Tristan MacManus Is \'\'Delighted\'\' and \'\'Really Buzzing\'\' to Have Gladys Knight As His DWTS Partner (VIDEO)
Tristan MacManus Is ”Delighted” and ”Really Buzzing” to Have Gladys Knight As His DWTS Partner (VIDEO)
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Tristan MacManus Is ”Delighted” and ”Really Buzzing” to Have Gladys Knight As His DWTS Partner (VIDEO)

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Dancing With the Stars Season 14 rehearsals have just begun, but Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus already seem to be on the same que sera, sera wavelength. On the Red Carpet talked to the 12 couples of Season 14, and mentioned to Gladys and Tristan that Donald Driver said you already have to be ready to claim victory. Gladys and Tristan see it a little differently.

What is Gladys ready to claim? "Doing my very, very, very best,” Gladys answered. “Sometimes that will get you to the top. Quite a few times that will get you to the top. And sometimes it won't. But as long as you're giving it your all and you're having fun — this is going to be fun — then, you know, it's worth the journey."

Tristan shrugged and said that's always been his philosophy, too.

Tristan had a different kind of partner last season with the in-your-face fire of Nancy Grace. Is he excited for the new dynamic? "I'm delighted, I'm really buzzing," he said. "But, again, people are people. So we're going to have a really good time."

Gladys already received a standing ovation from her fellow competitors when they announced her name as part of the Season 14 cast. "I've always been family oriented and I feel like I have a brand new family now,” she said.

So will she be the cast's favorite aunt, mom, sister...? "You know what, all of that," Gladys said, laughing. "Whatever they see me as, as long as I'm favorite in their hearts and in their eyes."

Tristan added, "As long as you're still there, right?"

Watch this cute interview below.

Dancing With the Stars Season 14 premieres Monday, March 19 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.

Source: On the Red Carpet

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