It wasn’t Monday night’s lowest scorer who was given the boot on this week’s “Dancing With the Stars” elimination show.
The ailing Melissa Gilbert and her partner Maks Chmerkovskiy weren’t sent home Tuesday night — a move that seemed to shock the judges and the live audience.
Like last week, the final two couples had to battle it out in a duel to see who’d live to dance another week. It came down to Disney star Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, and actor Jaleel White and Kym Johnson, who had to dance the rumba.
For the most part, the judges said both couples did well, and even hard-to-please judge Len Goodman said, “It breaks my heart that one of you has to go, but it’s the name of the game.”
All three judges voted to save Fegan.
The night before, the judges weren’t all that pleased with White’s performance. He landed just one notch above Gilbert and scored only 51 out of 60 points. One judge told him Monday night that his footwork was lacking in his Viennese Waltz.
White took it all in good stride, once he found out he’d be heading home.
“I’m going to tell you a secret: I really only thought I’d last about three dances in this competition,” he confessed. “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,” White said before joking to Goodman: “He’s the little kid outside the grocery store!”
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