Gavin Degraw Still In DWTS Game; Dancing Is In His Blood

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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".

None of us got any pleasure seeing Martina leave the show last night. She's a TRUE CHAMPION for always seeking new challenges.#dwts #honored(image) 5 hours ago via WhoSay ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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!!!!!(image) 29 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I thought Gavin degraw was really good on DWTS!!! The judges are crazy !!(image) 5 days ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Gavin Degraw on the Tonight Show w/Jay Leno tonight - then he needs to get back to Karina to practice for next week on DWTS! #teamgavin(image) 11 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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.

Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum