DWTS: Peta & James Knew from Day One They Could Make It to the Finals

It’s crunch time on Dancing with the Stars, and Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow are one of four couples heading into next week’s fight for the mirror ball trophy after surviving elimination during Monday night’s semifinals.

“I knew we could do it,” Murgatroyd, 27, told PEOPLE backstage after the show, reflecting on her and Maslow’s first rehearsals at the beginning of the season.

Donald Driver Shares 5 Workout Moves for Staying Sexy

His football days might be behind him, but for his 39th birthday, which happens to fall on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Driver has one thing to prove: that his physique will still be sexy as ever.

Gilles Marini Clueless at Helping Son Prep for School Football Team

Helping a son prepare for his high school sports team is a proud moment for any father. But when Gilles Marini’s teenage son decided to join the football team, there was just one problem: His father had “no clue” how the game was played.

“I have no idea about [American] football, no clue!” Marini, 37, told PEOPLE with a laugh while attending Wednesday’s Los Angeles premiere of The World’s End with son Georges.

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Donald Driver: Dancing Win Feels the 'Same' as Winning Super Bowl

When Donald Driver walked away with the coveted mirror-ball trophy on Tuesday night’s Dancing with the Stars finale, it wasn’t the first time he’d won a big competition. But he says it felt just as good.

“I think it’s the same,” the football pro told PEOPLE backstage after DWTS, comparing his most recent feat to when his Green Bay Packers team won the Super Bowl in 2011.

“You have great moments [throughout both experiences].”

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Dancing with the Stars Sizzles in Spectacular Finals

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William Levy, Donald Driver and Katherine Jenkins brought their best stuff for the fierce final week of Dancing with the Stars, with the judges lavishing one big score after another.

Only one will win the mirror-ball trophy after Tuesday night’s results show. See how they fared Monday night.

The ballroom was afire – judges gave out four perfect 30-point scores and two 29-point scores for the evening’s six dances.

Donald Driver Opens Up About Homeless, Drug-Dealing Past

Donald Driver remembers that night when he was a second-grader lying in bed with his older brother Marvin. Their family was gripped by poverty and homelessness, sometimes sleeping in a U-Haul trailer.

“I told my brother, ‘This is it. I’m gonna take my family outta this,’ ” he tells PEOPLE. “I didn’t know what it was going to be or how I was going to do it, but that’s what I told him. He just laughed and told me to go to sleep.”

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