‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 25, Episode 6 Recap: Sasha Pieterse Heads Home
Dancing with the Stars honored Disney with Disney Night, allowing the dancers to dress up as characters from different animated films and dance to their soundtrack songs.
DANCING WITH THE STARS RECAP: DISNEY NIGHT
First up are Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy, who do a jazz routine to “Steamboat Willie” from Steamboat Willie. The music proves a bit of a challenge, but the dancers appear to have a great time dressed as Micky and Minnie Mouse. Their dance blurs the lines of what a jazz routine should be, but the judges love it, and award them a 27/30.
Next are Vanessa Lachey and Maksim Chmerkovskiy with a waltz to Snow White‘s “Un Jour Mon Prince Viendra.” It proves to be a sleepy number, very reserved, but Len Goodman likes the traditional aspect of it. They score a 24/30.
Lindsay Stirling and Mark Ballas hit the stage with a foxtrot to “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio. The routine is elegant and the judges praise Ballas for his choreography. Len gives a much coveted 10, and Ballas gets a little teary from the compliment. Overall, the couple earns a 28/30.
Next up are Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd with a quickstep to “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book. Lachey seems to have hit a plateau with his dancing abilities, and keeps the couple’s score wavering around the same number as well. He has fun though, and seems to improve a bit this week, bringing their score to 22/30.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater hit the stage next with a Viennese waltz to The Muppet Movie‘s “Rainbow Connection.” Their costumes, like all of them on Disney night, bring fun and energy to each routine. Slater’s gown starts off white, but transforms into a tie-dye skirt throughout the dance deserves its own applause. Scott improves every single week, and this is no exception. They get a 25/30, and they’re the second to receive a 10 from Len (a hashtag that was trending on Twitter last night).
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko take the stage next and perform a rumba to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid. Pieterse is another dancer who seems to have plateaued. Carrie Ann Inaba is a big fan of the couple’s chemistry, and both dancers do fine jobs, but something is missing. 24/30.
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke are up next with a quickstep to The Lion King‘s “I Just Can’t Wait to be King.” After last week’s emotional performance, the dancers look happy to be doing such a fun routine. It is fast and difficult, but Owens keeps up and even seems to enjoy it. They earn a 25/30.
Next to the stage are Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson, who perform an Argentine tango to “Angelica” from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Muniz at first feels awkward trying to portray a sexy pirate, but once he hits the stage, he is perfectly in character. The chemistry between the dancers continues to grow, and the dance succeeds because of that. They earn the night’s second best score of 29/30.
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold perform a foxtrot to Moana‘s “You’re Welcome.” Fisher could not be more excited about Disney night, and we know he needs a break from the emotional stuff. Arnold choreographs a modern foxtrot and the couple kills it. They earn the first perfect score of the season, 30/30.
Last to take the stage are Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev with a jazz number to “Remember Me” from Coco. This provides the answer to why Disney night was moved from the usual spring to the fall – they are promoting a new Disney movie that comes out in a few weeks. It is steeped in Mexican tradition, which is perfect for Bella, who herself is of Mexican descent. The judges love the routine, and award the couple a 27/30.
At the end of the night, the two couples in trouble are Pieterse and Savchenko and Muniz and Carson. If the scores say anything, these two should not be anywhere near the bottom. But that’s the way the cookie crumbles, and Pieterse and Savchenko find themselves on their way home.