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Monday night's episode of "Dancing With The Stars" featured a buffet of emotions including an emotional breakdown, a tribute to the shooting victims in Oregon and a message from the show's missing host.
Raw emotion was on display just before 17-year-old Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, took to the dance floor. ABC aired a clip of the teenager speaking about the sudden loss of her father in 2006 and her struggle to understand and overcome the grief and loss she felt.
Irwin and her partner, Derek Hough, danced to a version of the Police classic, "Every Breath You Take." As the performance ended, Irwin collapsed into the arms of her partner, overcome with emotion.
Irwin and Hough's dance earned the first perfect score of the season when judge Bruno Tonioli awarded Irwin and Hough "10." The duo's total score was 28, tops for the night.
Last week's deadly shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, was also in the spotlight. Roseburg resident Alek Skarlatos, the National Guard Specialist known for his brave actions helping to stop a terror attack on a Paris-bound train, dedicated his performance to the victims and Umpqua Community College.
And it was revealed that show host Tom Bergeron was not on Monday's show because of family issues. He announced on social media that he was taking some time off to be by his father's bedside.
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