'Dancing With the Stars': Gavin DeGraw vs. Jaleel White in the first dance duel - who went home?
Regardless, dance duels are back and this first one pitted Gavin DeGraw against Jaleel White. We were a little surprised by Jaleel - he and Kym were not the worst Monday night (April 16). But Gladys and Melissa both probably have bigger fanbases who watch this show. Gavin was not a surprise - God bless 'im, but his dance Monday night was rough.
The way a duel works is that the two couples dance the same dance at the same time, which is apparently the way it's done in a real ballroom competition. The decision is going to be purely based on the quality of the duel dances, not body of work. It's all very dramatic.
With this cha-cha, it doesn't take long to see that Jaleel is a superior dancer to Gavin. Don't get us wrong, Gavin is a great guy. But dance-wise, Jaleel is better. The judges agree - they are unanimous in saving Jaleel and Kym.