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DWTS 14 Week 8: Roshon Fegan almost perfect in foxtrot

Last night on DWTS, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower finished in second place over all with 56. Fegan and Hightower received two tens for an almost perfect foxtrot. Only head judge Len Goodman found the pair less than perfect. For their second dance, it was a Latin Trio and with the help of Sasha Farber, Fegan and Hightower earned 27.

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For the foxtrot, Fegan and Hightower were sweet and light as they danced to “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee.

Bruno Tonioli dubbed the pair “the sweetest of sweethearts” and commended Hightower for smoothing out Fegan’s hip hop popping because there was no jerkiness. Fegan had good form in hold and clean lines. Tonioli compared Fegan to a “young Mickey Rooney,” but I don’t think Rooney ever danced at Fegan’s level.

Carrie Ann Inaba told Fegan that he made his grandmothers proud and DWTS proud. Fegan’s grandmothers had peeked in during rehearsal and were in the audience.

Len Goodman felt the two did well and commented,  “Good job dog.”

For the foxtrot, Fegan and Hightower have the second highest score of the season. On top would be William Levy and Cheryl Burke who posted a perfect score last night.

In their Trio dance, Fegan and Hightower were paired with with Sasha Farber from the DWTS dance troupe for the paso doble (danced to Turn Me On” by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj). Hightower like Burke decided to include a male dancer to push Fegan to a higher level. Farber really helped Fegan find his inner machismo resulting in beautiful Spanish lines. The choreography mistake was having the two men perform moves requiring synchronization. Still, you’d expect that in team competition and this particularly forces improvement.

All the judges noted that Fegan fell out of sync.

Tonioli complimented Fegan for his strength, power and artistry as well as his beautiful Spanish lines.

Goodman joked that it was “two skinny fries chasing the ketchup,” but more seriously said he enjoyed the lovely, powerful lines.

The threesome received a 27 (9, 9, 9) and that was the second highest score this season for the paso doble. Fegan and Hightower were tied with William Levy and Cheryl Burke who also scored a 27 for the paso doble last night.

Two seems like Fegan’s lucky number, but Fegan and Hightower have posted high scores, but still been the bottom-two three times during the results show. Twice they won a dance duel, but Tuesday night is a double elimination. Fegan-Hightower have an average score of 25.7. Jenkins and Ballas have a 27.2 average and Levy and Burke a 26.5. The weakest couple is Gilbert-Maksim, but their fan base is strong. It would be a shame if Fegan and Hightower were eliminated, but considering the established pattern, they will likely be one of the two teams eliminated.

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Foxtrot:

  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10)
  • 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)
  • Jaleel White & Kym Johnson: 26 (9,8,9)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus:24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya:23 (8, 7, 8)
  • Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff: 20
  • Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani: 20 (7, 6,7)

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

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

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 27 (9,9,9)

Paso Doble

  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 30 (10, 10, 10)
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 27 (9,9,9)
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke:  27 (9,9,9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8,8,8)
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)

 Compare paso doble performances

Team Paso Doble: 26 (9,8,9)

William Levy and Cheryl Burke:
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd:
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy:

Team Tango: 27 (10,8,9)

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough:
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas:
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower:
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson:

LEADER BOARD
Individual dance + Latin Round

William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 30 (10,10,10) + 27 (9,9,9) = 57
*Tony Dovolani*
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 29 (10,9,10) + 27 (9,9,9) = 56
*Sasha Farber*
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9) +28 (10,9,9) = 55
*Karina Smirnoff*
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26 (8,9,9) + 29 (10,9,10) = 55
*Tristan MacManus*
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 28 (10,8,10) +25 (9,7,9) = 53
*Henry Byalikov*
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24 (8,8,8) + 27 (9,9,9) = 51
*Val Chmerkovskiy*

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DWTS 14: Compare V. waltz

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd:

William Levy and Cheryl Burke:

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson:

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chermkovskiy

DWTS 14 Week 4: Roshon Fegan V. Waltzes to second

Again, this week on “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, the producer continue with this program of adding individual dances that seem out of context. Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower were the only couple that performed the  Viennese waltz while the others mostly performed either the tango or paso doble.
The unifying theme was Rock Week, but in many cases it was theme over actual dance. Not all the songs were well matched and for the celebrities, it must have been hard giving the feeling of the dance versus the feeling for the song.
Fegan and Hightower danced to “The Time of My Life” by David Cook.
Like many hip hop dancers who don’t have either ballet or modern dance training, Fegan has problems with extending his legs into straight lines. Sometimes there’s a wobble where there should be snap and extension and a bit of a sickled foot.
Bruno Tonioli commented, “You’re flying so high you can touch the sky” and added, “You extend your line through your hand and link everything in such a beautiful way.”
Carrie Ann Inaba brought us back to the parent company, saying, “You’re so cute it was like watching the climax of a Disney movie” and told him of the men he was the best dancer.
Len Goodman told him, “Good job dog,” which is what Fegan mentioned in the practice footage he wanted to hear from Goodman. Goodman noted that he needed to work on the reverse turn in how he crossed his feet, but found Fegan performed with great style and rotation.
Wish we could have seen Fegan dance either the paso doble or the tango and see how to compared to the other men. Fegan and Hightower ended the night tied for second place with Maria Menounos and Derek Hough who performed the tango.

