AJ McLean Dances to 'Larger Than Life' on 'DWTS' -- With Help From the Backstreet Boys!

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

AJ McLean took it back to 1999! During Monday's Dancing With the Stars, the Backstreet Boy stepped onto the ballroom to perform an energy-filled Cha Cha to the boy band's song "Larger Than Life" with partner Cheryl Burke.

McLean called on his bandmates -- Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell -- to help out with his performance. The singer, dressed in red, kicked off his performance with the Backstreet Boys appearing virtually on the screen behind him. .

Following his stellar dance, judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli delivered their feedback, giving the team a 24/30. 

"Guys, thank you for the last 27 years. Hopefully we have 27 more!" McLean shouted after tearing it up on the dance floor. "And thank you to all the fans. We love you guys!"

McLean told ET before Monday's performance that he was "over the moon grateful to my four brothers for taking time out of their schedules." 

"I asked the guys, I'm like, 'This would mean the world to me. We're doing one of our songs. I'm dedicating this performance to us. It's kind of an homage to us. Would you guys be down to do it?'" he added. "They all immediately said, 'Whatever you need, buddy.' That's what family does. We all stick together."

McLean isn't the first Backstreet Boy to compete for the mirrorball. Carter finished in second place with Sharna Burgess during season 21.

Ahead of McLean's performance, he teased his virtual reunion with Carter. "Thanks @nickcarter for popping in and giving me some support and advice!!! Everybody really needs to tune into #DWTS on Monday night….there’s something BIG coming!" McLean wrote.

Carter replied, "You got this bro!! Love you! Let’s get you that mirror ball!!"

Prior to making his DWTS debut, McLean told ET that he had reached out to Carter for advice.

"I called him after the first day of rehearsal and I was like, 'Oh, boy. What did I get myself into?'" McLean revealed. "He kind of freaked me out the first time we spoke because, granted, he was going based on his experience and this is different for everybody, obviously. But he said, 'Dude, just enjoy the moment. Enjoy the process.' He's like, 'I wish I would've done a couple things differently.' He listed all these things and he's like, 'Dude, just go have fun. If anyone can do this, you can do it.'"

See more of McLean's DWTS journey in the video below. Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on ABC.


'DWTS': AJ McLean Turns Himself Into a Prince For His Little Girls

AJ McLean Reveals the 'DWTS' Convos He's Having With Nick Carter

AJ McLean Reveals the Celebs He'd Like to Compete Against on 'DWTS'

Related Gallery