It’s coming down to the wire for nationals and Abby had decided to do the opening on an unfinished studio the day before nationals. I know a lot of your were outraged last week when Nia beat Kalani and Abby still would not commit to giving her a solo at nationals but you have to understand this has become one of the most scripted shows on TV and everyone involved, even the girls are acting. They are actually very good little actors. And Abby’s bizarre behavior is being hyped up. While I do think something is going on with her, I think we are getting a very exaggerated perspective.
Abby actually points Nia on top of the pyramid. Abby has two solos for nationals. Of course Maddie gets one. The mothers fight for Nia to get the other. Abby gave Nia her first solo at nationals. Actually, Nia owned it. This years group dance is set in a hospital waiting room. Oh, Abby. Just tank them why don’t you.
At nationals, Nia has a stupid costume. I blame Holly for this. Why are they acting like Abby provides the costumes? That is a dance mom’s job. Nia is dancing in the teen division and her competition will be stiff. I’m not sure she is prepared for this. That is Abby’s fault. But I’m sure Nia will take any blame that comes and none of the glory. It’s looking like Ava might beat Maddie as well. That would not break my heart.
During the first bit of Nia’s dance, the music skipped. We saw reaction faces from Abby and Holly rather than what Nia did, but it appears she pushed through. I didn’t like her choreography, it reminded me of her Maya Angelou routine, only this was not as good. I didn’t like her costume. And I didn’t like her facial expression which was some sort of serene smile when the song was about a struggle. I’m disappointed. Apparently, thirty seconds of her solo was skipped.
Ava’s solo was really good. She gets up higher in her turns than Maddie. I do get distracted by her extremely thin, yet extremely muscular body and her height. Abby of course insulted her performance immediately deeming it, “awful” right there in front of everyone.
Maddie’s dance was one of her best. Her turns were a lot higher than usual, her usual emotional face was spot on for the song, he costume choice and entry and exit were great. She should win.
Murrietta’s group routine was good. It captivated you and pulled you in. I found the actual target being passed around distracting from the dance steps. In their opening they were not as clean as they have been in the past. It’s definitely throwing down the gauntlet to ALDC.
The ALDC somber, fairly morbid group dance went well. I think it was better than Murietta. But it was very sad.
Nia takes second place in the teen solo! Not bad at all.
The guy calling the winners has no idea what he is doing and gave the wrong girl a trophy.
Maddie takes second place in her division! Not good at all! Ava beat her and took first.
ALDC takes second in group. Not good.
Murrietta takes first in group.
Abby has a major meltdown in the audience and has the team walk off the stage before awards are over. Way to teach good sportsmanship, Abby. Life is not always fair. This is a teachable moment and you are teaching all the wrong things.
Holly and Jess stayed behind and finished the ceremony. Once again my DVR shuts off before the final credits. Was that the finale episode? I dunno.