“Dancing With The Stars” Week 4 witnessed a tear jerking episode when celebrity contestant Bindi Irwin and her pro partner Derek Hough performed. The dancing duo performed a cover of “Every Breath You Take” by The Police in honour of Bindi’s father Steve Irwin, who died in 2006. The teen broke down after her “Most Memorable Year” routine on the shoulders of Hough.

The 17-year-old was emotional after the contemporary dance routine dedicated to her father, recalling his tragic death in 2006, Nine MSN reported. Bindi’s mother, Terri Irwin and younger brother, Robert Irwin who were seated among the audience, wiped away tears, Yahoo Entertainment reported.

The Australian star earned 28 out of 30 points, the highest score of the night and her first ever 10 of the season (the only 10 of the night), which was given by judge Bruno Tonioli, People reported. He said Bindi that it looked as if her dad was dancing with her in every step. Julianne Hough said that their dance took her breath away, while Carrie Ann Inaba said that Bindi was a “bright light.”

After the dance routine was over, she said: “You have to remember that emotion is just a part of life, and we all have to deal with different things, but you have to find that beauty in every day. Tonight, it was just all about remembering the fact that dad is always with me, and I carry him in my heart.”

Earlier, a pre-recorded clip aired before the dance routine, showed Derek closing his partner’s ears and trying to make her laugh. The pro dancer told that he closed Bindi’s ears so that she could focus on the dance. During the rehearsals, the teen started crying about the way Derek held her fingers which brought back the memory of learning to walk from her father.

Bindi was in tears as she discussed how it was difficult for her to come to terms with her dad’s death. She took a long time to understand what actually happened, ET Online reported. She admitted that she still feels like her dad “is going to come home.”

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