'Dancing with the Stars' leaderboard topped by Katherine Jenkins
By Reality TV World staff, 03/26/2012
Dancing with the Stars continued to get off to a great start for opera singer Katherine Jenkins and professional partner Mark Ballas during Monday night's live fourteenth-season performance show.
Jenkins and Ballas performed a jive which received 26 out of 30 possible points from Dancing with the Stars judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli on Monday night. Combined with the 26 points they received from the judges during last week's initial fourteenth-season performance show, the performance left Jenkins and Ballas in first place on Dancing with the Stars' combined two-week judging leaderboard with 52 out of 60 possible points.
Two couples finished tied for second place on the combined two-week leaderboard with 49 points: Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower, and actor and telenovela star William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke.
Fegan and Hightower performed a quickstep which received 26 points during Monday night's Dancing with the Stars show while Levy amd Burke danced a quickstep which earned 25 points from the judges.
Actor Jaleel White and partner Kym Johnson -- who had finished tied for first place during last week's initial performance show -- finished in fourth place with 48 points on the combined two-week leaderboard after they danced a jive which received 22 points during Monday night's show.
Fifth place on the two-week leaderboard was also a tie between two couples. Comedienne and The View co-host Sherri Shepherd and partner Val Chmerkovskiy finished with 46 points after they performed a jive which earned 23 points during Monday night's show, while entertainment reporter and Extra host Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough danced a quickstep that received 25 points and also left them with a two-week total of 46 points.
NFL player Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd ended the night in seventh place on the combined two-week leaderboard with 45 points. They danced a quickstep that received 24 points from the judges during Monday night's show.
Actor and former Melrose Place star Jack Wagner finished in eighth place with partner Anna Trebunskaya with 44 combined points. The couple danced a jive which earned 21 points.
Singer Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus were left in ninth place with 42 combined points after they performed a quickstep which received 19 points during Monday night's show.
Knight was followed closely behind by another singer, Gavin DeGraw. DeGraw and partner Karina Smirnoff finished with 41 combined points. They danced a jive that earned 21 points from the judges on Monday.
Former Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy ended the night in eleventh place on the combined leaderboard with 40 points after they performed a quickstep which received 20 points on Monday night.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova and partner Tony Dovolani finished the night in last place on the two-week leaderboard with 37 points after they danced a jive that earned only 17 points during Monday night's show.
The scores of the combined two-week judging leaderboard will now be combined with the home viewer voting results from both weeks to determine which of the 12 couples will be eliminated on Dancing with the Stars' first fourteenth-season results show Tuesday night at 9PM ET/PT.