Amber joins Dancing With the Stars partnered with the most popular and successful pro, four-time winner Derek Hough, which gives her an edge as an early favorite. No one questions whether Amber can sing and she certainly has done her share of dancing in Glee's musical numbers, but can she ballroom dance and learn new steps quickly?
Shortly after the announcement Amber revealed her jitters about the competition, tweeting:
Sorry I was trying to reply as much as possible! Thank you all so much! I was scared to say yes but I am so glad I did! What an amazing exp- Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) September 4, 2013
Well, dancing is only half the battle on Dancing with the Stars, since the show combines judges' scores with audience votes. If twitter is any indication, Mercedes Jones will do just fine and may even be a favorite to win. She has already gotten a ton of shout outs and love from her Glee family.
Harry Shum Jr. retweeted Amber's call to vote: Kevin McHale and Naya Rivera also shared their support tweeting
Castmate Dianna Agron even joked she knew Amber would be paired up with Derek saying: