Meet Dancing's Newest StarsWho's nervous? Excited? Overly confident? The contestants of DWTS Season 18 tell all

MERYL DAVIS

For Davis, the pressure of excelling in the ballroom isn't quite like going for gold at the Olympic games. "When you prepare 17 years for something and it's something you want that badly, it's different," she says. "I think any time you come into a new experience, it's a little nerve-wracking." As for her returning partner? "I feel good," Maks Chmerkovskiy says. "I'm just happy."