81-year-old wins dance contest

By WEEK Producer

October 27, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 9:51 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Some visitors to the Women's Lifestyle Show put on their dancing shoes.

A group of brave souls showed off their best moves in the "Ellen Dance-Off Contest."

In the end the judges picked an 11-year-old and 81-year-old as the finalists.

The winner?

Wild Bill, also known as Bill Potter from Bartonville.

"I dance at the American Legion over in East Peoria and everybody told me, 'why don't you go down and try it, you'll probably pass it'," said Bill. "And I said, 'I don't think I'd make it because of the young kids.' Like that young boy. He was good."

Bill won a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the Ellen and Tonight Show.