, “and I'm looking forward to what's to come. I just want to live and I want to get everything out of it that I can, so I'm looking forward already to the next dance 'cause it's going to be a challenge."

Watch their video here.

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson, Jive
What did Jaleel learn from Week 1 to bring to Week 2? "The one thing I learned is to bring soft shoes," Jaleel joked, since his feet are killing him. "But really just, gosh, just getting that feeling. So you know the crowd is on your side, you know they want to see you do well and it takes literally about I'd say 5 to 10 seconds into your dance before your eyes meet [looks at Kym] and you're just back in the rehearsal hall."

They are taking this one day at a time and know they won't be at the top every week, but they both want to be at the end very much. "But we don't count chickens before they're hatched over here," Jaleel said, "not in this household."

Watch their video here.

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, March 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on  ABC.

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