DANCING WITH THE STARS Eliminates a Straggler in the Competition


Last night's performance show, dubbed "Latin Night," proved to provide the fire many couples needed to show just how talented they were; a new pack of frontrunners emerged, including Menounos and Levy - with previous favorites, Jenkins and Driver, reclaiming the spots they once held. With performances by Train and Selena Gomez, and a constant reminder of the uncertainty of anyone's position (after Shepherd's untimely departure), this results show was anyone's to lose.

It seemed a joke to pit Menounos against flailing contestants Knight and Gilbert in the first round up for elimination - and unsurprisingly, Menounos was announced to be safe. On the flipside, the elusive Gilbert (who consistently garners low scores but manages to avoid ever being in jeopardy of going home) made it through to next week's showing - as did the improving, yet always joyous, Knight.

The three highest scoring contestants from last night, Levy, Driver, and Jenkins, were the next to take the DANCING stage in hopes of returning. Naturally, all three received enough votes to secure themselves another round.

DeGraw, Fegan, and White were announced as the final three. Fegan received the most votes of the three, leaving DeGraw, a veteran to the bottom two, and White were forced to take part in a "dance off," in which the judges would choose the winner based solely on the quality of their performance. The contestant that won would ultimately be safe. "You both gave it your best shot," Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said after the dueling Cha-Chas. But the smooth, passionate White was chosen - and DeGraw, after weeks of vying for another, was sent home.

Check out BroadwayWorld's review and recap of DANCING WITH THE STARS next week, when the contestants perform hits to Motown records.

For last night's recap of DANCING WITH THE STARS' "Latin Week," check out BroadwayWorld's previous coverage at /article/DANCING-WITH-THE-STARS-Latin-Night-Recap-20120416


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