Jana Kramer is many things, but a quitter isn’t one of them.
The actress and partner Gleb Savchenko took to the ballroom in week 2 of “Dancing With the Stars” with something to prove — and boy did they ever! Despite a sprained rib, which has left her in immense pain, Jana was as dedicated to her performance as ever. In a pre-performance interview she and partner Gleb Savchenko practiced through the pain, which brought Jana close to tears several times. On Monday they stepped into the ballroom to wow fans and the judges, hoping to score higher than they did in week 1. In going with the theme of the second episode, Jana and Gleb paid homage to her roots as an actress, in a dance to the “One Tree Hill” theme song. The duo was joined on stage by Gavin Degraw, who released the song in 2003. Fans and judges waited to see if Jana and Gleb would make it through their performance and they did. Jana revealed to host Tom Bergeron she struggled through the performance, which impressed him and the judges.
She and Gleb scored an impressive 29 out of 40, boosting their chances of surviving the first elimination round Tuesday. One couple among the 13 will not be so lucky. At this stage in the game it’s anyone’s guess who will be the first dancing duo eliminated from “DWTS,” but that hasn’t stopped fans — or us — from speculating. On Monday we put together a list of predictions regarding the elimination episode, speculating that Gov. Rick Perry and Emma Slater will be the first to go. Others who may be on the chopping block include Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson.
“Dancing With the Stars” aired Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT. The first elimination airs Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC. Who do you think will be the first to go? Sound off in the comment section or tweet us your thoughts.