"DWTS: Juniors" Week 1 Recap: Cut to the Premiere

October 8, 2018

Y’all already know that the lineup of “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors” pros is stacked with DS favorites. So, how to pick our absolute favorite number from Sunday night’s premiere ep? A few crucial factors weighed in Artyon Celestine and Ariana Greenblatt’s favor.

First, they danced to Carly Rae Jepsen’s irresistibly dancy (Mark Kanemura agrees wholeheartedly, btw) “Cut to the Feeling.” This song IS pure joy. It was all we could do not to burst through our TV screens, get up onstage, and join their party.

Second, these two make for the perfect pair. SO. MUCH. ENERGY! Who needs coffee when you’re watching them cha cha (or even just squealing upon meeting each other for the first time)? No wonder they tied with Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems for the night’s top score (24/30).

Third, those outfits. I mean, honestly. Li’l Gamora here was born to wear canary-yellow ruffles, and Artyon’s lemony one-piece tracksuit shines bright like a [yellow] diamond.

We can’t wait to see more of what Team Bite-Sized (not to mention all the other pint-size pairs!) cooks up in the coming weeks. What was your favorite performance from Sunday night’s premiere episode?