Born at hand jive, child! Dancing With the Stars took on Grease in the course of the Monday, October 18, episode, with every couple conquering a distinct quantity from the well-known 1971 musical.
Val Chmerkovskiy and Olivia Jade Giannulli opened the present with a foxtrot to “Summer Nights,” a tune which means lots to each of them. Olivia famous throughout rehearsal that she’d watched the film dozens of instances in her life, whereas Val defined that Danny Zuko (portrayed by John Travolta within the Oscar-nominated film), was a part of the explanation he wished to grow to be a dancer.
“It was full of fun, it was entertaining. Olivia, you are becoming one heck of a dancer and Val, you’re choreography is just great,” Len Goodman mentioned after their high-energy routine.
However, he wasn’t impressed with each quantity. The head choose famous that whereas Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Witney Carson carried out a “high octave” jive, it was additionally “problematic.” He didn’t appear to thoughts, noting that he was dedicating the quantity to his spouse, Maryse Mizanin.
Olivia Newton-John, who portrayed Sandy in the course of the 1978 film, appeared many instances in the course of the evening by way of video to share her personal recollections from the project. Frankie Avalon, who sang “Beauty School Dropout” within the film, additionally appeared dwell within the ballroom to carry out the tune as soon as once more, whereas Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten danced
They spoke to Didi Conn, the film’s Frenchie, by way of video chat, who was “so excited” to see it occur. “Frenchie just wants everybody to be not only beautiful on the outside but to know that they’re loved,” the icon, 70, advised the Talk cohost about taking over the character. “Have fun!”
The pair did simply that, however Derek Hough wished a bit extra — a lot in order that he was the one one to not award the pair with a ten.
The feelings have been additionally working excessive throughout Grease week, particularly for Kenya Moore, who danced an attractive rumba to “There Are Worst Things I Could Do,” a tune from the movie that Rizzo sang when she thought she was pregnant. The RHOA star associated to the second, revealing throughout her bundle that her mom wished to position her for adoption when she was born. Instead, her grandmother adopted her and raised her.
“Thank you for being the light of my life and the best woman I’ve ever met,” Kenya mentioned when host Tyra Banks requested what she’d wish to say to her late grandmother.
The feelings continued with JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson, who each teared up forward of their foxtrot about how a lot their friendship has grown. The duo earned a standing ovation from Len, and have become the primary pair to earn an ideal rating for his or her foxtrot.
Olivia Jade and Val landed within the backside with Melanie C and Gleb Savchenko. Derek saved Olivia and Val, whereas Bruno and Carrie Ann saved Mel C. Ultimately, Len selected to save lots of Olivia.
Scroll right down to see all of the scores from Grease week: