Leslie comes back with Peyton and Abby has a decent conversation with her. Jill arrives with a gift of silver hoop earrings for Abby to blunt the effects of Kendall getting fifth place with her solo last week. All the moms are nervous about going to Orlando for Open Calls. Abby is taking Maddie and Mackenzie down early with her to set up. Leslie whines about her not choosing Peyton. Leslie will never learn. Abby is furious that she didn’t have an overall first place solo winner last week. Pyramid goes as expected. Abby is not happy with Mackenzie’s performance. If Mackenzie doesn’t step up, she is going to find another Asia to dance with ALDC. Chloe gets the number two spot, but no praise at all.
The group number is “Losing You” a blatant threat that one or more of them could be cut. There are two solos. One for Maddie her number is called “Down My Spine” and Mackenzie gets the other “Take it To Go.” It’s a jazz/acro routine. Mackenzie is not in the group. Brooke is lead on a trio with Chloe and Paige called “Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil.”
I’m watching Abby sending dozens of rejects crying to their mommies at the open audition and I’m wondering. What happened to that Thalia girl? Did I miss something last week? Was she a one week wonder? She was good. Meanwhile, mothers are bawling like they just saw their only child get killed by a freight train. It’s kind of funny.
Backstage before the competition, everyone is talking about Jill being late with Kendall. Abby is not happy.
Maddie’s solo was flawless as usual. She even did a couple new tricks. Mackenzie’s was perfect too. They should both easily take first. The trio was good too. Could be a sweep.
UPDATE: Someone ( I would have IDed and told her, but it is clearly a child and I don’t want to encourage them to come here) posted this on twitter. This shows why the trio came in second, Sadly, it was Chloe. Her spacing was off and she over extended. Let’s hope Abby didn’t notice.
Right before the group number Peyton falls and has a serious injury. Peyton says she tripped over Kendall’s foot. Abby asks her one to ten about the pain. Peyton says nine. Abby immediately tells the rest of the girls to start reblocking the number. The show must go on.
Chloe gives the girls a pep talk in the wings. YAY! For Chloe stepping up. The group did great and probably will win first. I predict all first places. The girl who came in second to Maddie’s dance routine was called, “Lightly Swallow.” Just putting that out there.
Oh shit. The trio came in second. Abby already hates everyone in the trio (Brooke, Paige, Chloe) this is bad. The group one first. Apparently, the real name for the group dance was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” not “Losing You.” The group won by 11 points.
Abby goes in a bit on the trio, but goes harder on Kendall. Next week is a Kendall vs. Chloe rematch. Abby pushes Kendall so far she is seen saying she doesn’t want to do it anymore.