Lindsey Stirling earns highest score thus far in season 25 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’


Electric violinist Lindsey Stirling earned the highest score thus far in Season 25 of “Dancing With the Stars” with her energetic Jive.

Stirling earned three nines from the judges — totaling 27 points — to lead the night in the third week of competition.

“If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up because that was great,” said judge Len Goodman. “Lots of Jive content, lots of fun, lots of wham. … That, so far, was the dance of the season.”

It was “guilty pleasures” week on the reality TV program, so Stirling revealed that staying in her pajamas all day is her one of her favorite indulgences.

Being inspired by Stirling’s guilty pleasure, her professional dance partner, Mark Ballas, created a out-of-the-bed routine to “Wake​ ​Me​ ​Up​ ​Before​ ​You Go-Go”  by Wham.

While there was no elimination on Monday night’s show, the next episode is Monday, Oct. 9, where they will once again send another celebrity home.

“If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me up because that was great. … That, so far, was the dance of the season.” — Len Goodman, DWTS judge

“It’s been a rough couple of weeks,” Stirling said as she shared she broke up a week ago from a year and a half relationship.

“I want to have a family and I thought I was almost ready to go to that next phase,” Stirling said.

Later Stirling added that the dance gives her hope for the future. “Someday I want to have a home with a family where we can dance around in our pjs together. To me that’s what this dance is about.”

Before coming on “Dancing With the Stars,” Stirling included Derek Hough, a professional dancer on the show, in her music video, “The Arena.” Hough performed a ballroom dance with Stirling in the video that is for a song in her album, “Brave Enough.”

In 2015, Stirling received her degree in recreation management from BYU. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, Arizona, Stirling earned her way to fame through her YouTube channel. The BYU graduate has a unique style of music that blends pop and violin — and it is all accomplished while she dances.’

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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