April 23, 2017 | Updated at 11:37 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Gavin DeGraw Dances Final Dance on 'Stars'

Latin week, capped by a decisive cha-cha, spelled the end of Gavin DeGraw's "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday when fans failed to vote for him in large numbers and the judges gave him a final thumbs down, having first tarred the musician with low marks.

Reuters on Apr 18, 2012 09:22 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Gavin DeGraw
U.S. singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw poses during an interview in New York September 20, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

(Reuters) - Latin week, capped by a decisive cha-cha, spelled the end of Gavin DeGraw's "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday when fans failed to vote for him in large numbers and the judges gave him a final thumbs down, having first tarred the musician with low marks.

DeGraw, who had found himself among the bottom two finishers during every week of the hit show's 14th season except for one, seemed resigned to his fate after his samba on Monday's performance episode garnered a paltry score of 19 from the panelists.

Judge Len Goodman proclaimed the effort to the strains of "Sweetheart from Venezuela" "more of a shamba than a samba," and DeGraw predicted to partner Karina Smirnoff "Tomorrow we will be in the duel," referring to a new twist introduced this week in which the final two couples engage in a "dance duel."

The judges then decided who would be eliminated, and the panel of three unanimously chose to spare actor Jaleel White after the two couples did a cha-cha.

"Jaleel's more talented than I am," a good-natured DeGraw noted before they faced off, anticipating the result.

Smiling in defeat, he said: "It's been amazing," and "My family got to have a great time. We reunited in a lot of ways" through his participation on the show.

Monday's night's performances brought a wide range of scores from the judges with DeGraw getting a low 19 while Telenovela star William Levy triumphed over a torn ligament for a near-perfect 29 with his Argentine tango.

Classical singer Katherine Jenkins, who has wowed judges and fans consistently all season, tied with Levy. He also danced an Argentine tango.

Melissa Gilbert, the "Little House on the Prairie" star who was injured during a performance last week and was briefly hospitalized after suffering a mild concussion, returned to dance the salsa and managed only a 21.

Musical highlights of the Tuesday's elimination round included Train's performance of "Drive By" from their just-released album, while Selena Gomez & the Scene did "Hit the Lights."

"Dancing With the Stars" annually is among the top-rated U.S. TV shows, pairing B-list celebrities, sports stars and singers with professional dancers performing sambas, waltzes and other dances across a ballroom floor.

Viewer votes combined with judges' ratings decide which stars face elimination each week. Eight stars remain in the competition.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

 Director James Gunn (L) and Ravagers from Marvel Studios 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' features Miley Cyrus' voice

Miley Cyrus' voice is present at "Guardians of the Galaxy 2."

Derek Jeter name dropped to spin $1B interests for Marlins' sale

Derek Jeter name dropped to spin $1B interests for Marlins' sale

A report said that Derek Jeter was just used for name-dropping and without his blessing to raise the price of the Marlins to at least $1 billion.

Xbox One Hands-On

Xbox One & Xbox 360 May free games with gold revealed

Microsoft revealed the May free games with gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Activision

Activision finally reveals 'Call Of Duty: World War II'

Activision finally revealed its upcoming video game "Call Of Duty: World War II."

LeBron James

LeBron James led Cavs' historic comeback against Pacers

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night left a historic achievement for the second-seed team in the East.

Real Time Analytics