Dancing's Tony Dovolani: 'I'm Dying to Get That Trophy!'

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With the Dancing with the Stars finale kicking off Monday night, at least one couple isn’t feeling the pressure.

“We entered the season having a good time, and now we are ending the season actually having a good time,” says Dancing pro Tony Dovolani, who is paired with Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft.

That’s not to say Rycroft and Dovolani aren’t gunning for the coveted mirror-ball trophy.

“Oh, she wants it REALLY badly,” Dovolani told PEOPLE last week while attending the Terminator Salvation premiere. “In fact, we both want it really badly. The last time I was in the final was with Stacy Keibler. That was season 2, and it’s season 8 right now. So I’m dying to get that trophy!”

In fact, the pair is planning on pulling out all the stops against their competitors, Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke and Shawn Johnson and her partner Mark Ballas.

“We have this trick that I’m going to be doing with her that’s going to be a breathtaking kind of thing,” reveals Dovolani. “We’re really excited about it.” –Scott Huver

Tell us: Of the pros going into the finale, are you rooting for Tony to win?

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