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'Dancing with the Stars': Final Three Prepare for Last Performance Show

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- The Dancing with the Stars field has been narrowed down to a three-way dance for the Mirror Ball trophy this week.

Ricki Lake, J.R. Martinez, and Rob Kardashian will each perform twice on Monday night's one-hour performance show, airing on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.  A winner will be crowned the following night.

Lake, who along with Martinez has been a strong candidate to win the trophy all season long, says she won't let anxiety get in the way of the task at hand.

"My nerves have gotten less and less as we've kind of focused more on having a good time and doing our best and not thinking about it being a competition," she says.

Lake adds that she just wants to enjoy her final time on the dance floor with her partner, Derek Hough.

Martinez's partner, Karina Smirnoff, and Kardashian's partner, Cheryl Burke, both say they are the more nervous dancer in their respective pairing.  Martinez jokes that Smirnoff is constantly "pacing around, biting her nails, you know, drinking a Red Bull here, drinking a Red Bull there."

Martinez knows that many people think he deserves the trophy, but he vows, "We don't allow ourselves to slack off and to just to feel we can show up on Monday night and actually get great scores and win the trophy.  No, absolutely not."

Lake says she'd be content to be a runner-up, while Kardashian tells ABC News Radio he's "super proud" of himself for exceeding his own expectations.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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