Dancing with the Stars Awards Its First Perfect Score of the Season! Who Totally Rocked Switch-Up Week?

Alexa PenaVega, Bindi Irwin, Nick Carter and more stars were super impressive, even while trading partners

By Lauren Piester Oct 13, 2015 2:23 AMTags
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Happy Switch-Up night! 

It was the nuttiest week of the Dancing with the Stars season as all of the stars traded partners for one night of total insanity. Or at least that's how it usually is.

Tonight was actually great, and a lot less of a clusterf--k than the switch-up often is. There were some truly incredible dances tonight, including the season's first perfect score from a slightly unexpected pair!

While both Bindi Irwin and Carlos PenaVega totally rocked their routines with respective temporary partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Lindsay Arnold, it was Alexa PenaVega and Derek Hough who blew the roof off the place with their epic tango and scored a standing ovation from Carrie Ann Inaba (even if she thought it was a paso doble) and perfect tens from all four judges, including guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Watch their performance below!

There were, however, a couple of pairings that might not have worked so well. Tamar Braxton and Louis van Amstel were a little disappointing, while Mark Ballas and Paula Deen were kind of strange to watch, and both couples ended up at the back of the pack with the night's lowest scores.  

There was no elimination tonight, but the scores from the switch-up performances will be factored into next week's elimination. Check out the full list of scores below!

Paula Deen and Mark Ballas: 26/40
Tamar Braxton
and Louis van Amstel: 29/40
Alek Skarlatos and Emma Slater: 29/40
Hayes Grier and Allison Holker: 30/40
Nick Carter and Witney Carson: 35/40
Andy Grammer and Sharna Burgess: 36/40
Bindi Irwin and Val Chmerkovskiy: 37/40
Carlos PenaVega and Lindsay Arnold: 39/40
Alexa PenaVega and Derek Hough: 40/40

Hit the comments to let us know your favorite dance of the night!

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.