Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough Raise the "Dancing" Bar

Posted Monday October 8, 2012 11:58 PM GMT

With one of the most unforgettable dances in the history of the show, Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough gave a performance on Monday's (October 8) episode of “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” that will forever raise the bar for competitors.

Shawn took the reigns as creative director, and gave their quickstep some gymnastics flair, which included flipping off trampolines, combined cartwheels, and even a free fall from the stairs into the band pit.

The duo was ecstatic to hear the excited feedback, and even received standing ovations from Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Tonioli gushed that their dance was “one of the best dances [he’s] seen in 15 seasons in America,” with Inaba agreeing that it “was, by far, the best dance we have ever seen on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”

Johnson and Hough finished second for the night, with 26.5 points, falling just shy of Kelly Monaco and Melissa Rycroft, both of whom finished with 27 points.

You can check out their entire performance in the video below!