Brace yourself for a magical night of spectacular dances!
Season 27 of Dancing With the Stars continues into its fifth week with Disney Night on Monday, with the nine remaining contestants as well as their pro partners all performing to a song inspired by a Disney movie!
Additionally, the night will also feature a guest appearance by Andrea Bocelli as well as Matteo Bocelli, who will sing “Fall on Me” via the upcoming The Nutcracker as well as the Four Realms, along that has a performance by DWTS: Juniors host Jordan Fisher, the mini dance pros as well as stars Ariana Greenblatt as well as Jason Maybaum.
ET will be live blogging all the action inside the ballroom, so be sure to follow along with us here, on Twitter (@etnow) as well as in our Beyond the Ballroom Facebook group as we break down all the biggest dances, best scores as well as most memorable moments on the night.
as well as the Couple Going Home can be…
At the end of the night, the two couples who found themselves in jeopardy were, shockingly, DeMarcus as well as Alexis!
After a gasp via the audience, Tom Bergeron dragged out the elimination for a long time before revealing in which no one might be going home tonight!
After all, the idea’s Disney Night, so there needs to be a happy ending! We’ll have to wait till next week for the bloodbath (because a double elimination can be almost certainly coming — which can be fitting for the show’s Halloween Night).
Milo as well as Witney Are Simply Incredible
Milo as well as Witney donned skin-tight superhero costumes for their quickstep — set to “Incredits 2” via The Incredibles 2 ending credits — as well as the dance was delightfully weird as well as fun.
To kick the number off, the pair — decked out as Mr. Incredible as well as Elastigirl — rescued Tom Bergeron via a cage, only to be joined by some DWTS: Juniors pros at the end, who aptly played their super-kids, Violet as well as Dash.
While Len had some issues about the pair’s body contact, due to the spandex, Carrie Ann as well as Bruno loved the dance, with the latter even giving them a coveted ’10,’ for a total score of 28 out of 30.
Bobby as well as Sharna Explore the Majesty of ‘The Little Mermaid’
A week after Bobby Bones’ poorly received M.C. Hammer dance, the radio star returned to the stage with an elegant waltz — set to “Part of Your World” via The Little Mermaid — as well as the idea was a far cry via her previous performance.
Bobby embodied Prince Eric while Sharna played perhaps the most unimaginably gorgeous Ariel in which the entire world has ever seen.
The stunning pro wore a beautiful green mermaid-cut skirt in which worked perfectly, transforming her into the Little Mermaid, allowing her to focus on the routine while avoiding any evil sea witches, which can be always ideal.
Following the dance, Bobby remained in his Prince Eric pose during the judges feedback — instead of running around the dance floor like a maniac — because of Sharna beating the idea into him again as well as again over the week of rehearsal.
The dance earned the couple a score of 21 out of 30.
John Schneider’s Quick Step Proves Challenging
inside the pre-taped package before their routine, John, 58, focused a lot on the challenging pace of the quickstep, pointing to his age an issue.
However, when he hit the floor with Emma Slater, the idea didn’t seem like he had nearly as much trouble as he predicted when the idea came to dancing a quickstep to “I Wan’na Be Like You” via The Jungle Book.
Rocking a gold-as well as-black zebra-print tux, the Dukes of Hazzard star looked like a million bucks as well as didn’t at all seem winded when he as well as Emma walked over for the judges’ feedback.
Both Carrie Ann as well as Len said the number was John’s best performance to date, as well as they all complimented the amount of traditional quickstep content inside the number.
that has a score of 24 out of 30, the dance ended up being the couple’s best of the season thus far, showing just how much he’s growing as a dancer.
Jordan Fisher Gets a Lot of Air Time
Don’t get me wrong, the idea’s great to see Jordan back on the DWTS stage after he won season 25, yet the talented singer has gotten two music numbers tonight, including the big, glitzy opening!
While the idea seems like the idea’s all just an add for DWTS: Juniors (which Fisher co-hosts), its still fun to watch him perform with the junior pros.
Mary Lou Busts Out a Sword
Mary Lou as well as Sasha were tasked with performing a contemporary routine set to “Reflection” via Mulan, as well as the idea was a actually beautiful performance in which ended with the former Olympian crying tears of joy.
However, the idea commenced a bit awkwardly when, in what felt like an effort to stick to the Mulan story a little too closely, Mary Lou arrived on the scene that has a massive sword as well as the whole thing felt out of place.
