The routine was risky yet stunning. At one point, Nyle danced with a group of backup dancers in absolute silence– which in my opinion was the loudest and most striking part of the performance. The deaf model wanted to show the world what it is like to walk in his shoes for a moment and it worked.
An emotional Carrie Ann said she had “never seen anything that touched me so profoundly.” Bruno called it a classic moment on Dancing with the Stars while Len thought it was amazing though pointed out Nyle’s flaws in his foot placement and his body position.
While it was indeed an amazing perfomance, Nyle came up one point shy of perfection. Should he have gotten a perfect 30? That’s the questions most DWTS fans are arguing about following Monday night’s performance.
There is no doubt that what Nyle and Petra accomplished here is impressive. However, compared to his previous routines (Nyle and Sharna’s Viennese Waltz or Nyle and Petra’s Foxtrot), I don’t think this was Nyle’s best performance so far. It also wasn’t as flawless compared to some of the dances on Monday night. But what do I know?
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC.
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