Before she took to the stage with her pro partner, Sasha Farber, the gymnast first addressed her less-than-stellar feedback from the judges last week. The most upsetting part of the critique for Biles seemed to be the assessment that she wasn't doing enough in her dances to let her personality shine through.
"It made me feel like I didn't work hard enough, but I knew I had," Biles said in a pre-taped package.
The young star got emotional while rehearsing with Farber, and broke down in tears, explaining, "I feel like I keep trying my hardest and they keep saying 'No.' I can only try so hard until I'm done... I just feel like I can't do any more, because I feel like I've tried my hardest and it's just not good enough."
"Believe me when I say it is good enough," Farber assured her.
For their first dance of the night, each partner was paired up with one of the judges, who gave the stars a special dance selected specifically for them. For Biles and Farber they were paired with Carrie Ann Inaba.
Last week, Inaba's comments seemed to especially upset Biles, who looked fed up while listening to her criticism.
When asked by host Tom Bergeron why some of Inaba's more positive comments didn't elicit a smile, Biles replied "Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals."
For their efforts, Biles and Farber earned 40 out of 40, marking their first perfect score of the season. The pair later delivered a rumba set to Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper" that earned them another perfect score for a combined 80 out of 80.
"I feel like I am trying, I am being honest, but if they don't see that, I don't know what more I can do," Biles explained.
"I just know how hard this girl works," Farber added. "Each week she comes in and she delivers something different. There's a lot of expectation on her shoulders, and we're just gonna go back into the studio and keep digging."