In the new episode of the long-running ABC dancing competition show, ‘the remaining 13 celebrity and pro-dancer couples take on iconic Disney characters across two nights.’
AceShowbiz -It’s the “Disney Heroes Night” in the new episode of “Dancing with the Stars“. Airing on Monday, October 11, the episode featured “the remaining 13 celebrity and pro-dancer couples take on iconic Disney characters across two nights.”
The first pair to hit the ballroom were JoJo Siwa and her partner Jenna Johnson. They opted to dance the Viennese Waltz to “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from “Cinderella“. Judge Len Goodman loved it, saying, “It was beautifully danced, your footwork was fantastic and I enjoyed watching you so much, well done.” JoJo earned 35/40.
Following it up were Mel C (Melanie C) and Gleb Savchenko as they danced Jazz to “Step in Time” from “Mary Poppins“. “That was so difficult, the tempo was spend up and you did the Mickey Challenge perfectly. Way to go,” Bruno Tonioli raved. The pair were given 31/40.
As for Matt James and Lindsay Arnold, they chose to dance Quickstep to “The Incredits” from “The Incredibles“. Carrie Ann Inaba adviced “The Bachelor” star to “work on your technique,” but she “liked the way you did the Mickey Challenge.” He got 26/40.
Dancing the Paso Doble to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from “Mulan” were Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater. Carrie Ann was satisfied with the number as she commented, “That was incredible, there was dignity, there was passion, I loved how you did the Mickey Challenge. It was delicious, I loved it.” The pair were given 30/40.
Amanda Kloots and her partner Alan Bersten then danced their way to the ballroom to dance the Rumba to “You’ll Be in My Heart” from “Tarzan“. “I didn’t think you missed the Mickey Challenge at all, it was really well done. I love the way your move, every fiber and muscle in your body is moving, well done,” Derek Hough said of the performance. Amanda got 32/40.
Olivia Jade and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced the Samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from “The Lion King“. “I loved everything about that, you dealt with a music change, I love your chemistry and trust,” Carrie Ann commented, while Len said that there were “lots of zip and no do dah anywhere, well done.” The judges gave 35/40.
Dancing the Quickstep to “Friend Like Me” from “Aladdin“, The Miz and Witney Carson earned praise from Carrie Ann. “I loved the funky remix for the Mickey Challenge. I love that you are honing your energy into your steps, you elevate the mood of the room and you are so much fun to watch, well done,” the judge said. The Miz ot 31/40.
Kenya Moore and Brandon Armstrong danced the Contemporary to “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana“. Len called it “beautiful,” adding, “I complement you on the way you perfumed that. When you came to the Mickey Challenge you were in mirror position, I liked it. It was a first class performance.” The pair earned 29/40.
Opting for Waltz to “Someday My Prince Will Come” by Ray Chew Live (from “Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs”) were Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess. “The opening was as pretty as a picture, when you are in frame, your frame is fantastic. That was beautiful, well done,” said Derek. However, Carrie Ann noted, “There was a little lift, you are not supposed to lift in waltz.” The real-life couple got 25/40.
Suni Lee and Sasha Farber, meanwhile, danced the Salsa to “Colombia, Mi Encanto” from “Encanto“. “It was a fiesta of a salsa, you are getting free and express more every week, well done. The Mickey Challenge added extra flavor to the salsa,” said Bruno. The pair got 33/40.
Up next was Melora Hardin, who danced the Quickstep to “I Wanna Be Like You” from “The Jungle Book” with pro-dancer partner Artem Chigvintsev. Of the performance, Len said, “That was by far your best dance so far. It was great, your technique and hold was great, never doubt yourself.” Melora earned the highest score of the night with 36 points.
Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke, who danced remotely last week due to COVID-19, danced the Jive to “Stand Out” from “A Goofy Movie”. Len commented, “Welcome back, it is so good to have you back. My favorite part of that was the Mickey Challenge, you lit up Cody. Maybe you could work on finishing your moves.” The pair got 27/40.
Concluding the night were Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach who danced the Foxtrot to “Let It Go” from “Frozen“. The judges praised him for his improvement. “You can see your improvement, you were so smooth, I loved it, well done,” Derek gushed. Carrie Ann added, “We could see the love in every movement and it is what makes you stand out.” He earned 30/40.
Winner of the Mickey Dance Challenge were Jimmie Allena and Emma Slater and they got 2 additional points. Meanwhile, the rest of the results will air tomorrow night.
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