Nyle DiMarco just performed what could be the best dance in 'DWTS' history

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Nyle DiMarco's Freestyle Transcends Dance

There were a lot of tears on Monday night's Dancing With the Stars — and no, we're not talking about the tears of laughter we cried every time Tom Bergeron made a snarky off-handed comment.

The emotional night of dance saw the three remaining couples deliver two dances each, including freestyle numbers inspired by their own personal stories.

While Paige and Ginger's dances both drew lauds — and excellent scores — it was the one from Nyle DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd that left the judges' jaws on the floor.

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Nyle DiMarco just performed what could be the best dance in 'DWTS' history
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PETA MURGATROYD, NYLE DIMARCO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2210' - After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) VON MILLER, WITNEY CARSON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) WANYA MORRIS, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2207' - The remaining eight celebrities will dance to popular music from favorite musical icons, as 'Icons Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) MARK BALLAS, PAIGE VANZANT
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) DANCING WITH THE STARS TROUPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) JODIE SWEETIN, KEO MOTSEPE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2206' - The remaining nine celebrities return to their original professional dance partners to tackle 'Famous Dances Night' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 25 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2205 - 'America's Switch Up' has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to 'switch up' the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - Episode 2205 - 'America's Switch Up' has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to 'switch up' the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via Getty Images) ANTONIO BROWN, KARINA SMIRNOFF
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PAIGE VANZANT, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, GINGER ZEE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) LINDSAY ARNOLD, WANYA MORRIS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) WITNEY CARSON, VON MILLER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) KIM FIELDS, SASHA FARBER
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) KARINA SMIRNOFF, DOUG FLUTIE
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) PETA MURGATROYD, NYLE DIMARCO
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2204' - The 10 remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) MARLA MAPLES, TONY DOVOLANI
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2203 - The remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) SASHA FARBER, KIM FIELDS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2203 - The remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) ANTONIO BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2202 - The 12 celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom, with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha, or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' LIVE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images)ANTONIO BROWN, SHARNA BURGESS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2202 - The 12 celebrities ready themselves for Latin Night, one of the hottest nights in the ballroom, with each celebrity performing either a rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha, or Argentine tango, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' LIVE, MONDAY, MARCH 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images)GERALDO RIVERA, EDYTA SLIWINSKA
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2201' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. The premiere episode kicks off with an exciting and dynamic opening number, featuring all of the celebrities and dancers, along with returning head judge Len Goodman. The night continues with each couple dancing a cha cha, fox trot, jive, tango or quickstep, vying for America's vote for the first time. (Photo by Adam Taylor/ABC via via Getty Images) TONY DOVOLANI, MARLA MAPLES
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To choreograph the number, Peta enlisted the help of Talia Favia (who's also done work on So You Think You Can Dance), who put together a gripping routine that stunned the judges.

Earlier in the episode, the pair's Redemption Dance — a quickstep — earned the pair a measly 27 out of 30. But their freestyle on the other hand, helped them earn a perfect 30.

Nyle DiMarco's Wild West Quickstep

"In 22 seasons, that was the best dance I have ever seen," Carrie Ann Inaba told the pair, adding that Nyle proved with the number that "he can change the world through dance, and I love that."

Len added: "Nyle, you're a very special person, and that was a very special dance."

Dancing With the Stars will crown this season's winner Tuesday night in part 2 of the finale.

We'll update with a full video when its made available.

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