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9 remaining couples bring magic of Disney to life for 'Disney Night,' on 'Dancing with the Stars'


Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:15 pm

Alfonso Ribeiro opens show with original song and dance featuring entire cast

Live performances from "Moana's" Auli'i Cravalho, Donny Osmond and ZZ Ward

The nine remaining celebrities will transform into some of the most magical Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of "Disney Night," on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, April 17 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

The Disney spirit shines as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, among other numerous Disney animated legends, adorn the ballroom. The show opens with a spectacular number, featuring master of ceremonies Alfonso Ribeiro ("Dancing with the Stars" season 19 winner), singing and dancing to an original song with the entire cast.

Each couple will perform to songs from beloved Disney films, including the current Walt Disney Studios hit, "Beauty and the Beast," as well as animation favorites "Pinocchio," "Finding Dory," "Frozen" and "Wreck-It Ralph."

Additionally, Auli'i Cravalho will perform the Oscar-nominated hit song "How Far I'll Go" from her leading role in "Moana," as Simone Biles and Sasha Farber dance a contemporary; David Ross and Lindsay Arnold dance a jive to the world television debut of "Ride," from Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" soundtrack, performed by ZZ Ward - "Cars 3" is in theaters in 3-D on June 16 - and Donny Osmond ("Dancing with the Stars" season nine winner) will perform a song from "Mulan" as Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy dance a paso doblé. As an added treat, Witney Carson teams with Donald Duck for a special dance. Each celebrity will perform a contemporary, tango, Viennese waltz, foxtrot, jazz, paso doblé or jive.

At the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, one couple will be eliminated.

Other performances include Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess dancing the tango to "When Can I See You Again?" by Owl City from "Wreck-It Ralph"; Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko performing the Viennese waltz to "Unforgettable" by Sia from "Finding Dory"; Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater will dance a foxtrot to "Evermore" by Josh Groban from Walt Disney Pictures' "Beauty and the Beast"; Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev will perform a jazz number to "That's How You Know" by Amy Adams from "Enchanted"; Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will dance a jazz piece to "For the First Time in Forever" by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from "Frozen"); and Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd will perform a jazz routine to "I've Got No Strings" as sung by Dickie Jones from "Pinocchio"

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

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