Debbie Gibson Wants to Go 'Dancing with the Stars'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
With only four contestants left in the running, Dancing with the Stars is inching closer to its finale, prompting ABC to be on the lookout for a new batch of celebrity contestants for season 9. Now, many hopefuls are starting to express their desire to join the hit series, including Teen pop queen and Broadway star Deborah Ann "Debbie" Gibson.

Gibson became famous in the late 1980s and the early 1990s as a singer who released hits like "Electric Youth" and "Only in My Dreams." She was also the youngest female to write, produce, and perform a Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit single with her song "Foolish Beat," effectively taking the crown from her then teen idol George Michael.

Last week, the 38-year-old singer hit her Twitter page to express her interest in joining Dancing with the Stars, and then thanked her supporters for starting a petition to get her on the ABC show. Apparently, her fans are backing up her up all the way.

"To Ashley who started DWTS petition! Thank u!" Gibson wrote. "Let's get crrrazy 1s of peeps to sign and then I'll make them aware : )"

According to Access Hollywood, Gibson's name has been in the ring for Dancing with the Stars before but her appearance on FOX's Skating with Celebrities in 2006 may have made produces weary of inviting her into the ballroom.

"DWTS won't cast me cuz I did skating show!? I didn't produce it - just on it! Did u guys know that? Start a petition!!!!" she wrote earlier this week.

Aside from her loyal fans, Gibson hints that some people inside the Dancing with the Stars camp also want her to come on board.

 "Most of the team there wants me - 1 or 2 people are putting up a roadblock n every season my name's in the ring," she wrote.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Access Hollywood, Deborah Gibson's Twitter page
(Image courtesy of Access Hollywood)