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Jimmie Allen, Emma Slater Incorporate American Sign Language in ‘DWTS’ Performance

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Country star Jimmie Allen and professional dancer Emma Slater performed a moving contemporary dance during Horror Night on Dancing with the Stars that left the audience in tears. Because their performance was inspired by the movie A Quiet Place, they incorporated American Sign Language into the end of their dance.

Tonight on Dancing with the Stars, the theme is horror and the stars and pros alike seem to be having the time of their life. From It to American Psycho, each performance pays homage to a different iconic horror film.

Inspired by the eerie thriller A Quiet Place, Jimmie and Emma moved to an instrumental version of “Say Something” by Daniel Jang. Both were in tears by the end of the performance that was dedicated to Jimmie’s three children.

In the pre-performance interview, Jimmie stated that his first child, seven year old Aadyn, drove him to work harder at his music career leading to today’s success. Jimmie now has three children, Naomi is just over a year, and his wife gave birth to their second daughter, Zara, just last week.

After his performance, he became emotional explaining: “As a parent now, it just hit me, I would sacrifice anything for my kids, my career, my life, anything.”

Jimmie Allen ‘DWTS’ Performance Leaves Audience in Tears

The passion and dedication behind the dance clearly paid off. The two earned their first 10s of the season from both Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli for a total score of 38 out of 40. This score is their highest yet, placing them in second place so far for the night.

“The story of sacrificing yourself for the one that you love…that was just powerful what you created right there,” said Hough.

This dance left everyone in chills. The contemporary style truly allowed the dancers to interpret the film and use their movements to convey the emotions they were feeling.

“This is why I love this show so much, you just understood the power of dance, dance has the power to move us, inspire us, and make us better humans,” said judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Voting is currently open and one more pair will be sent home this evening. Viewers can vote until the last commercial break of the night.

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