‘Genius' performance has 'DWTS' fans and judges losing their minds

It was a horror-themed night on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, and former NBA star Iman Shumpert and his partner, Daniella Karagach, managed to pull off a contemporary dance that was not only frightening, since it was inspired by the 2019 horror flick Us, it was also frighteningly good.

With a remix for the song “I Got 5 On It” as the backdrop, Shumpert and Karagach danced a very partner-intensive dance that saw her climbing up and walking on him as he carried her around the dance floor. When the performance ended, as host Tyra Banks noted, everyone in the building was giving a standing ovation.


Viewers watching at home were blown away by the performance, and took to social media with their reactions. Some called it the best routine on the show “ever,” while others encouraged anyone and everyone to watch it.

Do yourself a favor and watch Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach on #DWTS, his Us themed routine was the best thing I’ve seen all day

— Allison Kraus (@thesourkraus) October 26, 2021

i’ve watched iman and dani’s routine at least 20x tonight! best routine on #DWTS EVER

— carter (@cordney2u__) October 26, 2021

Iman this is your season!!! #DWTS

— miss nyyy | (@MissNyy) October 26, 2021

I cannot stop thinking about Iman and Daniella’s dance. #DWTSpic.twitter.com/wu04TOESTS

— Yvette (@atleve) October 26, 2021

Iman and Daniella’s Us themed dance to I Got 5 On It was so ridiculously beautiful and terrifying. Damn I’ll need it watch it like 100 more times #DWTS

— Sarah (@Sarahflo93) October 26, 2021

What did I just watch? Iman was terrific and Daniella is the new queen 👑 of choreography. Brilliant. #dwts

— Carolina Toon ⚽️ (@CarolinaToon) October 26, 2021

But viewers weren’t the only ones who loved the dance. Judge Derek Hough jumped up onto the table in a show of excitement, while Bruno Tonioli called it their “masterpiece performance.” And Carrie Ann Inaba bowed to them with an “I’m not worthy” type of gesture, all on their way to giving the pair a perfect 40 out of 40 for their score.

“Holy cow! That was genius. That was genius,” Inaba said. “You transported us to another world. My mind was blown. It was sheer perfection. The way you guys matched and danced as one, it was like, yes!”

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