Dancing with the Stars tackled Disney night as their theme of the evening and many magical and lively contestants graced the stage after last week’s set of emotional routines. While some celebs soared high on the leader board, others fell behind and ultimately one couple was eliminated. Follow along for a recap of last night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars:
Val Chmerkovskiy and Victoria Arlen were the first performance of the night and performed a Steamboat Willie-themed jazz routine. The duo was perfectly in sync, impressed the judges (especially with Cherkovskiy’s striped shorts!) and they received a high total of 27. Tying this duo was Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev who performed another jazz routine to the movie Coco that the judges coined as “wonderful.” One step above these two was Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas who landed a 28/30 for their Pinnochio-themed foxtrot that Carrie Ann said was one of the best holds they had ever seen.
The two leaders of the week were Frankie Muniz and his partner Witney Carson who performed an Argentine tango to Pirates of the Caribbean. Carrie Ann called out Witney for a costume malfunction but stated that they otherwise “nailed it” and awarded them a 29/30. Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher received the top spot of the night and were thrilled to be awarded the first perfect score of the season! The duo performed a Moana-themed foxtrot which the judges called “perfection.”
Some of the less than thrilling duos of the night were Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy who performed a Snow-White themed waltz. The judges called Lachey’s dancing unstable and gave them a middle-of-the-pack score of 24. Drew Scott and Emma Slater performed a high-energy routine to The Muppet Movie that landed them a 25. Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke also received a 25 for their Lion King themed quickstep.
The couples in jeopardy this week were Sasha and Gleb, who performed a Little Mermaid-themed rumba and Frankie and Witney (which took many by surprise after the impressive performance!) Ultimately, Pretty Little Liars alum Sasha was eliminated. “It was incredible. I have had such an incredible time and I love everybody here so obviously this is a very sad moment for me, but I’m just so thankful,” she revealed before departing the show.