DWTS: 10 Most Emotional Performances
Dance is such a creative and artistic form of expression, and often the most inspiring moments in life come from either heartbreak or heartache, which is why there have been some extremely emotional performances on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The ABC reality dance competition show features stars from all different backgrounds, who are paired with a dancing pro to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Grab some tissues because we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most emotional performances in DWTS history!
10. Tribute to Len Goodman
When head judge Len Goodman announced his departure from Dancing with the Stars at the end of season 20, long time fans of the show and the DWTS pros were devastated. Thankfully, he ended up coming back after only one season off, but at the time of the announcement many people thought it was goodbye for good. Before his last show, Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough performed a Viennese waltz as a tribute to Goodman.
9. James Hinchcliffe Recreates Near Death Experience
It’s not surprising that Indy driver James Hinchcliffe picked 2015 as his Most Memorable Year back in season 23. It was during this year that he suffered the biggest crash of his career when he slammed into a wall at over 220 mph and nearly died after the suspension piece in his car broke and pierced through his upper body. He confronted his past with a sizzling tango with Sharna Burgess as the two celebrated his return to driving and his new found love for dancing. Although the dance was a success, it was definitely an emotional and moving performance for his family and audience members.