'DWTS' Disney Night: Amanda Kloots' scores fall, but judges praise the 'eye candy'
After having dominated the scoreboard so far, the first half of Disney Night dethroned Amanda Kloots
With each passing episode of 'Dancing With The Stars', the competition is now getting tougher than before. While some celebrities are slowly coming out of their shell, others are going neck to neck each week to hold down the top spot on the leaderboard. And if Amanda Kloots has proved anything so far, it is that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Having done spectacularly well in all the performances thus far, Kloots has made it known that she is a frontrunner, along with JoJo Siwa. While the two have been dominating the competition, it looks like 'Disney Heroes Night' was all set to change that. This week she and her pro dancer partner Alan Bersten danced the Rumba to 'You'll Be In My Heart' from 'Tarzan'. Kloots opened up as to why this song was important to her.
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For Kloots, Disney has always been a big part of her life as she often visited Disneyland as a young girl. Now, as a single parent, she got to share this experience with her young son, Elvis as well. Kloots, along with Elvis and Bersten, made the most of their day out at Disneyland. She even opened up about why this performance was so close to her heart. The song 'You'll Be In My Heart' is about the relationship between a mother and a son and to Kloots, her son was the most important aspect of her life.
When it came to the judges' critiques, they all felt that even though it was a good performance, a few elements were lacking. Len Goodman explained that for a rumba, you need control, romance and chemistry. But, according to him while the duo checked those boxes, they missed the dance challenge in the process. Bruno Tonioli also agreed that the dance challenge was off sync. However, he thanked them for the eye candy as their performance was effortless, easy and natural.
Carrie Ann Inaba noted that the duo attempted a proper rumba while Derek Hough was in awe of the way Kloots moved on the dance floor. The judges all scored Kloots an 8, resulting in her score being 32 out of 40. This was an interesting chain of events, seeing that she has always managed to stay on the top, but Melora Hardin's performance took the top spot on the leaderboard during this episode.
What do you think? Did Amanda Kloots deserve the scores she got? Should they have been higher or lower? Sound off in the comments below.
Don't forget to tune in to 'Disney Villains Night' on 'Dancing With The Stars', on Tuesday, October 12, at 8 pm EDT on ABC. You can also stream the Episodes on abc.com and Hulu.