DANCING WITH THE STARS' Motown tribute week featured new highs and lows in the competition, including the newly invoked gladiator-esque dance-off fitting into the former. The results show included performances by non-Motown artists - an odd choice - including 90s band Boyz II Men and songstress Natasha Bedingfield. At the end of last night's dedication to all that's funky, Gladys Knight, the contestant with the most heart according to Len, was at the bottom of the leader board.
After Jaleel White's comeback performance, it was no surprise when he was the first star announced to be safe. Though previous weeks were less than stellar (or memorable for the right reasons,) the judges and apparently the audience were in agreement: he's a star turned amateur dancer who deserves to stay.
In the end, after each competitor was deemed worthy of another week, it was the empress of soul and lowest scorer herself, Gladys Knight, pitted against Disney's Roshon Fegan in a jive-off to save their spot. The judges would ultimately make the final choice, voting to save either contestant. But in a one-two split, Carrie Ann vied for Gladys, but Len and Bruno's dual votes allowed Fegan another week in the competition.
"I am so just amazed at this journey," Knight said. "It's been absolutely extraordinary. I'm overjoyed."
Check out last night's coverage of DANCING's tribute to Motown here, http://broadwayworld.com/article/DANCING-WITH-THE-STARS-Steams-up-Motown-20120423.