Dancing With the Stars Juniors Finale Recap 12/09/18: Season 1 Episode 9 “Winner Announced”

Dancing With the Stars Juniors Finale Recap 12/09/18: Season 1 Episode 9 "Winner Announced"

Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars Junior airs with an all-new Sunday, December 9, 2018 finale episode and we have your Dancing With The Stars Junior recap below. On tonight’s DWTS Juniors Season 1 episode 9 called, “The Finale (Holiday Special)” as per the ABC synopsis, “The night kicks off with all 12 Juniors kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fischer and Frankie Muniz dancing to Whitney Myer’s “Dancing in the Stars.”

For their first dance, the four finalist couples will each reprise a favorite dance they performed during the season, which will also feature their mentor. Each couple will perform a jazz, cha cha or salsa. For their second dance, each couple will perform a no-holds-barred freestyle to a special holiday-themed song. At the end of the night, based on the studio audience vote combined with the judges’ scores, one couple will be crowned the champion, culminating an incredible season, and take home the all-new Juniors Mirrorball trophy.

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Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine featuring mentor Brandon Armstrong – Jazz – “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo

Judges Comments: Adam: “That was incredible. You are right on track and I can’t wait to see what you do in the second round.” Val: “One word, iconic. This routine is one that people will talk about for a long time.” Mandy: “I love this team, from day one, you have been magic. Brandon, you have given these children an incredible experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 10, Adam 10 = 30/30

Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold featuring mentor Lindsay Arnold – Salsa – “Who Let the Dogs Out” by Baha Men

Judges Comments: Val: “I love that you did this number again, this was the first dance you did this season and I was hard on you. You figured it out, awesome job.” Mandy: “I feel like week one the only word I have for you is electric. Every time you come out you are like this shining light.” Adam: “This is so cool to see because you have grown so much.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 9, Adam 9 = 28/30

Sky Brown and JT Church featuring mentor Alan Bersten – Salsa – “Light it Up” by Major Lazar featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG

Judges Comments: Mandy: “Sky you embody what this show is all about. You are someone coming into this show that has had no dance experience.” Adam: “Sky, you have grown the most out of anyone here. You have so much to be proud of.” Val: “I agree with Adam, you have put in the hard work, the time, you dove into it, you, in particular, embody what this competition is about.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 10, Adam 10 = 30/30

Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen (mentored by Gleb Savchenko) – “Drummer Boy” by Justin Bieber featuring Busta Rhymes

Judges Comments: Mandy: “Incredible, absolutely flawless, I loved every single moment of it. The thing I loved the most is that I felt like, you had said something a few weeks ago, that this show has brought back a love of dance for you and I hope you keep it in your life for as long as you can.” Adam: “Are you kidding me?” Val: “That is what a freestyle should be like, this was awesome, the best of all worlds and you at your absolute best this season.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 10, Adam 10 = 30/30

Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine (mentored by Brandon Armstrong) – “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Sabrina Carpenter

Judges Comments: Val: “That was incredible and perfect, it showcased your star quality.” Mandy: “I love it, it was well choreographed.” Adam: “This freestyle dance showed everyone why you deserve to be in this competition.”

Judges Scores: Val 9, Mandy 10, Adam 9 = 28/30

Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold (mentored by Lindsay Arnold) – “Sleigh Ride” by District 78

Judges Comments: Val: “The only that is more exceptional than that performance is the impact that you being on the show has had on your generation. What you are doing for boys who are too afraid to pursue this, they will now have the courage to do it.” Mandy: “You have the mark of a true performer. You are dynamic, you have swag and style in the palm of your hand and you are such a joy to watch.” Adam: “Take a look around, everyone is cheering too loud for what you did here tonight, you are a superstar.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 10, Adam 10 = 30/30

Sky Brown and JT Church (mentored by Alan Bersten) – “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson

Judges Comments: Mandy: “This is what I love about you, you not only talk the talk, but you walk the walk. Excellent job.” Adam: “You really are what this show is all about, stepping out of your comfort zone, you are a real hero to a lot of little girls.” Val: “The bottom line is not about how you dance, it’s about how you dance with your heart.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 10, Adam 10 = 30/30

It is time to reveal the winners, one of these four couples is the winners of the first-ever Dancing with the Stars Juniors – the winners are SKY BROWN and JT CHURCH.

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