Recaps

Dancing with the Stars “Season 25 Week 5” aka Disney Night

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Doesn’t Disney just bring magic into your heart? Well if it doesn’t then you have no soul. Just saying.

Yes, it’s Disney Week on Dancing with the Stars and we’re halfway through Season 25. Someone’s going home but who it was going to be was anyone’s guess since the scores from last week were so close. If you recall, six couples earned the same exact score so every little step or misstep counts.

Let’s see how everyone did this week:

Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Jazz
Disney Inspiration: Steamboat Willie
Phone Number: 800-868-3413

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Victoria and Val’s jazz dance was charming and was executed very well. They did some flips and a bunch of different styles of dance. All in all, it looked effortless. I’m sure Victoria never in a million years thought she would be able to do lifts and dance so well.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9; Total: 27

Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Waltz
Disney Inspiration: Snow White
Phone Number: 800-868-3412

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Interesting development. It didn’t seem to me like Maks and Vanessa were connecting. Yes, the dance moves were on point but their chemistry was seriously lacking. I think they are not meshing behind the scenes very well.

Score: Carrie Ann-8, Len-8, Bruno-8; Total: 24

Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas
Dance: Foxtrot
Disney Inspiration: Pinocchio
Phone Number: 800-868-3407

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This was a very well done dance featuring classic Foxtrot content with a bit of flair. It was very lovely and Lindsey and Mark are really a great team. She has technical and musicality chops.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-10, Bruno-9; Total: 28

Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Quickstep
Disney Inspiration: The Jungle Book
Phone Number: 800-868-3408

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Go Nick. I thought this quickstep was pretty good. Unfortunately, he’s still not the best dancer. I didn’t see him lose step but the judges did. To me, Nick seemed to be very relaxed and enjoyed doing the dance.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-8, Bruno-7; Total: 22

Drew Scott and Emma Slater
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Disney Flick: The Muppet Movie
Phone Number: 800-868-3404

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This is Drew’s best dance so far and he keeps getting better and better every week. I agree with Carrie Ann that Drew and Emma are very well connected. He has taken the judges’ comments very seriously and works on what they point out.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-8, Bruno-8; Total: 25

Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko
Dance: Rumba
Disney Inspiration: The Little Mermaid
Phone Number: 800-868-3410

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There was something missing in this dance. Their connection was a little off. I don’t agree with the judges but it seemed like she was staring at the camera too much. It was a little uncomfortable to me.

Score: Carrie Ann-8, Len-8, Bruno-8; Total: 24

Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke
Dance: Quickstep
Disney Inspiration: The Lion King
Phone Number: 800-868-3411

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I have to say I haven’t been happy with Terrell being not so nice about one of the other contestants. But he seems to be realizing this competition is no joke and not easy. He seems to be more into it and not as cocky but confident. Cheryl is working him hard and for a man of his size he is really working on his posture and movement to get him to the next level.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-8, Bruno-8; Total: 25

Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson
Dance: Argentine Tango
Disney Inspiration: Pirates of the Caribbean
Phone Number: 800-868-3405

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I actually clapped out loud in my home after Frankie’s dance. He really did a fantastic job and Witney is a great teacher and choreographer. Muniz was having some issues with being sexy, but something magical happened in the ballroom. It had the right attitude and fierceness. Who knew Malcolm in the Middle could be so sexy as a pirate?

Score: Carrie Ann-10, Len-9, Bruno-10; Total: 29

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Foxtrot
Disney Inspiration: Moana
Phone Number: 800-868-3406

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This was another excellent Jordan/Lindsay performance. After last week having such an emotional and impactful dance, Fisher came back with the same intensity but had fun. He dances so well. His technique and his showmanship are on point.

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And look: they got the first perfect score of the season! FYI, they danced to a song that Jordan had done for the Moana soundtrack. Nice!

Score: Carrie Ann-10, Len-10, Bruno-10; Total: 30

Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Jazz
Disney Inspiration: Coco
Phone Number: 800-868-3409

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Nikki is another one of the celebrity dancers that has improved every week. This time around, Artem’s choreography showed off Nikki’s Mexican heritage. It was pure happiness and what I like about Jazz is that there is a lot of wiggle room to do different things.

Score: Carrie Ann-9, Len-9, Bruno-9; Total: 27

After all the great performances, elimination time arrived.

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The first couple in jeopardy: Sasha & Gleb.
The couple joining them in jeopardy: Frankie & Witney. The rest of the couples were safe.

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In the end the couple that was leaving: Sasha & Gleb. It’s surprising that the vocal and passionate Pretty Little Liars fanbase didn’t carry Sasha further.

Favorite Quotes

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Len: “I missed the premiere.”
Tom: “And I saved you a seat.”
Carrie Ann: “Val in those shorts, I enjoyed that.”
Erin: “Twerking, we love it when Len points out twerking.”
Bruno: “Even grumpy over here will love it.”
Len: “I’m more bashful then grumpy.”
Tom: “When we have you here, Gonzo is redundant.”
Kermit: “Stop staring at my eyeballs.”
Tom: “You should see Pluto’s lifts.”
Len: “I’m not usually a fan of that muckety muck in the middle.”

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Did the right couple go home? Remember you have to vote because we are halfway through the season and anyone could go. May all your wishes come true and your favorite couples stay till the end of the season. Bye for now!

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Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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