Yesterday, we were all excited to get a sneak peek at Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough’s homage to Dirty Dancing. When Hough shared a snap of their spot-on lift on Instagram, we knew we were in for a treat when it came time for their performance. And, of course, they did not let us down.
Their routine was a rumba, set to the famous Dirty Dancing ballad “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Although they pulled it off perfectly, Hough shared that he had some nerves about the iconic lift.
“I’ve never done the lift before,” he said. “My dance style growing up was just like speed and agility and technique, and I was never a lifter. So it’s a little scary, I’m not going to lie.”
But when it came time to perform, both of them were perfectly in sync. They received, not only a standing ovation from a very impressed audience, the judges rewarded their job-well-done with a perfect score!
As you can see below, they totally earned it!
(Image via Youtube)