I already love the title of this episode, Chloe Gets Revenge. It’s about freakin’ time. We start with the Elite Team and the Select Team both in studio. The Select Team is pissed that Jade and her mother are standing with the Elite Team. Or jealousy may be a better term.
Pyramid time. Mackenzie is on the bottom because she was not in the number. That caused the group’s age group to put them in a tougher bracket. Next is Chloe. She placed 6th in her solo. Nia is next Abby didn’t like her feet. Next is Jade, she came in 3rd at the last competition, she can be third on the pyramid. Next is Kendall she did well. Maddie is on the top because, she always is on top of the pyramid.
Ava from the Select team has a solo against Maddie. Ava’s solo is called “Drizzle.” Maddie’s solo has a song written especially for her by someone called “Happiness.” Chloe gets kicked down to the Select Team.
The mothers act like two high school rival gangs in the parking lot. They literally argued about who would stand next to whom. Then the whackadoodle songwriter comes in and does an ode to Maddie that was more than a little creepy.
First up is Maddie’s solo. She was great.
Ava’s solo has an umbrella for a prop and she has been struggling with it. The dance goes beautifully but at some point midway through the dance the umbrella turns inside out. Ava handled it like a pro on stage. Backstage, first Abby lets Ava’s mother have it and blame Ava for the umbrella malfunction. Then she goes in on Ava and Ava cries. Ava apologies for disappointing Abby. Abby tells her to get off of her mother’s lap and suck it up. She’s 11 years old.
The Select Team did a great dance. Chloe and Ava look really good together. Chloe may actually fit better with the other group. The Elite Team’s music was creepy and the choreography reminded me of another routine they did where there was a car wreck or something. I kept thinking that I had already seen the dance. Maddie did not draw the focus onto her. Mackenzie caught my eye the most because she seemed to be a beat behind and slightly out of her spot for most of the routine. Jade may have upstaged them all for her brief solo moment.
This competition is really short on dancers and audience members. I get the feeling the Select Team has been going to staged comps and when they go to real ones they don’t take them.
Ava took third place in solos and Maddie won.
The Elite Team loses to the Select Team by a tenth of a point. I was really hoping for a bit more revenge than that. All the dancers seemed shocked. I don’t know why because this is the Select Team’s third consecutive win over the Elite Team. Maddie doesn’t even want to get up to accept the loser trophy. Abby says she thought the Elite dance was better. Abby berates Ava even though she was in the winning group number, and came in third with her solo and was nothing but gracious. I’m not sure if she threw her off the team or just off of nationals.
Next Week: It looks like Abby gives Chloe’s solo to Maddie minutes before the competition. And Mackenzie and the two littlest Select Team girls fight to the death for a solo at Nationals..