Holly is still acting like the new Christy. She wants the moms to talk to Abby right before a class. This is so not smart and not like Holly I can only presume that production is pushing Holly to be the new shit stirring mom. Holly is not cut out for that. And it’s just weird. So Abby is now all riled up because she feels like the moms are questioning her decisions. Abby starts the class lecturing the girls when in fact she is really lecturing the moms. You know. The usual.
The group won last week. Maddie is not going to be at the competition she is off to LA to work with SIA.
Time for pyramid. In a classic Abby move, she puts Kendall on the bottom for crying when Abby was mean to her last week. Save the tears for your pillow. Kalani is next for coming in fourth over all. Nia is next because her favorites must place about Nia. Then Mackenzie, then Maddie. She won her division but came in second overall.
The group routine is about “diversity in religion.” Oh God. I’m calling it now. Nia will be a Muslim in this dance. Solos got to Mackenzie (Jazz/Acro), Abby sets Nia up in the introduction to the second solo to make her think it is her. But it’s not! It’s Jo Jo with the Bow Bow! UGH. Jo Jo asks if she can take Chloe’s spot on the team. Abby says if she works hard enough, she can replace anybody. Except her favorite. I hate how these scenes are so scripted now. Let’s get to the dancing part. Or at least a mom brawl.
Jo Jo is 11 ! She is the same age as Maddie and Kendall. I guess her speech impediment is what made me think she would be Mackenzie’s age. Jill seems threatened. Abby has Jo Jo improvise to show the other girls her star quality.
In the group dance, Nia gets the lead in the group dance. She has a spoken word piece as well. Abby has already told Nia that she will be responsible if the team doesn’t win. Holly is mean to Jo Jo’s mom, Jessalyn.
JoJo’s solo is a Maddie lyrical. It’s not really in her wheelhouse. So Abby changed Jo Jo dance to Jazz. That is Jo Jo’s strong suit. Abby has already turned in the dances so she calls on Sarah to take Maddie’s dance and I suppose she will add Jo Jo when they arrive? Sarah who? Oh CHRISTi’s mom! This just keeps getting worse.
The group dance is a mess. Abby seems more focused on Maddie and LA than this week’s group dance. Abby was late to the competition. Holly is worried Abby left them to go see Maddie.
Solos begin without Abby. Sarah does a great job. I hope like hell she wins because that girl goes through hell because Abby hates her nutbar mother so much. Wow. Jessalynn, Jo Jo’s mom, TRASHES Sarah in her talking head saying she is not good enough to be on the YMCA recreational dance program much less the ALDC. Meanwhile, Jo Jo hugs Sarah and says, “that was so good!”
There is no doubt in my mind that Jo Jo with the bow bow just won first place overall with that dance. It was fabulous. She is even better than she was on the Abby Lee Dance Competition.
Abby walks in right after Jo Jo’s performance. I am sure she saw them all. When she walks in between dances the crowd cheers her. Jessalynn and CHRISTi are both fuming. Melissa is all, ” Oh I’m so glad you made it to see Kenzie!”
Mackenzie did her usual cute little girl age appropriate number. It was nothing special. She’ll probably win her division but I hope Jo Jo with the Bow Bow takes her overall.
Abby says she was in NYC for the trial with Kelly. She had her driver bring her. There was traffic. SHe just conveniently got there just in time for Kenzie. Really? The criminal courts in NYC schedule cases for the weekend now? Interesting.
Ah Jo Jo is the Muslim in the birka. The group number was very emotional. If they win it is because of Nia. Nia did great with her spoken voice, and she had fantastic facial expression. She looked so happy be in the lead for a change. It really came together on stage. MacKenzie’s nun’s habit was in her face a good bit. Abby would skewer anyone else for that. By she won’t mention it to MacKenzie.
Sara wins first in her division over all. Abby is thrilled. In Jo Jo and Mackenzie’s category, somehow Jo Jo comes in third and Mackenzie wins. I totally disagree with that decision.
CRAP! The team came in second in group. Abby blames it on Maddie not being there.