A magical Disney evening with "Dancing With the Stars" had a fairy tale ending.
The fifth week of Season 27 of "Dancing With the Stars" embraced a very special theme: Disney movies. All of the nine remaining contestants performed to a song by a Disney musical reported ET Online.com on October 22, 2018.
To brighten up the already dazzling array of junior talent, the show welcomed as guests Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli, who sang "Fall on Me" from the forthcoming Disney production "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms."
The performances were built around some of the most emblematic songs ever recorded for Disney movies. Little Akash Vukoti partnered by Kamri Peterson and mentored by Witney Carson, wowed the audience as a muscle man in “Zero to Hero” from “Hercules.”
Sasha Farber's protege's Sophia Pippen and Jake Monreal did the samba to the sound of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from “The Little Mermaid,” and Pippen had some special encouragement from her celebrity godmother, Kim Kardashian.
Savchenko's team, Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen, enchanted the audience with a lyrical performance to “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas;” and Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold - mentored by Lindsay Arnold - pumped up the energy with a jazzy Charleston to “One Jump Ahead” from “Aladdin.”
Dancing a charming Foxtrot to the delightful song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story” were Jason Maybaum and Elliana Walmsley, watched eagerly by their coach Emma Slater. Equally exciting was the performance by Milo and Witney in superhero costumes doing the quickstep to the theme song from "The Incredibles 2," channeling Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.
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Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson was a delightful Belle to Tristan Ianiero's Prince as they did the Foxtrot to “Something There” from “Beauty and the Beast.”
The most surprising performance of the evening, however, was by host Tom Bergeron, who kept both the audience and the performers in suspense before announcing that:
"No one is going home tonight!"
Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson has apparently been having a hard time with her mentor Artem Chigvintsev, who has been critical of her performances.
The two have clashed over Thompson's attitude, and Chigvintsev has accused the 13-year-old of giving him 'lip.' This became apparent in their practice sessions and spilled over into the performances.
On October 14, 2018, Thompson channeled that sassy attitude where it belonged: on the dance floor. The Beauty Queen dazzled the audience with her performance of the cha cha cha with pro partner Tristan Ianiero.
The two sparkled as they jived to the sound of "Don't you wish your Girlfriend" by the Pussycat Dolls - and unusual and irreverent choice for the cha cha cha.
Thompson and Ianiero may need to work hard to stay in the show, the competition is tough, but the chemistry is there - and Honey Boo Boo has the grit to be a winner.
January 17, 2019