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Dancing with the Stars’s iconic “Disney Night” is back and better than ever! This season “Disney Night”, or rather, “Disney Week” featured two episodes back to back, first focusing on Disney heroes and the second focusing on Disney villains.
The “Villains” episode featured all your favorites, like Gaston, Cruella de Vil, Mother Gothel, and more. The previous night was Disney “Heroes”, and dare we say this one was even better?!
There was a double elimination in this second episode of “Disney Week”, which sent home Brian Austin Green and Matt James. While Brian Austin Green’s departure was not that big of a shock to viewers, Matt James was a bit more unexpected, as judges voted to save Kenya Moore over him. Sad to see them leave on Disney Week, but we know we will see Matt dancing on TikTok in the near future!
Without further ado, here are our superlatives for the second episode of “Disney Week: Villains Night”.
Most Disney-esque Performance: Mel C & Gleb Savchenko
This Maleficent performance was straight out of a movie, truly the complete Disney experience! From the costumes to the set, to the SONG, it was by far the most well-done performance of the night! So glad to see these two really embracing the Disney theme the past two nights, and we are looking forward to their next performance.
Most Surprising: Suni Lee & Sasha Farber
Hocus Pocus? That’s a new one! Suni Lee is always a strong competitor, but “Villain’s Night” really was her time to shine. The Viennese Waltz to “I Put a Spell on You” was arguably her best dance ever! The steps flowed so well, and the costumes were just spot on. Who doesn’t love watching Sasha dress up as a cat? While Suni excelling isn’t surprising to us, this dance just took it to a whole new level.
Most Improved: Iman Shumpert & Daniella Karagach
Who is he? Iman Shumpert’s “Arabian Nights” Argentine Tango has us in shock! The NBA player has been consistently pushing his way through the season, but this dance is one of his best! The footwork was done elegantly and he lifted his partner Daniella with such ease, it was hard to not love this one! Here’s hoping he keeps this up for next week!
Best Costumes: Melora Hardin & Artem Chigvintsev
Finally we got the Tangled performance of our dreams!! Melora Hardin stole the show with her incredible Mother Gothel costume, alongside partner Artem as one of the Stabbington brothers. Not only did she look the part, but the actress also sang the song she danced to as well! Is there anything she can’t do?
Most Fun to Watch: Jimmie Allen & Emma Slater
He’s the bad guy! This Jazz routine to “Bad Guy” by Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater was unlike anything we’ve seen on “Disney Night” before, and we loved it! The characters performing the dance made it a bit more comical than intended, but the overall performance was a lot of fun. Jimmie is continuing to get better each week, and we loved the effort that Captain Hook and Tinkerbell put into this dance! Full of choreography and energy, this was one of the most entertaining dances of the night by far.
Best Dance of the Night: Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy
This dance was so good it’s like we’ve seen a ghost! This Coco-inspired performance was just a total standout of the night. The choreography with these two is always off the charts, but tonight was one of their best. The characters were portrayed so well, and Olivia did a great job fitting the acting into the dance without a hitch. This Jazz routine might become one of those classic DWTS routines we look back on years later! A unique performance that stole our hearts from the very beginning!
The performances for “Disney Week: Villains Night” were ones for the books! This is definitely a theme that future seasons need to carry on. Who doesn’t want to see Mother Gothel do a Jazz routine?
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