DWTS 14 Week 2: Katherine Jenkins jives to top spot

Last night on “Dancing with the Stars” for the second week of season 14, Katherine Jenkins proved that she has what it takes to be on the dance floor and Broadway should be calling. Last week she was sophisticated in the foxtrot, but in the jive she was quick, pert and sexy.
Jenkins and Ballas danced the jive to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band. I loved her black dress with hot pink fringe at the bottom. If only Ian liked fringe better.
Carrie Ann Inaba said “the tone and extension of her legs” was incredible.
Len Goodman loved the start and didn’t like that wackiness we expect from Mark Ballas. Like many of us, he didn’t expect Jenkins to be able to do quick but the girl can move!
Bruno Tonioli called her sexy and she was in a clean cut sort of way. Tonioli said that way she did her kicks and flicks was what the judges have been looking for.
Jenkins and Ballas had the high score for the jive with 26. Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower also received a 26, but for the jive. Jenkins and Ballas had a cumulative score of 52 to top the leader board.
The lowest score for the jive was tennis great Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani. Navratilova was stiff and off beat. Her 17 was added to her score of 20 for a lackluster foxtrot.
Last week, Navratilova had been tied with Gavin DeGraw who also received a 20 for the foxtrot and actress Melissa Gilbert and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy who danced the cha cha cha.
Katherine Jenkins should definitely stay in the game. I’m looking forward to seeing her on the ballroom floor and possibly on stage in the future. Who knows? Maybe even Fox’s “Glee” will come calling.

LEADER BOARDOverall ranking: 
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26+26 = 52
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 24 + 25 = 49
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 23+26=49
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 26+22=48
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23+23 = 46
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 21+ 25 = 46
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 21 + 24 = 45
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 23+21 = 44
Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 23+19 = 42
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 20 + 21 = 41
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20+20=40
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 20+ 17 = 37

Jive

  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 21
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 17

Quickstep

  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 25
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 25
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 19

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About Jana J. Monji

I've written for the Rafu Shimpo, LA Weekly, LA Times and, more recently, the Pasadena Weekly. I formerly worked for a dot-com more interested in yodeling than its customers.

Posted on March 27, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Katherine Jenkins and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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