Not only is it time for my favorite show, Dance Moms, but something I have ALWAYS wanted to happen is about to happen this episode. Chloe and Maddie are going to compete head to head in competition with the exact same solo! I have long said that Chloe is as good if not better than Maddie and Abby favors Maddie and gives her better choreography to insure that Maddie always wins. I bet Abby will still spend more time with Maddie this week, but I am praying for a Chloe win. I love Maddie and Abby but I just think Chloe is undervalued on the team and somewhat mistreated.
Abby is in an unusually good mood. That means she is up to something. Or getting laid. Asia is back. YAY! Annnnnd Nia is on the bottom again. Boo. Did Mackenzie even dance last week? How is she up so high on the pyramid. This is ridiculous. At least Brooke got recognized and is on top this week.
Oh Lord. The routine is about cancer. Really, Abby? Must we do these Debbie Downer routines with young children. Asia, Mackenzie Chloe and Maddie all have solos. Of course Chloe’s comes with a lecture from Abby. Grrrrrr. It’s always Chloe. Now she is lecturing the moms, which they totally deserve. I’m zipping through all the cancer stories.
Sigh. Abby is doing this to prove Maddie is better. I hope it backfires. Asia and Mackenzie are also competing against each other. Mackenzie looks nervous. And she should Mackenzie has beaten her in competition several times before Asia ended up at ALDC. Meanwhile, Chloe’s mom is on a covert mission to try to catch Abby giving Maddie extra private instruction. Kelly sends Jill in to catch the extra privates on video and she does. It’s pretty funny.
Abby is bitching at Chloe about Kristi’s constant harping that Chloe doesn’t get equal choreography (she doesn’t) and then makes Chloe stand in the corner and not watch as Maddie goes through the solo. Maddie is already pretty much flawless.
Abby and sends Kristi and Kelly to dye elastic together for the group dance. Everyone is hoping they will makeup but that doesn’t seem to have happened. Oh lord, Abby is going into graphic detail about cancer with the girls. Everyone is crying. I wish she would not make these dances so deep.
At the competition, Mackenzie is up first. She has an acrobatic number which is her best genre. She’s her usually cutesy adorable self. The dance is good, she remembers her steps. But it was not her best dance, in my opinion. Asia watched nervously from the wings. Asia’s routine was much sassier. Asia is a grown women in a kids body and her routines are always a bit….too adult. That said she is a little firecracker and you just can’t take your eyes off of her when she dances. Both moms think their kid one. I would pick Asia over Mackenzie this week, but since this is a reality show and drama is key, Mackenzie may win. Abby is furious with Asia for lip syncing the song lyrics while dancing. Which she did. I suppose that is a huge no no. Asia is a dancer, not Beyoncé. In Asia’s talking head, she says,” Miss Abby can yell at me all she wants, she is not going to make me cry.” I wish Chloe had some of that attitude.
Chloe and Maddie both look nervous about going against each other with the same costume and same routine. Chloe is up first. Okay, Chloe was good, but Maddie was better. Maddie has much better emotional expression. Chloe’s longer body doesn’t fit the choreography as well. Maddie was more “graceful” for lack of a better word. I think Maddie wins this. Which means that Kristi will bust out the undercover video of Maddie getting extra privates when Chloe comes in second. Oh wait. Maddie says that all of her turns were bad. Kristi (Chloe’s mom) says it was just one. We shall see what happens. Maddie is really upset.
Good Lord, they are getting the girls all upset over family members who have died of cancer right before they go out for the group number. I thought the group number was subpar for these girls. The ribbon was more of a distraction than a prop. Maddie seemed still upset from her solo and had problems getting under the ribbon at one point. This routine might win first, but it probably should not for technique.
The group number wins first. Asia beats Mackenzie in their solo division taking 1st and 2nd. In the main solo division… CHLOE WINS! CHLOE WINS! CHLOE WINS! I am so happy for her. I hope this gives her the confidence that Abby is trying so hard to erode.
OMG. Abby says she is surprised Chloe won and to Maddie’s mom she says, “She should have won.” I am not loving Abby Lee Miller in this moment.
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. The dance guy comes in and tells them there was an error in scoring and the real winner was Maddie. This is the worst show I have ever watched. It just got worse. Abby lied about going to the judges. She went to them and demanded to see the scores. She found the mistake.
OMG I officially hate her.