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Ariana Greenblatt Reflects on 'DWTS Juniors' Experience in Final Blog For JJJ

Ariana Greenblatt Reflects on 'DWTS Juniors' Experience in Final Blog For JJJ

We can hardly believe that the first season of Dancing With the Stars Juniors is over, and so are our exclusive blogs with Ariana Greenblatt!

Over the weekend, the 11-year-old actress and partner Artyon Celestine delivered two amazing performances on the final night of competition for a chance to win the first ever star trophy. However, the win went to Sky Brown and JT Church.

Ariana is opening up in her final blog about her entire experience on the show, how stoked she was for Sky to win and more.

Check out her exclusive behind-the-scenes blog below!

WOW what a finale! So many emotions. So many feels. There was no way someone wasn’t going to be disappointed with four teams left and only one winner but I just want to say…we are all winners and congrats to Sky. This last week was as hard and challenging as you would guess. We had to learn a lot of dances in a very short period of time. We were all tired and all a little banged up but it was the finals and everyone had their games face on. We knew this was the most important dance of the season and our last time to show America that we deserved to be there. All the hard, honest work came down to just one last performance show day!

In the end, we came up short in the eyes of the judges but I couldn’t have been more proud of my team. There was so much love and support from not only my family and friends, but all the Dancing with the Stars squad, starting with my mentor Brandon Armstrong. He really had his hands full with us but I’m pretty sure he loved almost every minute! Brandon, just because we haven’t found you a girlfriend yet doesn’t mean we have stopped trying. The interviews will still go on! LOL

Shout out to the DWTS family who showed me so much love during the season. There are so many wonderful people there, from security, hair and makeup and costume to producers, grips, camera men and women and sound technicians. There are just a whole bunch of wonderful people at DWTS but without question my rock 24/7 is my partner Artyon “Partyon” Celestine. From day 1 you made me feel special and supported. I spent more time with Arty than my own family and now he is part of my family. I will never forget all the hours of laughter, game nights, movies, dinners, shopping and just plain rehearsal time. I’m just so honored to have been your first partner in season 1 of juniors and if you ever need a dance partner, well you have my number. Love you Arty!

Well what to do after such an intense experience? Well you go to Disneyland of course! You see by the time the finals were done, it was my 11th birthday so I got some of the squad and had a great birthday dinner at my friend Lisa Vanderpump’s restaurant PUMP! My friends at Deja Vu cakes even made me the most delicious cake with a DWTS: Juniors theme that included my 1940s look from the show! It’s all been so incredible and I just wanted to say thank you to all the fans and friends who supported #TeamBrandon. Especially thank you to my family at Disney Channel who made all this possible. I hope I made you all proud.

I love you so much! xoxo ~Ariana

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Ariana Greenblatt Becomes Cindy Lou Who For Christmas Freestyle on 'DWTS Juniors' Finale - Watch Now!

Ariana Greenblatt Becomes Cindy Lou Who For Christmas Freestyle on 'DWTS Juniors' Finale - Watch Now!

Ariana Greenblatt bumps into partner Artyon Celestine during their holiday freestyle on Dancing With The Stars Juniors finale, airing Sunday (December 9).

The young team, mentored by Brandon Armstrong, performed a fun dance, set to “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Sabrina Carpenter.

Earlier, Ariana and Artyon brought Brandon onto the dance floor to re-perform their Jazz to “Rolex” by Ayo & Teo.

Ariana and Artyon picked up 58 points out of 60 for the night.

Remember, you can’t vote from home as the show was pretaped, but def spread your love for the team on social media using hashtag #TeamBrandon!

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Ariana Greenblatt Says The Desks During Her 'HSM' Performance Were An Obstacle on 'DWTS Juniors' (Exclusive)

Ariana Greenblatt Says The Desks During Her 'HSM' Performance Were An Obstacle on 'DWTS Juniors' (Exclusive)

Ariana Greenblatt is back with another blog all about her experience on Dancing With the Stars Juniors.

The 11-year-old actress and partner Artyon Celestine performed not just one, but TWO dances on the show and they both were amazing! You can check them both out HERE and HERE.

Check out her exclusive behind-the-scenes blog below!

Wow, you can’t say you saw that coming, right?! I mean it was like a twist out of The Hunger Games! No one got eliminated and the final four will be in the finals! It was really shocking and surprising and I was SO happy for everyone. No one wants to be the one team that came up a little short to miss the finals after all these weeks of hard work. Also, never has DWTS ever done team duos which was another fun surprise. America really wanted to see Sky and I team up so that’s what we gave them! It was such a busy week. We didn’t have much time to learn the routines because we also had our individual team dance to get down as well as the opening number.

Artyon and I just really stayed focused on the prize and doubled down our work to get all the dances down. The rehearsal room without all the other teams has this weirdness to it. The halls are less full, the rooms are quieter and the pressure is definitely there. The desks were really giving us a hard time during our rehearsal and camera blocking for our High School Musical Foxtrot. Right up to the last minute I wasn’t sure how much trouble those props were going to give us! The way we were using them in rehearsals just didn’t work or look good in the final camera blocking so last minute changes had to be made. Arty and I just looked at each other, shrugged it off and concentrated on us but it was definitely in the back of our minds.

On show night the atmosphere was electric and it was so awesome to see so many of the previous teams in the audience and backstage. We’re all very close after so many weeks together and when one of us gets eliminated it’s really tough. It’s so comforting to see each other before show time and get little pep talks of encouragement. I remember Kenzie coming up to me in the makeup room before the show and telling me “You got this!” I can’t believe we are all in the finals together. It’s been an incredible journey and something I will never forget no matter the outcome. We all have pushed ourselves so much to be here in the finals of season 1 of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

Fun Fact: I was so happy and excited to have my cousins Charlie and Harrison along with my Aunt Leni fly in from Miami to support me during these final weeks. It meant a lot to me to have so much of my big family there in the crowd.

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Ariana Greenblatt & Sky Brown Perform Together For Team Dance on 'DWTS Juniors' Semi-Finals - Watch Here!

Ariana Greenblatt & Sky Brown Perform Together For Team Dance on 'DWTS Juniors' Semi-Finals - Watch Here!

Sky Brown and Ariana Greenblatt are the team up we never knew we needed on Dancing With The Stars Juniors!

Airing Sunday (December 2), the two mini-dancers wowed on the dance floor with partners JT Church and Artyon Celestine for a fun number, which was set to “369” by Rhett George.

Sky and Ariana picked up 28 points for their team dance, which will be added to their individual performances, which you can watch HERE.

Check out their performance below and show your support on Twitter with hashtag #ArianaandSky!

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Ariana Greenblatt & Artyon Celestine Dance to 'High School Musical' on 'DWTS Juniors' Semi-Finals - Watch Now!

Ariana Greenblatt & Artyon Celestine Dance to 'High School Musical' on 'DWTS Juniors' Semi-Finals - Watch Now!

Ariana Greenblatt and partner Artyon Celestine break out into a fun dance on Dancing With The Stars Juniors, airing Sunday (December 2).

The young team, mentored by Brandon Armstrong, danced a cool foxtrot to High School Musical‘s “We’re All in This Together”.

Ariana and Artyon picked up 28 points out of 30 for their performance.

Remember, you can’t vote from home as the show was pretaped, but def spread your love for the team on social media using hashtag #TeamBrandon!

Watch their performance below!

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