“Dancing with the Stars” celebrated the movies this past Monday with “Disney Night,” during which the celebrities performed routines inspired by Disney classics ranging from “Steamboat Willie” to “Pirates of the Caribbean” to “Moana.” “DWTS” goes back to the movies this coming week, but this time casting a wider net. On “Movie Night” the celebs will pay tribute to classic silver-screen genres, including action, sci-fi, musical, sports, and foreign films.
But that’s not all. There will also be a very special guest judge evaluating the remaining nine contestants: country music singer Shania Twain, who is fresh off the release of “Now,” her first new album in 15 years. Guest judges often connect with the theme of the episode, but I’m not sure how a country star fits into the cinema celebration. Nevertheless, fans will be treated to a special live performance of her new song “Soldier” — a missed opportunity, perhaps, not to have a contestant perform a dance inspired by war movies.
So who will get the high score, who will get the low score, and who will be eliminated during this filmic spectacular? Last week Broadway star Jordan Fisher topped the judges’ leaderboard for the fourth time this season, and he did so in dramatic fashion, receiving the first perfect score of the season: straight 10s for a total of 30 out of 30. That moved him back to the top of our Mirror Ball Trophy predictions after spending the last two weeks trailing violinist Lindsey Stirling. Can Stirling stage a comeback on “Movie Night,” or will another celeb break their stranglehold on the top two?
Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Paso Doblé – “Legend” by The Score (Action)
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – Jazz – “Holly Rock” by Sheila E. (Animation)
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Rumba – “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran (Drama)
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Argentine Tango – “Human” by Sevdaliza (Sci-Fi)
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd – Samba – “Wild Wild West” by Dru Hill, Will Smith & Kool Mo Dee (Western)
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev – Argentine Tango – “Dernière Danse” by Indila (Foreign)
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke – Jive – “Feel It Still” by Portugal. The Man (Spy)
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Let’s Be Bad” from “Smash” (Musical)
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Paso Doblé – “We Will Rock You” by Queen (Sports)
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