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Victoria Arlen ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Jazz Routine Called “Fabulous” (VIDEO)

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Victoria Arlen DWTS

By Michael Lewittes |

Victoria Arlen DWTS

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Victoria Arlen scored again on Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” with her jazz routine. She and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced to the title track of the film Steamboat Willie on “Disney Night.” Watch the video below of Arlen’s performance.

Arlen’s story of overcoming being in a coma and partially paralyzed of course is nothing less than amazing. And the fact that the sportscaster consistently is one of the competition’s top dancers is beyond extraordinary. Last week, she landed in the top two.

As previously reported, a couple of neurological conditions left Arlen as a little girl in a vegetative state that doctors did not believe she would come out of, but she did. Still paralyzed, she went on to become a gold medal-winning Paralympian. And while Arlen miraculously regained the ability to walk, she still has no sensation in her legs.

Last week, Arlen referenced her past by beginning her routine in a wheelchair before getting up and performing a foxtrot that was called inspirational. “You danced like a star,” exclaimed Bruno Tonioli. Len Goodman declared, “You have inspired the whole of America.” And Inaba simply offered, “Well done.” And while Inaba told Arlen the week before, “You’re totally on the path to a 10,” she and Chmerkovskiy were awarded straight 9s for a total score of 27 out of 30 points.

This week, Arlen was in top form again. Following her jazz routine to the song “Steamboat Willie” from the Disney film of the same name, Goodman shared, “You were just like a Disney film… Full of joy.” He continued, “I thought it was fabulous.” Inaba said, “You were absolutely in perfect sync.” “It was effortless. It was beautiful,” added Tonioli. As a result, Arlen and Chmerkovskiy received 27 out of 30 points. Check out the video below of their highly praised performance.

 


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