LEADER BOARD

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)

STANDINGS BY INDIVIDUAL DANCE
Jive
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 22 (7, 7, 8)
Levy and Burke had the fourth highest score for jive, tied with Jaleel White and his partner Kym Johnson.
Paso Doble
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 27 (9, 9, 9)
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 22 (7, 8, 7)
Tango
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 26 (9, 8, 9)
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff: 23 (8, 8, 7)
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22 (8, 7, 7)
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 21 (7, 7, 7)
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan McManus: 20 (7, 6, 7)
Viennese Waltz
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26 (9, 8, 9)

Week 3

Week 2

Week 1

DWTS 14 Week 2: Roshon Fegan brings swagga to quickstep

To be a Disney kid you have to have clean cut talent and Roshon Fegan has that. On the second week of “Dancing with the Stars” season 14, Fegan and Hightower received the top score for the quickstep and finished the night with a cumulative score that put them in a tie for second with William Levy and Cheryl Burke.

Fegan and Hightower were dancing to “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” by Good Charlotte. Hightower was in white strapless looking full length gown. Fegan was in a black tux, but the collar of the tux jacket has crystals on it. They are a cute couple even if, as according to Fegan, Hightower “needs a swag upgrade.”

Len Goodman said he liked it. “It was young, it was fresh and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Bruno Tonioli exclaimed Fegan had “more sparks than a bolt of lightening” and “a cheeky swagger” that was absolutely delicious.

Carrie Ann Inaba was worried that all that swagger wouldn’t work with the quickstep, but she dubbed him a little prince.

Did you love him? I did. He’s cute. He’s sweet and he has some fine dance moves and a great smile.  I even found it adorable that he stuck his tongue out at least once.

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 andTristan McManus: 19

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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

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Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

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  • 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

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  • 800-868-3402
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Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

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  • 800-868-3412
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Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

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  • 800-868-3410
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Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

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  • 800-868-3401
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Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

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  • 800-868-3409
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Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

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  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
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Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

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  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
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Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

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  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
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William Levy & Cheryl Burke

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  • 800-868-3408
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DWTS 14: Roshon Fegan

Last season (13), there wasn’t a Disney star in place, but Roshon Fegan fills the spot that Chelsea Kane filled during season 12 for a third place finish with Mark Ballas and Kyle Massey during season 11 with Lacey Schwimmer for a second place finish.

Roshon Fegan has to be talented to be a Disney Channel star. He’s an actor, songwriter, producer, dancer and rapper. He played Sander Loyer in the Jonas Brothers movie franchise “Camp Rock” and he also played Ty Blue in “Shake It Up!” Fegan already has dance credentials. “Shake It Up” is a TV sitcom about background dancers Cece Jones (Bella Thorne) and Rocky Blue (Zendaya) for a Chicago dance show called “Shake It Up Chicago.” Fegan plays Rocky’s brother. Disney star and Bieber girlfriend Selena Gomez performs the theme song.

Fegan’s father, Roy Fegan, is an actor, producer and director. The older Fegan has acted on various TV series including: The Shield, Will & Grace, The Jamie Foxx Show, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, Martin, Married… with Children and Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Fegan’s mother is Filipina.

Roshon Fegan plays the piano, guitar, and ukelele.

Full name: Roshon Bernard Fegan

Partner: Chelsie Hightower

Official website

Birthday: 6 October 1991

  • Age: 20
  • Libra

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

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DWTS 14 cast

Season 14 begins on 19 March 2012 on ABC with a two-hour special.

Men:

  1. Singer Gavin DeGraw (Age 35, New York born) with Karina Smirnoff
  2. Football player Donald Driver (Age 37, Houston, TX) with Peta Murgatroyd
  3. Singer Roshon Fegan (Age 20, Born in Los Angeles) with Chelsie Hightower
  4. Actor William Levy (Age 31, Havana, Cuba) with Cheryl Burke
  5. Actor Jack Wagner (Age 52, Missouri) with Anna Trebunskaya
  6. Actor Jaleel White (Age 35, Pasadena, CA) with Kym Johnson

Women:

  1. Melissa Gilbert (Age 47, Los Angeles, CA)  with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  2. Singer Katherine Jenkins  (Age 31, Wales, UK) with Mark Ballas
  3. Singer Gladys Knight  (Age 67, Atlanta, GA) with Tristan McManus
  4. TV personality Maria Menounos (Age 33, Medford, MA) with Derek Hough
  5. Tennis player Martina Navratilova (Age 55, Prague, Czech) with Tony Dovolani
  6. Actor Sherri Shepherd (Age 44, Chicago, Illinois) with Val Chmerkovskiy
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