Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS: JUNIORS on ABC - Sunday, November 18, 2018
"Giving Thanks" - As Thanksgiving nears, the six remaining celebrity kids each dedicate a dance to those who have inspired and had an impact on their lives as "Giving Thanks" night comes to "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors," SUNDAY, NOV. 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
The night kicks off with all six couples and their mentors dancing to Meghan Trainor's "Better When I'm Dancin'." And Stevie Wonder makes a special appearance as he performs his perennial hit, "Isn't She Lovely," during his son Mandla's dance. Each couple will perform a jazz, salsa, samba or foxtrot. At the end of the night, there will be an elimination. The studio audience vote is combined with the judges' scores to determine who goes home at the end of each episode.
Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Akash Vukoti and Kamri Peterson (mentored by Witney Carson) - Jazz - "Jai Ho! (You are My Destiny)" by A.R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls
Ariana Greenblatt and Artyon Celestine (mentored by Brandon Armstrong) - Salsa - "Pintame" by Elvis Crespo
Mackenzie Ziegler and Sage Rosen (mentored by Gleb Savchenko) - Samba - "Cheap Thrills" by Sia featuring Sean Paul
Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems (mentored by Cheryl Burke) - Foxtrot - "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder
Miles Brown and Rylee Arnold (mentored by Lindsay Arnold) - Foxtrot - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Sky Brown and JT Church (mentored by Alan Bersten) - Foxtrot - "Unconditionally" by Katy Perry
Hosted by "Dancing with the Stars" season 25's Mirrorball Trophy winner Jordan 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 Mandy Moore, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy and "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes" champion, Adam Rippon.
"Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" is produced by BBC Studios. Andrew Llinares and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. The show is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.