The last couple to perform for Disney Night is Simone Biles and Sasha Farber, dancing a contemporary routine to “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” performed live by the voice of Moana herself, Auli‘i Cravalho.
Len Goodman calls it a great routine, adding that Simone’s dancing “floated his boat.” Julianne Hough commends her fighting spirit and passion, just like Moana. Bruno Tonioli calls her a “triumphant”
goddess, adding that it was very magical. Carrie Ann Inaba says it was a great way to end Disney Night. They score a 38.
Watch Simone Biles and Sasha Farber’s Breathtaking Contemporary 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.
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According to ABC, Biles, 19, “is already considered one of the best and most decorated gymnasts in the history of the sport. She was adopted by her grandparents at a young age, and they have been a major influence in her life, introducing her to the sport of gymnastics. She was always jumping around at a young age and was introduced to the sport on a school field trip to Bannon’s Gymnastix at the age of six. While she trains close to 35 hours per week, Biles knows how to keep things fun and is known for inventing new skills during training.”
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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