ABC's Dancing With The Stars was ruthless this week, choosing to eliminate not one but two of its stars from the competition. Disney Channel actor Roshon Fegan and Little House on the Prairie actress Melissa Gilbert, after a long run of ups and downs on the 14th season of the popular dancing show, were both sent home.
He's been gradually dancing his way to the top of the Dancing with the Stars leaderboard all during season 14, but on Monday night's DWTS installment, Cuban actor William Levy, 31, fox-trotted right into a perfect 30/30 score with his partner, Cheryl Burke, leaving fellow contestants Roshon Fegan, Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, Melissa Gilbert, and Katherine Jenkins not too far behind, with scores that ranged between 26 and 29 — with, surprisingly, the formerly favored Jenkins coming in at the bottom of the scoreboard.
Seven weeks into Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars, the remaining contestants — favorites Katherine Jenkins and William Levy, as well as Maria Menounos, Roshon Fegan, Jaleel White, Melissa Gilbert, and Donald Driver — got their dancing shoes on for Classics Night after virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell opened the show.
If anything proves the dedication of the Dancing with the Stars contestants, it's the number of injuries they sustain competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. This week, overnight sensation William Levy added his name to the list of celebs who have suffered injuries on DWTS, including Melissa Gilbert and Maria Menounos this season alone, not to mention former contestant Jennifer Grey, who had to undergo surgery for a ruptured disc after her Season 11 DWTS victory.
Week four of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, "Rock Week," left wide receiver Donald Driver on top, former favorite Katherine Jenkins sinking to a frightening fourth place on the leaderboard, and Melissa Gilbert hobbling to the hospital! Gilbert got through her paso doble and ended up with some respectable reviews, despite her disappointing overall evening score of 22 out of 30.
It was a rough week on Dancing With The Stars. Aside from lost shoes, injuries and hospitalizations, the popular ABC dancing show said goodbye to View co-host Sherri Shepherd, who left the ballroom in a flurry of tears.
Despite a stellar premiere last Monday, the new contestants on Season 14 of Dancing With the Stars are starting to polarize, with celebs like Katherine Jenkins, William Levy, Jaleel White, and Roshon Fegan on top, and the unfortunate Melissa Gilbert, Gavin DeGraw, and Martina Navratilova trailing.
It was a night of highs and higher highs on the Dancing with the Stars leaderboard on Monday night's Season 14 premiere, with frontrunners Jaleel White, 35, (partnered with Kym Johnson) and Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins, 31, (dancing with Mark Ballas) nabbing tying first-place spots with scores of 26.
It's time for a bunch of celebrities to crank up the music and dust off their dancing shoes to see who's got the best moves. Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars is almost upon us, and the new contestants were announced this morning by Brooke Burke Charvet and Tom Bergeron.