Simone Biles Dazzles on 'DWTS' After 'Rough' Week
Simone Biles dazzled on Dancing with the Stars after a "rough" week in rehearsals.
The 20-year-old Olympic gymnast said partner Sasha Farber pushed her to her limits before performing a contemporary dance Monday to "How Far I'll Go" from the Disney movie Moana.
"Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with Sasha pushing me," Biles said on the show, prior to her performance. "I've just been so shut off and I don't really voice my opinion very well."
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"Every since the Olympics, I haven't had a break," she told Farber. "[I don't ask for one] because I'm scared. Sometimes I feel like in practice, you get super excited and I just like—slow down."
Biles and Farber ultimately earned a 38 out of 40—the second-highest score of the competition thus far—with their dance for Disney week. The pair channeled Moana as Auli'i Cravalho, the star of the film, performed their song live.
"Practice was a little rough this week," Biles told People after her dance. "It's been a rough week—just tiring—but we pushed through."
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"This was the hump that we had to get over," she added. "Everyone was a little tired but then you're motivated again once we get over the hump, which we did. Hallelujah."
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne earned a 32 with her Viennese waltz to "Unforgettable" from Finding Dory, but was eliminated from the competition.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays on ABC.
By Annie Martin
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.