For the most recent live show of Dancing With The Stars (Week 5), ABC’s hit dance/reality show, the star contestants were slated the task of dancing to a well-known song from a Disney movie with their professional dance partners. This gave the pairings of the show more room to be creative, and it was also the week when the star contestants returned to dance with their originally paired pro-dancing partners after last week’s “Switch-up” on the show.
One of the highlights from last night’s Disney-themed Dancing With The Stars was the contemporary dance performed by Aussie-born Peta Murgatroyd and Big Time Rush actor James Maslow. Keeping within the show’s Disney theme, Murgatroyd and Maslow performed their beautiful contemporary dance to Frozen‘s well-known and academy award-winning hit “Let It Go” (performed by Idina Menzel).
Prior to the Dancing With The Stars competition, James Maslow was asked (via video) to go to the prom from a special needs high school student named Hannah. Unfortunately, Maslow was unable to attend Hannah’s prom due to his commitment to Dancing With The Stars; however, as shown in the pre-dance footage, Maslow invites Hannah and her family to be members of the show’s audience for them to watch Murgatroyd’s and his performance in person.
The judging panel praised Murgatroyd and Maslow’s performance to “Let It Go.” All four judges (including guest judge Donnie Osmond) gave rave reviews to the couple. During the judges’ commentary, Head Judge Len Goodman sentimentally stated “That would melt even the coldest heart, even mine.” When Murgatroyd and Maslow received their scores for the dance, the judging panel unanimously showed their 10 paddles, giving Murgatroyd and Maslow a perfect score of 40, which is the first perfect score of Dancing With The Stars season 18.
— James Maslow (@jamesmaslow) April 15, 2014
Also during the judging of Murgatroyd and Maslow’s contemporary dance, guest judge Donnie Osmond commented on Maslow’s “mesmerizing athleticism” during the performance. Prior to the Monday night’s dance, Murgatroyd told People Magazine the following statement in regard to her partner’s stamina:
“I’m super excited about this because of James’ physicality. He’s very strong. I have a lot of lifts in the routine. The songs we have are really emotional, really get to the characters and the meaning behind everything. I can’t wait.”
Many users in the Twitterverse also praised Murgatroyd and Maslowy’s amazing and beautiful performance to Frozen‘s “Let It Go”:
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd are the only reason i'm watching dancing with the stars ok
— meg (@timebombnarry) April 15, 2014
— sevdee (@jalovemes) April 15, 2014
James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd – Contemporary – W…: http://t.co/6bFYQRqSXI omg it was soooo beautiful <33333333
— RusherGirl (@kiss_imola) April 15, 2014
All day I'm so happy for James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd because they danced amazing,and I'm so proud of them!!
— #TeamJeta♥ (@PTonkovic1) April 15, 2014
Gorgeous Frozen themed dance x James Maslow & Peta Murgatroyd – Contemporary – Week 5 http://t.co/qLdIkrVYyN
— Andrea Brown (@poohbearbrown) April 15, 2014
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