Injured Gleb Savchenko Delivers Perfect 'DWTS' Performance With Jana Kramer, Sharna Burgess Remains Sidelined
By Zach Seemayer
After getting sidelined by a knee injury during Dancing With the Stars rehearsals this week, Jana Kramer's pro partner, Gleb Savchenko, managed to take the floor on Monday and deliver a truly beautiful performance.
Kramer, who rehearsed with DWTS troupe member Alan Bersten during the week while Savchenko recovered, shared the news of her partner's injury to Instagram on Thursday, where she was clearly not happy about the development.
However, as the two took the stage for a waltz set to "She Used to Be Mine" from the Broadway hit Waitress, it was clear that Kramer and Savchenko hadn't lost a step.
Guest judge Idina Menzel could barely speak while giving feedback. "You had so much complexity in your entire performance and you just broke me," Menzel shared. "Thanks for breaking me."
Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli were equally smitten with the pair’s spellbinding performance, and ended up awarding the couple with their second perfect 40 out of 40 score of the season.
Meanwhile, fellow injured DWTS pro Sharna Burgess is still on the DL for the second week of competition after also suffering a knee injury.
Despite getting cleared to dance by her doctor, Burgess was warned that coming back so soon could pose a serious risk to her heath, so she decided to err on the side of caution and her partner, IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe, ended up dancing with Jenna Johnson once again.
This week, the pair performed a jazz routine set to Luther Vandross' "A Brand New Day" from The Wiz. While they didn't match their perfect score from last week, they still earned a formidable 36 out of 40.