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Tony DovolaniTony Dovolani has competed in Dancing With The Stars since Season 2, when he and WWE diva Stacy Keibler finished third. He has also danced with celebrity partners Sara Evans (who dropped out partway through the season), Leeza Gibbons, Jane Seymour, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Susan Lucci.

Tony was born in Kosovo and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. He's won several dance titles, including back-to-back U.S. Open Rhythm championships, and was nominated for an Outstanding Choreography Emmy in 2006 for his work on DWTS. He and his wife Lina have three children, including twins born in 2008.

Tony was partnered with Extra co-host Nancy O'Dell for Season 8 of Dancing With The Stars; however, she dropped out due to an injury. Nancy's replacement was The Bachelor jiltee Melissa Rycroft. She and Tony finished third overall.

For Season 9 of DWTS, Tony was paired with former model Kathy Ireland.

TONY DOVOLANI ON DANCING WITH THE STARS

Partner Finish Best
score
Worst
score
Avg
score
Season 1 - - - - -
Season 2
Stacy Keibler 3rd 30 22 27.7
Season 3 Sara Evans 6th (wd) 24 15 21.0
Season 4 Leeza Gibbons 9th 24 15 19.0
Season 5 Jane Seymour
6th 27 22 24.5
Season 6 Marissa Jaret Winokur 4th 27 18 23.8
Season 7 Susan Lucci 6th 24 15 21.3
Season 8 Melissa Rycroft 3rd 30 21 26.8
Season 9
Season 10
Kathy Ireland
Kate Gosselin
14th
8th
18
18
16
14
17.0
15.5

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Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani

Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani (Season 9)
Tony and Melissa

Tony Dovolani and Melissa Rycroft (Season 8)
Tony Dovolani and Stacy Keibler

Tony Dovolani and Stacy Keibler (Season 2)
Tony Dovolani and Marissa Jaret Winokur

Tony Dovolani and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Season 6)
Tony Dovolani and Susan Lucci

Tony Dovolani and Jane Seymour (Season 5)
Tony Dovolani and Sara Evans

Tony Dovolani and Sara Evans (Season 3)



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Ltrump Tony deserves hazardous duty pay for being with Kate "The Shrew" 4 Apr 22 2010, 1:27 PM EDT by offwithherhead
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Tony is such a great guy - gracious, classy, humble, and a fantastic dancer. DWTS needs to pay him extra to put up with that miserable shrew, Kate Gosselin.

Let's not forget - Kate is quoted as saying "she's too famous to go to church." Yeah, sure.
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Nancyt2u Tony 1 Apr 21 2010, 12:53 PM EDT by offwithherhead
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You are a Saint.! Now you can spend more time with real kids, your twins and your older child. Normally you do wonders with with your partners, nurturing every ounce of dance from them. I know you will be back someday, with someone that has a little more aptitude and openess to dance.
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First_Marti Tony can bring out the best in anyone! 5 Apr 16 2009, 3:00 PM EDT by BrandonE
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Tony is a pro, and can relate to any of his partners. I am sorry Nancy O'Dell got hurt, but her replacement makes me very happy. Melissa from The Batchelor -- he really took her dignity from her. Now Jason look where she is - dancing with Tony Dovolani in Dancing With the Stars, and for only 48 hours of rehearsal, I think she did great!!! BRAVO for the two of them.
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