Why Kaitlyn Bristowe's Perfect Score Had DWTS Fans Talking

After weeks of trying to wow the judges and even getting into a low-key feud with judge Carrie Ann Inaba (don't worry, you can read more about that here) Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev finally received a perfect score on Week 9 of Dancing with the Stars' 29th season. The Bachelorette alum and her pro partner blew the competition out of the water (or should we say ballroom) as they performed a mesmerizing and sultry Argentine Tango to Britney Spears' hit song "Toxic." 

Week 9 of Dancing with the Stars celebrated music legends with a themed "Icons Night," where every dance paid tribute to a music icon. Kaitlyn spoke to Entertainment Tonight ahead of the episode and "opened up about what fans could expect from the Britney-inspired performance." Well, according to Twitter, Kaitlyn and Artem's dance was even better than what fans imagined. She transformed into her own version of "The Princess of Pop," which secured her 10s across the board and her first perfect score. So why is the perfect score causing fans to speak up? Keep reading to find out. 

Fans were relieved to see Kaitlyn Bristowe get the recognition she deserves on 'DWTS'

Kaitlyn Bristowe's Britney Spears-inspired performance on the Nov. 9, 2020, episode of Dancing with the Stars had fans talking because the Bachelor Nation star finally got the praise they believed she deserved. According to Entertainment Tonightafter the dance, "judge Carrie Ann Inaba — who has been noticeably hard on the dance duo ... – gave the routine a well-deserved standing ovation." 

After standing up and applauding, Carrie Ann told Kaitlyn and Artem (via ET): "We push you because we want you to reach your ultimate." She added, "Everything about it was amazing ... everything we've been wanting from you was in this routine." Derek Hough and Bruno Tonioli also loved the performance, with Derek getting up to applaud the choreography and chemistry and Bruno raving, "[n]ow we are in business ... a star performance."

Fans were also happy to see Kaitlyn nail her performance, but they were even more excited to see the judges finally congratulate and commend Kaitlyn and Artem's hard work.  One fan tweeted, "KAITLYN AND ARTEM FINALLY GETTING THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE!!" Other tweets included, "@kaitlynbristowe YOU KILLLLLLED IT TONIGHT!!!" and "OK @kaitlynbristowe CAME TO SLAY." 

Only time will tell if Kaitlyn will secure the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, but, regardless, it seems her fans will support her and cheer her on no matter what.