Most people will probably have thought that Melissa Gilbert would be eliminated from ‘Dancing With The Stars’ last night; after all, she seems to have booked a permanent place near the bottom of the leader board. Did the elimination go according to expectations?
First, we were treated to a re-run of the perfect 30 scoring paso doble from Maria Menounos and Derek Hough, complete with vampire costumes.
Then we saw Steelo Vasquez, a top dancer in music, film and television, take to the stage for the first time since he suffered a potentially fatal brain aneurysm last year that left him unable to speak and walk. He spent six months in the hospital and is still in physical therapy five days a week. But he and the Groovaloos performed a lively hip-hop routine.
Gavin DeGraw also returned to the ballroom to perform. This time he sang as his former professional dance partner, Karina Smirnoff, danced with pro Louis Van Amstel.
Finally, it was down to the business of the scores. Who would be in this season’s final dance duel?
William Levy, Maria Menounos, Katherine Jenkins, Donald Driver and Melissa Gilbert were soon declared safe.
The dance duel was between Disney star Roshon Fegan, who had to dance in the duel last week against Gladys Knight, and ‘Family Matters’ star Jaleel White. Before he danced, Jaleel described grouchy judge Len Goodman as “the old guy outside the grocery store who won’t give a kid any money for candy.”
They simultaneously danced the rumba, so comparisons were easy. Except…they weren’t, because they both did really well.
“It breaks my heart that one of you has to go, but it’s the name of the game,” said Len.
But eventually, all three judges voted to save Roshon.
“I’m going to tell you a secret,” said Jaleel as he was eliminated. “I really only thought I’d last about three dances in this competition. … I’ve made incredible friends. The fans have been incredible. I love Roshon Fegan. I’m happy they saved him; he has a bright future. Len, give him a 10. He’s the little kid outside the grocery store