Sky Brown was an unflappable flapper in her ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors’ Charleston: ‘You’re a star!’ said Val [WATCH]

No matter the judges’ scores on “Dancing with the Stars: Juniors,” it seems clear that skateboarder Sky Brown is winning the charm offensive. The young Japanese athlete has given inspirational messages to young girls and expressed her unconditional love for her parents and younger brother, and on Time Machine Night she said the scores don’t matter as long as she can keep dancing with her pro partner JT Church and mentor Alan Bersten. But it’s not just charm — girl can dance too. Watch her Charleston above.

Brown went back in time almost 100 years to the 1920s and performed to, appropriately enough, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” from Baz Lurhmann‘s modernization of “The Great Gatsby.” The Charleston is an especially fast-paced dance style, but Sky has handled similarly frenetic numbers when she tackled cha cha and jive in weeks past. And she didn’t miss a beat — well, almost didn’t miss a beat.

The only critique judge Mandy Moore had was that sometimes Brown was ahead of the beat and sometimes she was behind it, but Moore added, “I definitely want to be invited to that party.” Adam Rippon told her, “You bring so much joy … You’ve become such a role model on this show. If you work hard, you can be good at anything … I look up to you.” And Val Chmerkovskiy echoed that praise by saying, “You’ve got it … You’ve got presence, charm, commitment … You’re a star and you belong on the dance floor.”

Her scores weren’t quite as Sky-high as they were last week — if you’ll pardon the pun — but she got straight 9s across the board for a total of 27 out of 30. That tied her with Ariana Greenblatt for second place on the leaderboard behind Miles Brown, and it kept her in the competition as the show heads into the semi-finals next week. She made the final four along with Miles Brown, Greenblatt and Mackenzie Ziegler, while Mandla Morris was eliminated.

What did you think of Sky’s Charleston? Watch it above, and vote in our poll below.

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