Couple: Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus
Dance: Cha Cha
Umm…Gladys Knight rocks! Let’s just start there.
When we found out that Ms. Gladys was going to be on "Dancing With the Stars" this season, our minds were reeling! We didn’t know what she would look like on the floor. Older contestants don’t always move so well (Jerry Springer and Cloris Leachman come to mind). On the other hand, Gladys has some soul, so we knew she should be able to keep up!
Well, Gladys didn’t just keep up, she showed some of her younger competitors exactly how it should be done! Producers picked the perfect dance for Gladys’ first spin around the floor on "DWTS."
"I’m glad that I have the Cha-Cha because it’s rhythmic, and you get to have fun while you’re doing it," said Gladys, who has still got her eye on the prize. "You think I’m here just to be dancing? No! I want to win!"
While we’re sure, she’d have turned out a fantastic Foxtrot, Gladys really shined with the Cha-Cha! Not only did Gladys have fun with her routine, but the audience had fun watching her! Her footwork was better than some competitors half her age and she commanded a standing ovation, and the judges didn’t have a negative criticism for her!