ABC’s new dance show Dancing With The Stars Juniors premiered on Sunday night. The Dancing With The Stars Spin-Off pairs children with other kids who happen to be professional dancers and an adult dancing mentor. Twelve contestants took to the ballroom floor and showed off their moves before two were eliminated.
The following article contains spoilers as well as a video playlist with the dance performances from Sunday’s premiere episode.
Many fans weren’t sure what they were getting into with Dancing With The Stars Juniors and though the show had a less-than-stellar rating for its premiere episode, fans did share their surprise on social media that two contestants were eliminated.
Of the twelve contestants, Tripp Palin (son of Bristol Palin aka Tripp Johnston) and Master Chef Junior winner Addison Osta Smith, were eliminated.
Ten contestants remain on the show and will return to perform next Sunday. The ten remaining contestants are as follows: Akash Vukoti, Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo), Ariana Greenblatt, Hudson West, Jason Maybaum, Mandla Morris, Miles Brown, Sky Brown, Sophia Pippen, and Mackenzie Ziegler.
There’s no doubt that Honey Boo Boo is one of the top cast members on the show. After the sudden cancellation of the TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Honey Boo Boo became a household name after starring in the controversial series Toddlers in Tiaras.
She most recently appeared in Mama June: From Not To Hot. The series chronicled Honey Boo Boo’s mother’s weight loss journey and transformation as she enacts revenge on her ex before his marriage.
Some were surprised to learn that Honey Boo Boo is only 12-years-old. She is partnered with Tristan Ianiero. Artem Chigventsev mentors the pair.
Hosting Dancing With The Stars Juniors is Frankie Muniz (Malcolm In The Middle) and Jordan Fisher (Moana, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager).
Adam Rippon, Mandy Moore, and Val Chmerkovskiy serve as the show’s judges.
Dancing With The Stars Juniors airs Sundays on ABC at 8 pm/7pm CT.
Did you watch the Dancing With The Stars Juniors pilot episode? What do you think about the new spin-off series? Do you like it as much as Dancing With The Stars?