TV IN HIGH HEELS: DANCING WITH THE STARS RECAP FOR APRIL 17, 2017
Hello and welcome to Disney Night on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. We open with season 19 winner Alfonso Rubiero leading a group dance with Mickey Mouse and the cast.
Star: Rashad Jennings
Claim To Fame: NFL free agent
Movie/Song: Evermore from Beauty and the Beast
Pro: Emma Slater
FIHH: Beautiful, elegant and there is no way he isn’t in the finals after tonight.
Len: The beast turned into Prince Charming.
Julianne: He nailed it.
Bruno: He captured the classic, Disney feel.
Carrie Ann: She felt like he was trapped in tonight.
Scores: 7-8-9-8=32 out of 40
They are SAFE!
The next couple safe is….Heather and Alan!
The first couple in jeopardy is…Erika and Gleb.
The next couple who is safe is Bonner and Sharna.
Nick and Peta are in jeopardy.
Star: Nick Viall
Claim To Fame: Bachelor
Movie/Song: I Got No Strings from Pinocchio
Pro: Peta Murgatroyd
FIHH: This is too cute for words. I don’t even really like Pinocchio, but this was amazing. It was nice to see this side of Nick’s personality. He usually seems so serious, but tonight we got to see him really let go and show his joyful side.
Julianne: She loved it and he is getting better and better.
Bruno: They were living an loving the moment.
Carrie Ann: This was a real breakthrough for him.
Len: It was fun and had a feel good factor.
Scores: 9-8-9-8=34 out of 40
Star: Erika Jayne
Claim To Fame: Real Housewife of Beverly Hills
Movie/Song: Unforgettable from Finding Dory
Pro: Gleb Savchenko
Dance: Viennese waltz
FIHH: Her best dance. That is all there is to say.
Bruno: He feels like he met her for the first time tonight. He wants more of this.
Carrie Ann: This was a very profound performance.
Len: Tonight it all came out.
Julianne: She kept swimming like Dory.
Scores: 8-8-8-8=32 out of 40
Star: Heather Morris
Claim To Fame: Glee star
Movie/Song: For The First Time In Forever from Frozen
Pro: Maks Chmerkovskiy—Alan is filling in
FIHH: It was adorable and I like how they added the snowball fight and she really seems to enjoy playing Anna.
Carrie Ann: It was adorable, but underwhelming.
Len: She brought out fun.
Julianne: She loved it.
Bruno: It was a character driven performance.
Scores: 8-8-9-9=34 out of 40
Maks is back next week!
Star: Bonner Bolton
Claim To Fame: Professional bull rider/model
Movie/Song: When Can I See You Again from Wreck-It Ralph
Pro: Sharna Burgess
FIHH: The video game theme is adorable. He seems a bit stiff, but he seems to be having a ball out there. I can feel his joy from where I am sitting.
Len: There was a lot in hold, which is key.
Julianne: He came to life and pulled it off.
Bruno: He didn’t wreck the tango.
Carrie Ann: She wants more dynamic.
Scores 7-8-8-7=30 out of 40
More results! Simone and Sasha, David and Lindsay and Nancy and Artem are SAFE! Normani and Val are in jeopardy.
Star: Normani Kordei
Claim To Fame: Fifth Harmony star
Movie/Song: Make A Man Out Of You from Mulan
Pro: Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Paso doble
FIHH: Season nine champ Donny Osmond sings. I had no idea he was the singing voice in the movie. This is my favorite Disney movie, so I may be a bit biased, but this is the best dance of the night. I love the fight and she really embodies the character of Mulan.
Julianne: She showed every girl she can do anything they want. Brilliant!
Bruno: The fierce paso princess!
Carrie Ann: It was amazing.
Len: He really enjoyed it.
Scores: 10-9-10-10=39 out of 40
Star: David Ross
Claim To Fame: MLB star/Current World Series Champion
Movie/Song: Ride from Cars 3
Pro: Lindsay Arnold
FIHH: ZZ Ward performs the song, which is amazing. I liked the dance, but I felt there was too much focus on ZZ than their dance. However, his smile just made the performance that much better.
Bruno: He always keeps the show going.
Carrie Ann: He didn’t miss a step.
Len: It was full on and high energy.
Julianne: It was awesome.
Scores: 7-7-8-7=29 out of 40
Aw, his family is there via Skype. So sweet.
Star: Nancy Kerrigan
Claim To Fame: Olympic figure skater
Movie/Song: That’s How You Know from Enchanted
Pro: Artem Chigvinstev
FIHH: It is so adorable. I love this movie and she really seem to capture the character of Giselle. She is a true princess tonight.
Carrie Ann: She is the most princess like.
Len: He loved it.
Julianne: Amazing and beautiful.
Bruno: He also loved it.
Scores: 9-9-9-9=36 out of 40
Star: Simone Biles
Claim To Fame: Olympic gymnast
Movie/Song: How Far I’ll Go from Moana
Pro: Sasha Farber
FIHH: Auli‘i Cravalho performs and they dance. It is a beautiful, perfect way to end the night. WOW.
Julianne: She loved it.
Bruno: It was beautiful.
Carrie Ann: Beautiful, powerful and poetic..
Scores: 9-9-10-10=38 out of 40
Normani and Val were called safe, which left Nick and Peta and Erika and Gleb in the bottom two.
Erika and Gleb were eliminated.