Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glimmer returns to the ballroom! We have your all-new Monday, April 17, 2017, season 24 episode 5 “Disney Night” and we have your Dancing With The Stars recap below! On tonight’s DWTS Season 24 episode 5 as per the ABC synopsis, “An elimination occurs after the fifth week of performances, which feature Disney-themed dances. Also: performances by Alfonso Ribeiro; Auli’i Cravalho; Donny Osmond; and ZZ Ward.”
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It’s Disney night tonight on Dancing With The Stars! The exciting new episode of DWTS kicks off with a magical opening number full of Disney princes, princesses, and even Mickey Mouse!
Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Evermore” by Josh Groban from Walt Disney Pictures’ “Beauty and the Beast”
Judges comments: Len: The beast has turned into Prince Charming! It had a lovely flow. Your footwork was a little suspect here and there. But, I haven’t seen you dance a bad dance. Julianne: That song was really hard to keep time. For me that was timeless. I thought it was beautiful. That was a hard song and you nailed it. Bruno: You really capture that classic Disney feel – beautiful and romantic. You danced to the beat of the story. It had a very tricky musical phrasing. It could have flowed a little better, but it was beautiful. Carrie Ann: I have not seen you do a bad dance. When I watch you dance, you are like a wild horse. But tonight, I felt like you were trapped in. Your movements felt a little small.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 8 Total: 32/40
Before we move on to more Disney dances, it’s time for some results. According to the judges’ scores and America’s votes: Rashad and Emma are safe. Heather Morris and Alan are also safe. Erika Jayne and Gleb are in danger of elimination tonight. Bonner Bolton and Sharna are also safe tonight. Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd are NOT safe.
Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – Jazz – “I’ve Got No Strings” as sung by Dickie Jones from “Pinocchio” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: Oh my gosh that was so much fun! We had such a good time. You don’t need strings. Bruno: You’re alive! Whatever was stirring last week I snow exploding. It had spontaneous child play. Especially the cross-dressing! Carrie Ann: This is truly a break through, I think from here on out we are going to see something extraordinary. Len: That was the dance that sums up Disney, fun, entertaining, and full of the feel good factor. Watching that dance, you made me feel better.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 8 Total: 34/40
Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko – Viennese Waltz – “Unforgettable” by Sia from “Finding Dory” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: You are so powerful and so strong and that’s why women love you. Tonight you showed a vulnerability, which inspires them. Bruno: My darling, I think I saw you for the first time tonight, the woman behind the mask! You had a wonderful flow of movement. Carrie Ann: There was something very profound that happened, and I saw you open up. Forget Princesses, you were a Queen. Len: I’ve said it many times, you’re a lovely dancer and it just didn’t come out. Tonight it did!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 8 Total: 32/40
Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Jazz – “For the First Time in Forever” by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from “Frozen” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: That was amazing! You could have done more moves, but you completely embodied the characters. Bruno: That was a vibrant, alive, clearly character driven performance. As for the jazz, I thought it was very good. Carrie Ann: I thought you were adorable, it was a missed opportunity. I was waiting the whole season for you to do Jazz, and it was underwhelming. Len: running around, but it’s Disney night and you definitely rolled out fun.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 9 Total: 34/40
Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – Tango – “When Can I See You Again?” by Owl City from “Wreck-It Ralph” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: I was a little nervous, I was like ooh I hope he can pull it off because last week was so great, and you did! Bruno: The good news is, you did not wreck the Tango. You really tried to do it properly and correctly. Carrie Ann: I think that in hold, you are incredible. Your frame, your posture, your technique was really good. Len: You didn’t take the easy way, like messing around and prancing, there was a lot in hold. Boner you did a great job!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 8 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 7 Total: 30/40
Before the next dance, it’s time to hear some more voting results. David Ross and Lindsay and Simone and Sasha are safe from elimination this week. Normani Kordei and Val are in jeopardy of going home. Nancy Kerrigan and Artem are also safe this week.
Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Paso Doblé – “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” by Donny Osmond from “Mulan” – Live Performance by Donny Osmond
Julianne: Your voice, your dance just showed every little girl out there that you can do anything you want! That was gorgeous! Bruno: Look at her, the fierce, conquering Paso Princess! Carrie Ann: That was perfect. It was amazing, your dancing was perfection. It was perfection! Len: There was a lot of Paso Doble references, I enjoyed the attack and the spirit that you showed. I really enjoyed what you did.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 10 Len: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 39/40
David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – Jive – “Ride” by ZZ Ward from “Cars 3” – Live Performance by ZZ Ward [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: Your top half was exceptional, you didn’t miss a beat, those costumes made up for it! Bruno: Lighting McQuinn! You always bring it on. The difficulty with the jive is the sharp footwork, but you always get the show going. Carrie Ann: You did not miss a step, well done with that. You could have a little more toning in your feet. Len: You got a tough dance tonight, but it was high energy, full octane out there. Your feet were a little bit flat, it is what it is.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Julianne: 8 Bruno: 7 Total: 29/40
Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – Jazz – “That’s How You Know” by Amy Adams from “Enchanted” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: It was so amazing and beautiful. Focus on where you want to go and you are going to be great. Bruno: What I thought was fantastic was despite all of the amazing dancers, you held your own, you were just leading the number. You’re the leading lady! Carrie Ann: What a fantastic jazz routine! You were so effortlessly smooth and graceful, what an exuberant dance. Len: It was a graceful dance to watch, I enjoyed. You captured the spirit of Disney, what a joyful thing to watch.
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Julianne: 9 Bruno: 9 Total: 36/40
Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – Contemporary – “How Far I’ll Go” performed by Auli‘i Cravalho, music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from “Moana” [VIDEO HERE]
Julianne: That was a perfect rendition of what you do well, you showcased your gymnastics, your passion, the choreography was beautiful. Bruno: My lovely little goddess, you were triumphant, on sea, land, and in the air by the way. That was magic! Carrie Ann: That’s one of my favorite Disney musicals of all time, what a wonderful way to end Disney night. You were fantastic. Len: What a great routine, Sasha it was a smasher. It absolutely floated my boat, well done!
Scores: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 9 Julianne: 10 Bruno: 10 Total: 38/40
Now, sadly it’s time to say goodbye to another couple on Dancing With the Stars. Normani and Val are safe and will be moving on to next week. Nick Viall and Erika Jayne are on the chopping block. After tallying the judges’ votes and America’s votes, Erika Jayne and Gleb are officially eliminated from Dancing With The stars.