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There's been a lot of hoopla surrounding DuckTales over the last couple of years, ever since Disney XD announced it would be bringing the hit animated series back. Now that we are getting close to the DuckTales 2017 premiere, interest is at an all-time high, and Olympian Laurie Hernandez used the show's popularity to make a mark on last night's episode of Dancing with the Stars. You can catch her utterly adorable performance, below.
At the beginning of the dance, Laurie Hernandez appears behind a screen dressed up as Huey. She does a short dance with two other ladies, who are dressed up as Louie and Dewey. Then, she jumps onto the stage, where she and Val Chmerkovskiy do a jive with moments that resemble the opening sequence of DuckTales. They even jump into a pile of money which is similar to the pile of gold coins the DuckTales gang pops out of at the end of the introduction to the original animated cartoon.
It's so adorable that Julianne Hough even called Laurie Hernandez the "Beyonce of Disney." Not a bad way to compete during the early part of the Dancing with the Stars competition when scores are usually lower. It might have given Hernandez some brownie points to do a Disney song, since ABC is owned by Disney, but in truth this dance is just really good. It earned Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy a 32/40 which ended up being the top score during Monday's episode.
If you'd like to see the theme song introduction the two were trying to emulate, you can check it out below.
The theme this week was television week, and there were some interesting dances from some of the other contestants, as well, including one dance to The Walking Dead theme song complete with zombies. Another popular dance was put together by Val's brother Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose and featured them dressed up as Khal Drogo and Khaleesi. Jason Momoa would doubtless be very proud. You can check it out here.
Dancing with the Stars is currently airing its 23rd season on ABC and the ratings are still going pretty strong. Part of the reason people seem to be tuning in is because Ryan Lochte was hired on to the series after facing controversy at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He's been a fine enough dancer so far in Season 23, but he's made headlines for having to deal with protestors.
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