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Dancing With the Stars: Backstage with the Finalists

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We're just a few days away from the finale of Dancing with the Stars.

While fans debate the merits of each remaining tandem - Mark Ballas/Shawn Johnson; Cheryl Burke/Gilles Marini; and Tony Dovolani/Melissa Rycroft - TV Guide Magazine is taking viewers behind the scenes of the hit show.

In its latest issue, the publication highlights all three remaining couples.

Taking a Break

Asked about her parents energy, Burke said:

“When the music comes on in rehearsal, he brings it up 50 percent. But then in the live show, the audience feeds him even more energy and I change the way I dance. His adrenaline is off the charts.”

For Melissa and Tony, the issue wasn't adrenaline, but trust.

“We didn’t talk about The Bachelor until after that first rehearsal,” Rycroft said. “But the trust was established very early on—and with dances like the Lindy Hop. Do you know how many times I fell, and he would have me by a pinky toe? I was nowhere near touching the ground.”

Click on the photos below for more backstage images of these stars:

  • Backstage Duo
  • Preparing to Dance
  • DWTS Stars
  • Terrific Tandem
  • Funny Couple

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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