DWTS 27 Week 5 Recap – Live Blog and Performance Videos

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Disney Night" - The nine remaining celebrities are putting on their Mickey ears and getting ready to transform into some of their favorite Disney characters and celebrate the magnificence of "Disney Night" on "Dancing with the Stars," live on MONDAY, OCT. 22 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eric McCandless) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, BOBBY BONES

Hey Dancing Fans,

Welcome to week five of season twenty-seven of Dancing with the Stars. Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts, while Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli returned as judges. Check out all the song and dance style spoilers HERE.It’s one of the best nights of the season- Disney night! Can’t wait to see how everyone does tonight. Get your Mickey ears ready!There are going to be some performances tonight, including several from season 25 winner, Jordan Fisher.

Everyone is looking for Mickey. Jason Maybaum from Jrs. is on. Pros are dancing and Jordan is singing.


Kicking off the night are Alexis Ren and Alan with a Foxtrot to “Just Around the Riverbend” from Pocahontas. That was really good. Pocahontas would be proud.

Len– Well crafted routine. Lovely chemistry. Footwork could have been cleaner. Very impressed. Bruno– Disney magic is stronger than ever. Two hearts were beating as one. Beautiful arm movements and backbends. Absolutely gorgeous. CAI– The way you danced made it feel like a fairytale. Best dance so far this season.

Their voting number is 1-800-868-3401

Scores: CAI– 10   Len– 9   Bruno– 10      Total: 29 out of 30

Next up are Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Gaston” from Beauty and the Beast. He is like a real-life Gaston. *insert heart eyes emoji here* Felt like I was watching the movie.

Bruno– nailed the character right on the bullseye. The feel, style, content were spot-on on every level. CAI-Flair for days. Every detail is perfect. Adds a nice finesse that makes you so spectacular. Len– the dance mirrored the music. Full of gusto and pizzaz. Fantastic dancer.

To vote for them, call 1-800-868-3408

Scores: CAI:  10   Len: 9    Bruno: 10     Total: 29 out of 30, that deserved  a perfect score but whatever, Len

Third tonight is DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay. They are dancing a Charlestown to “A Star is Born” from Hercules. The perfect person to take on Hercules. However, I feel like DeMarcus lost his spunk from the beginning of the season. Fun routine though.

CAI– a hero is born! Here you are. We have been waiting for this greatness all season. Never noticed Lindsay was missing a shoe. Len– jam-packed with kicks, splits, lifts. It was like a Disney movie- you finish it and you feel great. Not a lot of Charlestown though. Bruno– you could be on Broadway. Always the leading man. Very light-footed.

To keep them in the competition, call 1-800-868-3404

Scores: CAI: 9    Len: 8    Bruno: 9    Total: 26 out of 30 

Next up are Evanna Lynch and Keo doing a jazz to “When Will My Life Begin?” from Tangled. Evanna is the PERFECT Rapunzel. That was such a fun routine.

Len– It had a lovely feel to it. It was well-danced and a nice routine but not spectacular. Bruno– You have found your stride. You are confident, competent and self-assured. You paint a pretty picture. She is either behind or ahead. CAI– did the Disney name proud. She danced a little narrow and somewhat off balance. You have the talent.

1-800-868-3405 is the number to call if you want to keep them in the competition

Scores: CAI: 8    Len: 8   Bruno: 8    Total: 24 out of 30 

Joe Amabile and Jenna have a jive. They are dancing to “Zero” from Ralph Breaks The Internet. More like Joe Breaks my Heart from his dancing. At least the costumes were pretty spot on…

Bruno– sense a very faint glimmer of hope. Timing is slightly better. At least you tried. Work on the quality. CAI- GO JOE! That was a vast improvement. You did not miss a step. Seemed more confident. Well done. Len– What I like and admire, you get knocked down but you dust yourself off and give it your all. Each dance lacks content.  Bruno is savage. I love him

To vote for them, call 1-800-868-3406

Scores: CAI: 6    Len: 5     Bruno: 6   Total: 17 out of 30, guys, if he doesn’t go this week…

A contemporary from Mary Lou Retton and Sasha is next- “Reflection” from Mulan. That was awesome! She is a real contender. Mary Lou is emotional.

CAI– the beauty of our show is these moments. The real ones. Connected with everyone deeply. Len- It was gentle and understated. Lovely fluidity in the movement. The musicality was beautiful. Competent routine. Bruno– Love the determination. Don’t give up. Fluidity is getting better. Beautiful

1-800-868-3409 is their number

Scores: CAI: 9    Len: 8    Bruno: 8    Total: 25 out of 30 

Jordan Fisher and the Jr pros are up next with a performance. 

Then, John Schneider and Emma are quickstepping to “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book. That was fun. He is exhausted haha.

Len– high energy. Spectacular job. Best dance to date. Bruno– Broke some sparkle to the jungle. Proper, recognizable quickstep. CAI– best performance as a whole.

To keep them in the competition, call 1-800-868-3407

Scores: CAI:  Len: 8    Bruno: 8    Total: 24 out of 30

Flipping their fins next on the dance floor are Bobby Bones and Sharna with a waltz to “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. Sharna is the absolute definition and perfect Ariel. I have to be honest, I was captivated by Sharna I didn’t really watch Bobby. Sorry, but he seemed better than Joe.

Bruno– a bit slippery at times. Went on the right beat. Got back on it. Great effort. CAI– There is an improvement. You have so much joy you start to giggle and when you giggle your shoulders go up. Len– Your thing is fun and entertainment and that is not a waltz. You went for it in a proper way. Pretty well done.

To keep them in the competition, call 1-800-868-3402

Scores: CAI:  Len: 7   Bruno: 7    Total: 21 out of 30 

Dancing last tonight are Milo Manheim and Witney. They are doing the quickstep to “Incredits 2” from Incredibles 2.

They looked like they fumbled a bit. Great costumes but it lacked excitement.

CAI– fabulous routine. Took them seriously. Full of life and zest. Len– a lot of gapping going on. Bruno- It was a blockbuster. Bring on the sequel!

Call 1-800-868-3410 if you thought that dance was incredible

Scores: CAI: Len: 8   Bruno: 10   Total: 27 out of 30 

Elimination time…..

In jeopardy are DeMarcus and Lindsay and Alexis and Alan

There is no elimination tonight in honor of Disney night. Phew!

The two in jeopardy tonight prove again that you must vote, vote, vote.

With a two-way tie at the top, Alexis and Alan and Juan Pablo and Cheryl have 29 points. At the bottom again, are Joe and Jenna with 17 points.

Make sure to vote for your favorite(s) by going to abc.com/dwts and by phone. You get 9 votes through each method.

Get voting if you want your favorites to stay in the competition. Have a spooktacular week everyone and see you on Monday for Halloween night! Remember this week is only one show.


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Brittany is currently in her last year at Temple University where she studies Journalism. She is born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Brittany has had a passion for writing and dancing since she was little and continues to work on those skills today. She hopes to become a magazine writer or a red carpet reporter in the future.