RECAP: Week Three of DWTS Leaves Disney Magic on Ballroom Floor

14 stars and their pro partners lit up the ballroom floor on the most magical night of the season


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Star Jeannie Mai and pro partner Brandon dance a Viennese Waltz to “Married Life” from Up during Disney Night on the Sept. 28 episode of Dancing With the Stars.

One of the most memorable nights of each Dancing With the Stars season, Disney Night, leaves viewers mesmerized by each Disney-themed dance. 

For the first theme night of season 29, on Sept. 28, each couple danced to a song from a Disney movie and received judges’ scores and viewer votes that were cast live.

Last weeks’ leaderboard was led by former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe and partner Artem, holding a 22 out of 30 for the night. The pair who received the lowest score was Charles Oakley and Emma, with a score of 15, leading to Oakley’s departure.

Leading off Monday night’s episode, Skai Jackson scored an 18 out of 30 — all 6s — while dancing a jive with partner Alan to “Almost There” from Disney’s Princess and the Frog. 

Monica Aldama and Val then waltzed to “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. Their scores were all 7s, for a 21 out of 30. 

Showstopper Justina Machado and Sasha danced the Charleston to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins and received a 19 out of 30. 

Next up were Backstreet Boy AJ McLean and pro Cheryl dancing the quickstep to “Prince Ali” from Aladdin. This couple received 21 out of 30 points for the night. 

Anne Heche and Keo did the quickstep to “Zero to Hero” from Hercules and received a 15 out of 30. 

Spunky The Real host Jeannie Mai danced a Viennese Waltz with partner Brandon to “Married Life” from Up. After their dance, judge Bruno Tonioli said that the way they dance is like “acting…that’s what the performance arts are all about.” This couple received 22 out of 30 points. 

Rapper Nelly and Daniella performed “a proper slow Foxtrot,” according to Tonioli, to “It’s Alright” from the new Disney film, Soul, and received a score of 18 out of 30. 

Controversial Tiger King star Carole Baskin, and partner Pasha, danced the samba to “Circle of Life” from The Lion King, really playing into Baskin’s cat-loving roots. The pair received 12 points of 30. 

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem danced the foxtrot to “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, and together their score was a 23 out of 30, easily the “best dance of the night” according to judge Carrie Ann Inaba. 

Vernon Davis and partner Peta danced the quickstep to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, earning a 22 out of 30. 

Up next was Catfish creator Nev Schulman, and partner Jenna, as they danced the Argentine tango to “Angelica” from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. They received a 24 out of 30, tying for the highest score of the night. 

Also scoring a 24 were ice skater Johnny Weir and partner Britt Stewart, who danced a rumba to “Reflection” in Mulan.

Jesse Metcalfe and pro Sharna performed a jive to “King of New York” from Newsies. The fun couple received 20 points.

Wrapping up week three was a waltz to “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella, danced by Chrishell Stause and partner Gleb. The couple joyously received a 22 out of 30, and judge Derek Hough agreed with the other judges that this was an “absolutely stunning, beautiful dance.”

At the end of the night, after every pair danced, someone had to go. Those in the bottom were Carole Baskin and partner Pasha, along with Anne Heche and partner Keo. The three judges unanimously agreed to “save” Heche, and send home Baskin. 

Dancing With the Stars airs every Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.