Singer Brandy dominated on Monday night’s rock-themed edition of Dancing With The Stars – her tango set to Bonnie Tyler’s I Want a Hero, and top score in a bonus round, made her the night’s highest scorer with 36 overall points.
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The night had a special bonus round in which dancers received points for their individual dance, as well as a dance marathon. Brandy, with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, received 26 for her solo dance and won the marathon, adding another 10 points to her overall score.
The 31-year-old singer — who Tweeted she felt “confident and inspired” prior to taking the floor Monday night — lived up to her words, as her smooth steps earned her praise from the judges and cheers from the fans.
“You’re my hero,” judge Len Goodman told Chmerkovskiy after the near-flawless routine. “You’ve come out with a dance that’s full of intensity, passion, aggression. Without a doubt for me, the dance of the night.”
Judge Bruno Tonioli chimed in with, “That tango really rocked!”
Following the show, Brandy Tweeted, “Thank you to all the stars and fans who vote and believe in @MaksimC and I!! We love you so much!!”
Other scores on the evening included Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani with 32; Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke with 30; Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer with 30; Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough with 29; Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas with 23; and Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunbskaya with 22.
Heart and Kylie Minogue are slated to perform when Dancing With The Stars‘ eleventh season continues with the results show on ABC Tuesday at 9/8c.