“Dancing with the Stars: Unforgettable Performances from Disney Night Recap”

Key Points From the Disney Ballroom Story

  • The 11 remaining couples in Dancing with the Stars celebrated The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary with performances inspired by Disney classics and new releases.
  • The performances were choreographed to Disney songs ranging from the new hit, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” to classics like “A Whole New World.”
  • Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater were the first couple to dance, scoring 19/30 for their routine inspired by “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” from Fantasia.
  • Other dances included Mira Sorvino and Gleb Savchenko performing a Waltz to Cinderella‘s “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes,” and Barry Williams and Peta Murgatroyd performing a Jazz routine to “He’s a Tramp” from Lady and the Tramp.
  • The highest score of the night went to Xochitl Gomez and Val Chmerkovskiy who earned a 27/30 for their Paso Doble to “Un Poco Loco” from Coco.
  • The final performance came from Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev, who danced a Viennese Waltz to “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid, earning a score of 24/30.
  • At the night’s end, Adrian Peterson and Britt Stewart were sent home, ending their journey on the show.

The Realist’s Take

Well, it’s apparent that Disney spirit has infested more than just Disneyland: it’s now pirouetted its way into the realm of competitive TV dance shows, replacing salsa with sorcerers and fox Trot-esque fantasy. Highlights of this Disney-driven dance-off include Mickey Mouse busting a Paso Doble move and a waltz worthy of Cinderella herself. If a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, it seems a pinch of pixie dust gets the judges’ scores up. Our beloved Disney tracks provided the rhythm, and Cinderella’s curfew sounded the gong for Peterson’s Waltz journey, pulling a sort of carriage-turned-pumpkin disappearing act. All this leaves us wondering what charmingly cliche Disney antics Dancing with the Stars will be pulling next in what could only be compared to a Fantasia broomstick-level contagion.