Crikey! Bindi Irwin crowd surfs her way into Dancing With the Stars finale.

All hail Queen Bindi.

Bindi Irwin’s reign on the US’s Dancing With the Stars continues as the 17-year-old wildlife warrior smashes her way through to the series grand final.

While she didn’t quite reach her usual perfect score, Bindi and her dance partner Derek Hough scored a decent 27 out of 30 for a rousing rendition of a salsa to Aussie songbird Sia’s You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile.

The Queensland teen ended the frolic – one of three routines she performed in the show – with a dip into the adoring audience.

You can watch her most recent performance here:

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One judge did say she would have liked to have seen a bit more “down and dirty, because that’s what the salsa is all about”.

But no doubt Bindi’s boyfriend Chandler Powell and mum Terri Irwin were happy with the G-rated performance.

Related: Bindi Irwin attempts the Dirty Dancing lift. Nailed it.

In a sweet moment in the prelude to the big number, Terri described the amazing transformation the DWTS experience had on her daughter – in wildlife terms, of course.


“She’s like this beautiful little caterpillar that has suddenly turned into a butterfly,” she gushes.

The teen also posted this touching tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin, earlier this week.

Good luck, Bindi. Keep doing us proud.