Laurie Hernandez Nabs First Perfect Score On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ (VIDEO)
Laurie Hernandez and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy got the season’s first perfect score on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars.” They danced a flawless jazz routine on the show’s “Cirque du Soleil” night to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel.” Watch the video below.
Hernandez has been on the top of the leader board since the premiere of this season’s “Dancing With The Stars.” She tied for first place that week with James Hinchcliffe. Then, she won Week Two with her jive routine to the theme of “DuckTales.” And last week, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy beat Marilu Henner and Derek Hough during a tango “face off.” For that dance, the Olympic gold medalist scored 31 out of 40 points, which was one point shy of being the highest score for the third week in a row. Hernandez’s performances have been called “unbelievable,” “amazing,” and among the “best ever” on “Dancing With The Stars.”
For her jazz routine this week on “Cirque du Soleil” night, which included acrobats from the show “Michael Jackson ONE,” Carrie Ann Inaba felt is “hard to emulate” Michael Jackson but Hernandez “killed it” and exectued “every move perfectly defined.” Julianne Hough said Jackson was the “King of Pop but you are Queen of the Ballroom.” And Bruno Tonioli simply exclaimed, “Stunning!”
As a result, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy received a total of 30 out of 30 points. Watch the video below of Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing perfectly to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” on “Dancing With The Stars.”