VIDEO: Alfonso Ribeiro's Passionate Paso Doble Earns Perfect Score on DWTS
On last night's 'America's Choice' night on DANCING WITH THE STARS, the six remaining couples danced to a song and dance style voted on by viewers.
For the first time ever, America had creative control of the couples' first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple performed two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles included the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot.
For Broadway vet Alfonso Ribeiro and his professional dance partner Witney Carson America chose the Foxtrot performed to the song "Ain't That a Kick in the Head". The couple earned a 37 out of 40 points.
Check out both performances below!
Starting his acting career at the age of eight, Alfonso landed his first starring role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid, whereupon he was signed to famed music label Island Records. He became an overnight sensation, enamoring the likes of director Bob Geraldi, choreographer Michael Peters and "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson(who enlisted Alfonso in the infamous Pepsi commercial). After taking time to attend Cal State University, Los Angeles where he earned a Theater Arts education, Alfonso was offered a role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Alfonso played the memorable character of Carlton Banks, opposite his friend, Will Smith. Following six years on the popular series Fresh Prince, he was then approached by Quincy Jones to appear with L.L.Cool J in the NBC/UPN series In the House. Both can still be seen in syndication.