Dancing With the Stars 2013: Val Chmerkovskiy and Zendaya Score First 10s of Season 16 With Argentine Tango! (VIDEO)
Dancing With the Stars 2013 has been exciting thus far, but we could barely contain ourselves when we found out that ever-sexy pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy would not only be returning, but dancing with his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy!
In the April 15 episode (Season 16,Week 5), Val and his partner Zendaya tackled “Len’s side-by-side challenge” with another challenge: learning a brand-new dance style. Though it was a tough round of rehearsals — including Maksim’s partner Anne Trebunskaya “teaching” Zendaya “how to be a woman” — their hard work paid off.
The dynamic duo didn’t falter one bit, delivering a stellar routine that had the judges absolutely thrilled. The compliments rolled in and wouldn’t stop, with Bruno first raving, “Next to Anna, you were as good and as strong. You were up there with the best you’ve ever had.”
Next, Len had a delicious metaphor, explaining, “It was like a lemon tart: sharp and tangy at the top, crisp and tasty down below.” But it wasn’t just about dessert. He added, “That was a gem of a dance — well done!”
Naturally, this led the duo to the first 10s of the season — which Val dedicated to everyone in Boston after the marathon explosion tragedy — giving them with the highest score of the night: 29/30.
Check out their performance, and then hit the comments with your thoughts. Did they deserve a 29, or should they have gotten a perfect score of 30? Tell us below!
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