Motown was good for Gladys Knight years ago, but what about on Tuesday's Dancing With the Stars results show?
It was definitely good for Jaleel White, who made a big comeback Monday and moved to the No. 2 spot on the leaderboard behind consistently good opera singer Katherine Jenkins. He was the first star deemed safe.
Before the results were announced, Natasha Bedingfield sang as a young ballet dancer, Michaela DePrince, performed. And Boys II Men took the stage for a song.
The stars spoke in a taped segment of their injuries. "It's really, really mind-blowing to me what has gone on. I feel like an old lady right now," Maria Menounos said. Melissa Gilbert said she "wasn't prepared for how exhilarating it is when it goes well and how devastating it is when it doesn't go well." She added, "I have no idea where the reserves of energy and heart are going to come from for the next five weeks."
In the end it came down to Gladys facing off in a dancing duel with Disney star Roshon Fegan.
"I came too far in this competition to leave now," said Roshon in rehearsal. "It's do or die, baby."
"Make or break, tonight is it," said Gladys, who was never seen complaining about injuries, by the way.
After the two performed a jive, the judges, basing their decision on that one dance alone, saved Roshon and sent Gladys home. (For the record, Carrie Ann Inaba wanted to save Gladys, but Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli wanted Roshon.)
"I am so just amazed at this journey. It's been absolutely extraordinary," said Gladys. "I"m overjoyed." She wished the other stars "the best."
By Ann Oldenburg