Gladys Knight talks 'Dancing With The Stars' experience
Warning: Spoilers ahead! "Dancing With The Stars" theme of "Motown Week" seemed like a ballroom event where Gladys Knight was poised to shine alongside some of her musical colleagues, who stopped by the "Dancing With The Stars" stage to perform.
However, the R&B legend's Rumba with partner Tristan MacManus got the lowest score of the night with 21 points. Knight was also the first contestant to go down in the four-minute "Motown Marathon."
It was revealed on Tuesday that Knight and MacManus were in jeaproady alongside Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan. In the second "Dance Duel" of the series, Knight and Fegan faced off by dancing the Jive with their partners side by side. Although she managed to get judge Carrie Ann Inaba's vote, judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman cast their saving votes for Fegan instead.
Knight ended the episode with a smile and a group hug from her cast members. The singer shared with OnTheRedCarpet.com on April 24 what she took away from her experience on "Dancing With The Stars."
"I got a chance to experience the dance world. You know, the competition of it and that kind of stuff," Knight said after the results show. "I don't have as much of that in my personal environment because I control that."
It seems her partner Tristan MacManus learned a lot from working with the music legend on the show as well.
"Be true to yourself, be good to people--and that's everybody who's here, not just the people you're sharing the stage with for a certain amount of time," MacManus said when asked what Knight taught him. "It's to everybody. Everyone who's behind everything. Everyone who helps to--who brings you your shoes, you know what I mean? Everyone who says hello to you in the morning time. "
He also added, "Love what you do and never take for granted what you do."
The 67-year-old also shared what she'll miss the most about her time on "Dancing With The Stars." "In giving this up there's a lot I'm going to miss but I'll miss Tristan the most," she said.
Knight rose to fame during the 1960s with her group Gladys Knight & The Pips, who recorded under the Motown and Buddah Records labels. The group was known for hits like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)." Gladys Knight & the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
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