DWTS Season 21 Statistics

Partner – BINDI IRWIN
Australian Actress, Television Host, Wild Life Conservationist

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Derek and Bindi Win
Weeks in Numerical Order

WEEK 1(September 14-15, 2015)

Week 1 Derek and Bindi

    • Dance: Jive | Score: 8-8-8=24| Rank: 1st Place (tied) Status: No Eliminations
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “Your energy is so contagious. And the way you attacked. Every pointed toe was just beautiful.” 
    • Julianne – “From the Bush to the ballroom. I mean the flicks, the kicks, the face, the fun; that’s what this competition is about…That was the best performance of the night.”
    • Bruno – “You really are the wonder from down under. Clean, precise; it had a finish that’s so wonderful to see on week 1. Plus what you have is adorable charm.” 
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek is partnered with his youngest partner ever. See Age Comparison Chart.
    • Derek and Bindi danced 10th out of 13 couples.
    • Tom said: “I gotta tell you, That’s the loudest response all night so far.”
    • Derek was featured throughout Season 21’s creative Opening Number by Mandy Moore. See Opening Dance here.
    • Music: “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John
    • Derek’s Week 1 Average on DWTS: 22.97
    • Derek’s Overall Jive Average: 25.63
    • Season’s Points: 24/30 – Season Average: 24/30
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 2 – Night 1 Hometown Glory – The Celebrities (September 21, 2015) 

Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin Tango

    • Dance: TangoScore: 9-8-8=25 | Rank: 1st Place Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “You rocked my world.You guys saw this…Did she rock your world or not? That’s the way to do it.”
    • Julianne – “You have this little fiery, feisty rock star in there….It was so fun…Overall, loved it.”
    • Bruno – “Absolutely surprising. Don’t throw away your frame when you’re going for your lunges. You’ve got to retain it.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek and Bindi earned the first “9” of the season — and the highest score of the night. 🙂
    • On All-Access, Derek revealed that the music for their Tango did not clear until Thursday. Wow! Bindi must be a really fast learner.
    • Due to the heavy metal nature of the music, this week’s Tango was highly atypical. Well executed and entertaining, but not passionate and intimate as Tangos typically are. See The Intimacy of the Tango below.
    • This Tango was also Derek’s lowest Tango score EVER.
    • Derek and Bindi’s Jive from last week earned the status of being the second most viewed video on YouTube in the history of the show. Last count was about 2.5 million views in only one week.
    • Music“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
    • Derek’s Week 2 Average on DWTS: 24.14
    • Derek’s Overall Tango Average: 27.32
    • Season’s Points: 49/60 – Season Average: 24.50/30
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 2Night 2 –  Hometown Glory – The Pros (September 22, 2015)

Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin

    • Dance: Waltz | Score: 7-8-8=23| Rank: 3rd Place tie Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
      Carrie Ann – “It was absolutely stunning, and the connection…was so incredible.”
      Julianne – “What I just saw was two dancers dancing as one. It was so beautiful…Well done.”
      Bruno – “That was so moving, wasn’t it?…She’s always on the moment. Right there, right there with your partner. So good to see…Simply beautiful.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek spoke of being bullied when young, and of leaving that “little boy” behind in Utah when he left for England. Their waltz was about trying to find this little boy again. (More about this part of his life is addressed in his book Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.)
    • This week’s Waltz was beautiful, but the lift police got them, and the score does not reflect its beauty.
    • Carrie Ann said, “There was something magical happening… until you lifted your feet off the floor and did a lift….It was so special, but lift police in the house.”
    • Carrie Ann said in her blog, “I think there is some confusion on what a lift is: according to the National Dance Council of America Rule Book, “A lift is any movement during which one of the dancers has both feet off the floor at the same time with the assistance or support of their partner.”… Just to clarify, I do not get any joy in docking a point for breaking a rule.”
    • The score of 23 is the lowest Waltz score Derek has ever received. Prior to this night, it was 25.
    • Music: “Only A Man” by Johnny Lang
    • Derek’s Week 2 Average on DWTS after Night 2: 24.07
    • Derek’s Overall Waltz Average: 26.68
    • Season’s Points: 72/90 – Season Average: 24.00
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 3 – TV Icons Week – (September 28 , 2015)

