ABC had some pixie mud to spare this week — and a gap to fill in its Tuesday-night schedule! — leading to a double dose of Disney on Dancing With the Stars.
Whereas Monday’s broadcast featured the dances of Disney heroes (read recap), Tuesday’s episode was all about Disney villains. And in a really depraved twist, Dancing ended the present with a double elimination, counteracting Monday’s joyous announcement that nobody could be going residence on Heroes Evening. However hey, there was no Mickey Dance Problem this time, so actually, everybody wins.
Earlier than we get to that double elimination, let’s break down Tuesday’s villainous performances:
Jimmie Allen and professional Emma Slater (Jazz impressed by Peter Pan): My adoration for Jimmie and his beautiful versatility is well-documented at this level… however let’s not throw these nines round so casually, judges! Maybe it was simply Jimmie’s cumbersome Captain Hook costume — together with a jacket that did him no favors, folding over on itself with each flourish — however this jazz was somewhat heavy, and the singer typically regarded extra disinterested than intense. Judges’ Rating: 35/40 (67/80 for each nights)
Cody Rigsby and professional Cheryl Burke (Viennese Waltz impressed by Magnificence and the Beast, pictured): It’s unlucky that Cody’s routines have had so many caveats up to now — “That was good, for being in quarantine!” “You probably did nicely, for under three days of rehearsal!” — as a result of he does have a stronger command of choreography than a number of his fellow contestants. (Each routines this week began with lengthy solo sections for Cody. No straightforward feat!) Offered he and Cheryl stick round, let’s hope they cease getting scored on this unusual curve… and possibly the judges can sprinkle in some substantial constructive criticism, as an alternative of, “Some issues to work on, however who cares tonight”? Judges’ Rating: 31/40 (58/80 for each nights)
Mel C and professional Gleb Savchenko (Viennese Waltz impressed by Maleficent): After a barely underwhelming jazz on Monday, Mel utterly bounced again with this beautiful Viennese waltz, which was so fluid, it virtually regarded like one lengthy, steady motion. If we might see her footwork beneath all that dry ice, I think about it will have been beautiful. Judges’ Rating: 35/40 (66/80 for each nights)
JoJo Siwa and professional Jenna Johnson (Paso Doble impressed by Descendants 2): Carrie Ann Inaba’s name for JoJo to be extra elegant appeared a bit unusual, when the paso doble requires the very electrical energy that JoJo delivered right here. Plus, these synchronized leaps on the finish of the quantity have been *chef’s kiss* Judges’ Rating: 35/40 (70/80 for each nights)
Kenya Moore and professional Brandon Armstrong (Viennese Waltz impressed by Snow White): I believe Len Goodman summed it up properly when he referred to as Kenya’s efficiency, merely, “a stunning dance in 3/4 time.” It’s a disgrace that the Actual Housewives persona appears to be getting misplaced within the shuffle, as a result of she’s proven spectacular progress and an actual dedication to bettering. Up in opposition to the night’s different Viennese waltzes, although, this one was a smidge forgettable. Judges’ Rating: 30/40 (59/80 for each nights)
Iman Shumpert and professional Daniella Karagach (Argentine Tango impressed by Aladdin): Thank goodness we’ve got Len bringing somewhat restraint to those scores, as a result of the 9 paddles in all probability ought to have stayed stowed away on this one. Don’t get me improper: These wild lifts require actual power and management on Iman’s half, and he delivered. However we’ve already seen he’s able to being extra than simply Daniella’s base for her astounding tips, and he deserves the chance to showcase more difficult, respectable content material. Judges’ Rating: 33/40 (63/80 for each nights)
Melora Hardin and professional Artem Chigvintsev (Jazz impressed by Tangled): Melora understands the project each. dang. time, and it’s a deal with to look at somebody who so utterly and persistently embodies new characters. I do want Artem had taken extra choreographing dangers, with a mode as dynamic as jazz and a accomplice as adept as Melora. However what we bought was so, so good. Judges’ Rating: 37/40, together with the season’s first 10! (73/80 for each nights)
The Miz and professional Witney Carson (Argentine Tango impressed by The Lion King, pictured): This Argentine tango was an unlimited enchancment over The Miz’s quickstep from Monday; even higher, there was no blue physique paint in sight! Despite the fact that this model may be very a lot a showcase for the feminine dancer, The Miz did a stable job on the footwork entrance, and he introduced the suitable depth to his efficiency. Judges’ Rating: 34/40 (65/80 for each nights)
Brian Austin Inexperienced and professional Sharna Burgess (Paso Doble impressed by Pirates of the Caribbean): After 5 efficiency reveals, Brian appears to be plateauing a bit, which is unlucky on a season as stacked as this one. He did convey energy and a daring power to the ballroom, however his ft nonetheless regarded timid and wobbly, notably in these side-by-side sections subsequent to Sharna. Judges’ Rating: 27/40 (52/80 for each nights)
Matt James and professional Lindsay Arnold (Paso Doble impressed by The Jungle E book): It wasn’t an ideal paso doble, however Matt is discovering his footing! Actually! Much more thrilling, although, was Matt’s expressive face after taking on residence in Vacant Stare Land throughout earlier routines. Judges’ Rating: 31/40 (57/80 for each nights)
Olivia Jade and professional Val Chmerkovskiy (Jazz impressed by Coco): Man, this was a fascinating efficiency. The choreography underwhelmed a bit on the very finish, when Olivia and Val appeared to waste a number of eight-counts lingering in that highlight. However the majority of the efficiency was energetic and genuinely humorous, with Olivia embracing the theatrics properly. Judges’ Rating: 35/40 (70/80 for each nights)
Suni Lee and professional Sasha Farber (Viennese Waltz impressed by Hocus Pocus): It was such a delight to see Suni lastly elongating her actions, when she’s suffered from a case of spaghetti arms in previous weeks. Her face might nonetheless stand to be a tad extra animated — give us these wild Melora Hardin eyes, woman! — however the strains and extensions right here have been simply pretty. Judges’ Rating: 35/40 (68/80 for each nights)
Amanda Kloots and professional Alan Bersten (Paso Doble impressed by Cruella): Let’s tackle probably the most urgent matter first: Who did Alan improper within the hair and make-up division? First, that Tarzan wig, now, these eyebrows! A costumer has bought to be sabotaging him, no? However I digress. Since Amanda’s efficiency on Monday was unusually reserved at occasions, I used to be relieved to see her go full de Vil right here, bringing a ferocity to her execution with out sacrificing correct kind. Judges’ Rating: 36/40 (68/80 for each nights)
And now, the outcomes!
COUPLES IN JEOPARDY
Brian Austin Inexperienced and professional Sharna Burgess
Matt James and professional Lindsay Arnold
Kenya Moore and professional Brandon Armstrong
SAVED BY JUDGES
Kenya Moore and professional Brandon Armstrong (saved by Derek and Len)
Brian Austin Inexperienced and professional Sharna Burgess (robotically eradicated with lowest scores)
Matt James and professional Lindsay Arnold (although Bruno and Carrie Ann voted to avoid wasting them)
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