William Levy proved Monday night on Dancing With the Stars that he can nail a dance.
Sporting a fitted tuxedo that brought out his defined arms and toned body, the telenovela actor swayed back and forth with his dance partner Cheryl Burke as they performed an elegant quick-step number.
Like last week, the crowd went wild as Levy twirled Burke without letting his shoulders get out of perfect frame.
The judges were impressed, although senior dance expert Len Goodman gave Levy some pointers to think about moving forward in the competition.
“I thought you had good movement and posture,” Goodman told Levy. “[But] you needed cleaner footwork, you lacked body contact.”
“Good, not great,” added Goodman.
Fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba stepped in defense of Levy and disagreed with Goodman.
“I don’t agree with that!” said Inaba. “William, you know how to turn the heat on.”
Dancing coach Bruno Tonioli told Levy that he reminded him of Jean Dujardin in “The Artist,” for his poised moves.
“Even fully clothed you have the ability to dazzle,” said Tonioli. “Superb.”
Levy and Burke earned a solid score of 25 out of 30 and one of the highest of the evening.
After performing his routine, Levy was overwhelmed with all the support from his fans.
“It has been the best thing,” Levy said. “This love from America is so beautiful.”
Burke then promised the fans and the audience at home that if they voted for them to stay, Levy would be wearing less clothes next week.
“Hopefully more clothes will come off if we make it,” Burke said. “Only if we make it.”
Rumors are swirling about romantic sparks between Burke and Levy. Both deny that there is anything going on.
“She’s a great woman,” Levy AccessHollywood. “She’s a great girl — anyone would like to go out with her. But here, we’re dancing.” he added. “We’re just dancing right now."
Burke, who has allegedly hooked up with other dancing partners in the past, (including Chad Ochocinco, Jersey Shore’s The Situation) also denied getting cozy with the Cuban hunk.
Levy’s on-and-off longtime girlfriend Elizabeth Gutiérrez and his son were both present supporting Levy on Monday night.