Dancing With the Stars: Amy Purdy Delivers Most Emotional Routine Ever

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Amy Purdy, the Olympic snowboarding champion with two prosthetic legs, already came to Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars with quite a back story.

Wait until you hear her tell it through dance.

On a night where were no real Dancing With the Stars results - Billy Dee Williams withdrew and everyone else was safe off the bat - there was plenty of emotion.

Each star had to dedicate their performance to their life's most memorable year, and for Amy Purdy, it was 1999, when she lost both her legs to meningitis.

Amy Purdy & Derek Hough - Contemporary - Week 3
Amy Purdy & Derek Hough perform a stirring Contemporary routine on Week 3 of Dancing with the Stars Season 18.

She and Derek Hough's beautiful performance, set to “Only Human,” left not a dry eye in the audience. Bruno even called it "borderline miraculous."

Given what she's been through? Not a huge stretch. Carrie Ann said Amy was so inspiring, especially while exposing her legs and feet for the first time.

“I hope you know what you are doing for people. Anyone who is facing a challenge, you let them know they can begin again,” guest Robin Roberts said.

To top it all off, they received a score of 36, good for second place!

Check out the full DWTS Week 3 scoreboard after the jump ...

  • Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 39
  • Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36
  • Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
  • James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 36
  • Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 36
  • Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 35
  • NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31
  • Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 30
  • Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 32
  • Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: WD

Think Amy has the skills and the story to win it all?

Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy in a promotional photo for the new season of DWTS

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Can they stop focusing on her handicap and judge her just on her dancing ability? I mean, Drew Carey in a way had his own handicap with being overweight and having diabetes and how much he has overcome both, yet there is no 'you're so amazing and you did something to improve your life and health' etc...

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No, I do not think she has what it takes to win. While I do agree that she has gone through so much and overcame and gone to accomplish so many things. But I would like to think other people have their own struggles that they have overcome and achieved. This is a dancing competition, get over her disability and how much she has gone and judge her on her dancing! I don't think Derek is challenging her with the dancing, he does most of the work/effort, which of course makes it look like Amy can do it well.

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it was very slipery caused by those damn fake tears!