Carole Baskin Will Dance to the Perfect Song on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Carole Baskin's got the purr-fect song to dance to for her first purr-formance on Dancing With the Stars.

"We are opening my act with 'Eye of the Tiger,'" the Tiger King star told ET on Thursday. "It was my first choice. The people in wardrobe asked me what they could do and I told them to go just absolutely wild. So, I think you're going to be as surprised as I am."

Clawing up the dance floor isn't Baskin's only reason for doing DWTS. "I am really hoping that Dancing With the Stars will keep those cats first and foremost in the front of the viewers so that they are constantly thinking about those cats being in cages and being exploited," she adds. "We can change that and end the private possession and the cub handling."

In the meantime, she says, "The pros are amazing. They can teach anybody to dance if they can teach me to dance. It is a lot of work ... I'm going to give it my all!"

The next season of Dancing With the Stars premieres this coming Monday, September 14, on ABC.

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