Kenichi Ebina

Kenichi Ebina Biography(Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

(born 1974) is a dance performer of Japanese origin who is best known for winning the eighth season of America's Got Talent. His solo act features his unique self-taught style which combines a number of different styles, including freestyle hip-hop, mime, jazz, and ethnic dance.

Apollo Amateur Night

In 2006 and 2007, he won the Apollo Amateur Night seven times and became grand champion for the season. In 2001, his dance troupe BiTriP won first place at the Apollo Amateur Night. He remains the only two-time grand champion. He is also featured in Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps where he talks about his dance performance involving a story about a mannequin brought to life.

America's Got Talent

Kenichi gained national attention in America by competing in the eighth season of America's Got Talent.

He performed at the Chicago auditions, doing a Matrix-style "dance-ish" performance that wowed the judges, garnering "yes" votes from all four judges. He was automatically sent through to the live rounds at Radio City Music Hall during Vegas week.

On August 6, 2013, he performed a dance/martial arts routine in Radio City Music Hall in New York City which he interacted with a video that was playing on a large screen behind him. Kenichi also portrayed every character shown on the video behind him. On the August 7 results show, he was voted through to the semi-finals.

Kenichi was voted into the finals on September 11, and was crowned the winner of the eighth season of America's Got Talent a week later on September 18.

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