It was TV Night on “Dancing with the Stars,” and Laurie Hernandez definitely brought her A-game.
The Team USA Olympian and her dance pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, performed an energetic jive to “Duck Tales” by The Disney Afternoon Studio Chorus, and by the end of the song, the audience was on their feet!
Hernandez has really shown what she is made of in the last two weeks of the competition. Sure, she can pick up choreography without a problem from all her years as a competitive gymnast, but imagine learning to perform barefoot and then suddenly being forced to wear heels as you dance. Not easy!
The judges were impressed by Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy. Judge Julianne Hough even called Hernandez “Disney’s Beyoncé.”
Judge Bruno Tonioli also said Hernandez has an “incredible level of performance.”
In the end, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy walked away with top scores — 32 points out of a possible 40.
“Dancing with the Stars” elimination night airs Tuesday, September 20 at 8 p.m. on ABC.