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Jennifer Grey Dazzles DWTS With Dirty Dancing Number

Baby did not carry a watermelon! Bristol Palin may be getting all the morning-after headlines but last night Jennifer Grey — better known to sleepovers everywhere as Baby Houseman — stole the show with a number set to ‘These Arms of Mine’. Yes! The same ‘These Arms of Mine’ the famous Dirty Dancing love scene between Baby and Johnny was set to. Sigh.

Will this be a season-long strategy? Will Grey show up next week in cut-off jean shorts for a number set to “Do You Love Me” or even better “Love Is Strange” (oh Sylvia, yes Mickey?). Dare to dream. In the meantime the judges apparently loved Grey’s performance. According to CBS “Scenes from rehearsals showed Grey…breaking down in tears after recalling dancing to it with Swayze, who died last fall of pancreatic cancer. Her polished performance Monday night earned her 24 out of a possible 30 points and put her at the top of the leaderboard.”

See! This is totally a winning strategy. You can watch a clip from it below (at least until YouTube cotton’s on and pulls it). The original is here.

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