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Skai Jackson Reacts To 'Dancing With The Stars' Results: 'We Did The Best We Could'

Skai Jackson Reacts To 'Dancing With The Stars' Results: 'We Did The Best We Could'

Skai Jackson is speaking out after the results of the Dancing With The Stars semi-finals on Monday night (November 16).

The 18-year-old actress and her partner Alan Bersten performed two dances during the show, and ended up in the bottom three.

Two couples were sent home – Skai and Alan, and Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart.

“We literally did the best we could. Obviously it’s a really sad thing, but I’m not really sad sad about it,” Skai told ET after the show. “I’m just happy that I was able to be on this journey with such an amazing person. I feel like we made it so far, we made it to week 10, we got through all the dances except for the finale and it’s just been really awesome. It’s sad, of course, but I’m actually happy at the same time.”

“I feel like when you make it to the semifinals there’s a proud moment, regardless,” Alan added. “Do I look back and wish we did anything differently? No. Not at all. I feel like it was so inspiring to see Skai grow every week. She absolutely killed it tonight and it’s just the way it goes sometimes.”

“Honestly, it was a great season, and it was very much one of the toughest competitions,” he said. “This season was so competitive, and so to make it this far is just such a blessing. I am very, very happy. Rehearsals were fun, dancing was fun. I am very thankful and grateful.”

Skai Jackson Glitters In Gold For 'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals - Watch Now!

Skai Jackson Glitters In Gold For 'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals - Watch Now!

Skai Jackson wears a gold dress for one of her dances on the semi-finals of Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (November 16) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old Disney star and her partner Alan Bersten did a Cha Cha for their first dance, set to “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior.

Their redemption dance earned them a score of 27 out of 30 from the judges.

“Papa is proud!” Bruno Tonioli said. “My little golden girl brought some extra bling to the Cha Cha Cha!”

For their second dance, Skai and Alan performed a Viennese Waltz to “Lonely” by Noah Cyrus. Skai expressed that she related to the song, feeling lonely as a child.

“I want to show other young girls you can put anything you put your mind to,” she said. “Just go out there and kill it.”

The dance earned the pair a perfect score of 30 out of 30, for a total combined score of 57 points out of 60.

Though Skai and Alan did very well with their dances, they landed in the bottom three, alongside Justina Machado and Sasha Farber, and Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart.

Check out their dances now!


Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten – Cha Cha

Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten – Viennese Waltz

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Skai Jackson Slays Her Paso Doble To Janet Jackson On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Skai Jackson Slays Her Paso Doble To Janet Jackson On 'Dancing With The Stars'

Skai Jackson does an amazing job at her Paso Doble on Dancing With The Stars‘ Icons night on Monday (November 9) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old and partner Alan Bersten danced to Janet Jackson‘s “If” for their number.

Skai and Alan brought the sparks and earned a 27 out of 30. Their dance also ended with a note on the screen saying, “Use Your Voice.”

The dancing duo later danced off against Nelly and Daniella Karagach with a Salsa to Ricky Martin‘s “The Cup of Life.” Skai and Alan were the winners of the dance off.

“Can’t believe I had to have a dance off against my big bro @nelly !” Skai wrote on Instagram afterwards. “Taking your shirt off??? Not fair! 😆 How do you think we did?”

After being in the bottom two the week before, Skai and Alan made an impressive comeback and will return to dance next week!


Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten – Paso Doble

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Skai Jackson Works It During Salsa On 'Dancing With The Stars' - Watch Now!

Skai Jackson Works It During Salsa On 'Dancing With The Stars' - Watch Now!

Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten flip it, but don’t reverse it, on week eight of Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (November 2) from Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old and her dance partner performed a Salsa to Missy Elliott‘s hit song “Work It.”

Skai and Alan‘s dance featured some flips and tricks and earned a total score of 25 out of 30 from the judges.

The pair took to the dance floor once again later in the night for the third relay dance, a Samba, to “Levitating” by Dua Lipa.

AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke went first, followed by Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev, then Skai and Alan closed it out. AJ and Kaitlyn both received three bonus points, while Skai received two.

In the end, Skai and Alan were in the bottom two alongside Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli voted to save Skai and Alan, sending home Chrishell and Gleb.

“Y’all, I don’t wanna be in the bottom two again. Im gonna need you guys to continue to VOTE,” Skai wrote on Twitter later that night.


Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten’s Salsa on ‘DWTS’

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Jeannie Mai Withdraws From 'Dancing With The Stars' Competition Due To Health

Jeannie Mai Withdraws From 'Dancing With The Stars' Competition Due To Health

Skai Jackson Is The Bride of Chucky For Dancing With The Stars' Villains Week

Skai Jackson Is The Bride of Chucky For Dancing With The Stars' Villains Week

Skai Jackson pays homage to the 1998 film Bride of Chucky on this week’s Dancing With The Stars on Monday night (October 26) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old actress and author dressed up like the doll Tiffany, while her partner Alan Bersten dressed as Chucky for “Villains Week,” as part of the DWTS Halloween-themed episode.

For their dance, Skai and Alan performed an Argentine Tango to Billie Eilish‘s “everything i wanted.”

Skai, I’m so proud of you. You have actually had the roughest road through this competition this season,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said on the show. “And you came back stronger this week than ever… The power you exuded in that dance was mesmerizing.”

The pair earned a 27 out of 30, which is a big jump from last week’s dance, where Skai had a couple of missteps.

Skai and Alan are also safe for another week!!


Skai Jackson & Alan Bersten – Argentine Tango
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Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert Return To 'Dancing With The Stars' Dance Floor

Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert Return To 'Dancing With The Stars' Dance Floor

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert made their triumphant return to the dance floor on Monday night’s (October 19) episode of Dancing With The Stars!

The couple performed a stunning, classic Paso Roble during week six of the competition show.

Ahead of the dance, Derek opened up about him and Hayley making their way back to the ballroom.

“Yeah, it’s been a while. It’s been a couple of years, but I’m excited. I’m excited to be back in the ballroom as a judge, but now I’m very excited to be back in there performing and dancing,” he told Fox News.

“I was in the ballroom the other day. It was empty, and we were rehearsing. And I just was reflecting on all the performances I’ve done in that room and the experiences and just the memories, and it’s pretty wild,” Derek added. “So, I’m really excited to add this performance to the list and obviously to share it with my beautiful girlfriend Hayley. We’ve been practicing in the garage for this performance.”

“We’re dancing sort of a classic Paso Doble dance because I love the strings and the drums and the flamenco guitar, just the nylon strings. And things like that, I get excited about, and I love that style, that passion in those dances. I’m looking forward to it,” he continued.

Check out all the photos from their dance in the gallery!


Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert Perform on ‘DWTS’
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