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Chelsea Kane Happy for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Support From Jonases, Kyle Massey

Chelsea Kane, Mark Ballas ABC photo

“Dancing With the Stars” competitor Chelsea Kane admits she’s feeling the physical and mental weariness that’s come with the high-pressure rehearsing and performing schedule of the show since March — including having to perfect three dances for tonight’s (5/16) installment with her pro partner, Mark Ballas.  “We’ve been pretty much having to learn a dance a day.  At this point, your brain doesn’t feel it can take in any more information.   And I know Mark has really had to dig to do the choreography; you feel creativly you can’t put out any more.”

But…

“All that being said, I’m definitely running on full adrenaline right now, and really feeling good going into this week,” says the blond Disney Channel sweetheart.

“I knew, coming into ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ that I had an extremely specific demographic and I knew so many viewers would have no idea who I was.  I was afraid no one would vote for me,” she admits.  “To be welcomed into the semi-finals makes me happy and proud.  I’m definitely out of my usual zone.”

Chelsea’s been getting abundant support from Disney Channel buddies.  As viewers know, her former “Jonas” cast mate Nick Jonas showed up last week.  She says she had no idea he was going to be in the audience.  “He just came all on his own and was sitting there, front and center, with my mom.  I know they have such busy schedules I never wanted them to feel obligated to come.  It really really warmed my heart to see him there.”  She also notes, “All the Jonases have been so wonderful through this whole project.  Mr. and Mrs. Jonas have been Twittering people to vote for me.”

Former “DWTS” contestant Kyle Massey was not only hand at a rehearsal to give Chelsea pointers, he’s been cheering her on from the audience — and “He’s sent me a slew of text messages:  ‘You got this.’  ‘You’re doing great.’  ‘You’re kicking butt.’  He’s my Number One cheerleader.  He definitely knows how it goes, and I think with Kyle, it’s always a great reminder to keep having fun and enjoying this, and make the most of the experience.”

The 22-year-old is self-effacing enough to have posted an old video of herself dancing “my usual way — the awkward wedding dance look” — on You Tube.  She says some of her long-time close friends surprised her by trying to talk her out of doing “DWTS” back at the beginning, “which kind of hurt.  They said, ‘Are you sure this is a good idea?  You dance like a robot.  You’re not sexy.  You’re goofy.  You bounce up and down like a toddler.’  Now they’ve come back and said, ‘We’re sorry.  We thought you were going to humiliate yourself.  We’re so proud of you.”  That’s right, Chelsea, make them eat their words.

Chelsea Staub, Kyle Massey — Cross Continental Bonding

Kevin Jonas, Chelsea Staub, Joe J., Nicole Anderson, Nick J. Disney Channel photo

Among the friends and fans cheering for Kyle Massey in “Dancing with the Stars” is fellow Disney Channel name Chelsea Staub.  The “Jonas L.A.” actress has come to know the former “Cory in the House” star pretty well, seeing each other at a lot of Disney events, supplying the main voices for the Channel’s “Fish Hooks” animated series, debuting tonight (9/24) – and spending a week together in Nicaragua last month.

“We were there for Feed the Children,” recounts the beautiful blond 22-year-old.  “That actually brought us together on a level I haven’t experienced with a lot of people.  We saw a lot of poverty, a lot of kids struggling, first-hand.  It was eye-opening.  I was glad to have Kyle there to talk about it.”

Lacey Schwimmer, Kyle Massey ABC photo

Chelsea says that she and Kyle visited a feeding center at a school, then each accompanied a child who was being helped by the organization to show “how Feed the Children helps them.  We went to their homes and spent a day, saw what a day is like for them, really immersed ourselves in the whole thing.”

Their trek on behalf of the embattled organization, (which is working to move beyond controversy involving its fired president and founder, Larry Jones) was documented on camera, but Chelsea says she’s not sure in what form it will be presented.  “We came back a couple of days before the Emmys and it was really surreal — culture shock — to suddenly be in this world of dresses and parties.  It was amazing to see Kyle there,” notes Chelsea, whose philanthropic bent previously showed itself in the Haiti fundraiser she put together early this year.

“It’s awesome that Kyle’s doing ‘Dancing with the Stars.’  I will definitely be there for at least a couple of live performances,” she declares.  On “Fish Hooks,” a high school-set comedy but with animated fish – she voices theatrical Bea the goldfish, while Massey voices cool, fun-loving fish Milo.

MEANWHILE:  Chelsea is awaiting word on the Jonas Brothers’ Disney Channel hitcom.  “I can’t believe we’re already coming up to the end of the season.  We had a blast filming it, and we’re so proud of the final product,” she says of the show in which she costars with Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas and Nicole Anderson.  “Everything about it felt good; it was a great time for us.”

So, is it over?  “I think that’s kind of an open question,” she says.  “We’re in an interesting position because the show was pushed back a year due to the writer’s strike and the boys touring.  So now we’re two years in when we expected it to be four.  Are we done now?  Do we come back next summer?  I’m one of those, I would be happy either way.  It’s such a great show and I’ve loved every second of it.  If they wanted to go on I’d say yes in a heartbeat.”