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Lindsey Stirling Praised For ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Halloween Routine (VIDEO)

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By Michael Lewittes |

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Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas impressed again on Monday’s Halloween-themed “Dancing With The Stars” with a paso doble to the violinist’s own composition “Roundtable Rival.” Despite being injured, she wowed by the audience and the judges alike. See Stirling and Ballas’s performance in the video below.

After coming close before, last week Stirling got her very first perfect score of 40 out of 40 points. Along with Ballas, the two danced a flawless Argentine tango. “You upped your game to something phenomenal,” gushed Carrie Ann Inaba. Meanwhile, Tonioli called their performance “the best dance of the season.” And the often more reserved Len Goodman exclaimed that “the dancing was brilliant.” He also mentioned how he had given her a 10 the week before but that she was even better with her tango. Guest judge Shania Twain also praised Stirling’s moves.

Just hours before Monday’s Halloween show, however, Gossip Cop revealed that Stirling had injured her ribs during a “Dancing With The Stars” rehearsal. As we noted earlier, she was rushed to a local hospital. With just a few hours until airtime, a rep for the show told Gossip Cop there was “still no word on whether she will be dancing or will be able to continue in the competition.” But at the last-minute Stirling pushed forward and said she was ready to dance. Despite her injury and pain, the violinist impressed again.

Stirling, who’s topped the leaderboard on three separate occasions and seems to be battling against frontrunner Jordan Fisher, impressed again on the Halloween-themed episode. About her paso doble with Ballas, Bruno Tonioli said, “That was so ambitious… Great execution.” Len Goodman remarked that he liked how she came out aggressive. “Well done,” he added. And Carrie Ann Inaba felt, “That was a really difficult routine… I’m so impressed.” For her remarkable effort after her injury, Stirling and Ballas were awarded 27 out of 30. Check out the video below of their performance on “Dancing With The Stars.”

 


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