For his first dance on “Dancing With the Stars,” Jaleel White had us swooning in the aisles over his foxtrot with partner Kym Johnson. Yes, that’s right – no Steve Urkel here. This was all Stefan Urquelle.
Both Carrie Ann and Bruno compared Jaleel to legendary actor/dancer Gregory Hines, as Carrie Ann said it felt like she was watching “White Nights” and Bruno just straight-up name-dropped Hines, saying he could not pay Jaleel a higher compliment. Len was similarly complimentary, then dubbed this the best first episode of any season they’ve ever done.
Jaleel and Kym received a 26 from the judges, tying the highest score for a first episode (set just moments earlier by Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas) with 9s from Carrie and Bruno and an 8 from Len. What do you think, fans? Will you be voting for Jaleel?
Oh, and if you can’t get enough of Jaleel White this week, he’s guest-starring on “Psych” Wednesday night, reprising his role of Tony in Blackapella.