STAGE TUBE: Jaleel White Eliminated After Rumba 'Dance Duel'
On last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS Results Show, Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson were eliminated after going head to head in a Rumba 'Dance Duel' against Roshon Fagon and his partner Chelsie Hightower.
Also last night, he charmed audiences with his Samba and Foxtrot, but Gavin DeGraw returned to the ballroom as a special musical guest. He performed his new hit single "Sweeter," accompanied by Karina Smirnoff and Louis Van Amstel.
Tuesday night also brought us "Dancing with the Stars: Ballroom Battle." This competition featured six pro dancers who paired together and held auditions for amateur couples throughout America. One couple was selected to represent each pro-dancer team in a head-to-head Ballroom Battle. On Tuesday, the three winning couples with their coaches - Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani and Louis Van Amstel - competed in a live finale on stage. Each couple performed a no-holds-barred Jive and the judges named the Ballroom Battle champions.
Also, during Tuesday night's show was"AT&T's Spotlight" performance spotlighting Richard "Steelo" Vazquez, who performed with The Groovaloos for a very exciting and uplifting performance. "Steelo" was one of the top B-boy dancers working in music, film and television and a member of the popular dance group The Groovaloos. Sadly, in 2011 he suffered a brain aneurysm which resulted in him losing his ability to speak and walk. He spent six months in the hospital and now goes to physical rehabilitation five days a week, seven hours a day. On Tuesday, Steelo reunited with The Groovaloos for the first time since his aneurysm. Although he isn't back to full strength, this performance was a testament to the perseverance he, his family and friends have shown despite all odds being against them.
The remaining couples in the competition are:
* Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd
* Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower
* Melissa Gilbert and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* Katherine Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas
* WILLIAM LEVY and partner Cheryl Burke
* Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply).
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BBC Worldwide Productions, led by Jane Tranter, is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The Production Company is responsible for the smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC), "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC), "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (Starz), "Hairy Bikers" (HISTORY) and the upcoming titles "The Week the Women Went" (Lifetime), "The Next Big Thing" (Oxygen), "Lovetown, USA" (OWN) and "Da Vinci's Demons" (Starz). BBC Worldwide Productions sits within one of six core businesses that form BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
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