'DWTS' Season 31 '90s Night: Fans moved by Daniel Durant's silent performance, deaf and mute actor opens up on regrets
'Dancing in silence for part of the dance gave us a glimpse of what it is like for him,' claimed a 'DWTS' fan
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Some of the routines of 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31 '90 Night episode brought chills. And, one of the applaudable performances was of Daniel Durant. The American actor is deaf and mute. Even though this has helped him gather most of the fans' attention and love, his performance has equally stunned everyone throughout the show.
In the '90s night episode, we saw Daniel talking about his life. He opened up about his childhood. Daniel was adopted by two moms after being abandoned by his birth mother. Later, he reunited with his birth mother but soon after that, she died of cancer. Because of the same, he regrets not being able to help her in her difficult situation. Daniel and his partner Britt Stewart decided to shut the music for the '90s Night episode, to give the audience as well as the panelists a clear view of how it feels like to Daniel. Well, this seems to do the magic and touched everyone's heart. Carrie Ann Inaba claimed that the performance was "education and profound" but at the same time it was "funky." Derek Hough on the other hand was deeply moved by the decision of shutting off the music. Bruno Tonioli said, "We felt the sound of silence, and we were all mesmerized." It seemed fans' were also moved by the same.
A fan tweeted, "Not gon lie sometimes I watch half of #Daniels dance on mute when he and #Brit dance. Hope that isn’t offensive. Wonderful performer." Another wrote, "This was such a powerful performance. Absolute chills when that music went out!" Furthermore, a fan claimed that he was so moved that "Their dance had me crying it was THAT good. Mad props to them for really pushing the bounds, and helping us all learn how it feels from Daniels point of view, for a few brief movements." Another praised the story brought up by Daniel, "Perfect performance and story was so awesome, got cheated, your mom love you n she wanted the best for you..forgive yourself is the only way to move forward..."
This was such a powerful performance. Absolute chills when that music went out!— Erika (@erika_thi) November 8, 2022
Their dance had me crying 😭 it was THAT good. Mad props to them for really pushing the bounds, and helping us all learn how it feels from Daniels point of view, for a few brief movements— Holly (@HotTakesWithHol) November 8, 2022
Perfect performance and story was so awesome, got cheated, your mom love you n she wanted tge best for you..forgive yourself is the only way to move forward...— Cheryl (@chereyezone) November 8, 2022
Another fan wrote, "Ugh daniel don't make me cry." Moreover, fans even flooded 'DWTS's Facebook page with similar comments. One wrote, "Dancing in silence & dancing with music, their performance was extraordinary, powerful, emotional, & moving. My favorite of the night so far & one of my favorites of the season." Another added, "What a powerful and emotional performance! Dancing in silence for part of the dance gave us a glimpse of what it is like for him." "That silent piece was breathtaking. I felt it all. I love Daniel and Britt. They work AMAZING together," praised another fan.
New episodes of 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 31' premiere every Monday and Tuesday at 8 pm ET on Disney+. However, Week 8 is expected to have only one episode.
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