'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' crowns Sky Brown and JT Church, mentored by Alan Bersten, champions!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/10/2018
Dancing with the Stars: Juniors crowned its first-ever champion, professional skateboarder Sky Brown, during Sunday night's finale broadcast on ABC.
Sky, a 10-year-old skateboarder, surfer and social media sensation, and her professional partner, JT Church, were declared the winners of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors following nine weeks of competition.
"I'm going to miss seeing Alan and JT the most," Sky told co-host Frankie Muniz following her final performance. "They mean a lot to me, and I never wanted this to end."
After Frankie and his fellow host, Jordan Fisher, announced Sky's Dancing with the Stars: Juniors victory at the end of the broadcast, she said with tears in her eyes, "I just want to say to everyone, you're all winners and I love you all and am going to miss you so much."
Sky and JT won the show based on the combination of judges' scores they had received from Sunday night and last week as well as the votes that had poured in from the Dancing with the Starsballroom audience during the last two performance shows.
Sky and JT walked away with a special mirrorball trophy in the shape of a star on Sunday night.
The four finalist pairings each performed two dances during the finale -- a repeat routine from earlier in the season that featured each couple's professional mentor and one special holiday-themed freestyle.
The other three finalists in the competition were actress Ariana Greenblatt and her pro partner Artyon Celestine, mentored by Brandon Armstrong; dancer Mackenzie Ziegler and her partner Sage Rosen, mentored by Gleb Savchenko; and actor Miles Brown and his partner Rylee Arnold, mentored by Rylee's big sister Lindsay Arnold.