Credit: Alissa Kombert/Wetpaint Photo: Fan-Favorite DWTS Pro 2012

We believe that the pro dancers on Dancing With the Stars are the real stars of the show, and we know you feel the same way. To celebrate the hard-working dancers behind ABC’s hit show, we’ve decided to launch a Fan-Favorite Pro Battle to allow fans to pick their favorite pro of the year.

Here’s how it will work: This week, fans can vote for their top eight pros (four men and four women) to compete in the fan-favorite battle. Next week (starting July 23), we’ll put two pros against each other to battle it out. Then, once fans have narrowed down the list to one female pro and one male pro, we’ll have an epic week-long battle, starting Monday, August 6. The winner will be crowned the Fan-Favorite DWTS Pro!

Vote for your favorite female pros here and your favorite male pros here. Remember, since this is the qualifying round you can vote for as many pros as you want. The top four for each poll will move on to the next stage of voting.

Voting ends for the qualifying round on Friday, July 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Go vote now!

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