Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro wowed the judges during Monday night’s half of the season finale.
They did a return of the jive they did earlier in the show. The first time, it earned four 9’s from the judges. This time, Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro earned a perfect 10 from each judge.
Alfonso danced quite gracefully through the back injury he suffered recently, prompting Len Goodman to say that Ribeiro dances like Sinatra sings.
He and Witney Carson also earned praise from Bruno Tonioli, who said the couple propelled the jive into interstellar space.
During the freestyle part of the night, Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro did an eclectic mix of styles, featuring a tap dance solo for Ribiero.
The routine started with an old-school swing intro to the music of to Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” and then quickly transitioning into a modern routine set to Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache (Jump On It)”.
Len Goodman said the Witney Carson-designed routine was a buffet of great dancing and hoped America would realize that Alfonso Ribeiro is the season’s best dancer.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson seem to be kind of the front-runners of the season, if there is such a thing. In previous years, the winner would be fairly obvious by now, but not so this season.
Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro have some pretty stiff competition with Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas, as well as Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy following seriously close behind.
Who do you hope will win the mirror ball trophy tonight? Are you a fan of Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribeiro or do you like Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas’ sweet style?
Perhaps the great love story of Val and Janel has caught your attention?
Tonight, we shall know!