It’s the fourth annual Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars, when the remaining couples take on memorable Disney classics and try to capture their magic. This year the show is bringing in a lot of brand-new Disney films to the theme, including recent hits like Moana, Finding Dory and the live-action Beauty and the Beast.
A few of the picks are obvious, with the biggest and most recent Disney songs going to the two frontrunners. Rashad will get to dance to “Evermore,” the original song from the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, while Simone will predictably become Moana with that film’s Oscar-nominated “How Far I’ll Go.”
Other first-time entries into Disney Night include Mulan, Finding Dory, Wreck-It Ralph, Enchanted and Cars 3. In fact, Frozen and Pinocchio are the only Disney films being reused and this will mark the first time Disney Night won’t feature Mary Poppins, Aladdin or The Little Mermaid.
The night will also include live musical performances for three of the dances courtesy of Donny Osmond, ZZ Ward an d Auli’i Cravalho, singing their songs from Mulan, Cars 3 and Moana, respectively.
As you might expect, because many of the routines will be more focused on the concept than technique, there are a lot of Jazz and Contemporary dances.
If I had to pick a favorite based solely on the pairing of star and song, it would be Nancy Kerrigan taking on Amy Adams’ princess from Enchanted. That seems like a match made in heaven.
Here are all of the Disney Night routines for Dancing with the Stars season 24.
-Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev: “That’s How You Know” from Enchanted
-Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: “For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen
-Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: “I’ve Got No Strings” from Pinocchio
-Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
-Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: “When Can I See You Again?” from Wreck-It Ralph
-Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko: “Unforgettable” from Finding Dory
-Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: “Evermore” from Beauty and the Beast
-Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy: “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan
-David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: “Ride” from Cars 3
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.
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