Bindi Irwin Rocks Out to Dad's Favorite AC/DC Song on Dancing with the Stars – Plus a Contestant Is Eliminated
Find out who is the first star to be sent home
Dancing with the Stars has sent home its first contestant.
Monday’s episode saw stars go back to their roots, with them traveling to their hometowns and choosing dances that represented them.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday’s episode.
“I enjoyed it. I am so happy to have met everybody. I’ve made great friends here,” the music icon said as she bid farewell to the show.
Earlier, Busey earned more praise from the judges than Khan, getting 18 out of 30, while Khan got just 15 out of 30. During his celebration, the camera cut to Khan, who appeared to be wiping away a tear.
“I’m here to stay,” Busey said. “I like to walk on the edge – it’s a hobby of mine.”
Read on for other highlights from the episode.
Bindi Rocks Out to AC/DC
“That’s what my mom and dad especially, would listen to,” Bindi said in a pre-recorded segment. “I was so little and so happy.”
The pair danced to AC/DC’s “You Shook Me,” a favorite of her late father, Steve Irwin.
The song must be her good luck charm, because she topped the night with 25 out of 30.
Her mother Terri, was visibly emotional in the audience as Bindi talked about her dad’s love of the song.
“I remember when I was really little, dad would sing that song,” she said.
Backstage, Bindi said the song “meant so much” to her.
“At the very end it hit me, because of the meaning behind the song. It was so great because that they so many memories attached,” Bindi told PEOPLE.
Hayes and His Mom Melt Hearts
Social media star Hayes Grier and his mom Elizabeth Grier-Floyd melted America’s hearts when they showed off their special bond.
Hayes, 15, and his mom embraced after his dance, both of them tearing up.
“My mom supports me for everything, so I can’t thank her enough for that,” Hayes said backstage. “Mom, I loved you so much. Thank you for everything.”
When Erin Andrews asked Hayes why he was tearing up, he said it was because of he and his mom have “such a strong connection.”
She knows me like the bottom of her hand, and I know her the same way. We’re both tearing up a little bit.”
The star told PEOPLE he had been trying to hide his emotions.
“I’d been trying to hold back all that emotion, but I had to let a little out,” he told PEOPLE. “Usually I try to hide it back and I was like, ‘Oh, stop crying Hayes. You can do it.’ But I just couldn’t hold it back. I just love my mom so much and she means so much to me.”
His mother told PEOPLE her son “has the biggest heart.”
“He is just kind to everyone from his partner to the crew to the fans. He’s just the best son a mom could ask for,” Elizabeth said.
Nick Carter Thanks His Hometown Teacher
Nick Carter earned some major “aw” points by giving a shoutout to one of his old teachers Sandy Karl. Carter described the hometown of Tampa, Florida as a place with “dysfunction and families who had problems and some bad kids on the street.”
Karl, who was interviewed for the episode, confirmed that Carter was one of her favorite students of all time. Carter showed his love by dedicating his jive to her.
“At the end of the day, without her, I wouldn’t have been a Backstreet Boy and I would be in the entertainment business at all,” Carter told PEOPLE. “I’ve never had the opportunity to give her any recognition up to this point, and I had a successful and long career, so it is very satisfying and made it all worth it for me.”
Last week, Carter had his pants pop open, and this week his wardrobe malfunctions continued as he kicked off one of his shoes.
He went on to earn solid 7s across the board, for a score of 21 out of 30. What were your favorite moments from Monday’s DWTS? Share them in the comments below.
Dancing with the Stars continues Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET, when another contestant will be eliminated.