Laurie Hernandez Slays Salsa On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Latin Night (VIDEO)
Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy slayed in the ballroom once more on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars.” The two danced an amazing salsa to Major Lazar’s “Light It Up” on the show’s “Latin” night. Watch the video below.
Hernandez bounced back after a disappointing performance last week. Right on the heels of her first perfect score during Week Four of “Dancing With The Stars,” the gold medal-winning Olympian fell to the middle of the pack last week with her paso doble on “Most Memorable Year” night. It was the first time Hernandez was not in the top two spots in this season’s competition.
Carrie Ann Inaba afterwards called the Olympian “a warrior goddess,” and Julianna Hough felt her routine was “fantastic.” And while Bruno Tonioli similarly expressed that she’s an “incredible dancer,” Hernandez still only received 25 out of 30 points, which was not enough to crack the top three. This week, the gymnast brought to the dancefloor the same winning determination she had in Rio.
Hough said, “You are just phenomenal.” Tonioli exclaimed, “You killed it!” Inaba felt, “You are the most powerful performer.” And guest judge Pitbull offered, “What you brought on the dance floor was amazing.” For Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy’s salsa, they got 36 out of 40 points. Watch the video below of Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy’s “Latin Night” routine on “Dancing With The Stars.”