The dance

    • Dance: Quickstep Score: 8-8-8-8=32 (24 normalized)| Rank: 3rd Place Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “Just a few tiny mistakes, but you’re a solid competitor and I love watching you. “
    • Julianne – “You’re always a joy to watch, unfortunately, this was not your best dance.” [Huh????]
    • Bruno – “Bursting with energy which I like. I love your energy, but learn to control it.”
    • Guest Judge: “Alfonso Ribeiro: Bindi I love you. Everyone in the ballroom loves you. Just make sure you keep that posture.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek appeared in an all male bumper with Ms. Piggy  who seemed to kind of like Derek. (Well, I mean, who doesn’t, really?) Watch the dance here and watch Derek and Ms Piggy here.
    • Derek and Bindi’s week, oh my!  Their scheduled music to The Jetsons did not clear in time; their dance was changed from Foxtrot to Quickstep, leaving them only two days to learn a new routine; Bindi hurt her foot! Despite all this, they danced  one of their best routines, never mind the judges’ nitpicking.
    • The Jeffersons was one of the longest running sitcoms on TV, lasting from 1975 to July of 1985, but Derek was born in May of 1985 and Bindi in 1998, so understandably neither of them had seen it before. 🙂
    • As part of the routine, at the end, Derek and Bindi both slid on the floor, causing Tom to quip, “A Quickstep, and we got the floor waxed.” 🙂
    • After the judges’ critiques and scores, Derek addressed the TV viewing audience, stating that when Bindi first started this season, she had never worn heels, had never danced before, and yet how incredible and miraculous it was that she learned their dance in only two days. He bowed to her several times, stating that he is in absolute awe of her.
    • Erin Andrews said, “You are the crowd favorite.”
    • Here’s a really cute interview of Derek and Bindi. Click here.
    • Music: “The Jeffersons” Theme Song
    • Derek’s Week 3 Average on DWTS: 25.56
    • Derek’s Overall Quickstep Average: 25.67
    • Season’s Points: 96/120 (normalized) – Season Average: 24/30 (normalized)
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Alfonso Ribeiro, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 4 – Most Memorable Year (October 5 , 2015)

Derek and Bindi

    • Dance: Contemporary | Score: 9-9-10=28| Rank: 1st  Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “You make every dance a moment of your life. It’s such an honor to see such a bright light dance with so much beauty and passion.”
    • Julianne – “That took my breath away…That dance was breathtaking!”
    • Bruno – “He [Bindi’s dad] was dancing with you every step of the way…he really was.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Was there a dry eye or an untouched heart after Derek and Bindi’s contemporary dance routine? Hardly!
    • “This is for my dad and everyone back home,” exclaimed a visibly moved Bindi.
    • Her dad, of course, was Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, who was bite by a stingray in 2006 and died instantly.
    • Derek had warned in his blog that they had shed a lot of tears this past week, with Bindi saying the likes of, “For the rest of my life, I’ll kinda feel like he’s gonna come home.” Even the producers and cameramen couldn’t hold it together.
    • Derek told Glamour Magazine, “I honestly haven’t been this emotional or cried so much since I was a little kid. I was like, ‘I think I’m on my menstrual cycle right now…or man-strual cycle, whatever you want to call it’.”
    • Derek told People Magazine that during the pre-recorded package that we all saw, he held Bindi’s ears to block it out so that she could be totally focused on her upcoming dance. Derek, you’re such a good partner!
    • Derek and Bindi earned the highest score of the night — and the first “10” of the season. Bindi was so moved that she ran over and individually hugged each of the judges. Awwww!
    • Derek said of Bindi, “I was so proud of this girl. She’s one of the most extraordinary young ladies I’ve ever met in my entire life. And it’s made this season one of my favorite season’s to date. She’s a bright light. She’s so special.”
    • Bindi told People Magazine, “Tonight, it was just all about remembering the fact that dad is always with me, and I carry him in my heart.”
    • Aaron Krause tweeted, “Overwhelmed by your beauty @BindiIrwin @derekhough // What an honor to be a part of your story. I’ll never play “Every Breath” the same.”
    • Music: “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause featuring Liza Anne
    • Derek’s Week 4  Average on DWTS: 26.74
    • Derek’s Overall Contemporary Average: 28.33
    • Season’s Points: 124/150 (normalized) – Season Average: 24.80/30 (normalized)
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 5 – Switch Up Challenge (October 12 , 2015)

