'Dancing with the Stars' : Wanya Morris Roars with 'The Lion King' – Plus Another Star Goes Home

DWTS airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC

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Wanya Morris proved he has what it takes to rule the jungle during a nostalgia-packed Disney Week on Monday’s Dancing with the Stars.

Morris showed off his moves with a take on The Lion King that blew away Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, who declared him a “a top predator. Guest judge Zendaya said that as a huge fan of The Lion King, she felt like the Boyz II Men star had done it justice.

“I’m so happy,” Morris told PEOPLE after the show. “I just went out there and had so much fun.”

He ultimately earned 35 out of 40, putting him among the night’s top competitors. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a winning night for everyone.

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday’s DWTS


Marla Maples and pro Tony Dovolani found themselves in the bottom two along with Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe. Ultimatley Maples was sent home, with the 28 out of 40 for her The Little Mermaid-inspired performance not enough to save her.

“I’ve had an amazing experience,” she told reporters after her elimination. “Working with Tony has been incredible.”
Read on for other highlights from the episode.

Nyle Roars

Nyle DiMarco made viewers everywhere happy with his shirtless routine as Tarzan, causing Tonioli to declare: “The lord of the jungle is now the lord of the dance.”

“I’m getting used to it,” DiMarco told PEOPLE of getting used to baring his chest on the show. “With modeling, I’m used to taking my shirt off.”
Paige Touches Hearts with Toy Story
Paige VanZant has been open about struggles iwth bullying when she was younger, so choosing to dance to “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” had special significance, as she pointed out how nice it was to have a pal in pro Paige VanZantMark Ballas. Her phenomenal performance earned her a 36 out of 40, tying her with Ginger Zee for the top score of the season so far.

“I am such a Toy Story fan,” VanZant told reporters. “It was so much fun getting to go out there and do that tonight.”

Ginger Is the Belle of the Ballroom
Ginger Zee was beauty to Val Chmerkovskiy‘s beast when the two tackled a Disney classic.

“What a tasty dish. A hint of tango on a bed of Foxtrot with a dressing of musicality and style,” said Len Goodman of their Beauty and the Beast-inspired performance. “Undoubtedly the best dance this season.”

“For 20 years, I’ve wanted to be Belle,” Zee told reporters after the show. “And tonight, I got to live out a dream.” Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays (8 p.m. ET) on ABC.

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