Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy
Contemporary, “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson
Talk about a tonal shift, DWTS. From grown men dancing tango while wearing kilts to possibly the most moving performance of the season. For this contemporary, Val wants to tell Victoria’s story through the eyes of her parents. Is it just an excuse to do a trio dance with his girlfriend Jenna Johnson? IDK and IDC. It is gorgeous. After the Arlens were given Victoria’s diagnosis, they moved her into their living room, and that living room became their world, so that is where the routine takes place. I’m tearing up again just thinking about it! Carrie Ann is pleased to see Victoria and Val took her note of having Victoria open up more — tonight, she saw Victoria emoting. Who knows what else is happening because I am still weeping.
Judges’ Score: 27/30