'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' - Kids turn matchmaker for one of the 'DWTS' season 27 pairs
DWTS Junios contetants Ariana Greenblatt and her pro-partner Artyon Celestine see some major romance potential between their mentor Brandon Armstrong and his DWTS partner, Tinashe.
Tuesday saw the full cast of competitors for 'Dancing With the Stars' spinoff, 'DWTS: Juniors' being revealed, while the DWTS adult version held its first round of elimination. And if their brief time on stage is any indication - they truly have a whopping load of charm and charisma to steer them through the upcoming series and turn it into a massive hit! But that's not all, as they put their brains into bigger issues in life - such as playing matchmakers between first-time DWTS pro, Brandon Armstrong - who is also expected to be one of the mentors on the spin-off - and one of the stars participating this year on DWTS season 27.
"We're trying with Tinashe," said 11-year-old Ariana Greenblatt to Entertainment Tonight, referring to Armstrong's star-partner this season. "Tinashe's really pretty, and he needs to date her because she's nice and talented, and so is he," Greenblatt, who is best known for her role in 'Avengers: Infinity War,' where she played young Gamorah, added. And chiming in with his expert insights was her pro-partner, Artyon Celestine, 11, who said, "And they're both single!"
Armstrong, however, took the coy route out about the possibility of sparks flying between him and the RnB singer, but at the same time, he joked about how keen his young mentees are about seeing romance budding. "If they have anything to do with it, it's going to be happening," Armstrong quipped.
And Greenblatt added, "Ooh! Tinashe Armstrong. I'm feeling it. It makes me feel amazing! Just seeing the package [on the show] was like, 'Woooohooo!!'" Reflecting on their time shared inside the rehearsal studio, Celestine also mentioned: "I've been waiting for them to announce her because I've done like, videos and stuff and I can't post it. I can't post it because she's in it." About which, Greenblatt remarked: "In the studio, he was like, posting videos and being all funny and, like, I wanted to be in the video, but anytime I was like in a picture, they had to cover my face with an emoji! It was really sad."
As for the other stars on the debut season of 'Dancing With the Stars: Juniors,' popular faces like 'Black-ish' star Miles Brown, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Bristol Palin's son Tripp Palin, National Spelling Bee breakout star Akash Vukoti, singer Mackenzie Ziegler and 'General Hospital' actor Hudson West are also present!
'Dancing With the Stars: Juniors' premieres October 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.