Monday night was “perfect” for Laurie Hernandez!
The Olympic gymnast, who is competing on deteriorate 23 of Dancing with a Stars, competence wish to cruise a career in dance following her time on a existence dancing foe series.
Just 4 weeks into her run on DWTS, a 16-year-old Final Five member was awarded a initial ideal measure of a season.
For week four’s Cirque du Soleil theme, 16-year-old Hernandez and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy achieved a jazz to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” – and a twin clearly tender a judges!
“Can we get a greeting from you?” horde Erin Andrews asked a repelled Olympian-turned-dancer. Hernandez lonesome her mouth in warn and responded with a hee-haw and laugh: “What?!”
While Hernandez stood in amazement, 30-year-old Chmerkovskiy took a time to give interjection to “the strange choreographers of this piece, of this video: Michael Jackson, a Jackson family” and added, “these 10s would not be probable but their change and but their help.”
Backstage after a show, Hernandez still struggled to hang her conduct around a accepting to her dance.
“That was insane. We hadn’t even gotten 9 yet, had we? We skipped over a 9s,” she told PEOPLE. “I felt like a really smart-alecky lady tonight. we channeled my middle Michael.”
“After a night like tonight, a certainty is sky high,” Chmerkovskiy combined to reporters. “And this was a slightest time we’ve had to put a dance together. we wasn’t awaiting a ideal score, to be honest with you.”
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