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Erin Andrews Determined to Win 'Dancing with the Stars'

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ESPN reporter Erin Andrews during a game between the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers on August 6, 2008 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (Getty Images)more pics »Sources say sports reporter Erin Andrews is now more motivated than ever to take home the grand prize on Dancing with the Stars, after the controversial comments Elisabeth Hasselbeck made about her skimpy costumes on The View.

Hasselbeck said last week, "I think in light of what happened … and as inexcusable as it was for that horrific guy to go in and try to peep on her in her hotel room … in some way, if I'm him, I'm like, 'man, I could have just waited 12 weeks (nervous laughter from crowd)' … I could have seen this, a little bit less, without the prison time."

Erin is in it to win it (Bauer Griffin)
Hasselbeck was referring, of course, to a video that was filmed without Andrews' knowledge inside her hotel room, and subsequently made public. Andrews shot back, calling the comments a "slap in the face" to victims of sexual predators, and Hasselbeck gave a tearful apology on air the next day.

But now sources tell PopEater the controversy may have been just the push Andrews needed to take first place in the competition. An insider said, "Elisabeth's comments have not only made Erin more determined to win, but have also given every woman in America who has ever been made fun of because of what they wear or how they look a champion."

It's true -- comments from viewers and readers across the blogosphere have been overwhelmingly supportive of Team Erin. But can she out-dance Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger?

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