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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

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The Midnight Train To Georgia pulling into Atlanta. (Photo courtesy of Ashton Kutcher).

HOLLYWOOD - Dancing With The Stars saw this year's oldest contestant Gladys Knight of Gladys Knight & The Pips fame get eliminated.

Ms. Knight, who is 67, first found herself in the Bottom 4, and then the Bottom 3, and then in the Bottom 2.

Her and her professional dance partner Tristan McManus, who grew up in Ireland and was considered to be one of that nation's top shepherds, then danced in a "Dance Off" against Disney Channel star Roshon Fegan and his dance partner the very cute Chelsie Hightower.

Both couples danced to a jive number that had been written back in 1953 by the jive songwriting team of Bubba Wheatwicker and his wife Leona Vonzell Squashwiggle who wrote over 4,000 jive songs between 1953 and 1983.

The song titled "Jive This" was recently recorded as a duet by Lady Gaga and Bob Dylan.

After the "Dance Off" the judges voted. Carrie Ann Inaba voted to keep Roshon. Len "The Grouch" Goodman voted to keep Gladys and Bruno "The Gaytalian" Tonioli cast his vote for Roshon.

Ms. Knight took it all very graciously and thanked everyone for allowing her to show America that she can also dance up a storm without hurting herself in any way, shape, or form.

As the credits rolled on the screen the Dancing With The Stars band led by Harold Wheeler played Knight's signature song "Midnight Train To Georgia."

And Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, and Mark Ballas pretended to be the Pips as they danced in step behind the always smiling and very classy Gladys Knight.

Next Week On Dancing With The Stars. The seven remaining couples will dance to the hip hop rap music of Camel Carl & The Desert Rag Headz.

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