The Boyz II Men star performed the NSYNC hit – in front of his close friend Joey Fatone and Fatone’s bandmate Lance Bass. After a spot-on performance, Fatone burst into (mock) tears backstage, but got serious as he said he and his bandmates look up to Boyz II Men star.
“We’ve been friends a long time and I know how much they looked up to us before they started their own careers,” Morris told PEOPLE after Monday’s show. “So it’s really great to get to now pay homage to their great success as a band. It’s a full-circle moment.”
Morris earned a stellar 29 out of 30 for his performance. But unfortunately it wasn’t a winning night for every couple.
Warning: spoilers ahead for Monday’s DWTS.
Doug Flutie and pro Karina Smirnoff found themselves in the bottom three with Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas, as well as Von Miller and Witney Carson. But ultimately Flutie was the one to go, calling DWTS an “amazing experience.”
“I never thought I’d ever do anything like this,” the ex football pro told PEOPLE. “Obviously I would have loved to win, but it feels really good to have lasted as long as I did.”
Read on for more highlights from the episode.
Paige Gets Groovy
Len Goodman raved, “There is nothing about that dance that I didn’t like,” and the judges awarded her 28 out of 30 – including a 10 from Len.
Von Goes Bad
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller knows how to make bad look good.
The star rocked a leather jacket to pay tribute to Michael Jackson’s “Bad” – and he delivered the goods.
“Michael Jackson – the key of it was hitting those moves like lightning. He was sharp beyond belief, and just a couple of times you didn’t go there. But overall you did a fantastic job,” said judge Bruno Tonioli. The judges gave Miller 24 out of 30.
Nyle Gets Overconfident
Nyle DiMarco got a little cocky ahead of his performance, which honored Jim Carrey in The Mask. During the video package, DiMarco called himself the “frontrunner” and after the dance joked that perhaps there was really a pro dancer underneath his green prosthetic mask as no one could tell if it was him. Goodman didn’t take kindly to that comment.
“You’re a good dancer, but don’t start saying, ‘I’m as good as Val [Chmerkovskiy],’ because you’re just annoying people. That’s ridiculous,” said Goodman, going on to soften the blow by adding, “You never cease to amaze me and great performance.”
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.