Derek, Alexa, Erin

    • Derek with Alexa PenaVega
    • Dance: Tango | Score: 10-10-10-10=40 (n. 30) | Rank: 1st Place
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “I haven’t done this in a long time…” (She gave a standing ovation.)
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek’s said of his approach with Alexa going into the week: “Alexa’s confidence got a little knocked last week, I want to come in here and build it back up.”
    • He prepped her by teaching her to speak affirmations, such as “I got this. I got this.”
    • Derek and Alexa’s score was the first perfect score of the season.
    • Alexa’s previous scores were in the low 20’s, with one other score of 36/40.
    • Derek helped raise Mark and Alexa’s overall season placement to third place (24.3), tied with Carlos and Witney.
    • Mark posted this on Twitter: “SO PROUD RIGHT NOW!!! @alexavega Thank you @derekhough love you brother!!
    • Music“Pompeii” by Bastille
    • Derek’s Week 5 Average on DWTS: 25.29 (Using Bindi’s Score)
    • Derek’s Overall Tango Average: 27.51 (Using Alexa’s Score)
    • Season’s Points*: 151.75/180 –  Season Average*: 25.29/30
    • *Season’s overall points and averages figure are based on Bindi’s Switch-Up scores, not Alexa’s.
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Bruno Tonioli

Bindi, Val, Derek

    • Bindi with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
    • Dance: Cha Cha | Score: 9-9-10-9=37 (n. 27.75) | Rank: 3rd Place
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “Your trust in your partners, in both Derek, in Val tonight, took you to whole other level.”
    • Julianne – ““With Derek, with Val, regardless of who you dance with, you are Bindi, and you are a ray of sunshine.”
    • Bruno – “You are the essence of joy…The foot placement, the  precision was absolutely immaculate.”
    • Guest Judge (Maksim) –  “I loved it (4x)…. I feel like it was the dance of the night for sure….I smiled the entire time.” (Bindi danced fifth.)
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Bindi received the first 10 of the night, and her second 10 of the season.
    • With Bindi’s score for the night, her two-week total is 65 points, which makes Derek and Bindi’s scores going into next week the highest of all the couples.
    • Derek and Bindi also have the highest average for the season, 25.29, ahead of Sharna and Nick by .29.
    • Derek and Bindi’s Contemporary routine has had over 8 million views on Facebook and 7 million on YouTube. Wow!
    • Their Jive now has over 4.5 million views on Facebook, and over 4 million views on YouTube. Incredible! 🙂
    • Music“Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne

WEEK 6 – Famous Dances Night – (October 19 , 2015) Use Stats

    • Dance: Rumba (Latin Fusion) | Score: 10-10-10-10=40 (n. 30) | Rank: 1st, tied Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “When you dance like that, you make my job easy.”
    • Julianne – “The dynamics and the details that are in this dance [movie]…you guys had every little detail…Were we not all just transported? So amazing, so much fun.”
    • Bruno – “My little star has gone super nova tonight. It was blindingly brilliant. Execution and interpretation. What is astonishing is how you captured all the nuances of the dance. You didn’t copy it, but you made it your own, and you were as effective as the original.”
    • Guest Judge – “You both were amazing. Absolutely incredible.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Bindi and Derek as a couple earned their first perfect score of the season.
    • Part of Derek’s nervousness before the lift was that his hands had to land in the “right” place when catching Bindi or she would be subject to her legs being too low.
    • Wasn’t it nice to have a dance that was 1:50 instead of 90 seconds? Derek and Bindi needed that time to do the dance justice. 🙂
    • Interesting fact: the rhinestones on Bindi’s dress acted as “traction” for Derek’s hands.
    • Derek is the only pro to have earned two perfect scores with two different partners in one season.
    • As of now, Bindi’s Cha Cha, Jive, Contemporary and Rumba have had the highest scores for those dances. Derek danced in all of them except the Cha Cha.
    • Bindi will be Team Captain next week for the team dances, because her season average is the highest.
    • Her team members will be Alexa & Mark, Carlos & Witney, and Alek & Lindsay.
    • And let’s leave this week with this thought form for the universe. 🙂
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    • Music: “(I Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
    • Derek’s Week 6 Average on DWTS: 26.79
    • Derek’s Overall Rumba Average: 26.34
    • Season’s Points: 181.75/210 – Season Average: 25.96/30
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Olivia-Newton John, Bruno Tonioli
    • Be DanceSassy Blog – Dancing “Dirty” and Iconic “Lifts” – Click here

