On Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, former NBA star Iman Shumpert and his partner, Daniella Karagach, managed to pull off a contemporary dance during the horror-themed episode that had viewers and judges in awe. Not only was it frightening, since it was inspired by the 2019 horror flick Us, it was also frighteningly good.
With a remix for the song “I Got 5 On It” as the backdrop, Shumpert and Karagach danced a very partner-intensive dance that saw her climbing up and walking on him as carried her around the dance floor. And when the performance ended, as host Tyra Banks noted, everyone in the building was giving the pair a standing ovation.
Viewers watching at home were blown away by the performance, and took to social media with their reactions. Some called it the best routine on the show “ever,” while others encouraged anyone and everyone to watch it.
And viewers weren’t the only ones who loved the dance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba bowed to them with an “I’m not worthy” type of gesture, before all four eventually gave the pair a perfect 40 out of 40 score.
“Holy cow! That was genius. That was genius,” Inaba said. “You transported us to another world. My mind was blown. It was sheer perfection. The way you guys matched and danced as one, it was like, yes!”