Dance is such a creative and artistic form of expression, and often the most inspiring moments in life come from either heartbreak or heartache, which is why there have been some extremely emotional performances on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. The ABC reality dance competition show features stars from all different backgrounds, who are paired with a dancing pro to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Grab some tissues because we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most emotional performances in DWTS history!
10. Tribute to Len Goodman
When head judge Len Goodman announced his departure from Dancing with the Stars at the end of season 20, long time fans of the show and the DWTS pros were devastated. Thankfully, he ended up coming back after only one season off, but at the time of the announcement many people thought it was goodbye for good. Before his last show, Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough performed a Viennese waltz as a tribute to Goodman.