WEEK 7 – Halloween Night (October 26, 2015) Derek and Bindi Argentine Tango

    • Dance: Argentine Tango | Score: 10-10-10=30 | Rank: 1st Place Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “That was exquisitely danced, with passion, and a whole bunch of sex appeal.”
    • Julianne – “Usually like on content and technique, you guys are like on a whole other level together, and you add this performance that I’ve never seen from you…That was something so strong and deep rooted.”
    • Bruno – “Apart from the fact that that was an Argentine Tango master class, it was spellbinding magic.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek has received a 30 for his Argentine Tango’s 6 out of 12 times that he’s danced it.
    • Derek’s beautiful mom appeared on AllAccess with him on Monday night. (at about 5:50)
    • Music“Cry Little Sister” by Gerard McMann
    • Derek’s Week 7 Average on DWTS: 27.99
    • Derek’s Overall Argentine Tango  Average: 28.96
    • Season’s Points: 239.75/270 – Season Average: 26.97/30
    • Team Who You Gonna Call?
    • Team Dance: Freestyle | Score: 9-10-9=28 | Rank: 2nd
    • Judge’s Comment:
    • Bruno – “You definitely killed that number. It was so much fun.”
    • Team Dance Trivia:
    • Team Name: Who You Gonna Call? 🙂
    • Bindi was Team Captain, which is the 9th time out of 14 team dances that Derek’s partner was captain.
    • This is the first time that his team has not won. But hey, Derek’s team has won the team dances 13 out of 14 times, including one tie! Pretty impressive record.
    • Derek’s a pretty intuitive guy; in his pre-show video diary, he stated that he had a feeling that the other team would win, because he had seen them perform. (He also liked their song better.)
    • Despite losing, his team’s score was still high. Derek’s lowest team score is a 25 (Season 16)! They still won!  Watch here.
    • Music: “Theme from Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr.
    • Derek’s Overall Team Dance Average: 27.86
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli
    • 10/25/15 UPDATE – Derek and the Dirty Dancing RemakeClick here

WEEK 8 – Inspirational Icon Night – (November 2 , 2015) Bindi and Derek Foxtrot

    • Dance: Foxtrot | Score: 10-9-9=28| Rank: 3rd, tied Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “That was an incredible routine.”
    • Julianne – “When I watch you, I’m trying to find something wrong, because I can’t keep giving this girl 10’s all the time. …but the one thing that I found this time…[Your chin and frame.]The audience booed loudly, and so did I. 🙁
    • Bruno – “You have the Hollywood-sweetheart-feel that’s so infectious. What you do is beautiful, but I told you before about the shoulder.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Judging from audience reaction (they were on their feet) Derek and Bindi’s Foxtrot was underscored.
    • Judge Julianne after “trying” to find something negative to say about Bindi, ends up saying, “…but you are in a class of your own.”
    • This is the fifth season since S-16 for the immunity “gimmick.” (There was none in S-18.) Derek won immunity in S-16 and S-17, and in S-20, Nastia won it with Sasha.
    • In S-19, Derek was in the dance-off with Bethany, and won an additional 3 points. (In S-16 and S-17, no extra points were awarded to the winners. In S-19, dance-off winners earned 3 points, this season only 2.)
    • This is Derek’s first loss for a dance-off, though he and Bindi won America’s Choice by 64%. Ah yeah! 🙂
    • Despite this “expected” underscoring for immunity week, Derek and Bindi still have the highest dance average for the season.
    • They have also had five out of eight of the highest scoring dances for a night.
    • Poor Bindi has been losing toenails since the beginning of the competition, and has bunions and blisters on her feet. Ouch! 
    • And let’s give some love and prayers to Derek, who did not do the press line after the show due to illness.
    • Look carefully at this floor formation below. Derek at his choreographic finest. 🙂
    • Floor Work
    • Music: “Grace Kelly” by MIKA
    • Derek’s Week 8 Average on DWTS: 27.44
    • Derek’s Overall Foxtrot Average: 25.85
    • Season’s Points: 267.75/300 – Season Average: 26.78/30
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK 9 – (November 10 , 2015) Week 9 use

