DWTS: Disney-Themed 5th Week of Season 28 Ends without Elimination

Disney Night was a dream come true for the “Dancing with the Stars” contestants who paid tribute to their families, as no one was eliminated from the show. 

Monday night’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars” became emotional after the Disney themed dances of the contestants turned out to be tributes to their families.

The classic films incorporated in the performances included “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King,” and “Aladdin,” but what stood out most was Ally Brooke and her pro dance partner, Sasha Farber’s, number.

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BESTS OF THE NIGHT

Choosing a contemporary dance to Brooke’s favorite film, “Beauty and the Beast,” earned the pair the highest score for the season, 27/30, so far. She said:

“This song is so meaningful to me that one day, I want it to be played at my wedding. This is my parents’ favorite film. This isn’t just for me; it’s for them. It’s so magical.”

Contender Kel Mitchell and pro dance partner Witney Carson also made it to the top with a score of 26/30 for their jazz routine to “High School Musical’s” “We’re All in This Together.” Carson said:

“I feel like he really brought it this week. He has a theater background and he was in his element. It’s an honor to dance with him. I’m so proud of him.”

James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater tied with Mitchell and Carson after garnering a 26/30 for their “Pirates of the Caribbean” themed performance. 

SCORES FOR THE OTHERS

On the other hand, Hannah Brown and her partner Alan Bersten danced the foxtrot to “A Whole New World” from “Aladdin” and earned a score of 25/30. 

Next to them are Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov’s jazz interpretation to “Mary Poppins’” famous song, “A Spoonful of Sugar,” that received a 24/30. Flannery said of Pashkov:

“He is the most creative partner. He is such an asset to this show; you should be here forever.”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was very enthusiastic about the pair’s performance that she tipped over trying to peek at the broom prop used for the dance.

Sailor Brinkley-Cook, who replaced her mother on the competition, also earned a 24/30 with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. They chose to dance to “Cinderella’s” “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”

Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko danced the samba to “Under the Sea” from the Disney princess film “The Little Mermaid.” They were given a 23/30 for their dance.

On the other hand, Karamo and Jenna Johnson received a 21/30 for their “The Lion King” dance to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” The 38-year-old dedicated the number to his sons and shared:

“I’m not a dancer, but I’ve been enjoying this process so much. As a father, watching “The Lion King,” you start to wonder what your kids can be going through and the pressures that they’re under.”

He went on to share his not-so-good relationship with his father; hence, he strives to be the best version of himself for his children. He added:

“My sons are my world, so I’m dedicating this song to let them know that they’re great.”

During the last elimination night, DWTS bid farewell to former basketball pro Lamar Odom and his partner Peta Murgatroyd who placed last with Kamaro Brown.

Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold were given a score of 19/30 for their quickstep performance to “Toy Story’s” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” 

Spicer dedicated the song to his late father, whom he compared to the movie’s character Woody. His father was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and wanted to gather the entire family to make memories.

He said:

“My father passed away from pancreatic cancer on December 1 of 2016. Right now, this is an opportunity to pay homage to my father: a great man, a great friend, a great inspiration.”

NO ELIMINATION FOR THE NIGHT

All nine pairs were saved from the night’s elimination, as the Disney classics would have wanted a happy ending for the night.

Judges Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli each were impressed with the night’s performances. Hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron also had positive words for the contenders.

During the last elimination night, DWTS bid farewell to former basketball pro Lamar Odom and his partner Peta Murgatroyd who placed last with Kamaro Brown.

Brown and his dance partner Jenna Johnson danced to Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road,” while Odom and Murgatroyd performed the Viennese waltz.

The week before that came an unexpected event as Ray Lewis had to exit the show due to an injury he sustained during dance practice. He said:

“The most important thing I learned from this experience: enjoy every moment of it. Regardless of the ending. I truly enjoyed the journey and everything it taught me.”

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