On Dancing With the Stars, it’s Disney Night! What’s more, the guest judge this week is none other than Donny Osmond! None of the celebrities were eliminated last week, and the week before that, Billy Dee Williams bowed out of the competition due to a medical issue; so, this week, we will be bidding adieu to one of the celebrities — but, which one? Read on, to find out!
The opening dance number, with the pro dancers, was Disney-themed, as will be all of tonight’s dances the celebrities perform with their pro dance partners on Dancing With the Stars. After last week’s Switch-Up, where the celebrities switched their pro dance partners, they are back with their original ones tonight.
The first couple to perform were Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke, and they danced the Quickstep to the song “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. They did great, but the judges didn’t award them with very high scores.
Carrie Ann told Drew that when he loses focus, he makes “a bit of a strange face.”
Len called the performance “zippity dooda,” explaining himself by adding that while the performance had “sip,” the technique, on the other hand, was “very dooda.”
Donny said the somewhat cryptic remark: “If you put an arm out, it has to come from the core.” Perhaps he meant the “core” of the body…like, the abdomen region.
Bruno compared the dance to “Aladdin on a nervous breakdown.”
The judges gave them straight 7s, for a grand total of 28/40 possible points.
The second pair of the evening on Dancing With the Stars was Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. They danced a spectacular Jazz dance to the Mary Poppins song, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Carrie Anne called Charlie “a wave of happiness,” while Len said that the “performance was fantastic.”
Donny said that it was “an amazing performance,” and also told Charlie that he’d been worried that Charlie would “drop the cane; and, you dropped the cane.”
Bruno told Charlie that it was one of the best performances he’d ever done.
The judges gave them three 9s and a 10, for a Grand Total of 37/40 points, putting them in the lead — for now, anyway.
The third couple on Dancing With the Stars was Danica McKellar from The Wonder Years and her pro dancer, Val Chmerkovskiy, and they performed a Quickstep to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast.
Carrie Ann hugged Danica after the spectacular dance, and said that she was “gorgeous.” Then, Carrie Ann added “The line was fantastic; beautiful hold.”
Len told Danica that she “lost body contact a little bit.” However, he liked the performance, and said that Danica was “a fantastic dancer.”
Donny also like their performance, and told them that they “knocked it out of the park tonight.”
The judges awarded them with three 10s and one 9, for a Grand Total of 39/40 points, which makes this the highest combined score so far tonight.
Then, it was Amy Purdy and Derek Hough’s turn to take to the dance floor. They performed the Waltz to “So This is Love” from Cinderella.
Carrie Ann told amy that she hoped that Disney “would make their next princess after you.”
Len mentioned to Derek that he would liked to have seen a bit more “hold,” but he said he thought the performance was “beautiful.”
Donny said he “literally cried” at their performance, and told Amy that she was “more than inspiring.”
Bruno told amy that she “never looked more beautiful.”
The judges gave the couple three 9s and one 10, for a Grand Total of 37/40 points, which tied them in second place for tonight with fellow Olympian Charlie White and his pro dance partner, Sharna Burgess.
Cody Simpson and his pro dance partner, Witney Carson, danced the Samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” from The Lion King. They did a great job, and got pretty decent scores.
Carrie Ann said that tonight, she “bought into the power of Cody.”
Len said that he liked the energy, and told Cody that he “really came out and sold that.”
Donny was a bit more critical, saying that he didn’t see the “happiness and joy” in the dance. He also said he didn’t think it looked like they “enjoyed the dance.”
Bruno, possibly trying to be funny, said “Simba brought the Samba out of Africa.” He added that they had “incredible energy.”
The pair received two 8s and two 9s from the judges, for a Grand Total of 34/40 points, which puts them in danger of being eliminated.
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani were the next performers to take the stage. They danced the Foxtrot to “Cruella De Vil” from One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
They did very well, and were rewarded with scores of straight 9s for their performance, for a Grand Total of 36/40 points. Though this would be a decent score on any other night on Dancing With the Stars, tonight it puts them in jeopardy of being sent home.
Next up on the dance floor were James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd. They performed a Contemporary dance to the wonderful song “Let It Go” from Frozen, one of Disney’s best movies in several years.
James and Peta did such an AWESOME job that the judges gave them scores of straight 10s, for a Grand Total of 40/40 points, the highest score yet of the night on Dancing With the Stars.
The second-to-the-last couple of the evening were Meryl Davis and Maks, and they danced the Samba to “I Wan’na Be Like You” (The Monkey Song) from The Jungle Book. This is one of my favorite older Disney songs, and it was a pretty cool performance.
Carrie Ann said she’d “never before seen Maks dance in tune.”
Len said “Wammoo of a Samba,” whatever that’s supposed to mean.
Donny told them that they set the bar high, and added that they were “entertaining.”
Bruno said “It really was a wonderful dance.”
The judges gave them scores of straight 9s, for a Grand Total of 36/40 points.
The final couple of the night on Dancing With the Stars was Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas. They performed the Samba to the song “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid. It was a great way to close out the night — The Little Mermaid is a pretty entertaining modern-day Disney classic.
The judges rewarded them with scores of three 9s and one 8, for a Grand Total of 35/40 points.
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani were declared Safe, as were Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas.
The couple with the lowest combined scores from viewers at home and the judges over the past two weeks were…Cody Simpson and Witney Carlson! They were the couple who were eliminated from Dancing With the Stars tonight!
What do you think, America? Do you think that Cody and Witney deserved to be eliminated tonight from Dancing With the Stars, or was there another couple who you feel should have been eliminated, instead of them? Please leave your comments below, and let me know which Disney dance of the show was your personal favorite!
Written by: Douglas Cobb