Dancing With the Stars Juniors Recap 12/02/18: Season 1 Episode 8 “The Semi-Finals”

Dancing With the Stars Juniors Recap 12/02/18: Season 1 Episode 8 "The Semi-Finals"

Tonight on ABC Dancing With The Stars Junior airs with an all-new Sunday, December 2, 2018 episode and we have your Dancing With The Stars Junior recap below. On tonight’s DWTS Juniors Season 1 episode 8 called, “The Semi-Finals,” as per the ABC synopsis, “All Four Couples, Their Mentors, the Judges, and Hosts Open the Show With a Spectacular Dance Number. The Four Couples Will Split Up Into Two Groups and Perform Dance Duos for Their Second Dance of the Evening. The four remaining kid couples advance to the semi-finals as the competition heats up in anticipation of next week’s crowning of the coveted Mirrorball trophy

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Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen (mentored by Gleb Savchenko) – Paso Doblé – “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga

Judges Comments: Mandy: “That was absolutely unreal Mackenzie. I loved it. I felt like you were in control the entire time, you were like driving the car and ready to give us some Paso to start the night and that is what it takes to be a competitor. I loved that, we asked you to give us more and that was more. Good job.” Adam: “In a few of your past performances we felt like you were holding back and tonight there was something completely different about you. I told you that I wanted to cry or scream.” Val: “I am so proud of your Mackenzie, you set the tone. Incredible.”

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

Sky Brown and JT Church (mentored by Alan Bersten) – Argentine Tango – “Thunder” by Imagine Dragons

Judges Comments: Adam: “One of the most important parts of this competition is having a connection with your partner. I feel like you and JT maybe have the best chemistry out of everyone here. You have grown so much to get to the semi-finals, you killed it tonight.” Val: “That was a really tough routine, you have the power over what people think when they see ballroom dancing. That was great.” Mandy: “I love that every week you dive 100% into the style that you are given. You did a great job Sky on your floor work.”

Judges Scores: Val 10, Mandy 9, Adam 10 = 29/30

Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold (mentored by Lindsay Arnold) – Cha Cha – “Shake Senora” by Pitbull featuring T-Pain & Sean Paul

Judges Comments: Val: “Miles Brown looked like James Brown for a second. That Cha Cha had the most power I have ever seen in a Cha Cha. It just lacked a little warmth with your partner.” Mandy: “I love watching you because I feel like you love to dance. Your aura is very very contagious, good job.” Adam: “I think more than anyone in this competition you have added an energy to every single performance. I have never seen anyone completely turn up the volume, if ten is a max, you do 15. You were born to perform and when you are out here it completely shows.”

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

Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine (mentored by Brandon Armstrong) – Foxtrot – “We’re All in This Together” by High School Musical cast

Judges Comments: Mandy: “You guys are making this very difficult on us tonight. Man, that was a pretty darn good performance. Your focus, your control, you were full of class and elegance. I thought it was absolutely gorgeous and I loved it.” Adam: “This is when the competition is really heating up. We have one more week and you blew it out of the water, it was great.” Val: “I wish my middle school looked like that. That was awesome, you danced to perfection. I thought you did a great job with what you were given.”

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

Dance Duo No. 1 – Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen with Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold – “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus

Judges Scores: Mandy: “I have been waiting for that routine all season long. I love that it was just clean, incredible and amazing dancing. From the minute it started, all the way down the stairs, side by side, you had Samba in there, you had Jazz, I have nothing to say except thank you.” Adam: “Mackenzie you are having one heck of a night tonight. Miles, you might be the smallest one in this team but you carry the most power.” Val: “I agree with everything they said. I would like to add it was easily the best performance of the season. It was just simply awesome, fun dancing. Everything was awesome.”

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

Dance Duo No. 2 – Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine with Sky Brown and JT Church – “369” by Rhett George

Judges Comments: Adam: “That dance was all about teamwork. You guys are team players. Sky and Ariana you guys are what girl power is all about.” Val: “I am speechless, I hope Disney is watching, you are a hit show in the making. You challenged this dance.” Mandy: “This routine was full of wow moment after wow moment. The most hysterical part is that you two are the smallest in the competition and you have two football players coaching you. I will say, you were off a little on the timing things, but I loved the choreography.”

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

Time for some results. This week the couple going home is Nobody. Everyone is going through to the finale.


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