It was 10’s across the board for Siwa and her dance partner Jenna Johnson!
BY RAFFY ERMAC
OCTOBER 19 2021 9:14 AM EDT
Dancing the foxtrot alongside partner Jenna Johnson, the 18-year-old Gen Z superstar absolutely showed out on the ballroom floor with a routine to Olivia Newton John’s “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)” for Grease night on the popular ABC reality competition, and it really paid off, because the dancing duo received this season’s first perfect score!
Yup, it was 10’s across the board for Siwa and Johnson, who have been scoring very highly in previous weeks. Prior to last night, competitors Amanda Kloots (of The Talk) and Alan Bersten held the honor of having this season’s highest score (a 39 out of 40), but they were overthrown thanks to Siwa and Johnson nailing a flawless 40 out of 40 with their Grease-themed foxtrot — and we love to see it!
“When I came here week one, I came here in full pants, a full hoodie, a full jean jacket. I was very self-conscious about myself,” Siwa said in a confessional snippet before her and Johnson’s epic routine, saying Johnson “gave me the confidence and the courage to be more okay with myself.”
“WOW!!!!! I have literally no words!!!!” Siwa wrote in an Instagram post earlier this morning following the news she and Johnson received all 10’s from the DWTS judges table. “I am on cloud 528183629 right now!! Tonight [Jenna Johnson] and I got the FIRST perfect score of the season on [Dancing With the Stars]!! 4 10’s!!! I’ve cried and smiled SO much tonight. The amount of respect that I have for all 4 judges [Derek Hough], [Carrie Ann Inaba], [Bruno Tonioli], and [Leonard Goodman] is massive so to get a perfect 10 from all 4 of them tonight means SO much to me!!!”
“To be a part of [Dancing With the Stars] is something that I’ve always dreamed of… and now…. This is my reality!!!! I’m SO so so appreciative for [Jenna Johnson] for not only being the best mentor/pro for the last 7 weeks, but also being the best friend. I’ve been through thick and thicker in the last few weeks and she’s been there for me every second that I need her to be!! This show would not be the same with anyone else! Tonight we shared the story of OUR friendship that we’ve gained over the last few weeks and I couldn’t be happier. This dance and this moment is something that I will cherish forever and EVER!!!!!!! I cried in the beginning, middle, and end of this performance. And I’m crying again now! Happy tears and sad (because this nights over). Thank you all for voting once again this week!!! I appreciate you guys supporting me and Jen through this entire journey.”
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