Dancing With The Stars hosted Disney Night, and Rumer Willis proved that even villains shine from time to time. While other dance couples honored classics like Alice in Wonderland, Mary Poppins, and Pirates of the Caribbean, Rumer and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, chose The LIttle Mermaid with Ms. Willis portraying the evil Ursula.
Rumer’s Ursula netted the dance duo a nearly perfect score of 39 points. Dancing With The Stars judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli each awarded Rumer and Val 10’s, while Len Goodman was the holdout, casting a vote of 9 for Willis and Chmerkovskiy. The samba performed by Rumer and Val was accompanied by “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid soundtrack.
It’s safe to say that all of the Dancing With The Stars judges were impressed by Ms. Willis choice.
Carrie Ann: “That was sickly creative, out of this world, odd, but it turned me on.”
Len: “That was amazing.”
Julianne: “The best dance of the night.
Bruno: “You did great, brilliantly.”
Ms. Willis and Val had initially planned to pay tribute to Frozen for their Dancing With The Stars routine, but they each decided they just weren’t into the number and followed their instincts to ditch it in favor of going with The Little Mermaid instead. It turned out to be a wise move and, for Rumer’s part, she confessed that she never felt comfortable in the role of a princess. Rumer found the idea of being able to “embrace my inner sea witch” much more appealing.
As is the case in any competition, there were also losers on this week’s Dancing With The Stars, and the show lost Suzanne Somers, though the result couldn’t have been much of a surprise to Ms. Somers.
“I don’t think I can stay on the show…I’m lousy at it. I hate it,” Somers told Dovolani earlier in the episode.
Rumer Willis’ latest Dancing With The Stars triumph didn’t go unnoticed. Her family, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and sisters Scout and Tallulah, were all cheering the team on from the stands. The family followed the successful Dancing With The Stars event up with a rare group selfie that saw them all reunited together, even if it was for a brief moment.
It seems Rumer Willis has found a hidden talent, becoming an unstoppable force, along with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, throughout her Dancing With The Stars performances, as her rising scores can attest.
[Featured image: Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy courtesy of ABC/Dancing With The Stars]