DWTS Judge: Jennifer Grey's Performance Was "Otherworldly"

Entertainment Sep. 21, 2010 AT 1:33PM
DWTS Judge: Jennifer Grey's Performance Was "Otherworldly" Credit: ABC

Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba was brought to tears watching former Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey perform on Monday's premiere.

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"It felt like otherworldly for a minute," she told UsMagazine.com after the show.

The 50-year-old Grey and partner Derek Hough -- who earned the night's highest score, 24 out of 30 -- danced the Viennese waltz to the Otis Redding classic, "These Arms of Mine." (She and Swayze danced to the tune in the iconic 1987 movie. Overcome by emotion, Grey broke down during rehearsals.)

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Watching Grey, the 42-year-old Inaba (a "huge" Swayze fan) told Us, "I felt like I went to another place and that is why I love dance and why this show is so great.

"There are these moments that happen. You can't describe it, but it just felt so powerful, and I'm so happy," she added. "That's my favorite part of this job, just the unexpected moments."

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