Disney week inspires perfect score on 'Dancing'
Pop singer Cody Simpson is sent home with boos from the ballroom
LOS ANGELES – Mickey and his animated friends took over the ballroom Monday night on Dancing With The Stars as the celebrities danced to songs from Disney's hit films, inspiring a perfect score from one of the couples and boos from the audience when another was sent home.
Teen heartthrob Cody Simpson and his professional partner Witney Carson got the lowest combined total of judges' scores and viewer votes.
"It's tough, but it is what it is," Simpson said.
No amount of fairy dust could save them, but they were able to perform their samba to "I Can't Wait To Be King" from "The Lion King." They scored 34 out of 40 points.
Monday night also saw the first perfect score of season 18. That went to actor and singer James Maslow who danced contemporary to the hit song "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen."
It brought tears to judge Carrie Ann Inaba. "What I saw here was absolute artistry .. I did not expect this from you. Congratulations," Inaba said.
Also scoring big was reality star and actress NeNe Leakes who got four 9s, the extra from guest judge and former season 9 winner Donny Osmond, for a total of 36 points for her foxtrot to music from the film "101 Dalmatians." The judges praised her by saying it was her best dance of the season.
The Judges' Scores
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 40
Danica McKellar and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: 39
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 37
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 37
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 36
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 36
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 35
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 34 (Simpson was eliminated)
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 28
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