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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
Juniors-Poster
Presented By: Frankie Muniz
Jordan Fisher
Judges: Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Adam Rippon
Mandy Moore
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: 7 October 2018 - 9 December 2018
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: Sky Brown
Professional Winner: JT Church
Series Chronology
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Dancing with the Stars: Juniors was an interim special of Dancing with the Stars. It premiered 7 October 2018.

The show was prerecorded and aired weekly.

Two-time DWTS pro champion Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Athletes celebrity champion Adam Rippon, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore served as judges.

Season 25's third place finisher, Frankie Muniz, and its champion, Jordan Fisher, hosted the show.

On 9 December 2018, professional skateboarder Sky Brown and JT Church were announced as the winners; singer Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen, actress Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine, and actor Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold placed second.

ABC cancelled the series after one season.[1]

Development

"Dancing with the Stars: Juniors", previously announced last year, will be on the fall schedule. A fresh take on an established favorite, the show will pair celebrity kids with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines, which will be judged by a panel that will include renowned ballroom experts. "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" is produced by BBC Studios.

In May 2018, Tom Bergeron revealed that he would not host the show. It was later revealed that season 25 contestant Frankie Muniz and season 25 champion Jordan Fisher would host. It was executive produced by Andrew Llinares.

Cast

Some of the regular DWTS pros served as mentors, including: Witney Carson, Cheryl Burke, Lindsay Arnold, Emma Slater, Jenna Johnson, Hayley Erbert, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten and Brandon Armstrong.

The celebrities were revealed during the first week of competition on season 27 of Dancing with the Stars.

Couples

Celebrity Known for Professional
Partner
Mentor Result
TrippJohnston-Juniors-Closeup Tripp
Johnston
Son of
Bristol Palin
Hailey-Juniors-Closeup
Hailey
Bills
Jenna Juniors Closeup
Jenna
Johnson
Eliminated 1st
on 7 October 2018
AddisonOstaSmith-Juniors-Closeup Addison
Osta
Smith
MasterChef Junior
winner
Lev-Juniors-Closeup
Lev
Khmelev
Keo Juniors Closeup
Keo
Motsepe
HudsonWest-Juniors-Closeup Hudson
West
Actor Kameron-Juniors-Closeup
Kameron
Couch
Hayley Juniors Closeup
Hayley
Erbert
Eliminated 2nd
on 14 October 2018
SophiaPippen-Juniors-Closeup Sophia
Pippen
Daughter of
Scottie Pippen
Jake-Juniors-Closeup
Jake
Monreal
Sasha Juniors Closeup
Sasha
Farber
Eliminated 3rd
on 21 October 2018
AlanaThompson-Juniors-Closeup Alana
"Honey Boo Boo"
Thompson
Reality star Tristan-Juniors-Closeup
Tristan
Ianiero
Artem Juniors Closeup
Artem
Chigvintsev
Eliminated 4th
on 28 October 2018
JasonMaybaum-Juniors-Closeup Jason
Maybaum
Actor Elliana-Juniors-Closeup
Elliana
Walmsley
Emma Juniors Closeup
Emma
Slater
Eliminated 5th
on 11 November 2018
AkashVukoti-Juniors-Closeup Akash
Vukoti
Spelling bee
champion
Kamri-Juniors-Closeup
Kamri
Peterson
Witney Juniors Closeup
Witney
Carson
Eliminated 6th
on 18 November 2018
MandlaMorris-Juniors-Closeup Mandla
Morris
Son of
Stevie Wonder
Brightyn-Juniors-Closeup
Brightyn
Brems
Cheryl Juniors Closeup
Cheryl
Burke
Eliminated 7th
on 25 November 2018
ArianaGreenblatt-Juniors-Closeup Ariana
Greenblatt
Actress Artyon-Juniors-Closeup
Artyon
Celestine
Brandon Juniors Closeup
Brandon
Armstrong
Runner-up
MackenzieZiegler-Juniors-Closeup Mackenzie
Ziegler
Singer
Reality star
Sage-Juniors-Closeup
Sage
Rosen
Gleb Juniors Closeup
Gleb
Savchenko
MilesBrown-Juniors-Closeup Miles
Brown
Actor Rylee-Juniors-Closeup
Rylee
Arnold
Lindsay Juniors Closeup
Lindsay
Arnold
SkyBrown-Juniors-Closeup Sky
Brown
Skateboarder
Snowboarder
JT-Juniors-Closeup
JT
Church
Alan Juniors Closeup
Alan
Bersten
Winner