    • Dance: Viennese Waltz | Score: 10-10-10=30| Rank: 1st, tied Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “When I watch you dance, especially tonight, I felt like I was watching a sunrise…It’s art every time. You’re an extraordinary being dancing extraordinarily.”
    • Julianne – “That was a very traditional Viennese Waltz…(Thank you, Derek)…I can’t say enough. Gorgeous!”
    • Bruno – “This dance showed what an accomplished dancer you’ve become. It allowed you to connect emotionally with such clarity and honesty. It was a thing of pure beauty.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek had choreographer’s block this past week and was stressed. It did not help that he had been ill all week with strep throat.
    • Derek was also stressed due to high expectations being placed on him and Bindi, his own expectations…and, because he didn’t want to let Bindi down as he felt he had Nastia last season.
    • Nastia immediately tweeted that he did not let her down. Awww!
    • Other than in the finals, this is only the second time that Derek has had two perfect scores in one night, this past week with Bindi and also in W-9 with Jennifer Grey.
    • Bindi now has 4 perfect scores for the season so far, and Derek has 5 (from dancing with Alexa).
    • Derek and Bindi’s perfect scores are both in ballroom and Latin.
    • This brings Derek’s total perfect scores in 16 seasons to 43, the highest of any pro.
    • And, folks, for the 14th time, our Derek is off to the Semi-Finals. 🙂
    • Music: “Roses and Violets” by B.C. Jean and Mark Ballas (Alexander Jean)
    • Derek’s Week 9 Average on DWTS: 27.36
    • Derek’s Overall Viennese Walts Average: 27.38
    • Season’s Points: 327.75/360 – Season Average: 27.31/30
    • Showstopper
    • Showstopper Duet: Charleston | Score: 10-10-10=30|
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “This was reinvention at it’s finest, and what I loved was you guys are such a perfect team.”
    • Julianne – “It’s not often that I say this, but I wish I was in that number with you.”
    • Bruno – “The Fosse! Fosse rules! Another Oscar nomination. Style, feel, right on the money. The maestro himself…would be pleased with this.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek and Bindi, and Mark and Alexa were flown to NYC to see a production of “Chicago” on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater.
    • Afterwards, Derek and Mark met with Gary Christ, “Chicago’s” Dance Supervisor, who worked with the guys on their Bob Fosse-ish routine. (Gary had actually worked with Bob Fosse at one time.)
    • This Charleston was only the 4th time that Derek has danced this style on the show.
    • Music: “All That Jazz/Hot Honey Rag” from the Broadway Musical “Chicago”
    • Derek’s Overall Charleston Average: 27.00
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli

WEEK10 – Semi-Finals (November 16 , 2015) Week 10 Use

    • Dance: Salsa | Score: 9-9-9=27| Rank: 1st, tied Status: SAFE
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne –“I thought it was a great way to start the semi-finals….Sometimes we’re going to want to see a little bit more of the edgy…I want to see more edge.”
    • Julianne – “For me, I wish I had seen a bit more of down and dirty because that’s what Salsa is all about.”
    • Bruno –“It’s really wonderful watching you. The underarm turns were fantastic…It lacked a little side to side action.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek and Bindi won their dance-off against Sharna and Nick, earning an additional 3 points. Watch it here.
    • The judges were very pleased that Bindi brought the edginess to this Samba.
    • Derek and Bindi are now headed to the finals!!! 🙂
    • This is Derek’s 10th trip to the finals in 16 seasons. Wow! Quite a record.
    • Oh, and by the way, Derek has now tied his record for the number of perfect scores in one season, 6. 🙂
    • Salsa Music“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” by Sia
    • Dance Off Music“Lean On” by Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ
    • Derek’s Week 10 Average on DWTS: 29.11
    • Derek’s Overall Salsa Average: 27.19
    • Season’s Points: 384.75/420 – Season Average: 27.48/30
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli
    • Trio Dance
    • Dance: Jazz Trio Dance | Score: 10-10-10=30|
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne –“Whoa-oooh!…That was not a trio, this was not Dancing With the Stars, that was like a professional, contemporary, dance company.”
    • Julianne – “The attention to detail, the innovation behind that, the light, the shade, the dark, the everything. You didn’t miss a beat. That was amazing.”
    • Bruno – “A totally compelling, intriguing work of genius. It really depicted that internal struggle between light and darkness. No matter what life throws at you, your inner life will never be extinguished.”
    • Trio Trivia:
    • Music“Resolve”—Nathan Lanier
    • Derek’s Overall Trio Dance Average: 27.64
    • Derek’s Overall Jazz Average: 28.83

