The old saying goes that slow and steady wins the race. But Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson probably should have picked up the pace on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.” Though her scores had ticked up since the beginning of the kids’ dance competition, it wasn’t enough to keep her out of the bottom of the leaderboard on Halloween Night, and this time her fans in the studio audience didn’t come to her rescue. Watch her final routine above.
Honey Boo Boo and her pro partner Tristan Ianiero performed a jazz routine to the Oscar-nominated title song from the sci-fi comedy classic “Ghostbusters” complete with uniforms and proton packs — and they even got slimed at the end. Unfortunately, that sliming turned out to be a preview of what was to come. The judges were encouraging in their critiques of her enthusiastic performance quality and gave her scores that tied with her Disney Night numbers as her best of the competition (straight 7s for a total of 21 out of 30), but it still left her in last place, tied with spelling bee star Akash Vukoti.
On one hand that looked like very bad news for Honey Boo Boo. In the first three weeks of the competition the lowest scoring dancer(s) went home even after studio audience votes were factored in. But the one time the lowest scoring dancer had not been eliminated was in week two: Honey Boo Boo was in last place that night, but with the studio audience counted, fourth-place dancer Hudson West got the boot instead, which seemed to indicate passionate fan support for the “Toddlers and Tiaras” reality star.
Did Honey Boo Boo really deserve to go home, or should she have gotten another week on the show to strut her stuff?
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