Most of us will never get the chance to know what it feels like to be a Disney princess—breaking hearts and rules everywhere we go. But last night’s Dancing with the Stars, which was charmingly Disney-themed, offered a glimpse into a (ahem) whole new world. A tale as old as time, if you will. We were transported under the sea! (Sorry, getting carried away by the magic here).
While it was easy to get swept up in the nostalgia of it all, a major standout of the night was Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke who took her Beauty and the Beast routine three times around the dancefloor until we were all spinning. Accompanied by her partner Sasha Farber, and with vocals by monster talents Ariana Grande and John Legend, Brooke appeared to be feather-light, floating on air, and with more grace than a real princess (No shade to the Royal Family, you know we stan forever).
Ally and Sasha’s routine was so utterly fantastic, they racked up nines across the board, prompting Ally, in all her adorableness, to make some pretty dumbstruck faces. Same, girl, same.
It was a night of fantastic dancing though with some real competition coming from The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown who, dressed up in rich magenta gossamer gown, delivered an uber-romantic Foxtrot through a gauze of mist with her partner Alan Bersten. Seriously, we hope Jed Wyatt is at home eating his feelings with a tub of ice cream and regretting his life choices HARD.
But just like any Disney romance, there’s always someone who comes in to put a damper on things. Former U.S. press secretary Sean Spicer clunked around the stage with his two left feet to a Toy Story-themed quickstep dance with partner Lindsay Arnold, leaving much to be desired. Girl’s shoulders must be sore from carrying the weight of that dance.
Seriously, can someone give her a raise? Looking closely, you can even see Lindsay verbally counting out the time, steps, and cues for that weapons-grade plum. Slowest. Quick-step. Ever.
The extravagant performances all night were just too much for iconic judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who literally fell out of her chair (again) on live television when trying to touch a prop that landed close to the judge’s table. I mean, if you weren’t falling out of your chair last night, frankly you’re doing DWTS wrong.