Dancing with the Stars is bringing back Disney Night! Week 5 will see the nine remaining couples each dance to a song from a classic Disney film, just like they did in season 18. Some of the couples will be dancing to the same Disney films from last time, though they have different songs. And others get brand new Disney films like Lady and the Tramp, Pinocchio and, oddly enough, Pirates of the Caribbean.
Here’s a look at the nine Disney movies and songs they couples will dance to:
-Rumer Willis partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy: “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
-Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio
-Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: “Alice’s Theme” from Alice in Wonderland
-Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “He’s a Pirate” from Pirates of the Caribbean
-Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
-Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen
-Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: “He’s a Tramp” from Lady and the Tramp
-Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “Step in Time” from Mary Poppins
-Chris Soules and Witney Carson: “Zero to Hero” from Hercules
If you remember Disney Night from Dancing with the Stars season 18, you’ll notice some similarities. Drew Carey danced to Aladdin, Charlie White danced to Mary Poppins, Danica McKellar did Beauty and the Beast, Candace Cameron Bure went “Under the Sea” with The Little Mermaid and James Maslow earned a perfect score for his Frozen Contemporary routine.
Season 18’s Disney Night also featured four of my favorite routines from the entire season. Not only were James, Danica and Charlie superb, but Nene Leakes was at her absolute best as Cruella de Vil.
As for this season, I don’t really care about Hercules, Pinocchio or Lady and the Tramp, which is fine since the three worst dancers got stuck with those films. Riker Lynch’s energy should fit right in as a pirate. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough could have a whole lot of fun with their silly Frozen song.
Alice in Wonderland fits right in with Mark Ballas’ wacky aesthetic for this season (I’d put money on him playing the Cheshire Cat or the Mad Hatter to Willow’s Alice). But I’m most excited for Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy because it is great to dance to a villain’s song (and Ursula’s is one of the best ever).
Are you excited to see these Disney songs come to life? See all of the performances on Dancing with the Stars Monday, April 13 at 8pm on ABC.
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