Injured 'DWTS' Contestant Tops Leader Board
It's been a dramatic Dancing with the Stars season thus far, featuring several injuries, but this crop of ballroom warriors hasn't let anything slow them down. If you don't want find out what happened on tonight's show, read no further!
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After trudging through the pain of a ligament injury in his ankle, William Levy topped the leader board. The Latin actor sustained a 29 from the judges, who were left hot and bothered by his Argentine tango.
"All I could think of is the Latin dancing James Bond is in the house!" gushed Carrie Ann Inaba.
Disney star Roshon Fegan tried to summon his "inner sexy man" by mimicking Levy's moves. The play didn't elicit the same response, but still proved effective. The judges placed him in the middle with a 26.
Jaleel White strutted onto the dance floor determined to "step it up" following his lackluster scores from the previous week, and the former Family Matters star seemed pleased with the respectable 24 that his samba garnered him.
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"I just put in more work," Jaleel said simply when asked about the secret to his turnaround.
Melissa Gilbert, who's been struggling to free her inner sexy side, wound up towards the bottom of the pack with a 21, tying Gladys Knight, who has still manage to squeeze in out-of-state singing performances while on the dance competition.
Gavin DeGraw wound up as the night's honorable mention, landing at dead last with 19. DeGraw's pro-partner Karina Smirnoff slipped during their performance, but this flub went unnoticed by the judges who were zeroed in on DeGraw's shortcomings.
"It was more of a sham-ba than a samba, unfortunately," said Len Goodman.
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Donald Driver was right on Levy's heels, earning a 27, but ultimately Katherine Jenkins was the only match for Levy, as she tied his high score, receiving nearly perfect numbers from the judges.
Tune in for the next round of eliminations tomorrow night on ABC when Dancing with the Stars returns at 8/7c!