AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" returned for a second episode on Sunday, October 14. The episode saw the young stars dancing to songs which came out the year they were born. Each contestant put their best on their performance, but one contestant would be eliminated at the end of the episode.
First taking the stage were Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen, who are mentored by Gleb Savchenko. The pair danced a Quickstep to "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" from 2004. "You are a new girl this week. That was so good!" judge Mandy Moore raved. "You totally killed it. That was incredible," Adam Rippon. The pair earned a 24 out of 30.
Later, Sky Brown and JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten, performed a Cha Cha to "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa that was released in 2008. It was such an adorable performance which earned them a 22.
Next up were Sophia Pippen and Jake Monreal, who are mentored by Sasha Farber. The two delivered a Foxtrot to "Love Story" by Taylor Swift from 2008. Of their perfomance, Valentin Chmerkovskiy said, "That was incredible. You looked like a real-life Disney princess," with Adam praising Sophia for her "beautiful" steps. She got 20 points.
Jason Maybaum and Elliana Walmsley from Emma Slater's team, meanwhile, did a Jive to Metrostation's 2008 song "Shake It". Mandy loved it, saying "I was in love with all of the presence and the poise you had." Adam liked "the confidence," which he said was coming "from the heart." The judges gave them 21 points.
Manda Morris and Brightyn Brems, mentored by Cheryl Burke, later took the stage to dance a Salsa to "Pump It" by Black Eyed Peas which was released in 2005. "That performance was more of a freestyle, but the performance -- it was off the charts," Adam commented. Meanwhile, Val wanted him to "embrace the genre a little more" while Mandy wanted more musicality. Manda got a 22.
Hudson West and Kameron Couch, Hayley Erbert's pair, danced a Paso Doble to Madonna's 2008 hit "4 Minutes" (feat. Justin Timberlake and Timbaland) in superhero suits. The judges loved the performance with Adam saying that they "look like a really great partnership," though he noted that Hudson needed to "loosen up." They got 22 points.
Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold did an Argentine Tango to Gavin DeGraw's No. 1 hit "I Don't Wanna Be" from 2004. "You took command of that performance... You controlled all of it. I loved it," Mandy gushed of the young actor. Val agreed, saying, "There was so much content, there was so much partner work." The pair got a 24.
The next performer were Alana Thompson a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo and Tristan Ianiero, mentored by Artem Chigvintsev. For the second night, they opted for a Cha Cha to The Pussycat Dolls's "Don't Cha" which was released in 2005. Adam thought that Honey Boo Boo "owned" the routine, though Mandy noted that she had a timing problem. She got a 19, the lowest score of the night so far.
Akash Vukoti and Kamri Peterson, followed it up with a Cha Cha to 2010 hit "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz. "We love you. You are not shying away from any of this," Mandy said. Meanwhile, Adam added that his performance made the audience "feel something." The judges gave him a 21.
Rounding out that night were Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine from Brandon Armstrong's junior team. They did a Jive to 2007 hit "Girlfriend" by Avril Lavigne. "You are really good, little missy, so I hold you to a different standard. Did you raise to that standard? The answer is, yes!" Mandy exclaimed. The pair also got a standing ovation from Adam. They got a 24.
The leaderboard featured a three-way tie since Miles, Ariana and Mackenzie all got a 24. Now, it was time to announce who was sent home this week. Unfortunately, Hudson West was eliminated.