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'Dancing With The Stars' season 14 cast named

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, February 27, 2012

8 of 12: Gladys Knight, an eight-time Grammy winning soul, pop and gospel singer, will dance with Tristan MacManus during season 14 of 'Dancing With The Stars.'

'Its a pleasure and honor to be a contestant!!' Knight Tweeted on Feb. 28, 2012, after the cast was announced on the ABC show 'Good Morning America.'

Knight, a 67-year-old Georgia native, is known for hits such as 'That's What Friends Are For' and 'Men.' She has appeared on reality shows in the past. She was a judge on 'American Juniors' in 2003 and served as a guest judge on 'American Idol' several times. She also performed on 'Celebrity Duets.'

(Pictured: Gladys Knight appears in a promotional photo for the 14th season of the ABC show 'Dancing With the Stars.' / Tristan MacManus talks to after performing with Nancy Grace on 'Dancing With The Stars' on Oct. 10, 2011.) (ABC)