ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” is all about synergy– within the Disney/ABC family, that is. Dancing to the Benjamin Bratt sung tune, “Remember Me” from the soon-to-be-released Disney/Pixar movie, “Coco,” Nikki Bella had her best night (so far) on the dance floor and looked more at home than ever.
It seemed like each of the other dancers had a little more fun on Disney Night, than say– that sad, sad most memorable year night, but none more than Bella. Growing up, Bella’s dad managed a mariachi band, her family is of Mexican descent and her partner Artem Chigvintsev worked some traditional Mexican folk dance into the choreography and most importantly– “All my nieces and nephews call me ‘Coco.’ That’s what’s makes dancing to ‘Coco’ so much better. It’s like a perfect match,” she told the judges.
Before receiving a 27/30, judge Len Goodman told Bella, “It was so joyous, it was full of fun, it had all the flavors of Mexico. You know what? It was your best dance!”
Agreed. You go, Aunt Coco!
Also, let’s revisit this lift at the end. It’s shocking that her WWE instincts didn’t kick in here.