I really need a break from race wars and suicides and felons by bravo so I thought, “What better than to recap Dance Moms, a lovely little show about crushing the souls of little girls?” This week Maddie is in LA doing the Ellen show and doing the dance she did for the SIA video. So who will be able to step up to the plate and win in Maddie’s absence?
Pyramid time. Maddie on the bottom because she is not there. Chloe is next because she fell in the group dance. Nia was next because Abby hates her and because her ballet needs work. Next was Sarah. Abby said she was a beat behind. Dumbass CHRISTy had to pipe up and say, “not true.”. Mackenzie was “too short.” lol So somehow Kendall gets to be on top of the pyramid.
Abby needs a lead for the group dance but she hasn’t decided who it is yet. Three solos are available. One for Kendall, Nia gets a jazz route called “underdog.” Chloe gets a contemporary called “I should have known. CHRISTy goes off on Abby for Sarah not getting a solo. Abby threatens to cut Sarah from the group routine.
The group routine is Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves. It seems dumb already. Kendall seems to get the lead, but we all know that when Maddie comes back, she will probably take it. Yep. Abby is already threatening that very thing. Maddie is back and Abby is going to have Maddie assist the three soloist by critiquing them and giving feedback. Abby threatens to give Maddie Kendall’s solo. Maddie already learned the solo before leaving for LA. How convenient.
Abby compares all the girls negatively to Maddie. It’s worse than usual. Abby decides to keep Kendall in the lead. Sarah’s costume had to be ordered last minute and has not arrived. CHRISTy tells Abby she is garbage and that is all she wrote for Sarah. Sarah begs to be allowed to go. Abby says she can go without her mother, but CHRISTy won’t let her go without her.
When the girls arrive there are not any screaming fan outside. Abby says it is because they arrived early to reblock the group without Sarah. I say somebody dropped the ball and forgot to cast extras for this week’s competition. Abby loves walking in through the crowds. Kendall got Maddie’s costume so it’s lovely. Nia is dressed as a dog, with a collar and leash. But Chloe’s costume may even be worse, it is some sort of black lace unitard with ALDC emblazoned in white across her chest. Advantage, Kendall.
OMG! That was the best solo Nia has ever done. She gave great face and it was sort of hip hoppy. She was fierce. I hope she wins. Chloe’s routine was good. She did the choreography she was given pretty flawlessly but there was no wow factor to her choreography. Kendall has the most difficult choreography because they have told us a million times it is Maddie’s choreography. She hung in there and did well with it. Her face wasn’t even close to Maddie’s. But based on the level of difficulty I think Kendall will win, Nia will be second and Chloe will be third. That would devastate Chloe.
Kendall looks terrified of being the lead in the group dance. I’ve never seen this face on her before. She looks like she is going to break down. Whatever her problem was she let it all go on stage. Kendall was fantastic. Maddie would not have been any better. Kendall’s face was everything in that performance. I think it’s a winner.
I should point out that there is no one a this competition. The solos were number 7, 8 and 9 and the group number was 17. In the Ohio competitions, the numbers are in the 60s. I’ve had commenters here before that said that ALDC is not allowed to perform at a lot of competitions because of the cameras. I doubt there is much completion here so it should be a clean sweep.
Crap. Nia got fourth place. Third would have been fine, but fourth means no clean sweep. Chloe got second and Kendall got first. Kendall deserved the win. The group came in first. Abby compliments Kendall. She tells Chloe she doesn’t see the fire in her. She tells Nia she still needs work.
Next week: The abuse continues and Jade returns to make Chloe look bad.