Tom Bergeron talks about his firing, JoJo Siwa as Prince Charming
Disney Night Monday “Dancing with the Stars” Meaning the contestants had to channel their inner animatronic heroes.
basketball star Iman Schumpert let her go He was amazed at the “Frozen” dance! Matt James seem ice On the dance floor as Frozone! was distinguished Wonderful, wonderful, glorious And All blue like Genie Aladdin! jojo siwa I gave up my glass slippers and waltzed like a prince charming!
Disney’s celebration as a judge has been stepped up Derek Hough He’s back after missing a show last week due to COVID-19 protocol, while dancers Cody Rigsby And Cheryl Burke He came back from quarantine and hit the lounge again.
But like all Disney movies, there was a struggle. In Monday’s issue, it was a reminder of Tom Bergeron. A previous interview with the still-popular “DWTS” host discussing its release in July 2020, went viral ahead of the show’s date.
Here’s what happened on the Disney dance floor and beyond:
Tom Bergeron was “head-butting” with show producers before the shootings
During a podcast on September 13, Bergeron He said he saw his dismissal after 28 seasons coming long before he and co-host Erin Andrews replaced him with solo executive producer/host Tyra Banks.
Bergeron said during an episode of Bob Saget is here for you. Audio notation. “So I took everything out of the locker room that I really wanted. It was kind of obvious that we were just falling into heads.”
“I didn’t think a politician was the right person to book into the show,” Bergeron said. “I don’t think that aligns well with the producers or the network.”
However, he and former host Andrews, who joined in 2014, have maintained smiles for the TV audience. “I can split,” Bergeron explained. “Erin and I enjoyed being fired more than anyone else.”
Jojo Siwa channels Indoor Prince Charming to dance a waltz
The 18-year-old YouTube star made “DWTS” history by choosing to perform with a same-sex partner, professional dancer Jenna Johnson. After weeks of dancing in identical costumes, the duo performed “Cinderella” on Monday night – Siwa danced as Prince Charming, while Johnson donned a sparkly blue Cinderella gown to a Viennese Waltz to “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes.”
While Siwa exclaimed after the dance, “I was more excited about being a prince.” The dance was TV magic, with graceful laps in front of a pink castle. Siwa embraced Johnson after one last deep bow.
Judge Bruno Tonioli declared it “the Viennese waltz of the twenty-first century” and exclaimed, “You are two dreams come true.”
Carrie Ann Inaba praised the power dynamics. “I’ve shown the whole world that girls can do just about anything guys can do, and maybe even better.”
The nine referee ratings came out for the first time this season as the duo reached the top of the leaderboard.
Iman Shumpert presents a great foxtrot game And His loving “frozen” children
Shumpert was impressive enough to dance Monday in style—yes in style—with his sweeping foxtrot to “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” But Schumpert’s true-to-life tale of “hand-delivered” to his two children Tiana Taylor’s wife The studio audience was even more impressed.
“I’ve become Dr. Champ,” said the 6-foot-5 ballerina, dating back to 2015 when a pregnant Taylor went into preterm labor. Schumpert was forced to give birth to her 5-year-old daughter, Iman, in a bathroom. The playback of the 911 emergency call on the broadcast was even more intense, as he comforted Shumpert say, “It’s a little girl.”
“Dr. Schamp did it again” in 2020, when Shumpert played their second daughter, 1-year-old Roe Rose, via a water birth at home.
Of course, his two girls are both “Frozen” fanatics with faith in the “DWTS” audience cheering for her father.
After wowing Schumpett with earnest grace on the dance floor alongside co-star Daniela Karagash, judge (and frequent critic) Lynne Goodman summed it up: “You’re obviously great at delivery. And you’ve made a really great fox.”
Like a terrible basketball referee, somehow Goodman still gives Shumpert a low 6 amidst the praise. The other judges were right with the top 8 scores.
Rock the Miz Like a Genie, Matt James unbelievable Like Frozone
Surely there was a dance competition on Monday night. But the real question was: Who won the Disney Night ‘DWTS’ Costume Contest?
Mike “The Miz” Mezzanine was a shirtless vision as he transformed into a genie from “Aladdin” of the brooding samba to a “friend like me”. The overall blue body makeup was so pervasive that partner Whitney Carson couldn’t dance very close to him, fearing that Princess Jasmine’s outfit was stained blue. And as the weeks progress, so does the magical foot movement of the WWE superstar. check it out.
Good Olivia Born heat as Nala from “The Lion King” with her samba to “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King.” The judges noted her increasing chemistry with partner Val Chmerkovsky, dressed as Simba. As Host Banks said, “You two have a beautiful bond.”
But in terms of the outfit, you can’t deny Matt James’ attention to detail. He was a dead player for Frozone from The Incredibles, and he even had superhero costumes. Joined by professional partner Lindsay Arnold on the dance floor dressed as Edna Mode’s best, James never stumbled through the tough routine even while wearing impractical Frozone glasses during their fast stride. The dance ended with James dramatically throwing confetti like Frozone and Instant Snow. (It was darn close to freezing the competition there.)
And they all lived happily ever after… For now.
The villain will continue “Dancing With the Stars” on October 12 in a special episode of Disney Villains Night (ABC, 8 EDT/PDT). The filter will drop tomorrow.