Dancing with the Stars Delivers Season’s First Perfect 30

Derek Hough and Maria Menounos

04/30/2012 AT 9:55 PM ET

With the competition so fierce, it was bound to happen.

One couple scored a perfect 30 on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night for a paso doble that Bruno Tonioli called “spellbinding.” Read on for more.

Maria Menounos wore fangs in the vampire-themed dance with pro partner Derek Hough to a standing ovation – and the season’s first trio of 10s.

“Maria, the queen of the damned was the queen of the night,” gushed Tonioli.

But close behind them on classical night were three pairs who each picked up 27 points, making this year’s race for the mirror ball trophy one of the closest ever.


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