It’s the most magical time of the year on Dancing with the Stars. For week 4, the show is bringing back Disney Night for the third time with dances inspired by beloved Disney films. If that’s not enough, season 16 runner-up Zendaya is showing up as a guest judge.
Disney Night is typically fun thanks to creative routines and visual magic. In particular, I still remember last year’s Disney Night when Riker Lynch and Allison Holker performed their Pirates of Caribbean Paso Doble, which is easily my favorite routine in the history of the show.
However, the problem with doing Disney Night the third time around is that most of the iconic movies have already been done in previous years. In fact, only three of this year’s dances feature new movies that haven’t been used before: Tarzan, Toy Story and Zootopia.
More astounding, we once again will get performances from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Mary Poppins, which have now been used for all three Disney Nights. In fact, Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess are dancing to Aladdin‘s “Friend Like Me,” the exact same Disney song that Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke did in season 18.
On the bright side, Val delivered my favorite Disney Night performance from season 18, doing Beauty and the Beast with Danica McKellar, and now he has the same movie (different song) with Ginger Zee. And Nyle DiMarco’s Tarzan Samba essentially guarantees that he’ll be in a loincloth.
Here are all the styles, Disney movies and songs that will be included in week 4 of Dancing with the Stars season 22.
-Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin
-Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff: “A Spoon Full of Sugar” from Mary Poppins
-Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: “Trashin’ the Camp” from Tarzan
-Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: “Circle of Life” from The Lion King
-Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
-Kim Fields and Sasha Farber: “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book
–Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani: “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid
-Von Miller and Witney Carson: “A Dream Is a Wish” from Cinderella
-Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: “Try Everything” from Zootopia
-Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Belle (Bonjour)” from Beauty and the Beast
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