“Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” is about to wrap up its first season. The spin-off of “Dancing with the Stars” aired its semi-finals on Sunday, December 2 featuring the four remaining young dancers, Ariana Greenblatt, Mackenzie Ziegler, Sky Brown and Miles Brown, competing against each other for a spot in the season finale.
The night saw each pair dancing the usual individual dances before they joined forces for dance duos, during which the teams paired off in two. First performing the individual routine was Gleb Savchenko‘s pair, Mackenzie and Sage Rosen. The two danced a Paso Doble to “The Edge of Glory” by Lady GaGa.
“That was absolutely unreal. … I felt like you were in control the whole time,” Mandy Moore raved. The pair got a perfect score 30 of 30.
Sky followed the performance with an Argentine Tango to “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons alongside her fellow Alan Bersten mentee JT Church. Adam Rippon said that Sky and JT had “the best chemistry out of everybody competing.” Meanwhile, Valentin Chmerkovskiy added, “That was a really tough routine … You have the power to change the course of what people imagine.” Sky earned a 29.
Miles and Rylee Arnold, mentored by Lindsay Arnold, opted for a Cha Cha to “Shake Senora” by Pitbull feat. T-Pain and Sean Paul. Val noted that Miles looked like James Brown, adding that he was “electrifying.” Adam said, “You were born to perform.” Miles was given a 28.
Ariana and Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong, did a Foxtrot to “We’re All in This Together” from “High School Musical“. Mandy loved it, saying that her performance was “full of class” and “gorgeous.” Adam echoed the praise, “You blew it out of the water. It was great.” She got a 28.
The first team to dance a dance duo were Mackenzie and Sage with Miles and Rylee. The quartet danced a Samba/Jazz fusion to Miley Cyrus‘s “Party in the U.S.A.” Of the performance, Mandy said, “I have been waiting for that routine all season long .. clean, incredible dancing.” As for Adam, he thought Mackenzie was “having one heck of a night tonight.” Val concluded by saying that it was “easily the best performance of the season … simply awesome.” They earned a perfect score.
Rounding out the night were Ariana and Artyon with Sky and JT. They took the stage to perform a Jive/Foxtrot to “369” by Rhett George. “You guys show what girl power is all about,” exclaimed Adam. “The two of you are a hit show in the making … The level of difficult was out of this world.” The pair got a 28.
Now, it was the time to announce which pair was sent home in the elimination. But fortunately, no one was eliminated that night so all the four dancers are advancing to the finals!
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