Maria Menounos' Perfect Night on 'DWTS'

Posted Monday April 30, 2012 11:00 PM GMT

A grinning Maria Menounos had reason to celebrate on Monday night’s (April 30) episode of “Dancing with the Stars” - as she and partner Derek Hough received a perfect score.

They are the first couple to get the top digits out of this season’s dancing ensembles, with the lofty mark doted unto them for their performance of a paso doble to Prokofiev‘s “Montagues and Capulets.”

The occasionally stern judges loved what they saw, as Carrie Ann Inaba said, “That was amazing. You were so on fire,” while Len Goodman added, “I loved it, fantastic!”

The welcomed compliments for Menounos and Hough were capped off with Bruno Tonioli saying that Maria was “the queen of the night,” continuing with the praise by dubbing her dancing as “spellbinding.”