Sky Brown's exceptional resilience, positive energy on 'DWTS: Juniors' could help her take the Mirrorball home
Right from the start, with her dance partner JT Church, and under the mentorship of Alan Bersten, Sky has created such a platform for her credibility as a dancer, it's inspiring
The debut season of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' has been controversial with its elimination rounds, to say the least, but all of that controversy has been on the social media front with fans fighting and debating about who should emerge as the winner this season.
And now, just days away from the epic season finale of our favorite, talented tiny tots competing for the Mirrorball trophy, it's no secret that if there's one finalist we had completely overlooked as a potential winner for this season, it's Sky Brown and JT Church.
All of 10, skateboarder Sky Brown has made quite the name for herself in the competition because of her exceptional resilience and just an all-around positive energy that she has shown throughout the duration of the season. Her infectious smile has already impacted both judges, viewers, and audiences alike to the point where nobody would want to see her unhappy or upset - especially if it's regarding her performances on the show.
Right from the start, with her dance partner JT Church, and under the mentorship of Alan Bersten, Sky has created such a platform for her credibility as a dancer it has been inspiring to watch the progression. The fact that the Japanese prodigy has been paired with JT - who was a runners-up on 'So You Think You Can Dance' - also works to her benefit, but what really proves her strenuous efforts into her performances is the most recent clip package that was aired ahead of the duo's latest performance on the semi-finale night of 'DWTS Juniors' Sunday, December 2.
The clip showed her mentor Bersten wanting to challenge Sky with a typically fierce Argentine Tango. The dance style was already a massive change in terms of her stylistic patterns, and the rehearsal got to a certain point - or perhaps Bersten might have pushed her to a point - which ended up with her breaking down. All of those crazy lifts and the pressure to execute it all perfectly sort of took its toll on the young athlete and she was left in tears.
But in a remarkable turn of events, she quickly picked up both her pace and mood and by the end of the routine, she exclaimed: "I never want this to end!" All it took was Bersten quickly rising to the occasion and assuring his little soldier how well she has been doing and still is, even when fronted with all that pressure and an exceptionally difficult choreography. As always, Sky ended up executing the performance to sheer perfection despite the seemingly harder tricks that Bersten had choreographed into their routine.
Which totally reflected in the judges' responses to their performance. Adam Rippon said, “You killed it tonight," while Val Chmerkovskiy remarked she has “the power to change the course of what people imagine” about dance. Even Mandy Moore couldn't stop gushing about Sky's “100-percent” commitment to the routine. The duo ended up scoring two solid 9's and a whopping 10, which made their total score a brilliant 29 out of 30.
And while votes are an important part of deciding who goes further in the competition, Sky has been equally consistent with her scores from the judges so far as well. This just assures us that combined with the levels of energy, resilience, perseverance, and determination she has shown in the face of little rough patches here and there, she could totally zoom her way to the final rounds of the finale and carry the Mirrorball home with sheer pride and joy!