DWTS 14 Week 1: Roshon Fegan brings hip hop to cha cha

When you mix hip hop with cha cha, do you get chip chop? Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower might have been a bit lacking in the cha cha cha, but showed a style fusion that was inspiring.
Disney kid Fegan didn’t disappoint with his score either: 23. That wasn’t good enough for the top spot over all, but it was just one point off the cha cha cha high score. Dressed in black Fegan and Hightower danced to “Glad You Came” by The Wanted.
Fegan has problems with containing his own style which isn’t bad, but it means he had a hard time getting down the basics. That showed in the rehearsal footage, but Hightower made the best of it by incorporating what Fegan can do. When he moved, he really commanded the floor (unlike Jack Wagner or Gavin DeGraw). Fegan has good balance and core strength.
Judge Bruno Tonioli loved the way Fegan attacked the beat. Carrie Ann Inaba loved that dynamic spin–unusual for a cha cha. Len Goodman, however, thought that while the performance level was high, the technical level was low–not enough cha cha cha.
Fegan and Hightower ended the night in a four-way tie for fourth.
  • 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


Cha cha cha

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About Jana J. Monji

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

Posted on March 20, 2012, in Dancing with the Stars Season 14, Roshon Fegan and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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