Together with partners Kym Johnson and Mark Ballas, White and Jenkins tied for first place, earning an impressive 26 points each out of the available 30.
Telenovela star William Levy and partner Cheryl Burke are hot on their trail with 24 points. Tied for third are Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus, Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy, Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower, and Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya, each with 23 points.
Jaleel White (aka “Steve Urkel” from “Family Matters”) closed the night with a bang, performing the foxtrot to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight.” Judge Len Goodman told him, “Without a doubt, this is the best first show of any season.”
The complete rankings:
Jaleel White, Kym Johnson: 26/30
Katherine Jenkins, Mark Ballas: 26/30
William Levy, Cheryl Burke: 24/30
Gladys Knight, Tristan MacManus: 23/30
Sherri Shepherd, Val Chmerkovskiy: 23/30
Roshon Fegan, Chelsie Hightower: 23/30
Jack Wagner, Anna Trebunskaya: 23/30
Donald Driver, Peta Murgatroyd: 21/30
Maria Menounos, Derek Hough: 21/30
Martina Navratilova, Tony Dovoloni: 20/30
Melissa Gilbert, Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20/30
Gavin DeGraw, Karina Smirnoff: 20/30