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A Mini Fierce Five Reunion On DWTS

Week Four of Dancing With the Stars turned out to be a lucky week for Fierce Five team captain, Aly Raisman.


This week, the gold medalist topped DWTS's leader-board with her contemporary dance. Her Fierce Five teammates, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross showed up for a mini-fierce five reunion of sorts. This week's theme was "The Best Year of My Life". No surprise, Aly chose 2012 as the best year of her life. The routine this week also had to include a 15 second solo. Her partner, Mark Ballas told her to represent the years of repetition and hard work going into the Games. "No one expected her to place and she walked away the most decorated US Gymnast of the Olympics," Mark said of Aly's Olympic journey.



"You live for that moment when they call your name," Aly said of being one of the five girls selected to go to London.

Aly's dance scored the best score of the night and of the competition so far, scoring a 27 out of 30 and earning high praise from the judges. She even threw in a few of her best gymnastics skills, a switch ring leap and a tumbling series, back-handspring followed by a layout-step-out and repeating.

Head Judge Len Goodman told Aly "That dance was worthy of an Olympic Champion." He added regarding her tumbling series, "That last back flopper could have been a little higher."

Bruno Tonioli added "He's going to do it tomorrow on the results show." Of Aly's dance, he emphatically told her, "You're going for gold, my darling!"

Carrie Ann Inaba said she was impressed by Aly's ability to let go of her "perfection in the movement" training and absorb herself in the "perfection of the emotion" of contemporary dance.

"You were completely in the moment and I was mesmerized by you,"

 With Gabby and Kyla in the audience to support their friend and teammate that night, perhaps they brought a little good luck Aly's way? After she finished with the judges, Aly ran to the girls and gave them each a hug before retreating to the Greenroom.

Without further adieu, Aly and Mark performing a contemporary dance to "Titanium" by David Guetta:




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