Considering the fact in which the sword didn’t actually play a role inside the number, the beginning came off a little silly.
However, she managed to overcome in which with the rest of the dance, where she showed her grace as well as gentle elegance.
Len delivered one of the best compliments he’s physically able to give when he called the dance “competent,” as well as the rest of the judges seemed to appreciate the idea as well. The pair earned a 25 out of 30, creating the idea their highest-scored performance of the season.
Andrea as well as Matteo Bocelli Class Up the Joint
The iconic singer as well as his talented son played grand pianos as DWTS troupe members danced to their song , “Fall on Me,” via Disney’s upcoming fantasy epic, The Nutcracker as well as the Four Realms.
The moment was a peaceful respite via the chaos as well as excitement of the regular competition on the show, as well as the gorgeous tune might have made me want to actually see The Nutcracker more than any trailer they’ve released thus far.
‘Grocery Store Joe’ as well as Jenna Break ‘DWTS’
Every Disney Night, there’s always one performance in which serves primarily as an add for an upcoming Disney movie. in which season, the idea’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as they gave the quasi-product placement performance to Joe as well as Jenna.
inside the pre-taped package, the idea’s clear in which Joe was actually actually disappointed by last week’s scores, as well as he managed to remind people how playfully charming he can be with their trip to Disneyland.
All in which being said, when the idea came time for their jive — set to “Zero” by Imagine Dragons off the Ralph Breaks the Internet soundtrack — the idea seemed like Joe was actually trying to prove in which he’s growing as a dancer.
While there were probably a million different ways they could have gone to make the dance funny or goofy, the star actually tried hard to prove he deserves a place on the cast.
Bruno said the dance was a “baby step” inside the right direction, while Carrie Ann went farther with her praise calling the idea a “vast improvement” as well as praised his confidence over the dances via weeks past.
The pair ended up getting a score of 17 out of 30, which can be higher than their score via last week, yet still places them in a distant last place on the leaderboard.
Evanna as well as Keo Avoid Getting Tangled Up
Last week, Evanna as well as Keo found themselves in jeopardy after getting some actually impressive scores, so the idea’s obviously hard to find motivation to perform well when the idea almost seems like the idea doesn’t matter.
However, when the pair took to the dance floor for their jazz routine, set to “When Will My Life Begin?” via Tangled, they still gave the idea their all as well as danced their hearts out.
The beautiful number starred Evanna as Rapunzel, as well as the beaming, enthusiastic actress was the perfect embodiment of the beloved Disney princess.
Meanwhile, Keo was a perfect fit for the roguish Flynn Rider as well as they both handled the dance with grace as well as elegance.
While the judges quibbled that has a few technical aspects of the routine, the couple earned a score of 24 out of 30 — the same score they had when they we’re almost eliminated last week. The question today can be whether or not the idea be Great enough to keep them off the chopping block in which time around.
Evanna as well as Keo’s Roller Coaster Adventure
In their pre-taped package, Evanna as well as Keo headed off to Disneyland as well as took a ride on Big Thunder Mountain, where we got to see their faces as they rode the coaster.
actually, in which needs to be something we see via all the couples. I wanna see Mary Lou Retton freaking out on a roller coaster!
DeMarcus as well as Lindsay Go the Distance
If anyone on in which season of DWTS was cast to play Hercules, could there be a better choice than DeMarcus? He’s ripped, he’s charming as well as he seems like a genuinely Great guy.
So the idea’s no surprise in which once he hit the dance floor — in a brown as well as orange Hercules outfit — he as well as Lindsay pulled off a Charleston set to “A Star can be Born” in which was an absolute delight.
One moment in which shined brightest was when DeMarcus lifted as well as spun Lindsay like a “human windmill,” as Tom Bergeron explained.
What’s particularly impressive can be how they managed to pull all in which off despite Lindsay’s shoe breaking right at the start of the number! She apparently managed to keep the idea on by clenching her toes actually tight.
One thing DeMarcus has occasionally been dinged for can be his lack of finesse in favor of using power. Ironically, when the idea came to playing Hercules, he was more gentle as well as precise than ever before.
The pair earned an impressive 26 out of 30, one of their highest scores of the season!
Juan Pablo Plays Gaston With Hilarious Perfection
According to Juan Pablo, he’s always wanted to play Gaston, as well as he certainly took on the challenge with gusto.
