A teary-eyed Cher led a standing ovation for son Chaz Bono on Monday's Dancing with the Stars after he and partner Lacey Schwimmer performed a Rocky-themed paso doble that ended with Chaz' fist-pumping run up a staircase.

Cher had promised on Twitter she would turn out to cheer him on, after earlier defending him from people who didn't think a transgendered contestant should appear on DWTS.

As an added bonus: Bono and Schwimmer earned 21 points for their performance, breaking their two-week streak as the lowest-scoring duo.