Scoring Charts

Couple Place 1 2 1+2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sky & JT 1 22 22 44 24 26 23 29 27 29+28=57 30+30=60
Miles & Rylee 2 22 24 46 27 27 27 26 28 28+30=58 28+30=58
Mackenzie & Sage 22 24 46 27 25 27 27 26 30+30=60 28+30=58
Ariana & Artyon 24 24 48 25 22 28 27 27 28+28=56 30+28=58
Mandla & Brightyn 5 24 22 46 21 23 25 27 24
Akash & Kamri 6 21 21 42 21 21 20 23
Jason & Elliana 7 18 21 39 22 25 25
Honey Boo Boo & Tristan 8 19 19 38 21 21
Sophia & Jake 9 21 20 41 19
Hudson & Kameron 10 22 22 44
Tripp & Hailey 11 17
Addison & Lev 15
Red numbers indicate the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the highest score for each week.
The couple eliminated that week
The winning couple
The runner-up couples

Average Scoring Chart

Rank by
average
Place Couple Total
points
Number
of dances
Average
1 2 Miles & Rylee 297 11 27.0
2 Mackenzie & Sage 296 11 26.9
3 Ariana & Artyon 291 11 26.5
4 1 Sky & JT 290 11 26.4
5 5 Mandla & Brightyn 166 7 23.7
6 7 Jason & Elliana 111 5 22.2
7 10 Hudson & Kameron 44 2 22.0
8 6 Akash & Kamri 127 6 21.2
9 8 Honey Boo Boo & Tristan 80 4 20.0
9 Sophia & Jake 60 3
11 11 Tripp & Hailey 17 1 17.0
12 Addison & Lev 15 1 15.0

Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Dance Highest scored dancer(s) Highest score Lowest scored dancer(s) Lowest score
Cha-Cha-Cha Miles Brown
Mackenzie Ziegler
28 Addison Osta Smith 15
Foxtrot Sky Brown 29 Tripp Johnston Palin 17
Jive Miles Brown 28 Sophia Pippen
Jason Maybaum
Akash Vukoti
21
Salsa Sky Brown 30 Alana Thompson 19
Quickstep Ariana Greenblatt 27 Mackenzie Ziegler 24
Argentine Tango Sky Brown 29 Akash Vukoti 21
Paso Doble Mackenzie Ziegler 30 Hudson West
Ariana Greenblatt
22
Jazz Ariana Greenblatt 30 Mandla Morris
Alana Thompson
21
Contemporary Mackenzie Ziegler 27 Sky Brown 24
Charleston Miles Brown
Sky Brown
27 Akash Vukoti 20
Samba Miles Brown
Mackenzie Ziegler
27 Sophia Pippen 19
Fusion dance Miles Brown
Mackenzie Ziegler
30 Sky Brown
Ariana Greenblatt
28
Freestyle Miles Brown
Sky Brown
Mackenzie Ziegler
30 Ariana Greenblat 28

Couples' Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Couple Highest scoring dance(s) Lowest scoring dance(s)
Sky & JT Salsa & Freestyle (30) Salsa & Cha-Cha-Cha (22)
Miles & Rylee Samba/Jazz fusion & Freestyle (30) Salsa (22)
Mackenzie & Sage Paso Doble, Samba/Jazz fusion & Freestyle (30) Foxtrot (22)
Ariana & Artyon Jazz (30) Paso Doble (22)
Mandla & Brightyn Foxtrot (27) Jazz (21)
Akash & Kamri Jazz (23) Charleston (20)
Jason & Elliana Argentine Tango & Jazz (25) Cha-Cha-Cha (18)
Alana & Tristan Foxtrot & Jazz (21) Salsa & Cha-Cha-Cha (19)
Sophia & Jake Jive (21) Samba (19)
Hudson & Kameron Cha-Cha-Cha & Paso Doble (22) Cha-Cha-Cha & Paso Doble (22)
Tripp & Hailey Foxtrot (17) Foxtrot (17)
Addison & Lev Cha-Cha-Cha (15) Cha-Cha-Cha (15)

Weekly Scores

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Mandy Moore, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Adam Rippon.

