You think you know everything about Kenichi? Prepare to have your mind blown!
After four long months of competition, dancer Kenichi Ebina was crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent on Sept. 18 — but who is this man, really? HollywoodLife.com did a little digging into the season eight champion to uncover some facts you might not know about the Japanese native.
5 Interesting Facts About Kenichi Ebina
1. He’s been on TV before! Not only did Kenichi’s dance crew BiTriP win first place at Showtime at the Apollo‘s amateur night in 2001, but he also returned in 2006 and 2007 to win on his own. Currently, he’s the only person to be named Showtime at the Apollo‘s grand champion twice.
2. He’s a public speaker! Dancing is one thing, but being able to discuss the technique behind your dance is a whole different ball game. Kenichi has managed to accomplish both feats, having given a TED Talk in 2007, titled “My Magic Moves.”
3. He has celebrity admirers! Along with performing in competitions, like America’s Got Talent, Kenichi has also gotten his dance on at private parties. Madonna is among the celebrities who have paid for one of Kenichi’s private performances — and now we wouldn’t be surprised to see him pop up in one of her music videos!
4. He taught himself to dance! The only thing more unbelievable than Kenichi’s incredible moves is the fact that he taught them all to himself.
5. He’s a romantic! Kenichi’s wife may not have been by his side when he won America’s Got Talent, but she was never far from his mind — or his wallet. When NBC asked him what he plans to do with his $1 million prize, he said they should ask his wife first!
Did Kenichi Ebina Deserve To Win?
There you have it, folks! Kenichi is more than just the latest AGT champ — but are you happy he ended up on top? Vote for your favorite act of the season below, then drop a comment with your take on the final results.
WATCH: Kenichi Ebina Performs With Il Divo & Heather Headley
— Andy Swift
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