'Dancing with the Stars' season 27: Milo Manheim's spandex supersuit holds him back during performance on Disney Night
Judges believe there should have been a lot more body contact between Milo and his partner, Witney, as the two performed on music from Incredibles 2.
Milo Manheim aced his way towards being one of the most consistent, high-scoring contestants on ABC's Dancing with the Stars season 27, but in the latest episode that came out this Monday, even though he channeled some 'Incredible' superhero vibes, not everything worked in his favor. Having put on the red super suit for the show's most recent, Disney Night-themed episode, both he and his pro-partner, Witney Carson rescued show host Tom Bergeron and fought evil forces, as they performed a Quickstep to music from "Incredibles 2," but by the looks of all, all that spandex from the suit might have slightly come in their way.
This came after the duo's performance on 'Trios Night', the preceding Monday, where Manheim received his first 10 on the show. So when he closed the night's performances with his charged up Quickstep, fans were looking forward to a couple of 10s in his favor. This was only amped by the fact that the judges weren't really holding back their 10s for the night, having started granting them early with Alexis Ren and partner, Alan Bersten's Pocahontas-based performance.
Sadly for Manheim, even though all he had to do was stick to his kick-ass moves, the spandex suit that he was sporting, seemed to come in the way a lot. This was proven by judge Len Goodman - who is easily the toughest to impress - saying that despite their routine having plenty of “zip-a-dee-doo-dah,” there was a need for more body contact between Milo and Witney, and he himself blamed the spandex for forcing them apart through the performance. Fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba, however, deemed it was a "fabulous routine,” and that too in a big way because of how effortlessly they performed sporting those unitards. As for Bruno Tonioli, he called the performance a total "blockbuster."
But despite such stellar remarks, their end scores for the night weren't able to total a solid 30 out of 30. While they did achieve a whopping 10 from Tonioli, Inaba was gracious with just a 9, and Goodman ended up giving them an 8, leading to a total of 27 out of 30. The score earned them the third spot on the leaderboard and tied with his Most Memorable Year Jive as his second-highest scoring routine of the season.
Eventually, though, none of that came into play for the elimination round this week, as owing to DWTS rules, this score and combined votes throughout the week, until the next episode would contribute to deciding if Manheim will continue his DWTS journey or be sent home. But then again, owing to the magical theme of the night, aka Disney, not a single participant was eliminated, even after Bergeron announced that DeMarcus Ware and Alexis Ren were the ones in jeopardy.