Can Gavin DeGraw bring sexy back?

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Professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, who is paired with singer Gavin DeGraw on this season of Dancing With the Stars, wrote that her partner is working hard to bring the sexy Monday night.

The two will dance the rumba. It will be interesting to see the energetic -- but soulful -- DeGraw tap into his sensuous side.

But there might be a slight problem, according to Smirnoff.

The only thing that concerns me is that the rumba is a sexy dance and Gavin is not extremely comfortable being too sexy with me, she wrote for People. It will be fun to see if he can pull it off, and I'm excited.

The pair found themselves in the bottom two last week. Former tennis champ Martina Navratilova ended up getting the boot. She was paired with Tony Dovolani.

DeGraw tweeted his support for Navratilova: None of us got any pleasure seeing Martina leave the show last night. She's a TRUE CHAMPION for always seeking new challenges.

Smirnoff and DeGraw are determined to give it their all on Monday night.

Smirnoff wrote that they will be sexy, but that we also want to show the sentimental value of the personal story that Gavin is going to bring to this week's show.

So, can DeGraw be sexy?

Fans will definitely love watching him try!

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