Gladys Knight is arguably one of the biggest stars to ever compete on “Dancing With the Stars” and definitely the biggest for this season. For her first dance, she and partner Tristan MacManus drew a cha-cha and we gotta say, the 67-year-old diva gave it all she had.

The judges seemed more floored that she’s even there than anything, which was funny and adorable. Bruno says, “The legend has got the moves. You’ve got class, you’ve got sass and you are a star – a real one!,” while Carrie adds, “I’m so honored you are on our dance floor and are shaking your tail feather like nobody’s business.”

And Len says, “There’s a naturalness about your dancing, it’s not forced … You did a wonderful job.”

The judges gave Gladys a 7 (Len) and two 8s, for a total of 23. Not too shabby for her first time out. Does this 11-time Grammy winner get your vote?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."