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DWTS 14: Compare jive

Jive

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough:

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy:

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson:

William Levy and Cheryl Burke

Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff:

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya:

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani:

DWTS 14: Compare Foxtrot

William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10)

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10)

  • Week 8
  • Foxtrot
  • “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (8, 9, 9)

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26 (9, 8,9) Week 1

The Show“—Lenka

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 (9,8,9) Week 1

The Way You Look Tonight“—Frank Sinatra

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8)

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus: 24 (8, 8, 8) week 3

Cupid“—Sam Cooke

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 (8, 7, 8) Week 1

Sugar Town“—Nancy Sinatra

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23 Week 1

Sherry“— Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Week 1

I Run to You“—Lady Antebellum

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 (7, 6,7) Week 1

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby“—Diana Krall

Foxtrot

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26 Week 1

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 Week 1

Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 24 (8, 8, 8) week 3

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23 Week 1

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23 Week 1

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20 Week 1

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 Week 1

DWTS 14 Week 2 Results: A lady leaves the ballroom

With another cast, she might have shown. Consider how many really bad dancers have come through these 14 seasons. If this season had included Master P or the Woz, she might have lasted another week.

But in season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars” there was no real lost on the dance floor celebrity. All of the cast members could walk with rhythm, they were physically fit enough and they lifted the level of the show. That meant that Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani were the first to go.

Partnered with the diplomatic Tony Dovolani, she did well enough to score a 20, but this season, with no couple getting in the teens, that score only kept her tied for the bottom spot with Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and singer Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff. The last tennis player who was on DWTS didn’t do well.
That was Monica Seles during season 6. Seles was paired with Jonathan Roberts, but for the first week only. Seles and Roberts received a 15 for their foxtrot. Their team tied with the team of Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough for the lowest score of the evening, both for the foxtrot. Seles and Roberts were eliminated (along with  magician Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson) in the first round. Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas would win that season with football player Jason Taylor and his partner Edyta Sliwinska in second.
Navratilova admitted she’s not used to wearing a dress and she always seemed not to care how her hair looked. She seems a bit ill at ease in her new glammed up persona. She didn’t take command of the dance floor like she does on the tennis court. Dancing the cha cha cha to “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Diana Krall, she didn’t get into the text of the song. No flirting with Dovolani. No on stage persona. Her dress outshined her performance. Her feet and legs didn’t reach full extension and her heels were a bit dowdy.
This week in those lovely red fringe pants, she did look more lady-like than Hope Solo from last season and she was a much better sport.  I’m sorry to see Navratilova go, but she was the logical choice.

Cumulative scores

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

Quickstep

 

WEEK 1

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

DWTS 14 Week 2: Martina Navratilova at bottom

On the first week of “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Martina Navratilova was stiff and seemed uncomfortable in her glamorous new persona as she performed the foxtrot. This week, she  and her partner Tony Dovolani were the low score in the jive with 17 points.

What does that mean? Gladys Knight, who isn’t an athlete, but is the Empress of Soul is a better dancer despite her age and lack of physical training. Navratilova on the tennis court is in command, but she hasn’t taken command of the dance floor. That’s not skill that a force of will or personality. After all, consider the horrible dancing, but inspiring performances last year of Carson Kressley.

Navratilova and Dovolani were dancing to “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel. There was no cute bits, but straight dancing. Okay, Navratilova started out behind the judges and kissed head judge Len Goodman.

I hated her costume. The net top didn’t give us a sense of the song’s story. The black bra also didn’t compliment her figure at all. Navratilova didn’t run with grace and also didn’t have good extension.

Carrie Ann Inaba loves Navratilova for her attitude, but noted that she missed some steps.

Head judge Len Goodman said Navratilova needed to attack the dance.

Bruno Tonioli also tried to get Navratilova to take charge of the dance floor.

I give Navratilova kudos for her courage and trying out a new look, but considering the costumes, which I think were chosen for her by her partner, I have to wonder if the chemistry was also a problem. I would have teamed her with Maksim who does well with tough ladies like Laila Ali.

