Melissa Gilbert had a tough birthday. She was ousted from “Dancing With the Stars.”
But she has to be happy she made it as far as she did. Her average judge scores lagged far behind the other five remaining dancers.
“It’s been a real blessing and a joy,” she said, hugging her dance partner Maksim Chvermovskiy. “Maks has been amazing and an incredible teacher and incredible friend… I’m amazed I made it this far.”
The “Little House on the Prairie” star ended on a high note Monday, garnering her highest score to date with 27 for her Samba after a solid Foxtrot with a 24.
She was joined on the chopping block with Roshon Fegan, the Disney teen star, who was almost cut a week ago. This despite the fact he garnered two 10s on his first dance, an energetic Foxtrot.
This leaves four more dancers, all who have taken home consistently high scores week in, week out. Katherine Jenkins, the British singer, has averaged the highest scores to date with 27.2 after 10 dances. Actor William Levy is not far behind, averaging 26.5 after 10 dances, including his first perfect score with his Foxtrot Monday night. TV host Maria Menounos is a close third, averaging 26.2, then NFL player Donald Driver, with 26.0.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk