The pair -- who lit up the dance floor and the internet rumor mill with their instant chemistry and sexy cha cha
during last week's premiere -- returned to the competition on Monday with a slow, elegant Viennese waltz set to Jennifer Nettles' "Unlove You," and it was clear their flame is still burning bright.
The performance was far more emotional than their first, as Burgess explained that this dance was supposed to be more of a "raw, romantic love story."
Nearly all of the judges, save for a surly Len Goodman, seemed to fall in love with the routine, and the rumored ongoing showmance between the gorgeous dancer and the handsome bull rider.
"I feel like I'm watching something unfolding, right in front of my eyes," Hough teased while giving her feedback to the dance. Carrie Ann Inaba also commented on "the connection" that the partners share, which she referred to as "out of this world amazing."
In the end, Inaba and Hough awarded the couple eights, while Bruno Tonioli gave them a seven and Goodman gave them a six for a respectable total of 29 out of 40.
In a pre-taped package before their stunning performance, Bolton opened up about his experience on DWTS, sharing, "Last week was amazing. I didn’t think it would compare to bull riding, but it felt like a freight training running through my chest."
Bolton said he was also excited to dance this week's waltz, which he described as "a pretty dance with a pretty lady."
While preparing for the performance, Bolton and Burgess went out to a cowboy bar
to give the DWTS
pro some ideas for choreographing the dance, since Bolton's background is deeply rooted in country music and dance.
"I want to pull some romance out of my saddle bags and show America just how good a cowboy could be on that dance floor," Bolton explained.
"We have a great chemistry getting to know each other, but obviously we're three weeks into this thing of having met each other on his ranch. We're having a lot of fun, but our priorities obviously are getting Bonner through this competition as far as he can possibly go," Burgess said. "So, in the meantime, we're having a lot of fun getting to know each other and we do have great chemistry." Check out the video below to hear more.