OH Joy! Abby Lee gets a new group of young impressionable dancers to screw up! Remember when the ALDC was 6-8 years old? We see Abby screaming at the little ones not to cry during the auditions and I am excited already. Holly on the other hand is not. If Abby is busy damaging the psyches of first graders, when will she have time to dream up new dances for Nia based solely on black people in the news? This is really going to cut into the time Abby normally uses to berate the Junior Elite Team and the parents are not happy that they will be getting actual dance teachers who may even been positive in their feedback. It’s Stockhom Syndrome or something.
Abby talks about how much they sucked last week. She says it was because Maddie hears things in the music that these schlubs don’t hear. Is this like being tone deaf? Kendall is on the bottom of the pyramid. Does this mean Nia is not on the pyramid this week at all or something? And what about Mackenzie who Abby completely terrorized last week? Oh there is Nia. Nia is on the bottom because she was second, you know, the highest solo trophy they had last week. Then is Mckenzie. OOOH Brynn is next. I was not expecting that. I thought she was the newest shiny thing. Jo Jo is second from the top. Why? Something about feeling the spirit of the Wolf. IDGI. And Kalani is at the top because….it appears to be because her mother had a baby. And she is not Nia.
Kendall and Jo Jo get solos. Jo Jo is not allowed to wear her Bow Bow all week. However will she survive? She has a hip hop solo that is clearly meant to beat Kendall. And she probably will. The group routine is hip hop as well. She has two of her young dancers to choreograph the group dance. Oh, this could win!
It looks like Abby is still winnowing down the new batch of new girls. They are all kinds of adorable.
I think the group hip hop practice looks great. McKenzie is especially good in this routine. But Abby is not impressed and brings in three ringers, three male hip hop dancers that she claims take classes at ALDCLA. The girls are actually thrilled with the boys arrival. The moms not so much.
During solo rehearsal’s Abby has Nia understudy for Jo Jo and Brynn understudy for Kendall. Abby stirs the pot saying that whoever does the dance the best gets the solo. Jill is losing her mind over this. Everyone is afraid of Brynn and so they attack her mother. #Klassy Once again embarrasses Kendall by causing a huge scene with Abby essentially telling her to get Brynn out of Kendall’s way. Jill screams at Brynn and makes her cry. Sigh.
The mini team is going to travel with the juniors to competition to observe. Meanwhile, one of the minis is trying to quit. Her mom is fine with it. But Abby goes to the parking lot to bring Payton back in. Abby is NICE to the kid. She is adorable. Abby has Payton sit next to her and continues to butter her up. This kid must be REALLY good.
The moms are mean to Ashley. Ashley does manage to get an apology from Jill after offering one of her own. Jo Jo has lots of crazy makeup to throw it in Kendall’s face after she cried about her latex mask last week. Kendall has a “sassy jazz dance.” Shocker. Abby knows Kendall can’t beat a lyrical solo with this. There is no one at this competition. Just before the competition starts Abby gets a call from her lawyer. I just noticed Melissa’s face. Did she buy a new one? It’s nice. Abby is talking to someone saying that the judge and I assume the Feds think she hid her name from the assets. She says that is a lie. However, when you file bankruptcy, you have to list all of your assets (and debts) on a sheet of paper and sign saying that is all of the assets. She did not include all of her income and if I recall correctly, she is accused of hiding assets in her mother’s name.
As Kendall prepares to do her solo, Abby is still unloading on the phone to someone about her legal mess. Abby is seen muttering in the parking lot saying, “I’m finished” while looking for her car. Meanwhile, Kendall’s outfit is stretchy black shorts and I white button up shirt tied at the waist. Why? Perhaps because this doesn’t feel like a real competition? Flash back to Abby having another breakdown in her car before driving off and blowing a kiss to the camera. I sort of get it. She basically found out she is facing jail time. I might freak out and head to In and Out Burger myself.
Kendall’s solo was not age appropriate and overly sexual, the choreography was awful, I can’t imagine Brynn ever doing that routine and I hated it. I think it is one of the worst solos I’ve ever seen on the show. If there are more than three solos in her category (which doesn’t seem likely) she will not place.
Jo Jo’s sole takes first place or there is no God of Dance. I loved it. She was perfect. I want to watch it again.
At intermission the Moms decide they just have to get used to Abby being MIA. No one really seems to care that much. The two young dance teachers are super positive. Kendall gives the pep talk that Maddie usually gives. Way to step it up, Kendall.
I loved it. I hope they get first. It’s hard to know when we don’t have a rival routine to see.
There is no God. Jo Jo got second. THERE WERE ONLY TWO PLACES IN TEEN SOLO. I knew this place was empty. So the other kid must have really sucked because Kendall won first.
It looks like there were only two teen group dances as well. So ALDC got first. Out of two. Later, Melissa talks to Maddie and tells her that their group won the hip hop dance against a group of two real hip hoppers. If not for Abby’s meltdown, this show would have been pointless and ridiculous.