Entries in Results Show (5)


'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Melissa Gilbert & Roshon Fegan Eliminated

ABC (LOS ANGELES) -- So much for "happy birthday." On the day she turned 48, former Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert and her pro partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were eliminated from Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night.

Disney actor Roshon Fegan and his partner, Chelsie Hightower, also got the boot as part of the ABC series' double-elimination week.

That leaves four couples to battle it out in next week's semifinals: Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough, and William Levy and Cheryl Burke.

Gilbert, the lowest-scoring celebrity on Monday's performance show, said it was a joyful birthday for her despite her elimination because she made it so far in the competition.    

Fegan -- who was situated in the upper half of the leader board thanks in part to a foxtrot that earned him a score of 29 out of a possible 30 -- said he was happy he learned ballroom dancing moves.

Chris Brown was the musical guest on the results show, performing "Turn Up the Music." There was also a dancing tribute to the late Dick Clark.

Dancing with the Stars' semifinals round begins next Monday on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Gladys Knight Goes Home

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- It was "good night" for Gladys Knight on Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night.

The Motown legend and her pro partner, Tristan MacManus, were eliminated from the ABC competition after losing a "dance duel" to Disney actor Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower.

After both couples fell into the bottom two, they were asked to perform the jive simultaneously. Carrie Ann Inaba voted to save Knight, but both Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli opted to keep Fegan.

Knight told the crowd she was "amazed at this journey. It was absolutely extraordinary, I learned so many things, found so many friends and family, and I'm just overjoyed."

Knight was the lowest-scoring celebrity on Monday's performance show after dancing the rumba and earning a quick elimination during a cha cha cha marathon.

The musical guests on Tuesday's results show were Boyz II Men, who performed their latest single "One More Dance," and Natasha Bedingfield, who sang "Wild Horses." Bedingfield's performance came during the "spotlight performance" featuring a 17-year-old female ballet dancer who overcame a tough childhood after she was born in Sierra Leone.

Next Monday night, the seven remaining stars will return to the ballroom for a classical music-themed performance show.
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'Dancing with the Stars' Recap: Gavin DeGraw Eliminated

ABC/ADAM TAYLOR(LOS ANGELES) -- After flirting with elimination earlier in the season, Gavin DeGraw finally got the hook on ABC's Dancing with the Stars Tuesday night.

The pop musician and his partner, Karina Smirnoff, lost the first "dance duel" of the season to Jaleel White and Kym Johnson. Because they were in the bottom two, each couple was forced to simultaneously dance the cha cha cha to the Lady Gaga hit "The Edge of Glory."

The judges were complimentary of both celebrities, but in a unanimous vote, they saved White over DeGraw.

Afterward, DeGraw said he had a great mentor in Smirnoff and added that his experience in the ballroom was "awesome."

DeGraw was the lowest-scoring celebrity on this week's Latin-flavored performance show, with judge Len Goodman telling him his samba was more like a "shamba."

DeGraw had been in the bottom two twice prior to Tuesday night.

The musical guests on the results show were Train, who performed their latest hit "Drive By," and Selena Gomez, who delivered a live rendition of her single "Hit the Lights."

Next Monday night on Dancing with the Stars, the eight remaining celebrities will dance to live performances by Motown artists including The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves.

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"Dancing with the Stars" Results Show: Jack Wagner Eliminated

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Soap star Jack Wagner slipped out of the Dancing with the Stars competition on Tuesday night.

Wagner and his pro partner, Anna Trebunskaya, had the lowest combination of judges' scores and viewers' votes. When asked if he was surprised by the outcome, the General Hospital and Melrose Place actor simply replied, "I had a great time, and it was fun to kind of test myself."

On Monday's performance show, Wagner danced a samba inspired by his 23-year-old daughter, whom he met for the first time last year. All three judges gave him a positive review for the dance, but he still found himself in a five-way tie at the bottom of the leader board.

For the second consecutive week, Gavin DeGraw faced elimination in the results show's final moments but still managed to advance.

The musical guests on the results show were Seal, who covered the classic song "Lean on Me," and Rascal Flatts, who performed their new song "Changed" for the first time on network TV.

Host Tom Bergeron announced a new wrinkle to the elimination format that will be implemented in two weeks. For three consecutive weeks, the bottom two on the results show will dance simultaneously, with the judges deciding who will go home.

Dancing with the Stars
returns next Monday night on ABC with the 10 remaining celebrities set to dance to rock music. KISS will make an appearance.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


'Dancing with the Stars' Results Show: Martina Navratilova Eliminated

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Tennis great Martina Navratilova has been bounced from the Dancing with the Stars ballroom.

Navratilova on Tuesday night became the first celebrity of the ABC competition's 14th season to be eliminated. After host Tom Bergeron made the announcement, she said, "I gave it everything I had but I blew it [Monday] and it cost me unfortunately."

Navratilova fell to the bottom of the leader board in each of the first two performance shows. Last week, she and partner Tony Dovolani danced the foxtrot, and on Monday she attempted the jive. Following the latter routine, head judge Len Goodman said her moves were "too neat" and "too precise."

Navratilova had the lowest combined score of all of the celebrities: 37 out of a possible 60.

In the final moments of Tuesday's results show, both Navratilova and pop musician Gavin DeGraw faced elimination. DeGraw survived and will return to the ballroom next week.

The musical guests were Matt Nathanson and Sugarland, who teamed up for a rendition of his song "Run." Sugarland also performed "Find The Beat Again."

Next week, the 11 remaining celebrities will perform a dance that draws upon a memorable moment in their lives.

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