Dancing a Viennese waltz to Whitney Houston's 1993 song "I Have Nothing," Zee and Chmerkovskiy delivered an emotionally-charged performance that brought judge Carrie Ann Inaba to tears with its beauty.
"It was powerful, it was elegant, it was perfection!" Inaba gushed, almost crying again as she spoke with the duo after their dance.
The score put Zee at the top of the leaderboard, and when the double elimination rolled around she and Chmerkovskiy predictably avoided being in jeopardy.
However, two teams got the axe on Monday. Wayna Morris, Von Miller and Kim Fields found themselves in jeopardy. Ultimately, Morris' slew of impressive scores carried him and partner Lindsay Arnold to safety, meaning Miller and Fields hit the bricks.