I am so excited that Dance Moms is back. I cannot get enough Abby Lee Miller. I know, it’s a sickness. Don’t judge me.
OMG! I almost skipped the girl talk pre-show where the dancers all talk without Abby or the moms around, but I took a peek and already the girls are spilling the tea. It seems that Abby wants to move the studio to Hollywood because she has a BOYFRIEND in LA. I thought it was just for media whoredom’s sake.
First of all, I didn’t even recognize Mackenzie. She is not a little girl anymore! Kendall, Maddie, McKenzie and Nia have been traveling all over Europe and Australia with Abby teaching master classes. They all seemed really excited about the opportunities. Abby’s boyfriend was on the trip. Kendall accidentally let his name slip out and they bleeped it.
Chloe is not there and the host asks where she is. The girls all say she has been doing stuff on her own with her mom. They’ve all tried texting her and she doesn’t text them back. They don’t know what is going on or if she will be on the show. The girls are hurt that Chloe has blocked some of them on Instagram.
JoJo with the Bow Bow from the Abby Lee Dance Competition comes out. She is still trying to get on the team. I’m going to assume we are stuck with her this season. I hate her speech problem.
The show begins with everyone missing Chloe and hoping she will show up. It seems there are only four originals left. Kendall, Maddie, MacKenzie, and Nia are the sole survivors. This season the girls will be branching out into acting and singing as well.
It’s time for the first pyramid. Kendall was on the bottom because she came in ninth. Next was Chloe. Then Nia, MacKenzie, and Maddie on top.
There are three solos. Nia, Kendall and Chloe were chosen. But Chloe is not there. She was busy doing things like this. The group dance is Freak Show! They are really trying to sell the fact they were expecting Chloe. It’s not very believable. Nia is the strong lady, Kendall and Maddie are Siamese twins, Mackenzie is a contortionist. Abby calls Kalani. Kalani’s mom pulled her out previously because Abby won’t let Kalani dance against Maddie.
Kalani gets Chloe’s solo and for some reason this pisses off Holly. Holly wants to blame Kalani’s mom for this? IDGI
On the day of the first competition, Paige’s lawsuit, that is separate from her mother’s lawsuit hit the media. The moms tell the girls and tell them not to do anything to agitate Abby because she is going to be working with a short fuse. When they arrive at the competition there are lots of signs for Chloe in the crowd. But the crowd is still cheering loudly.
Kendall’s solo is first. It’s good. I don’t expect her to win with it. It was a warrior type dance and she had the wrong face for the dance the whole time. The spear was a distracting prop. I was not moved.
Nia’s solo was great. It was very unique. Almost like pop art. Sort of tribal meets the streets. I hope she wins. It was very different. The judges will either love it, or hate it.
Kalani’s dance was very good. She danced in heels. It was sort of a tango inspired routine. All three dances were very different. It’s just going to come down to the points. I’m not really sure whose choreography was the most difficult but that will be the deciding factor.
Between the solos and the group dance, Abby gets a text from her neighbor that says that there are news crews at Abby’s house. Abby is in tears. She pulls herself together for a pep talk for the girls. The costume budget is way up this year. The girls’ costumes are AMAZING.
The solo was fantastic. I thought I saw Nia make a minor bobble or two but it was hard to tell because at times they were all sort of doing solos and it might have been intentional. They will probably win. Abby loved it.
Nia came in second in solos, Kendall won first. Kalani came in second in her division. The group took first place. The MC says that he wants Abby to know his group supports her. Abby gave a speech to the crowd thanking everyone for their support.
In the previews, it looks like Nia and Holly may be kicked out. It really looks bad. That will break my cold black heart.