Lauren Alaina Dazzles As Disney’s Ariel On ‘DWTS’

Lauren Alaina, Gleb Savchenko; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless
Lauren Alaina, Gleb Savchenko; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless

Lauren Alaina made quite a splash on Monday night (Oct. 14) during her fifth live performance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars!

The country singer, along with her pro partner Gleb Savchenko, pleased viewers and judges’ with an energetic Samba set to the popular song “Under The Sea” from Disney’s 1989 animated film, The Little Mermaid.

This week, Alaina and Savchenko borrowed a few backup dancers to enhance their routine, as they portrayed the fictional characters, Princess Ariel and Prince Eric.

Alaina, who dazzled viewers in a replica version of Ariel’s iconic shimmery blue dress, mirrored her pro partner’s choreography, while he effortlessly spun her around on the ballroom floor. At the end of their Samba, they shimmied their way into a final pose as confetti dropped from the ceiling, making the magic of Disney come to life even more!

“You make a great little mermaid. You look like a Disney princess right away,” Carrie Ann Inaba told Alaina after the competing couple’s performance, “You got one of the hardest dances to get. Samba is one of the most difficult next to the quickstep because the balance is such a weird thing. If you don’t get it right in the beginning, you’re off the whole dance. But, you had that balance. It was fantastic!”

Even though Alaina and Savchenko had to carry out a difficult dance, they received a proper score of 23 out of 30. They then waited until the end of the night to find out whether or not they were eliminated. Luckily for everyone on the show, producers kept the magic of the night going and granted all of the contestants another spot to compete in next week’s episode.

Dancing with the Stars airs each Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.