Week 1: First Dances

Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Jason & Elliana
(Emma Slater)
18
(6, 6, 6)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Bills" - Lunchmoney Lewis Safe
Tripp & Hailey
(Jenna Johnson)
17
(5, 6, 6)
Foxtrot "Mama Said" - The Shirelles Eliminated
Addison & Lev
(Keo Motsepe)
15
(5, 5, 5)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Burnin’ Up" - Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz Eliminated
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
22
(8, 7, 7)
Salsa "Who Let the Dogs Out" - Baha Men Safe
Sophia & Jake
(Sasha Farber)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Jive "Do You Love Me" - The Contours Safe
Hudson & Kameron
(Hayley Erbert)
22
(7, 7, 8)
Cha-Cha-Cha "There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back" - Shawn Mendes Safe
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Cut to the Feeling" - Carly Rae Jepsen Safe
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
22
(7, 7, 8)
Foxtrot "New York, New York" - Ray Quinn ft. Ultra Love Safe
Honey Boo Boo & Tristan
(Artem Chigvintsev)
19
(6, 6, 7)
Salsa "Conga" - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Jive "Land of 1000 Dances" - Wilson Pickett Safe
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Foxtrot "L-O-V-E" - Nat King Cole Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
22
(7, 8, 7)
Salsa "Light It Up" - Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG Safe

Week 2: Song from the Year I Was Born

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Mandy Moore and Adam Rippon.

  • Each of the couples and their mentors have pored through lists of popular songs that were released the year the celebrity was born and chose their favorites.
  • Each couple performed a Cha-Cha-Cha, Jive, Paso Doble, Quickstep, Salsa, Argentine Tango or Foxtrot.
  • At the end of the night, there was an elimination.
Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Quickstep "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" - Jet Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
22
(7, 7, 8)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Just Dance" - Lady Gaga ft. Colby O'Donis Safe
Sophia & Jake
(Sasha Farber)
20
(6, 7, 7)
Foxtrot "Love Story" - Taylor Swift Safe
Jason & Elliana
(Emma Slater)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Jive "Shake It" - Metro Station Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
22
(7, 7, 8)
Salsa "Pump It" - The Black Eyed Peas Safe
Hudson & Kameron
(Hayley Erbert)
22
(8, 7, 7)
Paso Doblé "4 Minutes" - Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland Eliminated
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Argentine Tango "I Don’t Want to Be" - Gavin DeGraw Safe
Honey Boo Boo & Tristan
(Artem Chigvintsev)
19
(6, 6, 7)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Don’t Cha" - The Pussycat Dolls & Busta Rhymes Safe
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Dynamite" - Taio Cruz Safe
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Jive "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne Safe

Week 3: Disney Night

  • For Disney Night, each couple performed to songs from beloved Disney films, including the animated classics The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and Moana, as well as the Disney/Pixar animated features Coco and Toy Story, and more!
  • Each couple performed a Foxtrot, Jive, Samba, Contemporary, Jazz or Charleston.
  • At the end of the night, there was an elimination.
Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Disney movie Result
Sophia & Jake
(Sasha Farber)
19
(6, 7, 6)
Samba "Poor Unfortunate Souls" - Pat Carroll The Little Mermaid Eliminated
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Contemporary "Colors of the Wind" - Judy Kuhn Pocahontas Safe
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
25
(8, 9, 8)
Samba "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" - Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu & The Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus Lilo & Stitch Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Jazz "Un Poco Loco" - Gael García Bernal & Anthony Gonzalez Coco Safe
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Charleston "One Jump Ahead" - Brad Kane Aladdin Safe
Honey Boo Boo & Tristan
(Artem Chigvintsev)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Foxtrot "Something There" - Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Paige O'Hara & Robby Benson Beauty and the Beast Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Contemporary "How Far I'll Go" - Auli'i Cravalho Moana Safe
Jason & Elliana
(Emma Slater)
22
(7, 8, 7)
Foxtrot "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Randy Newman Toy Story Safe
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Jive "Zero to Hero" - Tawatha Agee, Lillias White, LaChanze, Roz Ryan, Cheryl Freeman & Vanéese Y. Thomas Hercules Safe

Week 4: Halloween Night

Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Argentine Tango "Weird Science" - Oingo Boingo Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
23
(8, 8, 7)
Charleston "Witch Doctor" - Cartoons Safe
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
25
(8, 8, 9)
Jive "Monster Mash" - Atwater Men’s Club Safe
Jason & Elliana
(Emma Slater)
25
(8, 9, 8)
Argentine Tango "Youngblood" - 5 Seconds of Summer Safe
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
22
(7, 8, 7)
Paso Doblé "Ways to Be Wicked" - Dove Cameron, Sophia Carson, Cameron Boyce & Booboo Stewart Safe
Honey Boo Boo & Tristan
(Artem Chigvintsev)
21
(7, 7, 7)
Jazz "Ghostbusters" - Ray Parker Jr. Eliminated
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
26
(9, 9, 8)
Jive "Little Shop of Horrors" - KIDZ BOP Kids Safe
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Samba "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow Safe

