'Dancing With The Stars: Juniors': Spooky Halloween Night ends with shocking elimination of Honey Boo Boo
Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her pro partner, Tristan Ianiero, opted to perform for the 'Ghostbusters' movie theme for their 'Halloween Night' performance
It was yet another exciting night on ABC's hit reality show's debut kids' version, "Dancing With The Stars: Juniors' and believe it or not, the inevitable elimination wasn't the spookiest thing about it. Definitely shocking and sad, though, nevertheless. But for those who haven't witnessed the episode in all its spooky glory, we have some interesting information for you.
To start off, this week marked 'Halloween Night' on the show, where each pair pulled off an entertaining classical dance form routine to all the classic spooky numbers. But at the same time, there was also an elimination round awaiting, and to the shock of many, leaving this episode was Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson and her pro partner, Tristan Ianiero.
As the eight remaining contestants put on the spookiest of costumes and pulled off entertaining routines, when hosts Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz announced that going home this week would be fan-favorite couple, Honey Boo Boo and Tristan, it was quite unbelievable, especially since they had opted to perform to the 'Ghostbusters' movie theme for their Halloween Night performance. All clad in red jumpsuits, resembling the characters from the film, the two performed a Jazz to Ray Parker Jr.’s 'Ghostbusters'.
In the pre-dance interview footage, Honey Boo Boo assures viewers that "things are about to get real spooky," adding that "people don’t call her Honey Boo Boo for nothing". After their DWTS pro mentor Artem Chigvintsev told them that the audience should get totally scared with their performance, the two engaged in a hilarious act where they blasted the ghost of Len Goodman. Bonus prop? The pair actually got slimed at the end of their performance too!
The thrilling performance earned the duo a total of 21 out of 30 and several positive feedback from the audience, which wasn't a surprise either as they are easily a crowd favorite. Adam Rippon even quipped that he would call them if ghosts were attacking him at the mall, and they got an all average of seven from all the three judges. Sadly however, it wasn't enough to take them to the next level of the show, and being the lowest score-holders in the group, the two ended up going home.
Honey Boo Boo - whose claim to fame was her stint on TLC's 'Toddlers and Tiaras' - had tied with Akash Vukoti and Kami Peterson with their scores. Akash and Kami danced to the tune of 'Weird Science', and barely scraping past them were Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine, who earned a 22/30 score for their Paso Doble dance to 'Ways to be Wicked'. Ahead of her was Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems whose score was 23 out of 30, for their Charleston dance to Cartoons' 'Witch Doctor', while Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen, as well as Jason Maybaum and Elliana Walmsley both earned 25 out of 30 scores.
The highest score of the night was 27 out of 30, earned by both Sky Brown and J.T. Church for their Jive to KIDZ BOP Kids' 'Little Shop Of Horrors', and Miles Brown and Ryle Arnold for their Samba dance of Bow Wow Wow's 'I Want Candy'.
On its debut season, DWTS: Juniors is being judged by Val Chmerkovskiy, former winner Adam Rippon, and choreographer Mandy Moore, and airs on ABC every Sunday at 8 p.m.