Breaking Down Aly Raisman's Dancing with the Stars Week 6 Performance

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 25:  Aly Raisman, winner of the gold medal in gymnastics at the 2012 Summer Olynpics, throws out a ceremonial pitch before a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent IApril 23, 2013

Aly Raisman wowed onlookers and judges once again on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. 

Dancing a foxtrot to "Isn't She Lovely?" by Stevie Wonder, Raisman and partner Mark Ballas pulled out a graceful routine that earned the pair a score of 27-out-of-30 as all three judges awarded a nine. 

It was yet another wonderful routine for Raisman as she is quickly proving there is not a style of dance she can't master.

The popular show pulled out a new trick for this episode and devoted the episode to the music of Stevie Wonder, and the song choice of "Isn't She Lovely?" was perfect for this emotionally-charged routine. 

Raisman is a native of the Boston suburbs, and the show highlighted her struggle to come to grips with the recent tragedies.

The gold medalist dedicated her routine to Boston, and the segment was enough to jerk at the heartstrings of even the most-calloused observer. 

During the week leading up to this routine, Raisman also tweeted this show of support for her town:

Despite the weight not only for herself but her grief-stricken town and with her dedication hanging over this dance, it wasn't enough for judge Len Goodman to miss the sex appeal of the routine. 

After the dance, as Celeb Dirty Laundry passes along, Goodman told the pair, "it was a really foxy foxtrot." Obvious word play aside, Goodman was impressed. 

Which isn't surprising. The pair has been among the judges' favorites throughout this competition. 

The pair has been nailing their routines throughout this show. They are coming off of a 25-out-of-30 with last week's samba and a 27 the week before that. 

Raisman is earning a legion of new fans with her performances, strength and grace throughout this competition. 

Given another strong routine and Raisman's journey through her emotions, I don't think there is any way she will be voted off this week. 

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