On this week’s Dance Mom’s Abby Lee is in LA with McKenzie so that she can release her first single. Which would make sense if Abby was a manager and McKenzie could sing. But let us put all of that aside and see how things go. Poor thing. Perhaps a lot of autotune will help.
Maddie is in LA because she booked a job of some sort. Meanwhile, back at the pyramid, Abby says she needs someone who can be her Maddie when Maddie is not there. Nia is at the bottom of the pyramid because her head piece slipped during her solo last week. Kendell is next. Her duet with Kalani came in second behind Maddie and Chloe’s duet that they had worked on since booty camp last summer. So, um that makes sense. Kalani is next on the pyramid. Chloe is next even though her duet with Maddie won. Because Abby hates Chloe and her mother, Kristi. Mackenzie is next because Abby said she was outstanding with the candy box. Whatever. And Maddie is on top of the pyramid because Abby adores her.
Mackenzie has a jazz/gymnastics solo this week. Kalani is getting a solo and so is Chloe. Abby has the girls to an improve dance off to see who will be “Maddie” in the group dance. Kendell wins because the Moms voted and could not vote for their own kid. Chloe came in second.
When Chloe is rehearsing, Abby’s feedback included “Find your inner Maddie” and “Imagine if you Danced like Maddie!” SMDH
Christi and Kelli are meeting for lunch and somehow Kalani’s mom invites herself, so Christi tells the other moms they are welcome to come. Stupidly, they all show up. Kalani’s mom admits in her talking head she just wants to be sure that Kelly’s daughters are not coming back to jeopardize her daughter’s position. Everyone hates Melissa for her association with Abby, but she joins the ladies as well. This already has a New Jersey Housewives vibe to it.
The next day Maddie is back for practice. Abby tells her that Kendell is going to call the steps and direct the the girls on their parts and Maddie can just worry about herself. As the rehearsal goes on, the moms realize that Kalani and Maddie have the lead parts despite Kendell being selected the day before.
Abby has Chloe and Kalani practice their solos and gives high praise to Kalani. Kira says maybe next week Kalani will have a solo against Maddie. Christi says Abby will not put Maddie up against anyone she thinks can beat Maddie. Melissa says no one on the team can beat Maddie isn a solo. Kira says, “Maybe we will find out next week!” I’m thinking maybe we will find out this week since Abby’s new thing is last minute additions to the program.
Abby is mean to Mackenzie in her solo rehearsal. She screams at her, tells her she is wasting time, and pretty much calls her stupid. I really think Abby has a hormonal imbalance. I have never seen her have this short of a fuse. As someone dealing with that issue myself, I see all the signs, hair trigger to anger, frustration, irritability over tiny issues followed by “just forget the whole damn thing.” Somebody send her some maca supplements before she implodes.
Abby is furious with the dance moms for going to lunch with Kelly. Abby threatens them to stay away from Kelly or she will kick their kids off her team.
On the bus, Abby says she is nervous about the group routine and is worried about the competition. Then she calls out Christi for dinging someone’s car in the ADLC parking lot. They have a verbal altercation where they both call the other ignorant. Then Abby screams to the moms on the bus in general, “Nobody on this team is safe? Understand ladies?”
At the competition, Abby tells Mackenzie that she needs to get out there and look like Asia. If she is going in this hard on Mackenzie, I can only imagine what she is going to do to Chloe. Abby tells the moms backstage that they are not allowed to be friends with Kelly anymore.
Chloe’s dance was great. I really hope she gets first. Great facial expressions and no major mistakes from my point of view. Maddie is really coaching Kalani. Nice Maddie. Way to fraternize with the enemy instead of the girl you have been dancing with for years.
Of course Kalani has a swan outfit and a more complex choreography…of course she does. Kalani did a great job. Abby grinned like a Cheshire cat the whole dance and at one point actually whisper yelled “Yes!”
Mackenzie, who was berated and chastised before her performance is up next. She seems a little stiff. The choreography was not jazz it was a total gymnastics routine. It seemed more like a floor exercise at a gym meet than a dance. And her hair piece fell out. Yep, her weave came flying out of her head because someone decided that a little girl needs to wear weave to do gymnastics. Oh my. Heads will roll for this.
Next is the group dance. They are wearing these ridiculous cloaks and everyone knows it is going to be a problem going in. One of the mom’s has a Frankenbite that says to just button the top button on the cloaks not all three. It sounded like Christi, but they were showing Melissa. I can already tell they lose the dance over these dam cloaks.
Then Abby comes in wearing Mackenzie’s hair piece. She tells Kalani she did great. She tells Chloe she was good. Then she yanks the hairpiece out of her head than hurls it to the floor and begins shaming Mackenzie in front of everyone.
Well, the group went off without a wardrobe malfunction, thank God. But they were not as tight as a group as they usually are. The capes were dramatic, the apple was clever there were no major malfunctions, so they could still get first, but I did not think they were in sync as much as they normally are.
Mackenzie comes in first in her solo despite losing her hair. Chloe came in second to Kalani in their solos. The scores were very close. Yet Kira starts talking about how far above Chloe her daughter, Kalani is. The group number also came in first.
Immediately backstage, Kira asks for Kalani to go up against Maddie the next week. Abby says no way. The other moms tried to tell you, Kira. Abby tells Chloe she is doing much better now that she comes to private lessons. Christi says she has always gone to private lessons. Abby calls Christi Satan.
Next week: Abby takes KIRA! to NYC for her court date with Kristi Um, why? I thought Melissa was her BFF? Also next week Kendell has a solo against Maddie and Kalani doesn’t get a solo.