But fashion designer Betsey Johnson fails to impress and is sent packing.
On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ last night (October 6th), our famous contestants let us in on their ‘most memorable year’, as each gave a routine based on an important time in their lives. While emotions were running high, former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ star Alfonso Ribeiro gave us all the trip down memory lane we'd all been waiting for as he performed his famous ‘Carlton’ dance.
Former ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ star Alfonso Ribeiro
The actor mixed in his character’s famous party piece with a jazz routine set to Tom Jones classic, ‘It’s Not Unusual’. The judges were suitably impressed with Ribeiro’s skills and rewarded him and partner Witney Carson with 40 points, the only perfect score of the night.
“Im so glad that you made us wait for the Carlton,” judge Julianne Hough said. “Not only did you separate yourself from Carlton tonight … but I think this show and what you’re doing this week, people are going to remember Alfonso.”
Also on the show, actress Lea Thompson paid tribute to her late father with a routine set to Luther Vandross’ ‘Dance with My Father’. While Jonathan Bennett recalled his time on Mean Girls mixing 'Jingle Bell Rock' with Kelis’ 'Milkshake'.
But the night turned out to be memorable in a bittersweet way for fashion designer Betsey Johnson, who was eliminated after finding herself in the final two with NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip.
Johnson and partner Tony Dovolani had danced a jive but it wasn't enough, earning them just 29 points. After being eliminated, the limber 72 year old thanked Dovolani and said, “this has been the best wonderful time … it’s just been a trip, a big trip, a triple trip! Thank you.”
Betsey Johnson has been eliminated
Next week things get even more interesting for our stars as the ‘switch up’ happens and contestants swap partners.