WEEK 11 – Finals (November 23, 2015) Derek and Bindi Win

    • Dance: Quickstep Re-Do | Score: 10-10-10-30
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “When I watch you dance, after I watch you dance, I feel like I’m a better person. Bindi, that is the magic of dance, you are able to make someone feel like their life just got better. (To Derek) Thank you for keeping that hold so tight. There was not a gap in there. It was innovative; it was refreshing.”
    • Julianne – “You my dear are the energizer bunny…and Derek, you did not break that hold. It was very creative. It was so fun.”
    • Bruno – “That really was a gem of a Quickstep…The content was incredible, the footwork was precise…To say it was dazzling would be an understatement.”
    • Week’s Trivia:
    • Derek was sick again this week, this time with bronchitis, but he pushed through his illness for Bindi.
    • With this Quickstep receiving a perfect score, Derek has broken the tie with Maks and Val for the most perfect scores in one season, and regains his title as the Perfect Score King. 🙂
    • Bindi ties Jennifer Grey for the most perfect 10’s as Derek’s partner.
    • Music“Dr. Bones” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
    • Derek’s Overall Quickstep Average: 25.93
    • Bindi and Derek freestyle
    • Dance: Contemporary Freestyle | Score: 10-10-10=30
    • Judges’ Comments:
    • Carrie Anne – “That was brilliant. That was a dancer’s freestyle.”
    • Julianne – “”You’re so special, Bindi, that you’ve taken each and everyone of us on the journey with you….You have completely left an imprint on each and everyone of us, on our hearts.”
    • Bruno – “You’ve showed us the power of dance in it’s most pure and effective form. You dance from the heart and you touch everyone’s soul.”
    • Dance Trivia:
    • Not a dry eye in the house for this stripped-down freestyle.
    • With this perfect score, both Bindi and Derek now hold the record for the most perfect scores in a season, 8 for Derek, 7 for Bindi.
    • Music“Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis
    • Derek’s Overall Freestyle Average: 29.30
    • Bindi and Derek
    • Dance: Fusion: Argentine Tango/Cha-Cha | Score: 10-10-10=30
    • Music: “All The Way” by Time Flies
    • Derek’s Week 11 Average on DWTS: 29.57
    • Derek’s Overall Fusion Average: 30.00
    • Season’s Points: 474.75/510 – Bindi’s Season Average: 27.92 Derek’s Season Average:28.05
    • Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba,  Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli
    • Be DanceSassy! – And the Winners Are…! click here
    • Derek’s Amazing UPDATED Records! (So cool!) – click here
    • Do Numbers and Stars Rock, or What?  – click here
    • Dona’s and Vogue’s Season 21 Numerology and Predictions – click here
    • Derek is Always Our Winner! (From Season 20) – click here

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Derek and Bindi’s Weekly Dance Scores

WEEK DANCE SCORE RANKING
1 Jive 8-8-8=24 1st place, tied with one other couple out of 13 couples
2Night 1 Tango 9-8-8=25 1st place out of 13 couples.
Night 2 Waltz 7-8-8=23 3rd place, tied with two other couples out of 12 couples
3 Quickstep 8-8-8-8=32 (24) 3rd place out of 11 couples
Contemporary 9-9-10=28 1st Place out of 10 couples
 5 Tango (w/Alexa) (10-10-10-10=40) 1st Place score, this score does not figure into Derek’s season scores
 Cha Cha (Bindi w/Val 9-9-10-9=37 (27.75) 3rd placement for night, out of 9 couples
Rumba (Latin Fusion) 10-10-10-10=40 (30) 1st place, tied w/two other couples out of 8.
ArgentineTango 10-10-10=30 1st place for the evening out of 8 couples
TeamDance (Freestyle) 9-10-9=28 #2 in placement
8 Foxtrot 10-9-9-=28 3rd place out of 7 couples
Jive Dance Off 0 lost
 9 Viennese Waltz 10-10-10=30 1st place out of 6 couples
Duet Charleston 10-10-10=30
10 Salsa 9-9-9=27 1st place, tied with one other couple out of 4 couples
Samba Dance Off 3 points
Jazz Trio 10-10-10=30
11 Quickstep Re-do 10-10-10=30 WINNERS of Season 21 
Freestyle 10-10-10=30
 A. Tango/Cha Cha Fusion 10-10-10=30