Dancing with the Stars: Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy Dance Ethereal Viennese Waltz to ‘The Night We Met’

By Erica Abbott

ABC

Kicking off “Halloween Night” are Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy, dancing a Viennese waltz to “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron.

Len Goodman calls the routine “super” and “beautiful,” while Bruno Tonioli commends the fact that Arlen has taken their critiques on her arms into consideration. Carrie Ann Inaba praises her connection to emotion and the story, adding that it was very elegant and magical. They score a 27 out of 30.

Things are getting creepy and kooky in the ballroom as the eight remaining couples celebrate “Halloween Night.” On Monday, the stars will dance a paso doble, jive, Charleston, tango, Viennese waltz or contemporary routine to capture the spirit of the scariest night of the year. Couples will also participate in team dances, lead by captains Drew Scott and Terrell Owens. An elimination will occur at the end of the night. Drew Scott and Emma Slater are currently at the bottom of the leaderboard with 30 out of 40 points. At the top of the leaderboard are Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas, who earned a perfect score for their sci-fi Argentine tango during “A Night at the Movies.”

“Dancing with the Stars” Social Media Reactions

.@Arlenv1 has had a taste of jeopardy, and I know that will just push her to bring it on! Let’s go, Victoria and @iamValC! #TeamViVa #DWTS

— DWTS Interact (@DWTSInteract) October 31, 2017

VICTORIA we love you… #DWTS

— sandra☽ (@WitneyCarsonFan) October 31, 2017

THAT BEGINNING I WAS SHOOK VICTORIA AND VAL WOW #DWTS

— wolves/jess❥ (@tinytommox) October 31, 2017

Victoria and Val’s dance was absolutely beautiful. #dwts

— caitlynn 🙂 (@kendallsfunfair) October 31, 2017

That was a lovely way to open up this spooky night. Great work Victoria. #DWTS #HalloweenNight

— Kadey Joh (@kadeyobe10) October 31, 2017

According to ABC, Arlen is a former paralympian swimmer, Paralympic gold medalist and world record holder. “At the young age of 11, the lifelong swimmer and athlete fell ill with Transverse Myelitis, a rare viral disease that left her in a four-year long coma and without use of her legs for nearly 10 years. Unbeknownst to those around her at the time, Arlen could hear the conversations going on in her hospital room while she was in the coma as doctors expressed losing hope for any sort of improvement in her condition. However, with unwavering support from her family, her health improved tremendously.” She has since become a television personality with ESPN and keynote speaker at conferences such as TEDx.

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