WATCH: Nick Carter Delivers Emotional Tribute to the Backstreet Boys on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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Nick Carter brought back ALL the teenybopper feels on Dancing with the Stars last night. Fitting, seeing how it was the show’s “Most Memorable Year Night.” For Nick, who competed with partner Sharna Burgess to the classic “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” the year was 1992.

“I was 12 years old. It was the year I met the Backstreet Boys,” he said in a prerecorded package packed with adorable photos of a young Nick, A.J. McLeanKevin RichardsonHowie Dorough, and giggle-inducing impersonations from Brian Littrell.

As many BSB fans know, Nick’s childhood was not all that great thanks to a broken family.

“There was a lot of fighting in our household and it broke my heart… I could never 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,” he said, fighting through tears.

Of course, he found a second family in the Backstreet Boys, as the rest of the boys echoed in the package. And the rest, as they say, is boyband history.

Come for the 27-point dance (good job, team). Stay for Joey Fatone‘s applause.