After risking elimination last week, Jaleel White has made a powerful comeback on the stage of “Dancing With The Stars”, says Us Weekly. Judges were very impressed by White’s performance of the cha cha on Monday, so his place on the show is safe for the moment.
Last week, Jaleel White had to convince judges that he deserves to continue the dancing competition. For that, he had to put extra effort to win the Dance Duel, but he finally pulled it off. His performance on Monday was even better as he received praises from all the judges.
The “Family Matters” star and his partner, Kym Johnson, shined on stage while dancing the cha cha on Temptations’ single “Ain’t too proud to beg”. White told reporters before the show that the duel has put a lot of stress on him, but luckily he didn’t let the judges see the pressure during his performance.
At the end of the show, judge Len Goodman exclaimed “You’re back!” letting the 35-year-old actor understand that he was very good at the cha cha. Bruno Tonioli was equally excited; he told White his dance was “the biggest sizzler of the season”. He further added that the duel didn’t kill White, but made him stronger, and thanks to the respective challenge he was able to make a wonderful comeback on Monday. Carrie Ann Inaba was the last judge to express her opinion about White’s dance. She told him that he should consider the “A game brought to the table”. In addition, she wished White a wholeheartedly comeback.
Once the competition was over, the remaining eight couples took part in a special Motown Marathon in order to gain more points for their scores. Participants were supposed to dance to the cha cha while judges eliminated them one by one. The first couple to be eliminated was Knight and her partner Tristan MacManus. The two earned three points, whereas Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas, who were eliminated the last, received 10 points.
Thanks to the Motown Marathon, Jenkins is now on the first place with 39 points out of 40. The second position was occupied by White who has 37/40 points.