All-Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids
After winning, 10-year-old D'Angelo and 11-year-old Amanda waltzed off with $500,000! "I was really shocked, and I was really excited," D'Angelo says. "I couldn't believe me and Amanda won half of a million dollars." Amanda says she's planning to use her money to start a dance studio, where she hopes to teach children someday.
But right now, these dance partners are focused on perfecting their routines. "We really [practice] five or four hours [a day]. Sometimes, on Saturday, we do six or five," D'Angelo says. "We're, like, dancing 24/6."
Dancing must be in D'Angelo's genes—his parents Lory and Manny came on The Oprah Show in 1996 to teach Oprah how to do the Macarena!