'Dancing with the Stars' season 27 week 5 recap: Another shocker of an elimination round happens but fans are thrilled by the results
This week's elimination round on 'Dancing with the Stars' was shocking but in all the positive ways. Here's a recap of 'Disney Night' for those of you who missed out.
If there's one thing ABC's hit reality show 'Dancing with the Stars' has been consistent about, it's the shocking elimination rounds every week. While some weren't all that shocking, but just emotional, a couple of them - especially the last two rounds - have been shocking. The previous one, that is week four, left fans outraged as RnB singer, Tinashe, and her pro-partner Brandon Armstrong were sent home despite Tinashe having been a consistent performer right from the premiere of its ongoing season 27. But this week's elimination round was shocking but in all the positive ways. The stars performed to classic songs from Disney movies for this week's Disney Night and here's a recap of all that you missed.
Alexis Ren and Alan's foxtrot to "Just Around the Riverbend" from Pocahontas earned some magical remarks from judge Carrie Ann. "The way you danced made me believe in fairy tales," she told them, as the two received a total of 29 out of 30.
Juan Pablo De Pace and Cheryl's Viennese Waltz to "Gaston" from Beauty and The Beast was "spot on, on every level!" according to judge, Bruno Tonioli. While Carrie Ann called Pablo spectacular, fellow judge Len Goodman said: "You, without a doubt, are a fantastic dancer." The team also tied for the top score, earning a 29 out of 30, right after their last week's highest score of a full 30 out of 30.
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay - yet another consistently good duo on the show - performed a Charleston to "A Star is Born," from Hercules. "That is like a Disney movie, you finish it and you just feel great!" said Len and the two ended up earning a solid 26 out of 30.
Following them, Evanna Lynch and Keo's dance - a Jazz to "When Will My Life Begin" from Tangled - had Len saying, "It had a lovely feel to it" Even though he added that he wouldn't label it a spectacular number. Carrie Ann and Bruno resonated with further constructive criticism and the duo earned a total of 24 out of 30.
'Grocery Store' Joe Amabile - who has been a fan favorite on the show - and Jenna came up with an amazing Jive to "Zero" from the upcoming Disney movie, 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'. Carrie, thrilled with their performance, said: "Go Joe! That was a vast improvement!" While she complimented Joe for not missing any step, Bruno felt the timing was still not perfect. Len was all praises for Joe getting knocked down each weak, but still returning with everything he that the coming week. The duo earned a total of 17 out of 30.
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha's Contemporary dance to "Reflection" from Mulan ended up with Mary getting emotional after the performance. She credited the show for helping her become vulnerable and open. Len praised her dance for being gentle and understated with its own lovely fluidity and Bruno commended her determination. Their total score was 25 out of 30.
John Schnider and Emma's Quickstep to "I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book got Len exclaiming: "I thought you did a spectacular job. It's transpired, in my opinion, to be your best dance to date!" Bruno and Carrie Ann also agreed with the sentiments and the two reached a whopping 24 out of 30.
Bobby Bones and Sharna presented an enchanting Waltz to The Little Mermaid's "Part Of Your World." Len called it "A proper Waltz, and pretty well done," while Carrie Ann advised Bobby to try and not giggle with his whole body during the dance. The two scored a total of 21 out of 30.
Milo Manheim and Witney - yet another consistent duo - danced a Quickstep to "Incredits 2" from The Incredibles 2. "Fantastic performance, full of life, full of zest!" said Carrie Ann. "I don't have any complaints about that, it was a blockbuster!" remarked Bruno. Their total score ended up being 27 out of 30 - the second highest of the night.
But the most exciting and surprising element of the night was the slot for elimination, as shockingly enough, along with two of the strongest contenders, DeMarcus and Lindsay, and Alexis and Alan were in jeopardy. But what was even more shocking was when hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced that since it was Disney Night, there would be no elimination at all! Meaning all nine participants went ahead to week 6!