AceShowbiz - It was a night of fairytales on "Dancing with the Stars" as the remaining pairs performed Disney-themed dances on Monday, April 11. Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman, who was competing on the show's season 16, was back as a guest judge.
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess were the first to perform that night. He dressed as Alladin as they danced a jazz to "Friend Like Me". Antonio did a lot of solo work and the judges liked it. "Tonight that dancer came out and you produced your best dance yet," Len Goodman said. He got 35 out of 40 points.
Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani followed it up with a waltz to "Part of Your World". She played The Little Mermaid. It was beautiful and elegant, but Bruno Tonioli said that it lacked body contact and Carrie Ann Inaba pointed out an issue with her hands. The Broadway star earned 28 points.
Nyle DiMarco went shirtless and only wore a loin cloth as he danced a samba as Tarzan with Peta Murgatroyd as his Jane. It was fun and cute. Zendaya commented, "I enjoyed it, you stayed in character, everyone in here had fun." Len said there was too much bongo stuff, but added, "The Samba you did do was terrific." The model earned 34 points.
Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff danced a "Mary Poppins"-themed jazz. He looked stiff and couldn't keep up with the pace. Carrie Ann said, "Your hat got in the way in the beginning, you put in the work, but it just didn't come together." Len added that Doug got out of sync a couple of times. The former NFL quarterback earned 24 points.
Kim Fields and Sasha Farber danced a quickstep to "I Wanna Be Like You" from "The Jungle Book". They appeared to have a lot of fun as Len called it Kim's best dance so far. Bruno said she had overcome her issue with her shoulders, and Carrie Ann praised their partnership. The actress earned 32 points.
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe danced a cha cha to "Try Everything" from "Zootopia". She fumbled a few times and tried to cover it with her smiles, but the judges noticed it. "It was an underwhelming performance. It is nice to receive all the energy, work on the trust," Carrie Ann told her. She earned 27 points.
Von Miller and Witney Carson danced a Cinderella-themed Viennese waltz. Bruno liked his posture and praised his lines as Zendaya gushed, "For this big strong guy, you were so graceful." The Denver Broncos linebacker earned 32 points.
Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced a foxtrot to "Belle" from "Beauty and the Beast". It was graceful and Len declared it "the best dance this season so far." Bruno agreed, saying, "It had that grand theatrical look, everything was crystal clear." Ginger earned 36 points.
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold danced a samba to "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King". It had a lot of attack. Bruno commented, "You were a magnificent beast, you gave it everything and more. You killed it." Carrie Ann added, "I loved seeing this side of you, but I think you over danced it in the beginning." Wanya's dance was scored 35 by the judges.
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas closed out the night with a quickstep to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story". They channeled Woody and Jessie, joined by dancing Army Men. Bruno was amazed by the "unexpected" creativity and Carrie Ann praised her for being able to tackle "the most difficult of all dances tonight." Paige earned 36 points.
Next was time for the results. Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe and Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani were in jeopardy, but the former couple was eventually declared safe. That meant Marla and Tony were eliminated.