The dancers performed to live performances by Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and more during temptation night. Per usual, Katherine Jenkins shined and sadly, Gladys Knight fell on the scoreboard!
If you vote on any show tonight, I urge you to pick up your phone and help out Gladys Knight. The charismatic performer struggled with both of her dances on Dancing with the Stars, but she’s one of the sweetest and most entertaining contestants on the show this season — we must save her!
Gladys Knight: Gladys steals my heart every time she hits the dance floor. She’s like a barrel of sunshine. That said, she’s certainly no Michael Jackson, when it comes to dancing. “If I could judge purely on my heart, you would be top of my leaderboard,” Len Goodman said. “You’re not the best dancer, but you’re the most charismatic dancer. It’s so appealing. It’s easy — like Sunday morning.” 21/30
Maria Menounous: Maria never fails to look gorgeous, which is definitely part of her appeal. I thought her foxtrot was good, but forgettable. “Direct and formal. Fun and free,” Len complimented. 26/30
Roshon Fegan: Roshon is a flawless and charismatic performer — it’s such a bummer he doesn’t get the popular vote. I think it’s because he’s such an unknown, especially with the older generations. Tonight the judges were really hard on his rumba. “The movement was quick and jerky. It was like painting by numbers,” Len complained.
Katherine Jenkins: I almost wonder if we need to see the rest of the season — can’t we just name Katherine the Mirror Ball Trophy winner?? She’s so good! 29/30
Donald Glover: Donald has been smooth sailing in this competition — and could very well get to the finals if he keeps up the smooth foot work. “You were so in your zone! I loved it!” one of the judges raved.
Melissa Gilbert: She might be okay on the dance floor, but Melissa’s personality gets to me. I know she’s incredibly focused and hard working, but she just doesn’t float my boat. 24/30
Jaleel White: Jaleel is another great dancer, so I hate for him to be in the bottom — but I think his personality irks viewers a bit. That said, there are definitely others who should get the boot before him. 29/30
William Levy: Cheryl Burke always turns up the heat when it comes to getting down with her partners and William is no exception. They couldn’t have looked sexier on the dance floor tonight. “You two are wired for sex!” Bruno raved. “When you come out, physically you’re really impressive. You dance with confidence. For me, it was a little on the raunchy side,” Len said. 27/30