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Dancing With the Stars Backstage Scoop: Who Will Win Season 17? The Finalists Reveal Their Ballroom Strategies!

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And then there were four.

On tonight's Dancing With the Stars, the remaining contestants sashayed and shanted the night away with the hopes of becoming one step closer to the oh-so shiny, mirror ball trophy. Unfortunately, one celebrity couple was sent home just a week shy of the sure-to-be epic, season 17 finale.

Despite her transformation from a dancing dud to a ballroom beauty, actress Leah Remini was eliminated from the competition. However, this means that after countless cha-cha's, tangos and paso dobles, we're now thisclose to crowning our newest DWTS champion.

As always, E! News was backstage after tonight's performances to chat with our four finalists to find out who has what it takes to steal the dancing spotlight in next week's two-part finale.

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"My mind is twerking right now," dancing professional (and four-time DWTS winner!) Derek Hough tells us. "Honestly, for me, the whole season has been so unpredictable. All we can focus on is just going out there, doing a fun performance, and then leaving it up to America." Don't be modest, Derek. We're sure you and Amber Riley will have a couple tricks up those sequined sleeves!  

For the past ten weeks, subpar dancer Bill Engvall has shockingly managed to evade elimination, and now the comedian says he's ready for victory. "I am just over the moon right now!" So what is his strategy for the finals? "I said to Emma [Slater] after the show, 'I guess we should just keep doing what we're doing.' Because we're definitely doing something right."

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While Bill is fishing for votes, Jack Osbourne is hoping that his drive and determination will pay off in the end. "When I commit to something, I go full out," he explains. "And my journey right now is to do this and commit wholeheartedly and see where it takes me." However, Jack promises that fans can definitely expect "awesomeness," from the couple in the ballroom next week.

And last, but certainly not least, Corbin Bleu reveals that he and his dancing partner, Karina Smirnoff, have already starting planning their freestyle routine for next week's finale extravaganza. Smirnoff explains, "We've already come up with concepts and ideas, and possibly a little trick with the choreography." We can't wait to see it!

Who do you think will be this season's Dancing With the Stars champion? Defend your favorite in the comments below!

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