Three couples danced their way to perfect scores on last night’s edition of ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
The competitors on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ recreated some of the most iconic dances last night (Monday October 19th) as three couples gained a perfect score and one pairing was sent home packing. Joined by guest judge Olivia Newton-John, last night’s episode contained many ‘wow’ moments and one big lift that, luckily. went off without a hitch.
Bindi Irwin channeled Dirty Dancing on last night’s ‘DWTS’.
Gaining a perfect 40 for their Singing in the Rain-themed jazz routine was Andy Grammer and his pro partner Allison Holker. After their routine judge Bruno Tonioli declared, "For many people this is considered to be the best musical of all time. It takes balls to take that on. You succeeded.”
It was also tens across the board for Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy, who did a jazz routine to Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation’. But by far the most anticipated routine of the evening came from Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, who danced a Dirty Dancing-themed rumba.
"Your legs were on fire. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous," Julianne Hough told 17 year old Bindi, who was moved to tears by the judges’ praise. The pair had been practicing the film’s iconic lift all week and even got advice from Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey.
Speaking to E! about the lift after the show, Irwin said, "We're so excited. It feels so good ‘cause now we can say we've done it and we can move forward and nothing else will be that scary.”
But it was a disappointing evening for celebrity chef Paula Deen, who failed to pull off a jazz routine inspired by Madonna’s 1990 VMA performance of ‘Vogue’. After scoring just 24 points it was goodbye to Paula, with the chef commenting that her time on the show had been, "a wonderful journey."