“I am so thrilled that dance felt so good!” Stirling, 31, told ET’s Keltie Knight after the show. “When I hit the ground at the end I was just like, ‘Ooo, we nailed it we nailed it!’ And it was so great.”
But pro Ballas, 31, is determined not to let this success keep them from having their eyes on the prize.
“I think we top this by not trying to top it,” he explained. “I think we just have to move onto the next week and just bring something new and different. It’s Halloween Week, so the show loves to go full out. We're going to have a completely different style, so just kind of letting each week be its own thing.”
Six weeks into the competition, tensions are running high, but Stirling says she’s found the perfect partner to help her through the tough times.
“Mark is one hundred percent the therapist. Bless his heart,” she said. “I just, I care a lot. And like last week was probably the week… and the week before that was the Most Memorable Year Week, so I've had -- Mark was my therapist during the Most Memorable Year Week. I can’t imagine having a better, supportive, and more talented partner.”
Not everyone left the dance floor with a smile on their face. Nick Lachey and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, were eliminated. To see what they had to say about their exit, watch ET’s exclusive interview below!