She was a hero on Monday. She was the villain on Tuesday.
All this time she danced.
St. Paul’s gymnast Suni Lee and her professional dance partner Sasha Farber were one of 13 couples dancing to Disney Heroes and Disney Villains theme nights at ABC’s two-part Disney Week, Dancing with the Stars. “
The dancers competed with celebrities such as Melora Hardin, actor better known as Yang from The Office, Jojo Siwa, YouTube character, and Iman Schumpert, NBA basketball star.
On Monday night, “Heroes” Lee and Farber scored 25 out of 30 for their salsa dance to “Colombia, Mi Encanto,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the upcoming Disney cartoon “Encanto,” which will (only) be released in theaters on November 24 …
During this episode, dance partners get a glimpse of a movie that follows Mirabelle, a young Colombian girl who wonders why she is the only person in her family not endowed with magical powers.
“I feel like a relative of Mirabelle,” Lee said. Because: “When I first started doing gymnastics,” she says, “I was horrible… But not everything is easy, and I was not going to stop until I arrived at the Olympic Games. “
Like Mirabelle, Lee learned that sometimes power comes not from magic, but from ourselves.
“When I won the gold medal, it was such a surreal moment,” she says, “that I will remember forever.”
After the salsa dance, the judges – all of the dance vets and choreography experts – agreed that Lee seemed to be more comfortable on the dance floor.
“I love seeing you open more and more every week,” said Judge Derek Hough.
On Tuesday, Night of Villains, it was time for the Viennese waltz for the song I Conjure Thee by Annie Lennox (based on Hocus Pocus).
This 1993 film featuring a clan of witch sisters reminded Lee of family fun here in St. Paul.
“My sister and I watch this movie every year during Halloween,” she said.
She took the opportunity to shout out to her sister Shienn Lee.
“She’s just the best person in my life,” Lee said. “She is my best friend.”
Dressed as the sorceress Bette Midler, Lee continued to captivate the judges with her dance, which had the strength of a gymnast but at the same time a dramatic flair.
“Finally, I feel like the performance was right,” said Judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
“Well done,” Hough said.
“How you filled the space!” Judge Len Goodman said. “Whatever the spell, go on.”
She Will: With a score of 35 out of 40 – the highest so far – along with support from viewers’ voices, this couple has done enough magic on the dance floor that they will be back next week along with 10 other couples who escaped exclusion. …
The show airs at 19:00 local time on Mondays on ABC.