‘Dancing With the Stars’ Disney+ night brings ‘Simpsons’ magic to the ballroom

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Disney+ night brings ‘Simpsons’ magic to the ballroom

See who was eliminated and why Shangela, the drag star, called out Alfonso Ribeiro live on-air.

Calie Schepp


The stars took to the dance floor to pay homage to TV shows and movies streaming on Disney , including everything from The Simpsons to the Sanderson Sisters. Gold stars go to Charli D’Amelio for dancing an entire jazz routine in an enormous Marge Simpson wig, pro dancer Alan Bersten, who was covered head to toe in Hocus Pocus 2 Billy Butcherson drag, unwaveringly committed to his character, and both hosts Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro for owning up to their mistakes.

Shangela took to the sky box, “sickle feet” and all, and called out Ribeiro for getting her name wrong. “The real question is: Did you learn me my name?” After Ribeiro accidentally called her “Angela”, she made a joke with Ribeiro.

I have so much fun and such a great time with Alfonso, his wife’s named Angela, so trust me, Shangela told EW at a post-show press conference. “I’ve been called worse things than Angela in my life.” It’s great to have these wonderful exchanges with people.

Banks also caught herself in a pickle after she accidentally called D’Amelio’s boyfriend Landon Barker (Travis Barker‘s son), Logan on last week’s show. After trying to correct herself, she introduced Logan as Logan again instead of Landon. (Tune in next Wednesday when Banks says “give up for London everybody!” “)

Charli D’Amelio and partner Mark Ballas as ‘The Simpsons’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Charli D’Amelio and partner Mark Ballas as ‘The Simpsons’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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D’Amelio, Wayne Brady and Gabby Windey tied yet again for the top with each of them getting a 36 out of 40. We all know that at this point in the competition it’s too early to give 10s, but I’m betting D’Amelio’s Simpsons number and Windey’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 performance would’ve garnered some higher scores if they took place later in the season, as the judges raved about both of them.

Daniella Karagach Pashkova made her return to the ballroom after testing positive for COVID-19 and missing the last two weeks of competition with her partner Joseph Baena. Their Herculean effort to improve this week paid off when they got a 28 out of 40 on their Charleston to “A Star Is Born” from Disney’s Hercules. Karagach said after the show that she was feeling so excited and happy to be back. “This is my home!” “

Unfortunately it’s not home for Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke. They said farewell to the ballroom after they were eliminated by the unanimous vote of the judges to save Trevor Donovan (and partner Emma Slater). Champion said that he was happy to see the cast in the future.


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Tune in next week for a two-night dancing extravaganza. You will be able to hear the stars talk about their most memorable years, so make sure you have tissues. On night two, the dance marathon returns along with a prom-themed evening. EW spoke with Artem Chigvintsev, Heidi D’Amelio’s partner. He said that the marathon is like six dances in one week, and that the elder D’Amelio had never done any of these styles before. “We don’t have any advantage, but we are really excited!” out of

Here’s where each couple landed on the leaderboard:

Wayne & Witney– Jazz, 36

Gabby & Val – Quickstep, 36 out of 40

Charli and Mark – Jazz, 36 out of 40

Heidi & Artem– Viennese Waltz, 34 out of 40

Jordin & Brandon – Jazz, 34 out of 40

Shangela & Gleb – Charleston, 32 out of 40

Selma & Sasha – Quickstep, 32 out of 40

Jessie & Alan – Jive, 31 out of 40

Vinny & Koko – Samba, 29 out of 40

Joseph & Daniella – Charleston, 28 out of 40

Daniel & Britt – Quickstep, 28 out of 40

Trevor & Emma – Samba, 28 out of 40

Sam & Cheryl – Paso Doble, 25 out of 40

Dancing With the Stars season 31 airs live Mondays on Disney at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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