“Dancing With The Stars” (DWTS) contestant Bindi Irwin cried on the show when her last photograph with late father Steve Irwin surprisingly flashed on the screen.

Bindi couldn’t help but get emotional seeing the photo, where her 8-year-old self happily kissed her father on the cheek. The moment was captured following her finale performance to Leona Lewis’ “Footprint on the Sand” with pro partner Derek Hough. Entertainment Weekly reports that Hough was behind the tribute.

The contestant has opened up before that all of her performances were dedicated to her late father Steve. The famous wildlife expert passed away at the age of 44 in 2006 after his heart was pierced by a stingray barb.

In a video recorded for “DWTS,” the 17-year-old conservationist revealed that her partner Hough has been kind to make her feel the presence of her father during rehearsals.

“Sometimes during rehearsals it feels like there are three people in the room," Bindi said. She added, "Derek put that in this freestyle, and I feel that Dad is with me every day."

“DWTS” judge Julianne Hough, who also went through tears, complimented Bindi's performance telling her she’s “so special.” Julianne gave the contestant’s performance a perfect score.

Meanwhile, the judges and viewers of the show lit up social media with various comments about Bindi's finale performance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba posted on Twitter a selfie with fellow judges Julianne and Bruno Tonioli, with the caption: “Glad we took our mid-show selfie before @derekhough and @BindiIrwin got us all crying! @DancingABC #DWTS .”

Famous television host and actress Maria Menounos also took to Twitter her reaction to the emotional performance of Bindi and Hough. “Omg @derekhough @BindiIrwin have me hysterical right now...their dance was so moving...wow #DancingWithTheStarsFinale,” she wrote.

One of the show’s viewers shared the video of Bindi's emotional moment via Twitter and wrote, “Brought me to tears.”

Just after the show, Bindi shared her last family photograph with father Steve on her Twitter feed. “The last photo as a family, before I had to wave goodbye to my hero, for the last time. Dad, I love you,” she captioned.

The last photo as a family, before I had to wave goodbye to my hero, for the last time. Dad, I love you. pic.twitter.com/qvu8Cl2IoP

— BindiIrwin (@BindiIrwin) November 24, 2015

Bindi has been the front-runner of the competition since its first episode of the season. Many people predicted her to win in the competition.

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