Yay! I managed to make it to the finale without some numnut spoiling it for me! The number of people on the Internet who feel the need to explain Google to me on a daily basis can be mind-boggling. I truly think some people think they are the only one’s who have access to Google. Anyway, let’s get on with the show.
We are still pretending Maddie is not going to have a solo. At nationals. It one day until nationals and the farce remains. I hate the Amber Alert dance. Abby says the routine is still a hot mess. The select time is told the need to win to stay. Then Abby threatens the soloist, Camryn, Chloe, and Kendall. Chloe’s choreography is still mediocre. Oh look, here comes Maddie solo. Abby is already setting them up for it.
The Amber Alert dance is crap. Abby pulls Maddie and tells her to “go work on her solo.” And there it is.
Abby loves Camryn and is treating her nicely and working with her a lot. She really wants her to beat Chloe. Oh yeah, Abby just walked in and told Camryn if she didn’t beat “that kid” and then makes the knife slitting throat gesture. Kendall’s solo looks good and Abby is pleased. Chloe’s rehearsal is not the best. Chloe’s self-esteem is beaten down. She’s lost her desire. Chloe’s mom is a bitch to her too.
Cathy arrives to Nationals and passes out apples to everyone outside who hold them up like trophies when Abby and crew arrive. Priceless.
During hair and makeup, Chloe and her mom make up. But Abby finds out that Cathy is doing her group number to Chandelier and she and Melissa got to talk to Cathy. Which is stupid even for scripted TV they don’t own the song and they can’t stop the routine so why give Cathy the satisfaction of letting her know she is irritating them. Cathy says that Sia can’t stand Abby. Insults are traded. Abby says that because of the Chandelier number she is going to pull one of the other girls and put in Maddie doing the her chandelier solo. I don’t think that solo would work for an empty stage. She needs doorways and furniture to jump up on. Abby gives Maddie the choice and Maddie says no. As much as Maddie wants a solo she would never want to take one of the other girls places at the last minute. Jill now thinks Kendall can win it all.
Kendall did great on her solo. If she wins first, it would be well deserved. Abby looked thrilled. I’ve never seen her get that excited for Maddie. Chloe’s dance was good too. And the choreography seemed on par with Kendall’s. The first half seemed a bit like every dance they ever do at ALDC, but she has a chance. Camryn’s dance was better than either of the other two solos. The choreography was unique. Her movements were crisp. It was sure to win first place, and then….she literally feel on her ass. Poor thing. I don’t really have any sort of attachment to Camryn because we don’t even know her really, but that was just awful. She recovered very, very well though. Abby gave Camryn a hug and a sweet pep talk for following. No. I am serious. She really did. I’m telling you she like Camryn.
Time for group competition. The select team has the best choreography and the best costumes. The main team is dress like the cast from Little Orphan Annie. Abby is giving the select team every advantage possible.
First up are the rotten apples doing Chandelier. They danced beautifully. Technically they will be hard to beat. But my God those costumes were hideous. The select team did really well. Especially the littlest girl. OMG. Of course Nia is the kidnapper stealing Mackenzie in the group dance. Of course she is. I hated the Amber Alert dance. Of course Maddie had a solo part at the end that could have appealed to the judges. I thought it was stupid.
OMG. Kendall got NINTH PLACE! She was the best one out there. Camryn got sixth place. Chloe got fifth place, but it was pretty much a tie between fifth and sixth. Candy Apples got 5th place in the group dance. The Select Group got second place. Amber Alert won first place.
Christi and Abby have a huge fight. Abby yells at Jill because Kendall cries about her placement. Chloe is crying coming in because she heard Abby screaming crap about her to her mother. Christi has had enough.
Abby sends the select team packing because they came in second. Chloe says that she doesn’t want to dance for Abby anymore. She is going to miss the girls. I think Christi has had Chloe in another studio for quite a while and was just waiting for her contract with Lifetime to expire. Apparently, it has. Most likely for all of them. We shall see who ends up shooting the next season in LA. I will miss Chloe.