Ever since it was announced that Nick Carter was joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars, Backstreet Boys fans all over the world have been awaiting the moment Carter and his dancing partner, Sharna Burgess, would tackle a BSB anthem. Last night, the moment finally arrived as the Backstreet boy and his partner took us back to 1992 with a lively dance set to fan-favorite track, "Everybody."
According to Entertainment Weekly, the night's theme was centered on the "most memorable year," so naturally, Nick thought back to 1992, the year he initially met the boy band that would shape the rest of his entire life. He was a young, 12-year-old boy, unaware of the fame that would strike him and his bandmates, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and AJ McLean. His bandmates and life-long companions had excitement running high ahead of the performance after appearing in a pre-recorded clip.
The video showcased Carter reflecting on his life 23 years ago, bringing tears to his eyes. "I came from a dysfunctional family," he explained in the clip. "There was a lot of fighting in our household and it broke my heart, you know. I never could fix my family. I really wanted to have that movie mom and dad, that movie family, that when you watch them...and I didn't get that. It was hard for me. It was really hard, and I don't know why I'm crying, this is ridiculous."
"Most of his friends that he grew up with are either dead now or in jail," AJ McLean detailed. "Everybody kind of took the wrong path. Nick used performing and the arts and music to kind of get him out of that environment."
"The boys saved me," Nick continued. "They loved and treated me like a true brother."
McLean also stepped in to help Carter and his superfan dance partner, Burgess, during rehearsals for the BSB dance, letting them know that there was one famous move that had to be included in the routine. During the dance's debut, Carter and Sharna amazed audiences and judges alike while adorned in studded leather. The show's judges gave the routine a 27 out of 30, tying multiple other performances for high score of the night, E! notes. We're not quite sure how the dancing duo is going to top that number, but we're sure interested to find out.