Rooting for Gavin DeGraw on 'DWTS' Is a No-Brainer

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Gavin DeGrawThere is a first for everything. And getting psyched about the announcement of a new cast for Dancing With the Stars is most definitely a first for me. But didja hear, didja hear? Gavin DeGraw is going to be whirling Karina Smirnoff around the dance floor in Season 14.

And my hiney will be glued to my couch. Because to most of America, DeGraw might just be the guy whose mega super hit became the theme song to the CW's One Tree Hill and the singer who was mercilessly beaten in a mugging last August. But the one non-has-been on this year's cast (um, Not Over You went platinum last year people) is more than just a pretty face.

Let me lay this out for you. He is a small town dude from the middle of nowhere who managed to make it out of the sticks and to the top of the charts. Which is pretty darn awesome if you ask this fellow kid from the country. But I don't expect you to vote DeGraw just because he's from my neck of the woods.

He's also the sweet dude from my 'hood who took the time to cuddle with my kiddo (that's them above) when he was in town doing some charity work a few years back and a babysitting snafu meant my 3-year-old was acting as assistant to her newspaper reporter mama. Yes, it's true, you can buy your way into a mom blogger's heart. All you have to do is take some serious time out of your busy world-wandering schedule to make her little girl feel like she is the coolest thing on this planet.

Come on, tell me that didn't do it for you too? A guy who is adorable, can sing like an angel, and is nice to random little girls? Commence swooning. He has to win!

Folks, I'm voting for DeGraw because I refuse to believe "nice guys finish last." Who's going to join me in keeping this star dancing all season?

 

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lalas... lalasmama2007

I vote depending on who dances the best. I don't know who I'm rooting for yet.

Madel... Madelaine

I vote on who dances the best too!

thing... thingz123

He's cool. But, in order for me to appreciate him sticking around, he needs to have dancing chops. Have been down the can't-dance-but-everybody-loves-him/her-so-people-with-talent-get-sent-home-too-soon-because-of-them route waaaaay too many times.

amy7243 amy7243

I love watching but I dont know if he is one of my top picks.

godde... goddess99

I only vote if they dance well.

Bulle... Bullet_Proof_Me

Nice guy? Funny, because he was a ROYAL jacka$$ at the show I first saw him in. He told off a crowd in a bar -- and he wasn't even the headliner. Also, live, he can't sing worth anything. Just had to get that out there.

Chari... Charizma77

I haven't decided who I am going to vote for yet, but not really a fan of his.

aj23 aj23

I vote based on how they dance.

LOswa... LOswald0314

I'm glad he'll be on the show, I'm a fan.  I've never even voted though!

Jess1... Jess10210

I'm also rooting for him, as long as he isn't the worst dancer ever (which I seriously doubt). I love him! He's the ONLY reason I'll bother watching this season. Everyone else is lame.

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