For weeks, Mya has endured critique after frustrating critique from judge Len Goodman on Dancing with the Stars. If he wasn’t complaining about her routines lacking content, it was that they were too theatrical. But during Monday night’s quarterfinal competition, Len said his only disappointment with with her routine was, “I couldn’t find anything to criticize.” The singer and her partner Dmitry Chaplin opened the show with a bang, nailing the quickstep and earning 29 points.
Later in the show, the couple’s ’70s-style samba had all three judges gushing with praise. Carrie Ann Inaba called the performace “perfect.” “On fire!” Len exclaimed. “Your hips were hypnotic.” Bruno Tonioli did Len one better, bursting into song. All of the judges dusted off their number ten paddles, awarding the couple the season’s first perfect score.
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