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'DWTS' Queen Night: Iman Shumpert 'a joy to watch', say fans as judges praise star

Save for Len Goodman, the other judges and fans agreed that Shumpert lights up the dance floor with each of his performances
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach on 'Dancing With The Stars' (Instagram/dancingabc)
Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach on 'Dancing With The Stars' (Instagram/dancingabc)

For 'Queen Night' on 'Dancing With The Stars', each of the celebs had a story associated with the band's music as it meant a lot to them. For basketball pro-Iman Shumpert, this week was a little different as he dedicated his entire performance to his mom, L'Tanya, who is a super fan of the show. And now, following up his 'Horror Night' performance was a challenge. But Shumpert approached it with tenacity, as always!

For 'Queen Night', he and pro Daniella Karagach danced the Paso Doble to 'Another One Bites The Dust'. When it came to the group relay dances, the first group to perform was The Miz, Shumpert and Cody Rigsby, all of whom performed the Jive to 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.


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Len Goodman was the only judge with negative feedback, stating that even though it had attack and attitude, he felt the dance didn't suit Shumpert. The rest of the judges disagreed, stating that Shumpert had caused a shift in the show with his performances. Bruno Tonioli declared that the basket legend was now an accomplished dancer. He noted that Shumpert added his own style to the Paso Doble. Carrie Ann Inaba pointed out that watching Shumpert perform was almost spiritual, the ease with which he takes over. Derek Hough also stated that Shumpert oozes joy on stage. Despite scoring 8s and 9s, Goodman's 7 brought Shumpert's score down to 32 out of 40. But when it came to the relay round, he managed to score an additional 2 more points from Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough. 

Fans loved Shumpert's performances of the night and echoed Hough's sentiments. "Iman’s journey this season has been the most amazing to watch. And also… the abs are…  #DWTS" tweeted a fan. "Iman is so infectious to watch. I enjoy his dances so much and he puts his all into them. I honestly don’t care about his scores I just root for him to keep going. And Daniella  #dwts" stated another. "@imanshumpert is such a joy to watch on DWTS! He’s been my favorite since day 1 but my mama heart exploded tonight at his pre dance video Team Iman!" added a fan. "Nah idc about the judges comments, i like the swagger iman brings to his dances. i don't want him to be technically correct. he makes it cool. he makes it his own. this is why he's still here, bc he's unique and we viewers are really drawn to that #dwts". tweeted a fan. "There’s just something about Iman. I can’t stop smiling when I watch him! #dwts" added a user. "Iman really does light up the dance floor! #dwts #queennight" said another. 







Catch Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the episodes on and Hulu.