There was not a dry eye in the studio on Monday’s Dancing With the Stars after Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough’s contemporary freestyle to Leona Lewis’ “Footprints in the Sand” ended with a surprise tribute to Bindi’s late father, Steve.
Bindi was surprised to see a photo of herself with her father presented on a big screen following her dance with Hough, who was behind the tribute. Even the judges’ panel got a little emotional — Julianne Hough, through tears, told Bindi that she is “so special” — and awarded the dance a perfect score.
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See the full performance below, and check out our full recap here. The Dancing With the Stars finale continues Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.