Amber Riley (Mercedes) is crushing it on this season of Dancing With the Stars. Just in case you had any doubt, just take a look at the Glee star’s October 7 performance. Despite the fact that Amber was dancing with an injured knee... she still managed to give a near-flawless tango that earned a score of 27 out of 30 from the judges.

She definitely rocked it. “Miss Amber Riley, you are in fine form tonight,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told her. “My god, your hold. You guys were connected, one person. And last week I know I criticized you about your footwork, but you worked on it. It was just so crisp and clean and passionate.”

Guest judge Julianne Hough praised her performance, too, with a big “Holy cow!” and a collection of other random bits and phrases like, “tight little explosion,” “amazing,” and “wonderful.” Bruno Tonioli kept it simple and sweet: ”That was pure, unmistakably classic, amazing tango. You’re a magnificent dancer.”

Both her Glee co-star Kevin McHale (Artie) and the show’s DP Joaquin Sedillo took to Twitter to gush about Amber’s performance.







Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!