AJ McLean reunited with the Backstreet Boys for an exciting performance of a Cha-Cha on Dancing with the Stars. The longtime member of the boy band had the assistance of his band mates for his Week 4 dance alongside pro Cheryl Burke in honor of a moment that changed his life. This was the first time the quintet had worked together in six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to that, the group had been performing on their "DNA World Tour."
In a video package that aired prior to the live production, the duo announced that their dance would be backed by the group's 1999 hit "Larger Than Life." The song was from BSB's third album Millennium, which would go on to sell over 24 million units, spawn the hit song "I Want It That Way" and cement their place as one of the top-selling boy bands of all time.
Cheryl and AJ revealed to fans that the band members would be a part of the presentation but kept how this would occur a secret until the live show. During the clip, AJ spoke to fellow BSB Nick Carter, who placed second during Season 21 of the competition series alongside Sharna Burgess. Both expressed their excitement over how this type of appearance would be a first for the band.
During the episode, AJ and Cheryl performed a dynamic Cha-Cha, incorporating elements of the ballroom standard as well as more modern moves as a way to score high points from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli.