Skai Jackson has been phenomenal on this season’s Dancing With the Stars and in last night’s performance, the talented teen took her performance to the next level as she paid tribute to her late Disney costar Cameron Boyce.
Jackson received her first 10 of the season from Carrie Ann Inaba as she foxtrotted across the dance floor with partner Alan Bersten.
“It was just sheer perfection,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba said.
Reflecting on her friendship with Boyce, the 18-year-old said that, “He was in my life for half of my life, which is crazy. I met Cameron, obviously, on Jessie, and we just really built this bond for years and years and years. And he was kind of like a big brother figure to me. He always looked out for me through everything. He really molded me into the person that I am now. Of course I miss him every day,” said Jackson, who began to cry. “But I have him on my phone case, so I get to see him.”
Jackson admitted that she was “a little bit sad, of course,” that Boyce was no longer here to watch her in person; however, she does know “that he would be really proud of me. I know that he loved Dancing with the Stars and he loved dancing. So that’s why I’m really excited, just to do this dance, because it is for him.” She “just wanted to show him that this dance is for him.”
And of course, she did just that, earning an almost perfect score for her performance to John Legend’s “Ordinary People.”
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I don’t even know where to start… I am at a loss for words. I never thought in a million years I would be writing this. Cam, you were one of a kind. My heart will be forever broken. I am so happy that I got to spend almost everyday with you on set, you gave the best hugs. I wish I would have hugged you tighter when I saw you a couple of months ago. Thank you so much for being the big brother I never had… I am so distraught and I cannot stop crying! I love you so much… fly high 👼🏼 💔😢 Gods best Angel . #CameronBoyce