Bindi Irwin Has the Time of Her Life With 'Dirty Dancing' Tribute on 'DWTS' (VIDEO)

This is our new favorite girl for inspiration and feeling the feels. After blowing us away a couple of weeks ago with her stunning tribute dance to her late father Steve Irwin, Bindi did it again last night. On Monday night's episode of Dancing with the Stars, Bindi Irwin took on the iconic role of Baby from Dirty Dancing, and she nailed it.

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Bindi and her pro dance partner Derek Hough wowed the crowd by taking on Jennifer Grey's and Patrick Swayze's beloved characters in the '80s cult classic film, and they didn't leave that aerobatic lift out.

Hough said that he'd "never been more nervous" on the show, but Bindi got some confidence tips from Grey herself. (Side note: Jennifer Grey won season 11 of DWTS with Bindi's current partner, Derek Hough.)

As FOX411 reports, Grey -- the woman who made "Baby" famous by taking her out of the corner -- advised the 17-year-old rising star to "keep breathing ... be strong, and feel it." She added, "The key is trust."

I think my favorite part of the video comes after the lift, when the camera captures the best smile on Bindi's face. You can see her radiating with pride and pleasure over her smooth moves on the dance floor.

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While I'm personally rooting for Bindi to win the mirror ball trophy, she has some fierce competition this season. She and Derek were just one of three couples to score perfect 40s for their routine.

Andy Grammer received a perfect score with his partner Allison Holker (hopefully putting an end to those rumors that she shouldn't be dancing as a pro while four months pregnant), and Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy also got top scores for their "Rhythm Nation"-themed dance.

It's getting tighter as the competition goes on, and we just hope that Bindi keeps up the amazing work.

 

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