Nia danced the lead in the winning group dance last week. Will she make the top of the pyramid? I’m not holding my breath. We go straight to pyramid. Kendell had a small issue with the group dance. She owned it and Abby moved on to Chloe. Chloe was “fine.” Mackenzie is next because she didn’t win her solo. Next is NIA. Because Abby is a horrible, horrible person. Maddie is on top. Because, Maddie.
The Candy Apples will be at competition and Maddie was supposed to do a solo against Gino. So Kendall and Chloe will understudy her solo because it looks like Maddie may be called away on another assignment. Maddie will be the lead on the group competition and if she gone they will do the routine without a lead because no one compares to Maddie and they may as well all give up.
Maddie makes it to the competition so she will be dancing the solo. The moms suggest letting Kendall and Chloe dance the same solo. There is no way in hell Abby would go for that. A true head to head with all three girls doing the exact choreography to the same music? What if Maddie lost? That is not allowed.
Solos are first it’s Maddie versus Gino.
Gino was good, and boys always seem to have a scoring advantage. He danced in nothing but black shorts. It was all very primitive. I just wasn’t impressed. Abby mocked the “booty shorts.” And I do have to agree they were, um a poor choice.
Maddie was even better than usual. Her choreography seemed a little more elevated.
Backstage Abby confronts the moms about the tally board, which they brought with them to the competition. Abby goes off on Holly and says that Nia is 12! She can have kids! (wait whut?) She can get married in some countries! Holly tells Abby she is a horrible person and walks out of the dressing room. All the ladies follow her. Holly proves she is serious by saying she is not going to have this conversation on camera. The moms all return to get the girls ready for group. The room is thick with tension. The girls know something happened but they don’t know what.
Abby leaves. She is furious that Holly spoke to her that way. Um what way Abby? She was a million times nicer than you are to her 12-year-old child. The moms walk out to the auditorium and Abby is sitting there and they join her.
First up is the Rotten Apple Cores! OMG When Kathy talked about the routine in practice she mentioned it was like that movie with the two young lovers who are both terminally ill. SHE HAS HER GIRLS WEARING OXYGEN LINES ON THEIR FACE. It’s ridiculous. That said the choreography was great and they were really precise and in sync. But really, WTF with the oxygen crap?
Just when the girls are set to go, there is an announcement that the group number has been withdrawn. This is news to the dancers and their mothers. Abby is a petty little thing. The choreographer comes out to tell them that the reason the number was pulled has nothing to do with them. It’s because how your mothers treated Abby in the dressing room. Oh, how ironic is this. The bully can’t take any criticism?
Maddie’s solo won. Gino was second. Candy Apples group dance came in fourth. The moms think Abby was afraid to go up against Candy Apples. Abby and Holly go at it again after the comp, but apparently 61 minutes was not enough for this episode and my recording ends.