Week 5: Juniors Choice

  • While some of the songs chosen were favorites of the celebrity kids, others held some kind of special meaning to them.
  • Each couple performed a Charleston, Jazz, Cha-Cha-Cha or Samba.
  • At the end of the night, there was an elimination.
Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Jazz "Space Jam" - Quad City DJ's Safe
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Cha-Cha-Cha "What If" - Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler Safe
Jason & Elliana
(Emma Slater)
25
(8, 9, 8)
Jazz "It's Tricky" - RUN-DMC Eliminated
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
20
(7, 6, 7)
Charleston "Do Your Thing" - Basement Jaxx Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
23
(7, 8, 8)
Samba "The Greatest" - Sia Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
25
(8, 9, 8)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Perm" - Bruno Mars Safe
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
28
(9, 9, 10)
Jazz "Rolex" - Ayo & Teo Safe

Week 6: Giving Thanks

  • The night kicked off with all six couples and their mentors dancing to Meghan Trainor's "Better When I'm Dancin'".
  • Each couple performed a Jazz, Salsa, Samba or Foxtrot.
  • At the end of the night, there was an elimination.
Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Salsa "Pintame" - Elvis Crespo Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Foxtrot "Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder (live) Safe
Akash & Kamri
(Witney Carson)
23
(8, 8, 7)
Jazz "Jai Ho! (You are My Destiny)" - A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls Eliminated
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
26
(9, 9, 8)
Foxtrot "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
29
(9, 10, 10)
Foxtrot "Unconditionally" - Katy Perry Safe
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
27
(9, 9, 9)
Samba "Cheap Thrills" - Sia ft. Sean Paul Safe

Week 7: Time Machine

  • The night kicked off with all five couples and their mentors dancing to Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance".
  • For their "Time Machine" dances, the couples went back in time to the 1920s, '40s, '50s and '80s, and one took a peek into the future.
  • Each couple performed a Quickstep, Jazz, Paso Doble, Jive or Charleston.
  • At the end of the night, there was an elimination.
Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
28

(9, 9, 10)

50's Jive "Rock Around the Clock" - Bill Haley & His Comets Safe
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
26
(9, 8, 9)
80's Jazz "Call Me Maybe" - Carly Rae Jepsen Safe
Mandla & Brightyn
(Cheryl Burke)
24
(8, 8, 8)
Futuristic Paso Doblé "Gangsta’s Paradise" - 2WEI Eliminated
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
27
(9, 9, 9)
40's Quickstep "Classic" - MKTO Safe
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
27
(9, 9, 9)
20's Charleston "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)" - Fergie & Q-Tip & GoonRock Safe

Week 8: Semi-Finals

Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
30
(10, 10, 10)
Paso Doble "The Edge of Glory" – Lady Gaga
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
29
(10, 9, 10)
Argentine Tango "Thunder" – Imagine Dragons
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
28
(9, 10, 9)
Cha-Cha-Cha "Shake Senora" – Pitbull ft. T-Pain & Sean Paul
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
28
(9, 9, 10)
Foxtrot "We're All in This Together" – from High School Musical
Mackenzie & Sage
Miles & Rylee
30
(10, 10, 10)
Samba & Jazz Fusion "Party in the U.S.A." – Miley Cyrus
Ariana & Artyon
Sky & JT
28
(10, 9, 9)
Jive & Foxtrot Fusion "369" – Rhett George

Week 9: Finals

Couple
(Mentor)
Scores Dance Music Result
Mackenzie & Sage
(Gleb Savchenko)
28 (9,9,10) Cha-Cha-Cha "What If" – Johnny Orlando & Mackenzie Ziegler Runner up
30 (10,10,10) Freestyle "Drummer Boy" – Justin Bieber ft. Busta Rhymes
Miles & Rylee
(Lindsay Arnold)
28 (10,9,9) Salsa "Who Let the Dogs Out" – Baja Men
30

(10,10,10)

Freestyle "Sleigh Ride" – District 78
Ariana & Artyon
(Brandon Armstrong)
30 (10,10,10) Jazz "Rolex" – Ayo & Teo
28 (9,10,9) Freestyle "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" – Lindsey Stirling ft. Sabrina Carpenter
Sky & JT
(Alan Bersten)
30 (10,10,10) Salsa "Light it Up" – Major Lazar ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG Winner
30 (10,10,10) Freestyle "Underneath the Tree" – Kelly Clarkson

Trivia

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References

  1. tvseriesfinale.com


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