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Corbin Bleu's DWTS Blog: 'My Confidence Gets Lower and Lower'

Corbin Bleu's DWTS Blog: 'My Confidence Gets Lower and Lower'
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff
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11/04/2013 AT 01:45 PM EST

Corbin Bleu is a former High School Musical star who is competing on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with season 13 champion Karina Smirnoff. The Disney alum will blog for PEOPLE about his experience on ABC's hit show.

I’m relieved last week is over! We were so excited about the Game of Thrones dance from the previous week and then we ended up with lower scores. This time we really honed in on all the technique and making sure there was no lift or semi-lift and we received high scores. We were excited.

Nicole's elimination was nuts! It goes to show you never know what's going to happen. It's all about the votes. Nicole has a very large fan base with all of her Jersey Shore people, so it was definitely a shocker. It reminds me you have to just enjoy the opportunity every week.

We're doing the Argentine tango and dancing to Cher's song this week. I can't tell you which one of her songs, but it's a newer one – which is really cool. How often do you get to perform in front of a legend? It's one that has a great storyline to it, so we'll be able to give it a fun vibe.

And she's filling in for Len. He's the only one who hasn't given us a 10, so it will be nice to have a little reprieve from him. Cher's an entertainer. She's all about the performance, so we're going to do our best to entertain.

It's crazy how time flies. There are only four weeks left and this is where stuff gets really heavy. You've come this far and you really want to do your best to make it to the end. I feel more confident in the dances because I'm becoming more used to ballroom dancing.

My confidence to make it toward the end gets lower and lower because you don't know what to expect. I always want to do my best to put on a performance that will entertain and bring joy to people.

Watch Karina explain why the Argentine tango is tough:

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