When the producers of Dancing With The Stars set the theme as Hometown Glory, Bindi Irwin knew exactly which song she would choose to honour her country – her late father Steve’s favourite AC/DC classic, You Shook Me All Night Long.
As if the 17-year-old hasn’t already won the heart of audiences both here and in America, Bindi can add the very impressive achievement of dancing the tango to an Acca Dacca song to her long list of achievements.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) September 22, 2015
Bindi is not one for emotional displays, but she was on the verge of tears when she explained why she’d chosen the song.
“I remember when I was really little, dancing to that song with Dad. It means everything to me,” she said after the performance.
In a pre-recorded clip, she said heavy metal was her favourite kind of music and that she found it “empowering”. She told her partner she remembered her mum and dad listening to the AC/DC song.
“I was so little and so happy,” she said.
Bindi managed to rock the tango with the help of her partner Derek, continuing her winning streak on the US version of the show. She won the highest score of the night after merging the two disparate music styles with style and enthusiasm.
You can see her efforts in the brief clip below.
Does Bindi do a good job of merging the tango with AC/DC? Do you think her dad would be proud to know she chose his favourite song to dance to?