Stars: Heather Morris, Nancy Kerrigan, Bonner Bolton, Erika Jayne, David Ross, Simone Biles, Normani Kordei, Rashad Jennings, Nick Viall
Network: ABC, airs Monday
Original Telecast: April 17th, 2017
It’s Disney night on DANCING WITH THE STARS! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and, making her first appearance on DWTS, Daisy all joined in on the fun while ABC self promoted all its upcoming features for the next couple of years. Okay, it was fun to watch too, but blatant, oh definitely. Top of the leader board this week was an almost perfect Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy who fell from the leader board last week and wound up more in the middle of the pack. Followed closely behind them is gymnast Simone Biles & Sasha Farber, could this finally be the year Farber makes it all the way? Maybe. Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev rounded out the top three while Cubbie David Ross & Lindsey Arnold ended the night in last place. C’mon Cubs fans root for the underdog… again! Stay tuned!
Heather Morris (Dancer) and her partner (Alan filled in for an injured Chmerkovskiy) Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Like a pro! Carrie Ann Inaba thought her Jazz routine was adorable. Len Goodman called it fun. Julianne Hough said it was amazing. Bruno Tonioil called it vibrant.
Scores: Inaba – 8, Tonioli – 9, Hough – 9, Goodman – 8, Harland – 9
Nancy Kerrigan (Ice skating Olympian) and her partner Artem Chigvintsev
Engaging. Inaba called her Jazz routine fantastic. Goodman said it was joyful. Hough called it great while Tonioli said it was true storytelling.
Scores: Inaba – 9, Tonioli – 9, Hough – 9, Goodman – 9, Harland – 9
Bonner Bolton (World famous bull rider) and his partner Sharna Burgess
Took the lead! Inaba said to work on his dynamics. Goodman liked a lot of hold. Hough said he came to life in his Tango. Tonioli said to make it more 3D.
Scores: Inaba – 7, Tonioli – 7, Hough – 8, Goodman – 8, Harland – 8
Erika Jayne (Dance club artist) and her partner Gleb Savchenko
More comfortable. Inaba called her Viennese Waltz profound. Goodman said it was lovely. Hough said she had a powerful connection and so did Tonioli.
Scores: Inaba – 8, Tonioli – 8, Hough – 8, Goodman – 8, Harland – 8
David Ross (Major League baseball player) and his partner Lindsey Arnold
Can’t help but smile. Inaba said he didn’t miss a step. Goodman called his Jive a high energy dance. Hough said it was fantastic and Tonioli said he got it going.
Scores: Inaba – 7, Tonioli – 7, Hough – 8, Goodman – 7, Harland – 8
Simone Biles (Olympian Gymnast) and her partner Sasha Farber
Awesome! Inaba said her Contemporary was uplifting. Goodman thought it was great. Hough and Tonioli thought it was perfect.
Scores: Inaba – 9, Tonioli – 10, Hough – 10, Goodman – 9, Harland – 10
Normani Kordei (Singer) and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Strong. Inaba called her Paso Doble epic while Hough and Tonioli agreed. Goodman said it had great spirit.
Scores: Inaba – 10, Tonioli – 10, Hough – 10, Goodman – 9, Harland – 10
Nick Viall (Bachelor star) and his partner Peta Murgatroyd
Enjoyable. Inaba thought his Jazz routine was a breakthrough for him. Goodman said there was a feel good factor. Hough said it was better. Tonioli saw an ease in him.
Scores: Inaba – 9, Tonioli – 8, Hough – 9, Goodman – 8, Harland – 8
Rashad Jennings (Football player) and his partner Emma Slater
Natural. Inaba said he draws the audience in. Goodman said his footwork was suspect. Hough called his Foxtrot timeless. Tonioli said it was classic Disney.
Scores: Inaba – 7, Tonioli – 8, Hough – 9, Goodman – 8, Harland – 9
Who Went Home: Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko
Who Has Legs to Take Home the Mirror Ball: Three words – Rashad, Rashad, Rashad! Simone in an Olympic gymnast two-peat or Normani, although Heather is creeping up to all of them.
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