Tonight, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” celebrated all things, Disney. Each couple chose a song from a favorite Disney movie to dance to, making everyone in America feel like a kid again. The show opened with a special group dance that included season nineteen winner Alfonso Ribeiro and Mickey Mouse. The rest of the show was just as amazing with beautiful dances from each couple.

Disney dances

The show opened with NFL free agent Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater performing a foxtrot to Evermore from “Beauty and the Beast.” While it was beautiful and moving, the judges had mixed feelings about the performance.

Carrie Ann Inaba even said that he seemed a little boxed in tonight. They received a 32 out of 40.

“Bachelor” star Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd did a jazz number to Got No Strings from Pinocchio. It was a real breakthrough for Nick, who received his highest score to date—34 out of 40. Len Goodman declared it a ‘feel good’ dance.

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko performed a Viennese waltz to Unforgettable from “Finding Dory.” She also had a breakthrough tonight, showing a softer, more reserved side. Bruno Tonioli said it was like he met her for the first time this evening.

“Glee” alumni Heather Morris and Alan Bersten performed a jazz routine to For The First Time In Forever from “Frozen.” While they embodied the characters from the movie, Carrie Ann felt the dance was a bit underwhelming.

She received a 34 out of 40 but got better news from original partner Maks Chmerkovskiy. He will be returning next week.

Professional blurred Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess performed a tango to When Can I See You Again from “Wreck-It Ralph.” While he still charmed the judges, they were left wanting more. He scored a 30 out of 40.

Fifth Harmony star Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy performed a paso doble to Make a Man Out Of You from “Mulan.” She really embodied the character and set a fantastic example for young girls everywhere. She got the highest score of the season with a 39 out of 40. (and three tens to boot!) Donny Osmond singing was icing on the cake.

Chicago Cubs alumni David Ross and Lindsay Arnold performed a jive to Ride from Cars 3. ZZ Ward performed live while they danced. The judges offered constructive criticism but seemed to enjoy the performance. He got the lowest scores of the night with a 29 out of 40.

Olympian Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvinstev performed a jazz routine to That’s How You Know from “Enchanted.” The judges dubbed her a true Disney princess and awarded her a 36 out of 40.

The night ended with Olympian Simone Biles and Sasha Farber performing a contemporary routine to How Far I’ll Go from “Moana.” It was beautiful and the perfect way to end the night. Auli‘i Cravalho’s performance made the dance that much better.

They got a 38 out of 40. (with two tens)


Sadly, one couple had to say goodbye tonight. Instead of giving out the results at the end of the show, we heard them sporadically throughout the show. The couples in jeopardy were “Bachelor” star Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko and Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy.

Normani and Val were called safe, which left Nick and Peta and Erika and Gleb in the bottom two.

Erika and Gleb were eliminated.

Next week is a boy band/girl group battle.