This team was at the bottom and the last tennis player who was on the show was cut during the first elimination. I don’t think Navratilova will be around much longer.

Cumulative scores

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 and Tristan McManus: 19

Online voting 

DWTS 14 Week 2: Katherine Jenkins in first

On the second night of competition, Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas again received the high score of the night to a total of 52 points. Jenkins and Ballas danced the jive to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower also received a 26 and that brought them up to tie for second place with Latin hunk William Levy and his partner Cheryl Burke who received a 25 for a total of 49 points. Fegan and Hightower were dancing the quickstep to “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” by Good Charlotte and were the top score for the quickstep. Levy and Burke were also dancing the quickstep, but got a low score from head judge Len Goodman, a 7, while the other two judges gave them nines. They danced to “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by George Gershwin.

The smooth Jaleel White fell to fourth when his jive routine with Kym Johnson only received a 22 for a total of 48 points. They danced the jive with an eight from Bruno Tonioli and two sevens from the other judges.

Although week 1 saw no team below 20, this week two teams were only teen worthy: Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani who received the lowest score of the night with 17 and Gladys Knight and her partner Tristan MacManus who were given a 19.

That left Navratilova and Dovolani with the lowest overall score.  Actress Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were only given a 20 for their quickstep, but that left them only three points ahead of Navratilova and Dovolani.

What do you say? I say Navratilova and Dovolani should be the first to go.

Cumulative scores

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 andPeta 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

Online voting 

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Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

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Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

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  • 800-VOTE4-04
  • Text-in code: 3404

Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
  • 800-VOTE4-11
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Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

Phone:

  • 800-868-3402
  • 800-VOTE4-02
  • Text-in Code: 3402

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Phone:

  • 800-868-3409
  • 800-VOTE4-09
  • Text-in Code: 3409

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

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  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

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DWTS 14 Week 1: Martina Navratilova gets glamorous

When it was Chris Evert against Martina Navratilova who were you cheering for? I was an Evert fan because I like her style, but there’s no denying Navratilova was a tennis superstar. On Monday night as one of the “Dancing with the Stars” season 14 celebrities, she wowed, but mostly because she got glamorous.
Partnered with the diplomatic Tony Dovolani, she did well enough to score a 20, but this season, with no couple getting in the teens, that score only kept her tied for the bottom spot with Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and singer Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff. The last tennis player who was on DWTS didn’t do well.
That was Monica Seles during season 6. Seles was paired with Jonathan Roberts, but for the first week only. Seles and Roberts received a 15 for their foxtrot. Their team tied with the team of Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough for the lowest score of the evening, both for the foxtrot. Seles and Roberts were eliminated (along with  magician Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson) in the first round. Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas would win that season with football player Jason Taylor and his partner Edyta Sliwinska in second.
Navratilova admitted she’s not used to wearing a dress and she always seemed not to care how her hair looked. She seems a bit ill at ease in her new glammed up persona. She didn’t take command of the dance floor like she does on the tennis court. Dancing the cha cha cha to “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Diana Krall, she didn’t get into the text of the song. No flirting with Dovolani. No on stage persona. Her dress outshined her performance. Her feet and legs didn’t reach full extension and her heels were a bit dowdy.
Carrie Ann Inaba thought Navratilova was beautiful and refined. She told her to work on her turns and spotting.
Len Goodman was booed, but said he thought the routine was too careful and asked for the wow factor.
Bruno Tonioli mentioned that she was looking “stunning.” Tonioli said that she needed to work on her arm extension and fluidity. The footwork was another problem.
There’s nothing wrong with strong women dancing. Remember Laila Ali? Ali was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy during season 4 and finished third. NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson were second and Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ono with Julianne Hough won that season.  Ali and Chmerkovskiy scored a 23 for the foxtrot.
The question is in this field with so many good dancers and good performers, will Navratilova continue on beyond week 2?

