SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2015 – Competing on “Dancing With The Stars” is a fairy tale for some, but others will need to wish upon a star to avoid going home after “Disney Week” on Monday night.
This is the second time DWTS has featured a week of songs from Disney films, which made a popular debut with fans in Season 19 and produced one of the best routines of the entire competition, the Contemporary routine by James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd to “Let It Go” from Frozen.
We hear another song from Frozen, along with another modern Disney film, Hercules. Plenty of classics show up from Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, and Lady and the Tramp. How about a little swashbuckling courtesy Pirates of the Caribbean? The show kicks off with the entire cast dancing side by side with animated and live-action Disney characters. Additional Disney stars will make their appearances throughout the show.
But we’re here for the ballroom, and there is something for everyone including the first Quickstep and Waltz routines.
Chris Soules and Witney Carson, Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani, and Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev all need a little help from their Fairy Godmothers if they are going to avoid elimination this week.
Based on rehearsals and comments by the competitors during the week, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson’s Quickstep to “Step In Time” from Mary Poppins might be the surprising showstopped. Also expected to shine are Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough in their Jazz routine to “Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen. Whoever you like, vote for your favorite.
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It’s Disney Week on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday, April 13. 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
Week 5 Assignments (in order of voting number)
Chris and Witney: Quckstep, “Zero to Hero” from Hercules
Nastia and Derek: Jazz, “Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen
Noah and Sharna: Foxtrot, “A Whole New World” from Aladdin
Patti and Artem: Waltz (?) “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinocchio
Riker and Allison: Paso Doble, “He’s A Pirate” from Pirates of the Caribbean
Robert and Kym: Quickstep, “Step In Time” from Mary Poppins
Rumer and Val: Samba, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
Suzanne and Tony: Jazz, “He’s A Tramp” from Lady and the Tramp
Willow and Mark: Foxtrot, “Alice’s Theme” from Alice In Wonderland
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.
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