It was a night of magic on Dancing With the Stars. The October 14 episode theme was “Disney Night” and it didn’t disappoint. From Aladdin to High School Musical and even Mary Poppins — the celebs and dance pros came to compete. Who went home last night? Based on the judges’ scores from last week and this week, combined with the audience vote … all the competitors were deemed safe to dance for another week. Whew!
The highest score of the night went to Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, who were awarded a 27 out of 30 — and the first 9s of the season. Their contemporary dance to “Beauty and the Beast” by Ariana Grande and John Legend featured the Fifth Harmony babe wearing ballet flats (gasp!) and there were two massive staircases that brought the whole performance to life. Even Len Goodman gushed, “It was smooth like butter on a hot muffin.”
Right on their heels was James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater, who also received their first 9 for a total of 26 out of 30. The Dawson’s Creek actor brought out the sex appeal for their paso doble to “He’s a Pirate” by Klaus Badelt. You may recognize the strong rhythm from Pirates of the Caribbean … if the pirate garb didn’t give it away first.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson tied James and Emma with a score of 26 for their performance to “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical and our inner teen is screaming. We have one thing to say about this: Go, Wildcats!
Also in the top tier was Hannah Brown and Alan Bernsten. Their gorgeous foxtrot to “A Whole New World” by Zayn and Zhavia Ward on the Aladdin-themed stage took Carrie Ann Inaba‘s “breath away.” Although the pair got rave reviews, Len still gave them a 7. Sigh.
The other competitors all put on extremely entertaining dances from our favorite movies. Sailor Brinkley-Cook had arguably her best dance of the season with Val Chmerkovskiy. Obviously, she played a picture-perfect Cinderella for their Viennese waltz to “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” Their score for the week sat at a 24 out of 30.
Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov were also awarded a 24 for their jazz dance to “A Spoonful of Sugar.” Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko fell behind with a 23. Bruno Tonioli explained that she got “a bit weird a couple of times and lost count” during their samba to “Under the Sea.”
The two teams at the bottom of the scoreboard this week were Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson and Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold. The Queer Eye star and his partner received a 21 out of 30 for their samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King and the former press secretary and blonde beauty got a 19 for their Toy Story-themed quickstep to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”
Although no one was eliminated this week — the couples are far from safe!