Jana Kramer Advances to ‘DWTS’ Finals With Quickstep, Paso Doble [WATCH]
Jana Kramer and dance partner Gleb Savchenko will be competing for the Dancing With the Stars Mirrorball Trophy in the Season 23 finals thanks to their performances on Monday night (Nov. 14). Kramer and Savchenko performed both a quickstep and a Paso Doble during the TV dance competition's semi-finals.
"You have really come the farthest out of all our semi-finalists," judge Carrie-Ann Inaba told Kramer and Savchenko after their first performance, a quickstep to Wayne Beckford's "Go Mama." She and her fellow judges gave the pair 28 points (out of a possible 30) for their performance, which readers can watch above.
Kramer and Savchenko were joined for their second dance, a Paso Doble, by Alan Bersten, who filled in for Savchenko when his knee was injured recently. The trio's dance to "Kill of the Night" by Gin Wigmore (which readers can watch below) earned a perfect score (30 points).
"That was truly artistry in motion," Inaba told the three after the performance, adding to Kramer, "I've never seen you more sure-footed or more in control of the situation."
Kramer and Savchenko will be competing against James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold and Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy for the DWTS Mirrorball Trophy during the Season 23 finale on Monday (Nov. 21) and Tuesday (Nov. 22).
In her music career, Kramer’s current single is the song “Circles;” the tune appears on her newest album, Thirty One, and is the follow-up single to her hit “I Got the Boy.” Personally, however, the past few months have been rough for Kramer: She and husband Michael Caussin separated in late August, and Kramer recently revealed that he cheated on her. Kramer also recently opened up about the abusive relationship she had with her first husband, Michael Gambino, who nearly killed her.
Kramer follows in the footsteps of fellow country stars Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Chuck Wicks, Sara Evans and Billy Ray Cyrus, all of whom have previously competed on Dancing With the Stars. Fans can vote for Kramer and Savchenko on the TV dancing competition’s official website.
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