Nick Viall impressed the judges — and we ain’t fibbing. The season 21 Bachelor star performed a jazz number as Pinocchio for Disney night on Monday, April 17, and Twitter users had a lot to say about the jaunty routine.
Viall, 36, and dance partner Peta Murgatroyd showed off their fancy footwork to the tune of “I’ve Got No Strings” from Disney’s classic 1940 animated film Pinocchio, with the reality TV star decked out in the puppet character’s full attire — complete with a bow tie and cleanly shaven visage.
The judges were clearly pleased by Viall’s effort, rewarding him with a score of 34 out of 40, marking his best tally thus far in season 24. Leading the pack was Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei, who performed a paso doble with partner Val Chmerkovskiy and landed a 39 out of 40.
Twitter users had a wide range of comments about Viall’s memorable but odd performance, including a fair amount of compliments but also plenty of barbs. Check out a selection of messages below.
— Lindsay Denninger (@lindsayraedenn) April 18, 2017
— Carly Waddell (@carlywaddell) April 18, 2017
my FAVORITE dance of nick’s!! he made the perfect pinocchio too ?? #DWTS
— erica (@lovedwtspros) April 18, 2017
I guess Nick was supposed to be a little stiff. #DWTS
— Kiki (@kikicinza) April 18, 2017
Nick as Pinocchio…or Stuart from Mad TV? Idk … #DWTS
— RG (@msuselessinfo) April 18, 2017
Thank you to whoever at #dwts is responsible for putting Nick in a Pinocchio outfit.
— Bachelor Nature Cam (@WayToFailGuys) April 18, 2017
— Elizabeth Geli (@elizgeli) April 18, 2017
— Robyn Ross (@RobynRossTV) April 18, 2017
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.