Lindsey Stirling Nails Iconic Tango On ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Semifinals – WATCH VIDEO

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Lindsey Stirling Dancing With The Stars

By Michael Lewittes |

Lindsey Stirling Dancing With The Stars


Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas nailed her tango to Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close” on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” semifinals. After performing a contemporary routine for their first dance of the night, they impressed again with their “iconic dance.” See the video below.

As Gossip Cop previously noted, Stirling and Ballas performed a contemporary dance earlier in the show. About that routine, Carrie Ann Inaba called it “stunning.” Len Goodman offered, “You’re a very talented dancer.” And Bruno Tonioli “loved it.” For it, Stirling earned 29 out of 30 points.

And while the violinist has been playing second fiddle to Jordan Fisher all season, she has remained competitive. Last week, however, her first dance received just 26 our of 30 points. For the most part, the judges liked her samba but they didn’t love it. Carrie Ann Inaba noted how she thought Stirling was “unsure” on her feet.

The musician fared better with her second routine. For her three-person dance, Stirling and Ballas were joined by one-time “Dancing With the Stars” champ Kristi Yamaguchi. Following that dance, Len Goodman said “That was terrific.” Bruno Tonioli felt it was “well done,” and Inaba called it “fantastic.” For that effort, Stirling received 28 out of 30 points.

For her final dance before going into the finals, Stirling performed a tango to Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close.” It was the same dance Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy did in April 2014. When the figure skater had done it, Inaba said she was “speechless,” but she was still able to express that David looked “like one of our pros” and called the routine “mind-boggling.” Tonioli termed it “spine-chilling” and Goodman offered, “You’re the first celebrity that has been able to match [Chmerkovskiy] and keep up with him.”

Of Stirling’s rendition, Goodman felt, “It was a proper tango.” Inaba liked it, as well And Tonioli added, “I think you raised your game tonight.” For it, the violinist was awarded 28 out of 30 points. Check out the video below of Stirling and Ballas’s “iconic dance” during the semifinals. NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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