Disney Night on Monday “dancing with the Stars” This meant that contestants would have to channel their inner animated heroes.
basketball star Iman Schumpert Let go And sang in a “Frozen” dance! Matt James saw cold As Frozen on the dance floor! midge was wonderful, splendid, glorious And Totally blue as Aladdin’s genie! jojo siwa Ditch the glass slippers and walk as Prince Charming!
Disney festival was extended as judge Derek Hough Returned after missing from last week’s show due to COVID-19 protocols, while Dancers cody rigsby And Cheryl Burke Returned from quarantine and once again came to the ballroom.
But like every Disney movie, it had conflicts. In Monday’s case, it was reminiscent of the ever-popular “DWTS” host Tom Bergeron, as his previous interview discussed his firing in 2020 took place just before Showtime.
Here’s what happened on the Disney dance floor and beyond:
Tom Bergeron Had ‘Buttering Heads’ With Show Producers Before Firing
During a podcast appearance on September 13, Bergeron He said that he saw his dismissal after 28 seasons, before he and co-host Erin Andrews were replaced by executive producer/solo host Tyra Banks.
“(2019) end of season which turned out to be my last season, I knew,” Bergeron said during an episode “Bob Saget is here for you” podcast. “So I took everything I really wanted out of my dressing room. It was kind of obvious that we were kind of beheading.”
“I didn’t think a political figure was the appropriate booking for the show,” Bergeron said. “I don’t think it sits well with the producers or the network.”
However, he and his former co-host, Andrews, who joined in 2014, kept the TV audience smiling. “I can split,” he explained. “Erin and I had more fun getting fired than almost anyone.”
Jojo Siwa channels the inner Prince Charming to dance the waltz
The 18-year-old YouTube star made “DWTS” history by opting to perform with a gay partner, pro dancer Jenna Johnson. After weeks of dancing in matching outfits, the two took a “Cinderella” spin on Monday night—with Siwa dancing as Prince Charming, while Johnson rocked a brilliant blue for “Someday My Prince Will Come” for the Viennese Waltz. Wearing a colored Cinderella gown.
As Siwa chirped after the dance, “I was more excited to be a prince.” The dance was the magic of TV, with beautiful twirls in front of the Pink Palace. After the final, deep bow, Siwa lashed out at Johnson.
Judge Bruno Tonioli declared it “a Viennese waltz for the 21st century” and said that “you are both going to be a dream come true.”
Carrie Ann Inaba praised the power dynamics. “You showed the whole world that girls can do anything boys can do, maybe even better.”
The judges’ 9 scores came out for the first time this season when both topped the leaderboard.
Iman Schumpert Gives a Glorious Foxtrot And Their ‘Frozen’-loving kids
Schumpert was dancing quite impressively—yes elegantly—for his sweeping foxtrot from “Frozen” to “Let It Go.” But her real-life story of “giving by the hand” her two children wife teyna taylor Enthralled the audience even more.
“I became Dr. Schump,” said the 6-foot-5 baller, back in 2015 when pregnant Taylor went into early labor. She was forced to give birth to their 5-year-old baby girl Iman Tayla in their bathroom. Playing the 911 emergency call in the broadcast only over-emphasizes the heartbeat, with a relief Schumpert heard saying, “It’s a little girl.”
“Dr Schump did it again” in 2020, when Schumpert played her part in giving birth to her second daughter, Rue Rose, 1, via water birth at home.
Naturally, their two girls are both “Frozen” fanatics with Iman in the “DWTS” audience cheering on their father.
Schumpert gracefully graced the dance floor with partner Daniela Karagach, with judge (and frequent critic) Len Goodman summarizing it, saying, “It’s clear you’re great at giving. And you really delivered a great foxtrot.” “
Like a terrible basketball referee, somehow Goodman still gave Schumpert a low 6 points amid praise. The other judges were right with their high 8 marks.
The Miz rocks it as The Genie is Matt James Incredible as frozen
Sure, Monday night was a dance competition. But the real question was: Who won the “DWTS” Disney Night costume contest?
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin was a shirtless sight as he transformed from “Aladdin” for “Friend Like Me” to The Genie for his spirited samba. The full blue body makeup was so pervasive that her partner Witney Carson literally couldn’t dance too close to her, lest her Jasmine dress be painted blue. And as the week progresses, so does the magic footwork of the WWE star.
Olivia Jade generated some heat from “The Lion King” as Nala to her samba “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”. Judges noted her growing chemistry with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, dressed as her Simba. As host Banks put it, “You two have a beautiful bond.”
But, in terms of costume, you can’t deny the “Bachelor” Matt James’ attention to detail. He was a dead ringer for Frozen from “The Incredibles,” even owning the superhero leotard. Pro partner Lindsay Arnold accompanies her on the dancefloor in her best Edna Mode costume, and James never stumbles during a tough routine, even as he put on cumbersome frothy glasses during his brisk move. . The dance ends with James throwing confetti as dramatic as Frozen does with his ice weapon. (Darn close to knocking out the competition there.)
and they all lived happily ever after… for now.
Villains will continue on “Dancing with the Stars” on October 12 for a special Disney Villain Night episode (ABC, 8 EDT/PDT). Elimination will be reduced tomorrow.