Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch-Daigle’s Strategy to Win ‘DWTS’ Might Involve Her Kids (Exclusive)

Jennie Finch-Daigle can be one week closer to potentially winning a mirrorball trophy!

Ahead of next Monday’s Team Dance Week, ET caught up with the Olympic softball gold medalist inside one of her rehearsals with her pro partner, Keo Motsepe, where she revealed her strategy for Dancing With the Stars: Athletes.

“[We’re taking the idea] one week at a time,” the 37-year-old athlete told ET’s Lauren Zima. “One week a time!”

The pressure in on to hopefully get Keo his first-ever mirrorball. Jennie tells us in which she can be so serious about the competition in which she temporarily moved her husband, Casey Daigle, as well as their three kids, Diesel, 6, Paisley, 5, as well as Ace, 12, coming from Louisiana to Los Angeles, so she can focus on rehearsals for the show.

“My husband has been the MVP,” Jennie, who had her kids make a cameo during her DWTS debut last week, explained. “He has stepped up so big as well as the idea couldn’t have been more special, more perfect, to have them involved inside first dance.”

“I was thinking, ‘OK, there are votes, right?’ the idea wasn’t about me, the idea was about the kids,” she added.

During night two of the shortened four-week competition next Monday, Jennie as well as the seven some other remaining athletes will dance twice. Their first dance will be their regular performance with their partner, as well as the second can be a team dance. 

Jennie as well as Keo will first be taking on the Cha Cha to Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel,” as well as will later join Mirai Nagasu, Alan Bersten, Adam Rippon, Jenna Johnson, Arike Ogunbowale as well as Gleb Savchenko as Team 1970s Football, performing to Dan Hartman’s “Instant Replay.”

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At the end of the night, two more dance couples will be eliminated, based on combined scores coming from the team dances with the athlete’s individual dance scores, along with the previous week’s overnight votes coming from fans.

As we patiently wait to see which pairs advance to the next round, watch the video below to hear how Adam as well as Jenna are planning to top last week’s epic RuPaul performance!

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