07:30 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 04/03/2012 10:15PM
There were plenty of tears on Dancing with the Stars Monday, as contestants performed routines that represented the most memorable year of their lives.
The emotion made for some big scores, with Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas and William Levy and Cheryl Burke earning the first 10s of the season.
Even the pairs with the lowest scores were in a five-way tie with 24 points a piece: Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya; Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus; Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy; and Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff.
So who stays and who goes? And were there more tears on Tuesday, when the remaining 11 stars faced the second elimination of the season? Keep reading to find out ...
Originally posted 04/03/2012 08:25AM
On Monday's Dancing with the Stars, the contestants performed routines that represented the most memorable years in their lives.
There were a lot of tears, some very moving moments and the first 10s of the season.
Keep reading for a full take on Dancing's most emotional night so far ...
Originally posted 04/02/2012 01:30PM
Originally posted 03/27/2012 09:00AM
Contestants have been known to strongly disagree with judges' scores on Dancing with the Stars – and Karina Smirnoff's partner Gavin DeGraw is now one of them.
But unlike other ballroom disputes, DeGraw, 35, believes his marks on Monday night were too high.
"We deserved lower scores," the singer-songwriter told PEOPLE backstage after he and Smirnoff scored 21 points out of 30 for their jive.
Originally posted 03/26/2012 06:45PM
Originally posted 03/26/2012 09:40PM
Following what Len Goodman called "the best first show of any season," the celebrities and their partners returned to the ballroom to perform the quickstep or the jive on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night.
And the stakes are high: No one wants to be the first to go on Tuesday's elimination show, which will send home the star with the lowest combined scores and votes from two weeks of competition.
Keep reading to find out who was fabulous and who flopped in the ballroom ...
Originally posted 03/19/2012 10:15AM
Originally posted 03/12/2012 10:50AM
Dancing with the Stars reigning pro champion Karina Smirnoff will blog about season 14 each week for PEOPLE.com.
In her first post, she writes about what she's been up to since taking home the mirror-ball trophy with season 13 winner J.R. Martinez and how she's getting along in rehearsals with her new partner, singer Gavin DeGraw:
Last season of DWTS finished right before Thanksgiving and I had practically zero days off. But I'm not complaining. I'm super excited about the ability to work. And there's always a lot going on.
Originally posted 10/06/2011 09:00AM
Gavin DeGraw believes that dogs know good music when they hear it.
"It's kinda cool when you're writing a song and you have your dog in the house and you're playing and they're sitting next to the piano," he told PEOPLE Tuesday at the kick-off party to Petco's National Adoption Reunion held at New York's Central Park, where he performed for a crowd of dog lovers. "As long as they don't get up and leave the room, whatever you're writing must be okay."
Originally posted 08/23/2011 09:00AM
Despite being severely beaten a few weeks ago, a good-humored Gavin DeGraw says he's healing fine and looking forward to Aug. 24, when he rejoins Maroon 5 and Train on tour.
"It's definitely a combination of excitement and nerves, because my breathing isn't exactly the same," the singer, 34, tells PEOPLE. "I'm feeling out my breathing through my nose trying to see if the swelling's going down. The sensation is mildly different, so that makes me fearful about singing."
DeGraw says the Aug. 8 attack by unknown assailants left him completely unrecognizable.
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