The duo — named Team Valaur — earned 31 points, out of 40 for their Cha Cha set to Bonnie McKee‘s “American Girl”.
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“I’m so excited for this journey because I get to be a big brother to a potential that has no limits. a heart with unlimited gratitude and joy. and a young woman that has shown and will continue to do so.. that you’re never too young to try and change the world,” Val wrote of Laurie just days ahead of the premiere. “To her peers especially and to those older cats like myself, maybe relight a spirit of joy and youthfulness that’s been chipped away over the years.”