In Amber's video package, she talked about how she had casting directors say really awful things to her about her weight, hair, and even skin color. She even didn't get onto American Idol, which is hard to believe. But in the end she landed Glee, and that made everything worth it. Being on Dancing With the Stars has taught her lessons in strength and vulnerability.
The Viennese Waltz was full of passion and beauty. Just gorgeous, and Amber was beaming the whole time. Fantastic.
The judges agreed. Len said there was fire in the performance. He loved it! Bruno said "you danced like an angel." Carrie Ann was practically speechless. She loved the way Amber interpreted the music. "You are just something special, Amber Riley." Maks said she's amazing.