Can ABC Decline Evan Lysacek's 'Dancing with the Stars' Bid?


Evan Lysacek has become a household name after winning the men's figure skating gold at the 2010 Winter Games, the first time an American won the plum since Brian Boitano in 1988. The 24-year-old hasn't been shy in admitting that he would "love" to be on Dancing with the Stars. And he'd be on good company, too. After all, Winter Olympics medalists Kristin Yamaguchi and Apolo Anton Ohno both won during their respective runs on the ABC show.


In fact, Lysacek says he was in the audience, "proud" as "friends" Yamaguchi and Ohno danced their way to winning the mirror ball trophy.


"All I have heard from everyone that has done the show is what a blast it is. That could be a good way for me to do something extremely challenging, but also fun to celebrate my Olympic win."


Entertainment Weekly has done the dirty work of plotting Lysacek's post-Vancouver schedule vis-Ã -vis Dancing with the Stars' season 10 proceedings, and from the looks of things, only one of Lysacek's Stars on Ice shows falls on a Monday, which is DWTS performance night.


The Stars on Ice tour runs from April 1 to May 30, while Dancing kicks off March 22 and wraps up May 25.


If ever the gold medalist indeed signs up to be on this season's lineup, it will no doubt be a grueling couple of months for him, but it won't be the first time that a contestant on DWTS moonlights on other stuff while on the show.


In fact, last season's winner Donny Osmond did DWTS alongside his Vegas show with sister and former Dancing contestant Marie.


Three-time U.S. National Champion Johnny Weir is also being encouraged by fans to join DWTS.


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