Babyface, Vanilla Ice Join ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 23
ABC has revealed the full season 23 cast of Dancing With The Stars and R&B/Soul lovers, as well as some classic hip hop fans, are anxiously awaiting the season's premiere to see if Babyface and Vanilla Ice have what it takes to make it all the way to the finals.
The thirteen celebrities set to light up the DWTS ballroom dancefloor -- and many television sets all across America on Monday nights, were revealed Tuesday morning, August 30, live on Good Morning America.
Among the thirteen names revealed was Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer Kenneth Edmonds, more commonly known as Babyface.
Edmonds confirmed the news on Twitter with a photo of himself; dressed in a fuschia-toned blazer and white collar shirt, next to his dance partner Allison Holker, in a stunning bedazzled cream-colored halter.
— Babyface (@KennyEdmonds) August 30, 2016
Though Edmonds has demonstrated his musical talents time and time again, with the smooth finesse of his wordplay and vocal performance as a singer; songwriter and producer, he has yet to reveal skillset as a dancer.
In past music videos fans have been able to see the 57-year-old do very little choreographed dance moves, aside from a little two-step here and there with the models, dancers and vocal collaborators, like Toni Braxton, featured in videos.
Now, thanks to ABC, Monday nights will reveal more than just a little two-step from Mr. "Whip Appeal," and the additional twelve cast members.
However, one cast member in particular proved back in the '90s that it was more than just a two-step for he and his dancers. Their moves were all hip hop and "ice ice baby."
Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle, has been keeping a low profile as of late since his 2015 run in with Florida police and his last stint on reality tv as a 2007 contestant on The Surreal Life: Fame Games.
But, back in 1990 Van Winkle was very much a public figure who contributed much to the hip hop culture like, his catchy single "Ice Ice Baby;" his fashion and style and, of course, his dance moves.
On Monday, September 12, fans can watch Van Winkle and his partner, Witney Carson, as they take to the dance floor to see if he's still got it.
See below for the full cast list.
Jake T. Austin