Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris slays 'NSYNC's 'Bye Bye Bye' dance on 'DWTS,' Joey Fatone and Lance Bass approve
Warning: Spoilers ahead on tonight's elimination!
Based on their psychedelic futuristic performance from the 2000 MTV VMAs, Morris and his pro partner, Lindsay Arnold, kicked the jazz number off by dancing behind massive TV monitors displaying a large image of their heads, which required tightly-timed choreography.
However, the 42-year-old singer really got to show off his talents when he stepped out from behind the screen to pull off a performance that managed to outshine the routine it was based on.
The judges couldn't contain their enthusiasm for Morris and Arnold's show-stealing number. Even Len Goodman, the toughest judge on the panel, told Morris, "You've just taken a great step forward toward the final. Well done!"
As Morris went backstage to talk with co-host Erin Andrews, he was greeted by 'NSYNC members Lance Bass and Joey Fatone, who was pretending to wipe tears away after the explosive routine.
"It was like a dream come true, watching one of the guys from Boyz II Men perform our song," Fatone gushed. "Honestly, we looked up to them."
"[It was] amazing!" Bass said, praising Morris. "This guy's iconic, you did an iconic dance, and I could not be more proud of you, my man. This guy nailed it!"
After a low point during the Switch-Up Night last week, Morris shot back to the top of the leaderboard this week with a near-perfect score of 29 out of 30.
Unfortunately, this week wasn't as kind to former NFL star Doug Flutie. Despite a lot of love from the audience and steady improvement each week, he wasn't able to stave off elimination any longer and was sent home, along with his partner, Karina Smirnoff.
While Morris and Arnold got the highest score, one of the night's other highlights was Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin's triumphant performance after painfully injuring her ankle during rehearsals. Check out the video below to see more.