The finals of “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” have finally arrived, and the phenomenally talented cast of pint-sized dancers have been narrowed down to just four. Of course, only one can win the Mirrorball Trophy, and there are reasons to believe that Ariana Greenblatt may be the celebrity kid to walk away with the title.

All four of the kids on the ABC show are supremely talented and have impressed the judges enough to earn top marks, making the competition a fierce one. Still Ariana and her partner, Artyon Celestine, as well as pro mentor Brandon Armstrong, still seem poised for a potential win.


They Are An Entertaining Pair

Throughout the competition, Ariana and Artyon have been one of the most entertaining kid couples to hit the floor. The two are infectiously cute, and it’s obvious whenever they perform. This could be a huge advantage in the final round of competition, especially when their freestyle comes into play. Being cute and dancing well could help clinch the title for them.

They Started The Competition Strong

Ariana and Artyon have been ones to watch from the beginning, tying with Mandla Morris and Brightyn Brems at the top in episode 1 with 24 points. Since then, with the exception of week 4, they’ve managed to stay near the top throughout. It shows that they’re tough competitors who are nailing their routines, an important skill in the finals.

Brandon Is Their Mentor

Though Brandon was eliminated early during Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars,” it quickly became clear that he is a creative choreographer. That has also shown through in Ariana and Artyon’s performances as well. Having a creative choreographer with them for their freestyle could prove to work in their advantage.


They Have A Lower Average With Scores

Though they’ve often been near the top of the judges’ scoreboard throughout the season, overall, Ariana and Artyon have a lower average score. In total, their performances have racked up a 25.9 average—below the average scores of both Mackenzie Ziegler and Miles Brown. Since they aren’t technically the best performers, they may not perform the best in the finals, and a lower score there could hurt them.

We Don’t Know How Popular They Are With The Audience

Because the show is pre-taped, and the studio audience is the only ones who vote, outside of the judges’ scores, it’s impossible to know where the teams fall in terms of the popular vote. We really can’t say if Ariana and Artyon are impressing the audience enough to earn enough votes for a win.

“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.