It’s not that often that people show their reverence towards others through the act of dancing on a reality TV show, but that’s just what happened on Monday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, when this season’s cast member Bindi Irwin paid respects to her father Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin with a dazzling tango to a rock song. Check it out!
Irwin and her dance partner Derek Hough put together a solid routine for AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long,” which Irwin said was one of her father’s favorite tunes. After the dance, she emotionally brought up how she remembered dancing to it with him when she was really little. That’s awesome.
I remember rocking out to that song with my dad when I was younger, too, which is kind of strange when you consider the subject matter. But at that age, I had no idea what was going on. Though I probably didn’t think it was about earthquakes.
Irwin explained to People just how emotional she really felt after letting loose on the stage.
Sometimes you just need a moment. I think I was just so excited because the song means so much to me. That just hit me. There are so many memories attached to that song.
Steve Irwin was killed in September 2006 while filming the documentary Ocean’s Deadliest. He was going after a stingray and was pierced in the chest by its tail and bled out soon after. Bindi Irwin was just eight years old at the time, but she has proven many times over the years that she still remembers him and cherishes his memory.
Back in July, when she turned 17, she shared this picture on Twitter, which pretty much says it all.
Thankfully, the judges responded to Irwin and Hough’s dance with glowing remarks and gave the duo a score of 25 out of 30, which ended up being the highest score of the night, and they finished in first place. I kind of hope she continues showing the world what kind of music Steve Irwin liked, just to see if “Crocodile Rock” made it.