Dancing with the Stars Recap: Who Survived Disney Night?
Disney Night switched up the dynamics on Monday’s episode of Dancing with the Stars.
It allowed the “stars” to dress up in their favorite Disney-inspired costumes, but was it enough to keep them dancing for another week?
Let’s run down the performances, shall we?
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten Foxtrot – “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas
Alexis and Alan turned up the heat Monday night with one of the most elegant foxtrots in the history of the series.
Their chemistry was off the charts, and while you could tell they were getting closer than ever, there was definitely an element of ambiguity about whether they could get closer.
Alexis has proven she’s flexible and that worked in her favor during this unique dance.
Judges’ Score: 29/30
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke – Viennese waltz – “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast
Juan Pablo wowed the crowd, and we’re not talking about with his dancing skills. He’s been doing that for the last month.
Instead, he went with a ponytail for his Viennese Waltz, and it looked pretty awesome. He’s already had a perfect score, so the only way was really down for him.
Judges’ Score: 29/30
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold – Charleston – “A Star is Born” from Hercules
DeMarcus continued to go from strength-to-strength Monday night, and that’s about the best you can expect from this stage of the competition.
Instead of having Lindsay lead him, the shoe was on the other foot, and it benefited them greatly. There was a high-octane lift that shocked just about everyone.
Judges’ Score: 26/30
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe – Jazz – “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled
After several weeks of improvement, it became as clear as day that the magic was running out for Evanna. By this stage, they should be offering a lot more than they are giving.
They tried to steer clear of heights, and that was rather problematic when you had everyone else scaling new heights.
Judges’ Score: 24/30
Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson – Jive – “Zero,” from Ralph Breaks the Internet
Forget about Ralph breaking the internet. Joe is going to if he continues on the show for much longer. Joe is battling nerves because he feels like the novelty act, and in a sense, he is the novelty act.
He’s being kept by Bachelor Nation, and his dancing is just not up to scratch. Jenna questioned whether his issue was skill or will, and that’s going to cause a lot of issues down the line.
The dance was beyond terrible and it reflected in the scores. Bachelor Nation, if you’re reading this, put him out of his misery.
Judges’ Scores: 17/30
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber – Contemporary – “Reflection,” from Mulan
Mary always has a story for viewers that packs an emotional punch prior to her dance routines, but all of the emotion was saved for the routine this week.
The dance was flawless, and she admitted that the competition was changing her, so there’s that.
Judges’ Score: 25/30
John Schneider and Emma Slater – Quickstep – “I Wanna Be Like You,” from The Jungle Book
John has been all over the place since he first appeared on the show. He’s circled the drain several times, but for some reason, he’s started rising up the leaderboard.
He and Emma turned in a solid Quickstep, but there were still a lot of issues. At times, John looks too wooden to take seriously.
Judges; Score: 24/30
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess – Waltz – “Part of Your World,” from The Little Mermaid
Sharna dressed up as Princess Ariel, and that was about all she cared about. Just kidding, she went with the Waltz, and it showed that there could be some life left in Bobby yet.
It was not without its flaws by any means, but it was still a decent routine. The chances of these two making it much further into the competition are slim, however.
Judges’ Score: 21/30
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson – Quickstep – “Incredits 2,” from Incredibles 2
The quickstep looked good on Milo and Witney. They looked impressive as they strutted their stuff around the ballroom.
Len was unimpressed that there was a lack of body contact and voted accordingly.
Judges’ Score: 27/30
At the end of the night, nobody was actually eliminated, but we did learn that DeMarcus and Lindsay and Alexis and Alan were in jeopardy.
That means everyone gets to dance on Halloween night!
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Dancing with the Stars airs Monday on ABC.