WATCH: Ginger Zee Earns First Perfect Score of DWTS Season and Makes Judge 'Burst Into Tears'
05/02/2016 AT 09:45 PM EDT
The Good Morning America personality earned the first perfect score of this season on Monday's Dancing with the Stars with a moving dance to Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing."
"Halfway through the dance I burst into tears because I was so happy" said Carrie Ann Inaba. "It was powerful, it was elegant. It was perfection."
Len Goodman said "it was like a cool breeze on a warm summer's day," while Bruno Tonioli called it "perfection."
After getting perfect scores, Zee jumped into pro Val Chmerkovskiy's arms in celebration, particularly excited as the performance comes after the couple struggled last week.
She wasn't the only one to get a perfect score. Not long after, UFC pro Paige VanZant earned all 10s for her dance to "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.