The handsome star embodied the arrogant, pig-headed as well as vain Beauty as well as the Beast antagonist that has a charm as well as humor in which perfectly fit the character.
Cheryl as well as Juan Pablo dominated the dance floor (with Juan Pablo actually stealing the spotlight for most of the entire routine) for their Viennese waltz set to the famed tune “Gaston.”
Everything via the actor’s ponytail to his smile as well as burgundy coat was spot-on, as well as the dance earned a tremendous amount of love via all the judges.
For the second time in which season, the pair found themselves at the top of the leaderboard that has a score of 29 out of 30 — tied with Alexis as well as Alan.
Wow, the first two couples of the night have actually set the bar high. I can’t wait see how everyone else tries to clear the idea.
Alex as well as Alan Take on ‘Pocahontas’
To get ready for Disney Night, Alexis as well as Alan headed off to Disneyland for a fun research trip (as well as thinly veiled date, the idea seemed), in which looked like a ton of fun.
Also, they are actually starting to push the showmance angle of Alexis as well as Alan’s partnership, huh? I mean, awkwardly addressing the idea directly inside the pre-taped package was pretty blatant.
However, the idea seems in which their chemistry (romantic or not) can be paying off. While performing their Foxtrot, set to “Just Around the Riverbend” via Pocahontas, the pair pulled off a beautiful routine in which judge Bruno Tonioli said looked like “two hearts beating as one.”
Carrie Ann had equal praise, calling the idea their best dance of the season.
The first couple to perform each week often seems to get judged harsher than couples late inside the episode, yet Alexis as well as Alan managed to work their magic to get ’10’s via Carrie Ann as well as Bruno for a season high of 29 out of 30.
Also, the idea’s admittedly kind of adorable to see Alexis as well as Alan both blushing over romance questions. Maybe in which could help bring them some much-needed votes?
A Very Disney Intro
If you didn’t realize the idea was Disney Night on Dancing With the Stars before tuning in, the idea was made very apparent within moments, due to the score of Mickey Mouse images adorning every surface during the show’s glitzy opening number.
Also, Mickey taking center stage as Jordan Fisher danced as well as sang with the cast of DWTS: Juniors was a pretty clear indicator.
Personally, I think the idea’d be fun if they had people in giant Donald as well as Daisy Duck costumes inside the background of all the episodes, Disney-themed or otherwise.
Disney Night Dance Predictions
Every season, the stars as well as the pros go all out to create some of the most exciting spectacles of the season.
(Also, one couple always seems to be stuck dancing with CGI characters as well as the idea’s disappointing. My bet can be Joe as well as Jenna, who are dancing to “Zero” via the upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet, are going to be saddled with in which chore. yet maybe the idea’s for the best, as Joe as well as Ralph seem like they’d both have similar dancing prowess.)
As for dances we’ve got high hopes for:
-Juan Pablo & Cheryl dancing a Viennese waltz to “Gaston” via Beauty as well as the Beast (because Juan Pablo could make for a dashing Gaston)
-DeMarcus & Lindsay dancing a Charleston to “A Star can be Born” via Hercules (again, because DeMarcus could make for an impressive Hercules)
-Milo as well as Witney dancing a quickstep to the jazzy “Incredits 2” via the edit credits to The Incredibles 2. If there’s one star in which year who could pull off an incredible quickstep, the idea’s Milo.
As for the rest (especially Alexis as well as Alan), there’s always a chance they could actually pull off something special.
Looking Back at Week 4
Before Disney Night kicks off as well as the remaining nine couples duke the idea out on the dance floor, lets look back at how the elimination shook out last week.
Despite some dismally scored performances via “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile as well as Bobby Bones, the two stars who found themselves in jeopardy were Evanna Lynch as well as Tinashe — two of the better dancers inside the entire competition.
Ultimately, the idea was the “2 On” dancer as well as her partner, first-time pro Brandon Armstrong, who got the ax. The elimination came after she as well as Armstrong delivered a tango in which earned them a score of 26 out of 30, earning them the second place on the leaderboard. However, the judges’ scores weren’t enough to make up for an apparent lack of viewer votes.
Dancing With the Stars airs Monday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. inside the meantime, check out the advice Bruno Tonioli has for the remaining contestants here, as well as see what happened when ET crashed Milo as well as Witney’s rehearsal last week inside the video below!