Dancing With The Stars S28 Power Rankings (Round 5)
Oct 22, 2019
- Disney Night is always my favorite night of DWTS each season, and now, we get to finally see the end of Sean Spi—wait…no elimination??? After having no elimination week one, and no elimination when Ray Lewis quit, this is the third episode we have seen nobody sent home by the judges. Mary and Lamar are the only two to be sent home this season, and we’re already on episode 5. It just becomes super underwhelming. Anyways, let’s check out these Disney night routines and see how they fared.
9. Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold- The premise of Toy Story is that the toys come to life when humans aren’t around, and are stiff and lifeless when there are kids in the room. Seems like Sean got the theme down pretty well, for he was pretty stiff when he got in front of humans.
8. Karamo Brown and Jenna Johnson- Karamo just isn’t doing it for me, and while I feel like he’s improved, I just wasn’t a fan of this Samba. Even for my favorite movie, The Lion King, I couldn’t quite fully fall in love with his routine this week. He still seems a bit too rigid and stiff. Compared to Sean though, he stands out for sure, and shouldn’t go home until Sean is gone first.
7. Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko- Lauren did a bit worse this week than in previous weeks, but I still enjoyed her Samba a lot. The Samba, by the look of both Karamo and Lauren’s scores, looks to be one of the hardest routines to do. I think she’ll bounce back. It’s funny that Lauren reminds me of when Candace Cameron was on the show, and now, Lauren is doing a Little Mermaid routine, which Candace did on her season. Funny stuff.
6. Sailor Brinkley-Cook and Valentin Chmerkovskiy- Sailor and Val were good this week, but going first, and dancing to a pretty slow Cinderella song made them a bit forgettable by the end of the night. But on a night where 7 of the 9 couples remaining earn at least an 8, it’s still widely admirable that the person fourth to the bottom of the rankings is still pretty freaking great and a contender for the win.
5. James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater- My favorite dance in Dancing with the Stars history may be Riker Lynch’s Pirates routine from his Disney night, so while I thought James brought his A-game and stood out to me, doing an amazing job, it just doesn’t come close to what Riker did character or dance wise. James is good, but Riker had such a liveliness and fluent motion to his Jack Sparrow, and it just makes this (like I said, great) routine seem a bit underwhelming. Out of context, amazing. But I can’t help but think about Riker’s routine.
4. Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov- Kate had a dip last week, but I think she certainly bounced back with such a fun Mary Poppins routine. I think it was perfect for Kate’s style and her persona, and I think she’s back in the conversation of being a serious contender in this competition.
3. Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten- Hannah did really well, and Len giving her a 7 seems to be a bit of a stretch (in a bad way). I thought her Aladdin foxtrot was beautiful, and she continues to be one of the best there is in the competition.
2. Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber- Ally and Sasha may have finally won me over tonight. They earned the top score of the night, and while it wasn’t my favorite of the night, their contemporary Beauty and the Beast routine was certainly their strongest, and showed lots of amazing passion and intensity. I’m excited to see where she goes from here.
1. Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson- Kel won the night for me. This High School Musical routine was catered to his abilities, and his style, and I think, if he continues doing these fast paced, lively, extravagant routines, I think he’ll continue to dominate the top of the leaderboard. Big fan.
There are still so many competitors that can win this thing. And one that can’t.
Going Home- Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold
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