AceShowbiz - Week 3 of "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors", which aired on Sunday, October 21, saw the teen dancers donning the costumes from their favorite Disney characters while performing their routines on the ballroom. The top nine child would face an elimination at the end of the episode.
First to take the stage were Sophia Pippen and Jake Monreal, who were mentored by Sasha Farber. They performed a "Little Mermaid"-themed Samba to "Poor Unfortunate Souls". Mandy Moore loved the "bossy chick" persona, though she thought Sophia could make better use of her legs. The pair earned a 19 out of 30.
The performance was followed with a gorgeous contempary by Gleb Savchenko-mentored Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen. Inspired by "Pocahontas", the performance earned them a 27 with all the three judges giving them a 19.
Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong, meanwhile, danced a Samba to "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from "Lilo & Stitch". Valentin Chmerkovskiy dubbed it an "incredible" performance with great "bounce," while Mandy thought it was "awesome." She got a 25.
Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems, mentored by Cheryl Burke, then hit the stage. They danced a Jazz to "Un Poco Loco" from "Coco". "You are a star, but you can do better," Val commented, adding that he was a bit "underwhelmed." They got a 21.
Donning an Aladdin and a Jasmine costume respectively, Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold, who were mentored by Lindsay Arnold, opted for a Charleston to "One Jump Ahead" from the legendary movie. "You looked the competition in the eyes and said, 'Hey, don't forget about me!' " said Adam Rippon. It earned him a 27.
Alana Thompson a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo and his partner Tristan Ianiero were a "Beauty and the Beast" couple that night. Mentored by Artem Chigvintsev, they did a Foxtrot to "Something There". Honey Boo Boo got a 21.
Sky Brown and JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten, danced a Contemporary to "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana". Adam admitted that he was impressed by the "range of emotion," adding, "That performance was so mature." The judges gave them a 24.
Dancing a Foxtrot to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from "Toy Story" were Jason Maybaum and Elliana Walmsley. Of the performance by the pair, who were mentored by Emma Slatter, Val said that it was "adorable." They got a 22.
The final performance was by Akash Vukoti and Kamri Peterson, mentored by Witney Carson. The duo dance a "Hercules"-inspired Jive to "Zero to Hero". Mandy said that she was impressed that he was on beat for his kicks. The judges gave them a 21.
Later, it was the turn to announce who was eliminated that night. Unfortunately, Sophia and Jake were eliminated.