Monday, October 02, 2006

Alfonso Ribeiro Wins CELEBRITY DUETS On FOX - Will Donate His $100,000 Cash Prize

Alfonso Ribeiro Named CELEBRITY DUETS Champion

CELEBRITY DUETS came to a conclusion Friday night as Alfonso Ribeiro was crowned the winner during the live one-hour season finale on FOX. Ribeiro announced that he will donate his $100,000 cash prize to Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, which provides reconstructive plastic surgery and related services at no charge to children and young adults with physical deformities.

Lucy Lawless was runner-up of the competition, and Hal Sparks received the fewest votes after Thursday night′s performance episode.

The original eight competing celebrities started the show with a group performance of "Rock Around the Clock" and "The Twist," and then joined CELEBRITY DUETS judge Little Richard, known as "the architect of rock ′n′ roll," on his classic hit "Good Golly, Miss Molly." The celebration also featured the Top 3 celebrities - Lawless, Sparks and Ribeiro - performing for the last time on the CELEBRITY DUETS stage, as well as performances by recording superstars Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men.