Let's remember the emotional moment Iraq war veteran stunned on ‘DWTS’ with Toby Keith’s iconic song
Noah Galloway captivated viewers with her performance on “Dancing With the Stars.”
The former United States Army soldier moved people to tears during an emotional performance of Toby Keith’s “American Soldier,” as shown in a video uploaded to YouTube.
While dancing to “American Soldier,” Galloway was able to convey the emotional depth of his experience.
Viewers were stunned as he showed that he still has it despite losing limbs to the war.
Galloway lost most of his left arm and his left leg after coming in contact with an improvised explosive device in Iraq.
PROFOUNDLY EMOTIONAL PERFORMANCE
But he became a star in his own right after he joined the DWTS Season 20. Aside from the hit dance competition show, Galloway was featured on several other television shows, including “The Ellen Show.”
He joined DWTS in 2015, teaming up with professional dancer, Sharna Burgess. The pair clinched the third place, proving that physical disability was not a hindrance to success.
While dancing to “American Soldier,” Galloway was able to convey the emotional depth of his experience. The pair ended their moving performance with Galloway putting his hand over his heart and Burgess embracing him.
The jaw-dropping performance impressed the judges as well as the studio and television viewers.
FIRST BLIND DWTS PERFORMER
Galloway’s performance calls to mind that of Danelle Umstead.
The 46-year-old athlete made history on DWTS as the show’s first-ever blind contestant. She competed on the show’s Season 27.
Umstead, an alpine skier who has three Paralympic bronze medals, partnered with Artem Chigvintsev. They delivered a powerful performance of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.”
"Because I can’t see, I touch Artem’s shoulders or his legs to feel the movement and paint myself a picture," Umstead explained.
Chigvintsev admitted that dancing with Umstead was tough, but he was encouraged by her strong will.
The pair scored 18 out of 30 for their performance of “Rise Up.”
Among their fierce competitors during the season were Bachelorette contestant Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson.
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