Trinidadian-American Advances On ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”

Trinidadian-American Alfonso Ribeiro and his partner Witney Carson
Trinidadian-American Alfonso Ribeiro and his partner Witney Carson.
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News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Sept. 24, 2014: Trinidadian-American Alfonso Ribeiro has moved on to the third week of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Ribeiro who played Carlton Banks on the 90s show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” is also a director, host, and singer.

Ribeiro and his partner Witney Carson scored 32 out of 40 with their Samba done Monday night to Will Smith’s ‘Getting Jiggy With It.’

The judges all said that he needed to work on his technical skill in the Samba, but that the performance was great. As judge Len Goodman put it, “You were popping like buttons on a tight shirt.”

“Caroline In the City” star Lea Thompson and pro Artem Chigvintsev and “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish and pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy were the only two other pair of dancers to score higher.

He was born in New York in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, to parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Michael and Joy (De Leon) Ribeiro and began his career at the age of eight and first gained recognition in 1983, when he played a leading role in the Broadway musical, ‘The Tap Dance Kid.’

He stands to rake in $345K if he wins DWTS.

Talk show host Tavis Smiley was eliminated last night from the show.

 

 

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