RTV6 asked Helio Castroneves, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and former "Dancing" champion, for his take on the new cast: "I think Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman will do great but remember.....it's all about the votes as well!"
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -
Helio Castroneves survived the first elimination on "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," but he and partner Chelsie Hightower face a difficult dance next week.
The judges gave the couple 21.5 of 30 points for their foxtrot this week, which, along with fan voting, made them safe from elimination Tuesday night.
"I'm very relieved. Everybody's so good," Castroneves said. "I want to thank the fans because without them, certainly I wouldn't be able to be here."
Castroneves, who won season 5 of the celebrity ballroom dancing competition in 2007, and Hightower will be dancing the Jive next week.
"We have the Jive, so it's going to be a very fun, fast-paced, upbeat dance," Hightower said. "We start practicing in the morning."
But Castroneves is a big more wary: "(It) wasn't one of my very strong dances five years ago. It was not bad, but it wasn't strong and hopefully Chelsie can help me out and improve me."
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