On Monday night, “Dancing With the Stars” had one of its most popular weeks, with each contestant dancing routines to famous Disney+ songs. Even though several of the routines were on the swifter side, the intensity was still tremendous.
Selma Blair and Sasha Farber were instructed to perform a quickstep to “The Muppet Show Theme” from “The Muppet Show,” and she felt the strain. She acknowledged that, after performing blindfolded last week, she believed she would obtain higher ratings than the four 7s she has received every week. She described it as a “wake-up call” that she was failing to impress the judges. Fortunately, following this week’s quickstep, the couple was ecstatic to obtain four 8s for the first time.
Another one of the evening’s most memorable moments occurred when Wayne Brady and Witney Carson performed a jazz routine to “Wait For It” from the musical “Hamilton,” in which he starred in Chicago. The outstanding performance, as described by Len Goodman, had Brady in tears.
Following the dance, he remarked, “It’s extremely emotional to surpass one’s own expectations.” “I punish myself constantly. I wanted my family to be proud of me.”
The judges were especially thrilled with Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy’s quickstep to “Mr. Blue Sky” from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” with Carrie Ann Inaba stating, “You have everything you need to win this competition.”
The closing dance of the evening, Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas’ jazz sequence to “The Simpsons” theme tune left everyone in wonder. The routine placed them in a three-way tie for first place with Windey and Chmerkovskiy and Brady and Carson.
Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke finished the night in the bottom two along with Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater. Donovan and Slater were ultimately spared.
Two new episodes of “Dancing With the Stars” will air the following week. Monday will be “Most Memorable Year” night and Tuesday will be “Prom Night” night, both of which will stream on Disney+.