Next up are Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, dancing a jazz routine to “I’ve Got No Strings” by Dickie Jones from “Pinocchio.”
Julianne Hough calls it “so much fun,” commending Peta’s choreography. She applauds his commitment. Bruno Tonioli loves the spontaneity and goofiness of the dance. Carrie Ann Inaba says the dance was a breakthrough since he let his inner child come out. Len Goodman says it summed up Disney perfectly. They score a 34.
Watch Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd’s Delightful Jazz Routine
The magic of Disney takes over the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom tonight. It’s Disney Night—the most magical night of the season! Couples will perform a variety of charming dance styles to classics such as “Pinocchio” and “Mulan” and new fan favorites like “Frozen” and “Moana.” Featured dance styles include jazz, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, tango, paso doble, and contemporary. One couple will be eliminated next week.
Dancing with the Stars Social Media Reactions
PETA AND NICK ARE DOING PINOCCHIO I AM SO HAPPY #DWTS
— αnnα (@happiIyanna) April 18, 2017
nick really looks like pinocchio what the hell is going on #dwts
— brittany (@brittrosenthal) April 18, 2017
Nick as Pinnochio is fantastic#dwts
— Virginia Lingham (@vridesbikes) April 18, 2017
— Kathy Henderson (@KatH_NY) April 18, 2017
— Allison the Disney diva (@Daviesallison1A) April 18, 2017
According to ABC, Viall has taken many chances to find love over the years. Most recently, he appeared on season 21 of “The Bachelor” and proposed to Vanessa Grimaldi. “One of 11 siblings, Nick maintains close ties with his family. His parents, Chris and Mary, have been married for 37 years. Nothing would make them happier than to see Nick find what they have found in each other.”
Now in its 24th season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week as couples vie for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
The current contestants include Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles with partner Sasha Farber, Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei with Val Chmerkovskiy and this season’s Bachelor Nick Viall with new mom Peta Murgatroyd. Other stars who will be competing include Heather Morris, Bonner Bolton, David Ross, Erika Jayne, Rashad Jennings and Nancy Kerrigan.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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