Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Audience To DWTS' Nyle DiMarco: We Get To Love You

I continue my rare sojourn with Dancing with the Stars this season due to the gorgeous and uplifting Nyle DiMarco.

His Viennese Waltz, set to “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle, with his new partner for “switch-up” night, Sharna Burgess, was clearly the highlight of last night's show.

From the judges:

Carrie Ann Inaba, who was brought to tears. “You take my breath away, and I’m not alone I can tell. At first I thought at the beginning of this competition you were at a disadvantage [because you’re deaf] but when I watch you perform I realize that you’re at an advantage because you’ve been telling stories with your whole body and communicating with your body your whole life. You were born to dance.”

Len Goodman: “That was like a total eclipse. It doesn’t turn up often, but when it does it’s fantastic.”

Serious kudos to Sharna for her emotionally charged choreography; plus, the stunning lighting and stage fog made for a heavenly visual.

Also in the audience last night was Tyra Banks, who's show - America's Next Top Model - discovered DiMarco.

Speaking to his relationship with the supermodel: “Tyra and I have a deep connection and I think we both know it. I think Tyra really saw me grow. I went into America’s Next Top Model and I was an amateur, I didn’t even know what modeling was. By the end when I won and now Tyra coming here to see me dance, I think, ’Wow! So much has changed for me!'”

There was an odd mix-up in the judges scores at the end of it all, but the point really is that Nyle is inspiring millions.

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