Dancing With The Stars: Who Had The Most Latin Flair?

By Radar Staff

The great Carlos Santana took the stage as Dancing with the Stars aired their Latin-themed episode on Monday night, and the competition was sizzling, with two of this season’s standouts again finding themselves in a showdown atop the night’s leaderboard.

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The early success stories this season have been two international celebrities getting their feet wet in the states: Cuban soap hunk William Levy and Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins.

On Monday, both came just one point short of perfection, receiving 29 points each for their respective routines.

Levy’s Argentine tango earned him a standing ovation from the crowd, with judge Carrie Ann Inaba dubbing him the “Latin James Bond” while an especially-verbose Bruno Tonioli praised Levy’s “throbbing intensity” and “pulsating passion.”

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Jenkins, also taking on the Argentine tango, excelled at storytelling in her routine and the judges took notice, as Inaba said Jenkins’ legs were the best she’d seen on any contestant. 

“This, for me, was like a rose,” judge Len Goodman said. “It had beauty … but underneath was sharp.”

Bruno said their dance “was played to perfection.”

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An elated Jenkins tweeted she was “Over the moon!” at the night’s positive feedback, while Levy tweeted, “Thank u for all ur love and support.”

Elsewhere Monday, Maria Menounos‘ salsa got her 27; Donald Driver scored 26 for his Argentine tango; Roshon Fegan‘s salsa was worth 26; Jaleel White‘s samba got him 24; Gladys Knight got 22 for her samba; Melissa Gilbert (recovered from last week’s whiplash/concussion) was back in the action with a 21-point salsa; and Gavin DeGraw again trailed the pack with just 19 points for his samba.

Dancing with the Stars‘ 14th season continues on ABC Tuesday at 9/8c.


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