Singer Gavin Degraw and his partner Karina Smirnoff ended up in the bottom two on last night’s episode of “Dancing With The Stars”, and made it through by the skin of their teeth as tennis champ Martina Navratilova was sent home with a score of 17 to Degraw’s 21.
With a 50’s-esque jive dance, the duo wowed the judges with their energy but all three said Degraw could have worked on his kicks a little better.
Martina and partner Tony Dovolani started off a little slow and had several timing issues which were ultimately their downfall.
Degraw tweeted about the decision, calling Navratilova a “true champion”.
Twitter users are in support of Gav:
Didn’t realize how PRECIOUS Gavin Degraw was until DWTS. Have been a fan forever. He is such a cutie!!!!!
I thought Gavin degraw was really good on DWTS!!! The judges are crazy !!
In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Degraw lists 25 things people probably don’t know about him, such as the fact that dancing is in his blood:
“My great-grandpa Burnsie taught dirty dancing in the Catskills back in the day, just like Patrick Swayze.”
His new album, “Sweeter”, is now available.