Stevie Wonder wants to compete on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Musician Stevie Wonder performs during the first of two 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts in New York October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT)

Stevie Wonder may be blind but that hasn’t stopped him from thinking about the prospect of competing on Dancing with the Stars.

The Guardian reports the 61-year-old soul legend revealed during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday that he has aspirations to partake in the reality dancing show. But before he does he wants to look his best.

“I’m losing weight,” the singer said. “When I get to where I feel like I’m gonna look good enough for what I wanna do, I’ll do that.”

Despite DeGeneres insisting he looks good now, he feels that only will add to his desired appearance.

He said, “I’ll look good in the beginning and I’ll look even better in the end.”

If Wonder appears on Dancing with the Stars, he will be the first blind contestant on the show. But it wouldn’t be the first time an individual with a disability has competed. Oscar-winner Marlee Martin, who is hearing impaired, was a contestant during the show’s sixth season.

While Wonder is preparing to show off his dance moves, his singing ability is being wanted by another competition show. Over on the X Factor, judge Gary Barlow is desperately trying to get Wonder to appear on the show’s finale and perform a duet with 23-year-old contestant Marcus Collins, according to The Daily Mirror. Recently, Collins received praise for his performance of Wonder’s song, “Lately,” and Barlow thinks a duet with Wonder would greatly increase his chance of winning the competition.


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