William Levy ties for first place on tonight's 'Dancing with the Stars!' (VIDEO)

Tonight on Dancing with the Stars was all about bringing sexy and spicy hip-shaking to the ballroom as contestants kicked off this week's Latin theme. And who was at the forefront of it all? Our favorite Cuban heartthrob, William Levy, of course! His passionate and aggressive Argentine tango brought him into a tie for first place with a score of 29 out of 30. FINALLY!

Despite sustaining an ankle injury while rehearsing this past weekend, Levy didn't let that stop him from bringing the intensity to tonight's performance. The chemistry between he and partner Cheryl Burke brought a screaming audience to a standing ovation -- and probably caused at least half a dozen women to faint from delight.

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Even judge Carrie Ann Inaba had to wipe off her brow and take a few moments to recover from the sexiness of the dance. "That was ridiculously amazing," she said. "You are so convincing! All i could think of was the Latin dancing James Bond!"

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And Levy's biggest fan, judge Bruno Tunioli gave equally high praises, standing up and shouting "Pulsating passion! Throbbing intensity!"

But Levy wasn't the only one representing the Latino community tonight! Mexican rock guitarist Carlos Santana took to the stage to perform.

Plus, a few of Levy's DWTS contestants also rose to the Latin challenge. Judges gave Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins' intense Argentine tango equally glowing reviews, awarding the same score of a 29. Maria Menounos and Derek Hough scored a 27 with their sexy salsa. Jaleel White and Kym Johnson also regained their stride after a couple weeks at the bottom of the leaderboard, gaining a 24. And Disney star Roshon prepared for his dance by taking notes from Levy himself, even bringing a poster of the shirtless telenoval star to his rehearsals as inspiration! Can't say we blame him for that one!

I'm so thrilled that after weeks, Levy has finally worked his way to the top of the leaderboard and after an injury nonetheless! With his amazing dance tonight, he definitely deserves it.

What did you think of Levy's performance tonight?

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