'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors': What to expect from upcoming semi-final night
The night kicks off with all four kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Adam Rippon, and hosts, dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s 'Cut to the Feeling'
The debut season of ABC's hit reality show 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' has been as dramatic as its original version. And, with the last elimination of Stevie Wonder's son, Mandla Morris, the four remaining kid couples have advanced to the semi-finals as the competition heats up and is set to air on Sunday, December 2, on the ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The night kicks off with all four kid couples, their mentors, judges Mandy Moore, Val Chmerkovskiy, and Adam Rippon, and hosts Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz dancing to Carly Rae Jepsen’s 'Cut to the Feeling.'
As per reports, the couples have been rehearsing day and night in preparation for a dazzling evening of dancing, in which they will perform two numbers. The first is a regular couple’s dance and the second is a Dance Duo, where the couples will split off into two teams in which the winner will accrue additional judges’ scores.
Mandla, from Day 1 you have poured your heart and soul into every dance, and it’s been a joy to watch your confidence grow week by week. You have given us performances that we will never forget — we are your biggest fans for life! 🙌 #DWTSJuniors pic.twitter.com/8FKZV6o0uP— DWTS: Juniors (@DWTSJuniors) November 26, 2018
For their individual dances, each couple will perform a foxtrot, paso doblé, cha cha or Argentine tango. Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine (mentored by Brandon Armstrong) will present a Foxtrot to 'We’re All in This Together”' by the 'High School Musical' cast. Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen (mentored by Gleb Savchenko) will showcase a Paso Doblé to 'The Edge of Glory' by Lady Gaga.
Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold (mentored by Lindsay Arnold) will do the Cha Cha to 'Shake Senora' by Pitbull, featuring T-Pain and Sean Paul, while Sky Brown and JT Church (mentored by Alan Bersten) are about to bring an Argentine Tango to 'Thunder' by Imagine Dragons.
For the Dance Duos round, Dance Duo number 1 comprises of Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen with Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold. The four will dance to 'Party in the U.S.A.' by Miley Cyrus. Dance Duo number 2 has Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine with Sky Brown and JT Church dancing to '369' by Rhett George.
Hosted by 'Dancing with the Stars' season 25’s Mirrorball Trophy winner Fisher and finalist Frankie Muniz, 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' is a fresh take on an established favorite in which 12 celebrity kids are partnered with professional junior ballroom dancers to perform choreographed routines that are judged by Emmy Award-winning choreographer Moore, professional dancer Chmerkovskiy and 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes' champion, Rippon.
'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' is produced by BBC Studios. Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers.