Is Amber Riley the Favorite to Win 'Dancing With the Stars?'

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Glee's Amber Riley is putting on her dancing shoes and taking to the floor on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars.' She is the first 'Glee' cast member to do DWTS and luckily paired with 4-time winner Derek Hough. So Gleeks get ready to vote for Amber and Derek. Glee's Amber Riley hasn't even stepped onto the dance floor yet, but it looks like she is set to rack up the votes.

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:
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: If all the Glee cast members vote every week, then it looks like Amber will have no trouble taking home that that coveted mirror-ball trophy.

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