Lindsey Stirling is out of this world with perfect score on ‘Dancing With the Stars’


Lindsey Stirling took a step out of this world with her science fiction film-themed dance on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night.

Earning a perfect 40 out of 40, Stirling and professional dancer partner Mark Ballas performed a mad scientist Argentine Tengo to “Human” by Sevdaliza. The four judges — which included guest judge and singer Shania Twain — raved about her performance. Judge Bruno Tonioli called the performance “the best dance of the season.”

“I know it’s a science fiction, but let me tell you a fact — I thought the choreography was phenomenal, I thought the dancing was brilliant,” said judge Len Goodman. “I gave you a 10 last week because you deserved it, and I’m not going to lie, you deserve another 10.”

“I gave you a 10 last week because you deserved it, and I’m not going to lie, you deserve another 10.” — Len Goodman, DWTS judge

This was the second perfect score awarded thus far this season. Last week, singer Jordan Fisher and his partner Lindsay Arnold earned the first perfect score to their “Moana” Foxtrot on Disney Night.

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.’

“Dancing With the Stars” returns on Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. MDT with another live show and elimination.

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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