‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 2: Alfonso Ribeiro Sambas to Will Smith + More [VIDEOS]
It was 'Music Jam Monday' on Week 2 of 'Dancing With the Stars' last night, and all of our favorite stars got to pick their favorite songs to dance to.
Among the array of talented stars and dancers, the standouts for us were 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' actor Alfonso Ribeiro, 'Pretty Little Liars' star Janel Parrish, 'Mean Girls' actor Jonathan Bennett and YouTuber Bethany Mota. Parrish chose Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe,' while Bennett opted for Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' and Mota went with Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass.' And best of all? Alfonso Ribeiro picked his pal and former co-star Will Smith's 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It.'
We already knew that Alfonso Ribeiro was a stellar dancer, thanks to last week's performance (and his flawless Carlton dance from 'Fresh Prince'). But his samba with Witney Carlson this week had us dying. We couldn't get over the fact that he picked Will Smith's 'Gettin' Jiggy Wit It,' and we love how he worked those moves as he graciously led Carlson across the dance floor. The dancing duo scored a 32 out of 40, with the judges praising Ribeiro's ability, but reminding him that he needs to work on his technique.
Janel Parrish looked every bit the fairytale princess in her stunningly sheer gown, flawlessly foxtrotting all over the dance floor to 'Call Me Maybe' with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Parris looked as light on her feet as ever and boasted a smile plastered to her face the whole time. Their enthusiasm was contagious and they scored 34 out of a possible 40 points.
Jonathan Bennett and Alison Holker shimmied and shimmered during their Cha-Cha number, dancing to Ed Sheeran's 'Sing' in a wash of black and gold. Their color-coordinated outfits were super glam, but it was their sweet peck in the middle of the number that had us all talking. They scored 30 out of 40.
YouTube star Bethany Mota and Derek Hough did the foxtrot to Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass,' and they used an actual, literal bass. How cool! We love how they incorporated the oversized instrument into their routine -- it was so innovative and elegant. The stars scored a 33 out of 40 for this one.
Check out Alfonso Ribeiro's dance above, and see Janel Parrish, Jonathan Bennett and Bethany Mota's dances below.
Watch Janel Parrish + Val Chmerkovskiy's Foxtrot
Watch Jonathan Bennett + Alison Holker's Cha Cha
Watch Bethany Mota + Derek Hough's Foxtrot