Was Alana Thompson better than ever on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors”? That’s what the judges thought on Disney Night. The reality star better known as Honey Boo Boo advanced through the competition for yet another week, but this time she achieved her best score yet, crossing the 20 threshold after spending the first two weeks of the season with scores stuck in the teens. Did you agree with her marks? Watch her performance above, and vote in our poll below to let us know if you thought she was the best of the night.
For Disney Night, Honey Boo Boo and her pro partner Tristan Ianiero performed a foxtrot to “Something There” from “Beauty and the Beast.” It was quite a change of pace from their first two fast-paced Latin routines, a salsa and a cha cha. Their mentor Artem Chigvintsev even tried to teach her some etiquette to bring out the elegance in the usually brash young lady. And it seemed to work where the judges were concerned.
Val Chmerkovskiy praised Honey Boo Boo for always being able to bring a smile to the audience’s faces. Mandy Moore felt she was “cool, calm and collected.” And Adam Rippon loved the way she tells a story on stage. They gave her 7s across the board for a total of 21 out of 30, which was a season’s-best score for her following 19s for her previous two routines.
Of course, she still has room to grow, and she’ll need to if she wants to keep up with the rest of the field. Even though this was her best night that 21 score still tied her with Mandla Morris and Akash Vukoti for the second lowest score. They were just two points ahead of Sophia Pippen, who had a disappointing night and was eliminated in ninth place. Will Honey Boo Boo keep climbing the leaderboard and avoid that fate next week?
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