Sunday, September 25, 2011



When it comes to fanbases, Maksim Chmerkovskiy might have the biggest of them all.

And come Monday, the "Dancing with the Stars" professional and celebrity partner Hope Solo said they are going to show their appreciation for their dedicated faithful.

Solo, the United States Women's National Team soccer star, and Chmerkovskiy will perform their Jive in the highly anticipated routine during Week 2 of the hit ABC television show.

Chmerkosvskiy said the fans of he and Solo should "expect a fun, lighthearted routine" as they look to march on during Season 13 of the popular TV series.

"This routine is for the fans more than the judges," Chmerkovskiy told us late Sunday night during rehearsals for the show. "We absolutely love and appreciate our fans."

Chmerkovskiy, seeking his first Mirror Ball trophy who holds a nice pair of runner-up efforts during his time on the show,and Solo started off strong in Week One, finishing alone in third place with 21 points Monday following their Viennese Waltz performance.

The popular pair received 7s across the board from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, following their routine to the Dave Matthews Band hit song, "Satellite."

You can for @maksimc and @hopesolo Monday on @dancingabc by calling 1.800.868.3408; AT&T text 'VOTE' to 3408; and, online at

The results show will air Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC, with one couple leaving the competition. Prior to that, ABC will televise a recap of Monday's performances on ABC at 8 p.m. EST as well.

- Jeremy Pond, Publisher
- Courtesy photo

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