Overall ranking
  • Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26
  • William Levy & Cheryl Burke: 24
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23
  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 23
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Gladys Knight &Tristan McManus: 23
  • Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: 21
  • Donald Driver &Peta Murgatroyd: 21
  • Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

Online voting 

Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and Pasadena’s Jaleel White lead

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas were tied with Jaleel White and Kym Johnson with 26 points. Both got nines from Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba; it was head judge Len Goodman who only thought the two worthy of eights.

Both couples danced the foxtrot.

This week there was no one celebrity that was so awful your eyes hurt. Three couples were tied for last place, but with a respectable 20. Tennis great Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani performed the cha cha cha; Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff performed the foxtrot.

Navratilova is 55; Gilbert is 47 and DeGraw is 35. Quite an age spread at the bottom. Jack Wagner is 52. It’s Gladys Knight who at 67 is the oldest contestant this season.

Knight received the same score as the youngest contestant, Roshon Fegan. They were in a group of four couples tied for fourth with 23.

  • Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas: 26
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26
  • William Levy & Cheryl Burke: 24
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya: 23
  • Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower: 23
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Gladys Knight &Tristan McManus: 23
  • Maria Menounos & Derek Hough: 21
  • Donald Driver &Peta Murgatroyd: 21
  • Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20
  • Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20

Foxtrot

Cha cha cha

Online voting 

You can vote by phone (AT&T customers) or online. If you vote online, better get registered at ABC.com. You have only one hour after the show ends to vote by phone, but up until the next morning to vote online (11 a.m. East Coast and 8 a.m. Pacific).

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Phone:

  • 800-868-3403
  • 800-VOTE4-03
  • Text-in Code: 3403 

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

Phone:

  • 800-868-3404
  • 800-VOTE4-04
  • Text-in code: 3404

Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
  • 800-VOTE4-11
  • Text-in Code: 3411

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

Phone:

  • 800-868-3402
  • 800-VOTE4-02
  • Text-in Code: 3402

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Phone:

  • 800-868-3409
  • 800-VOTE4-09
  • Text-in Code: 3409

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

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  • 800-868-3408
  • 800-VOTE4-08
  • Text-in Code: 3408

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DWTS 14: Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. Along with Margaret Court and Doris Hart, she earned a career Grand Slam in singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles–a Grand Slam “boxed set.”

In her career, she had 167 singles titles, 177 doubles titles and had the longest winning streak–74 consecutive matches. She won the Czechoslovakia national tennis championship in 1972 when she was only 15. The next year, she played her first match in the U.S. and turned professional in 1975. During her tennis career, she had an ongoing rivalry with Chris Evert  (1973-1988) with Navratilova leading 47-37 and later Steffi Graf with them tied 9 to 9.

Full name: Martina Navratilova

Partner: Tony Dovolani

Official website

Birthday: 18 October 1956

  • Age: 55
  • Libra

Hometown: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Currently resides: Sarasota, Florida

Navratilova came out as lesbian in 1981. She has been active in gay rights as well as animal rights and underprivileged children issues.

Navratilova previously appeared in the reality show, “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here” in 2008, series 8. In this ITV British TV series, she finished second behind actor Joe Swash (Mickey Miller in “Eastenders”). George Takei finished third.

In 2010, she was treated for breast cancer the spring and also a high altitude pulmonary edema while attempting to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in December.

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

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DWTS 14: Vote by phone or online

During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 60 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.

In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, March 27 at 8|7c.

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.
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Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 60 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.

One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.

The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.

COUPLE NAME 

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Phone:

  • 800-868-3403
  • 800-VOTE4-03
  • Text-in Code: 3403 

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

Phone:

  • 800-868-3404
  • 800-VOTE4-04
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Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
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Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

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  • 800-868-3402
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Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

 

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

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  • 800-868-3409
  • 800-VOTE4-09
  • Text-in Code: 3409

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

Phone:

  • 800-868-3408
  • 800-VOTE4-08
  • Text-in Code: 3408

Vote online. 

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