‘DWTS’ Season 22 ‘Disney Night’ Preview: Mickey Mouse Brings Disney Magic To ABC’s Ballroom [Video]

“Disney Night” returns on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night, with 10 couples dancing to songs from popular Disney films including Toy Story, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Zootopia.

ABC’s ballroom dance competition moves into its fourth week on April 11. The two-hour live show kicks off with an opening number that includes an appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It’s a great night of entertainment for all ages and the only downer amid all of the Disney happiness is the fact that one couple will be eliminated at the end of the night.

Monday night’s show marks the third year ABC has hosted a “Disney Night” special on Dancing with the Stars and it’s always a popular night for fans. To add to the fun, Season 16 runner-up Zendaya Coleman, who starred on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up from 2010 to 2013, will join Len, Carrie Ann, and Bruno at the judges’ table as a guest judge this week.

The dance partners have been working hard rehearsing this week in hopes of possibly getting a perfect score from the judges. So far, the highest individual score from a judge has been an 8 and the highest combined score for a couple was in Week 3 when Nyle and Peta scored a 25 for their Tango.

Amidst all of the rehearsing, at least one couple went straight to Disney to get some inspiration for their upcoming performance. According to E!, Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe recently went to the Animation Academy inside the park to learn more about the new Walt Disney film, Zootopia; they will be performing a Cha-Cha-Cha a song from the movie’s soundtrack, “Try Everything” on Monday night.

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Jodie and Keo head to Disneyland for DWTS Disney Night inspiration [Image ABC]
Zootopia is one of Disney’s newest movies, but many of the 10 dance duos will be performing to classic movies from the past. Here’s the DWTS “Disney Night” lineup, including the songs and dance styles, courtesy of Buddy TV.

  • Tarzan: Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd – “Trashin’ the Camp” (Samba)
  • Aladdin: Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess – “Friend Like Me” (Jazz)
  • Cinderella: Von Miller and Witney Carson – “A Dream Is a Wish” (Viennese Waltz)
  • Toy Story: Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas – “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (Quick Step)
  • The Jungle Book : Kim Fields and Sasha Farber – “I Wanna Be Like You” (Quick Step)
  • Zootopia: Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe – “Try Everything” (Cha-Cha-Cha)
  • The Lion King: Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold – “Circle of Life” (Samba)
  • Mary Poppins: Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff – “A Spoon Full of Sugar” (Jazz)
  • The Little Mermaid: Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani – “Part of Your World” (Waltz)
  • Beauty and the Beast: Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy – “Belle (Bonjour)” (Foxtrot)

Who will go home at the end of the show on Monday night? Last week, Doug Flutie, Mischa Barton, and Jodie Sweetin were all in jeopardy; Mischa was eliminated.

Going into Week 4, there are three celebrities at the bottom of the leaderboard who could be in jeopardy of going home if they don’t get enough votes from fans — Doug Flutie, Von Miller, and Antonio Brown all scored a 20 on Week 3.

Here’s a look at last week’s leaderboard. Who do you think will be eliminated at the end of “Disney Night”? The buzz online points to Doug leaving on Week 4, but anything can happen.

  • Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: 8-8-9 (25)
  • Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: 8-8-8 (24)
  • Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: 8-7-8 (23)
  • Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: 8-7-8 (23)
  • Kim Fields and Sasha Farber: 8-7-7 (22)
  • Marla Maples and Tony Dovolani: 7-7-7 (21)
  • Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: 7-7-7 (21)
  • Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff: 7-6-7 (20)
  • Von Miller and Witney Carson: 7-6-7 (20)
  • Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: 7-6-7 (20)

Watch Dancing with the Stars on Monday night starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

[Image via ABC Television Network]

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