Carole Baskin Just Spilled Details on the ‘DWTS’ Premiere (Including Her Fitting First Song)

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Carole Baskin is getting ready to make her big Dancing with the Stars debut. And, to no one’s surprise, she’s doing it in good ol’ Carole Baskin fashion. 

ICYMI: We learned that Baskin was putting on her dancing paws shoes when ABC officially released the cast lineup for the reality competition show on Good Morning America. The Tiger King star will also be joined by Netflix’s Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, Chicago P.D. star Anne Heche, boyband heartthrob AJ McLean and more. 

But now it looks like we’re getting more information about the series premiere, specifically what we can expect from the big cat lover’s first song. Baskin confirmed exclusively to E! News that she’s chosen Survivor’s 1982 hit, “Eye of the Tiger.” How fitting. 

“I was just approved yesterday to release that we are doing ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ so I’m very excited about that,” she told the outlet. “I’m actually sitting in my car outside of costuming right now. And I gave them the instructions that no fur, no feathers, no leather, and anything else.” 

However, that doesn’t mean leopard print is out of the question. “Leopards gives me the most inspiration because they manage to do everything by using the absolute least amount of energy necessary to achieve their goals,” she added.

Last week, the Big Cat Sanctuary owner opened up about her reason for joining the show. “The biggest thing for me is the longer my partner and I can stay in the running and in the competition it will keep the cats forefront in the viewers' eye, and to me that was where Tiger King missed the ball,” Baskin said according to People. “It really should have been focused on the animals and I’m hoping Dancing with the Stars will do that. I am competitive but I am competitive with myself. I want to do the very best that I can possibly do.”

September 14 cannot come soon enough. 

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