L.A. proved too much for the gal.
So she’s leaving the life she’s come to know. She said she’s goin’ back to find, Ooh, what’s left in her world, the world she left so far behind.
Gladys Knight, the Motown star who, at 67, is the oldest contestant this season on “Dancing in the Stars,” had the ignominy of being eliminated from the show during Motown Week.
The Motown star, who had been dancing with Tristan MacManus, had the lowest average score of anyone still dancing. Her score this week for a rumba done to The Temptations hit “My Girl” that started out the show, was 21 out of 40, by far the worst score of the night.
In the Motown Marathon, though they were the first to be eliminated, earning straight 7s for a 21, two points below the next lowest judges’ score, from Roshon Fegen.
Fegen had also been identified, with Knight, as the lowest vote getters Tuesday, and so had to have a sudden death dance before judges.
In the end, just Carrie Ann Inaba chose Knight; Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli both voted to save Fegen, which they did.
With the field now cut to seven, they’ll dance to classical week next week.