For some unknown reason, Abby Lee Miller was on TMZ again today. They actually were apparently invited to her studio and they did a short video of a hip hop class. Nia, Maddie and Kendall were in it with some other kids. Why does TMZ care? I have no idea. There was no point to the story other than Abby saying these kids with be nothing without her. Which is just another Tuesday in the life of Abby Lee Miller. The only thing I can think of is that Abby called them to her studio herself to prove she was still open?
On to this week’s episode…
Abby is back but she says she says she isn’t interested in the competitions anymore, she just needs money to pay her attorneys. My sound and audio are no where near close to being together, and I am not sure if that is the issue, but Abby seems like she is on something and slurring her words. She’s also not making sense telling the moms she was on vacation last week. Holly says that Debbie Allen has offered space to the girls and asks the moms what they want to do. They decide to bring the kids in to practice.
Maddie is not there this week. Abby is pissed that they got beaten by nobodies last week. Jill seems to be trying to throw Brynn’s mom under the bus for being disappointed with a third place finish. Is Jill on something too? Since when is third place good enough for Abby? The minis are on the pyramid this week and Peyton is on the bottom despite being Abby’s favorite mini. Abby tells Peyton she needs to wash her mother’s mouth out. See it is thing like that that irritate me about Abby. I don’t mind he screaming at the kids. I don’t mind her screaming at the mothers. But punishing the kids for their mother’s issues is really irksome. Another mini, Ari is next. Abby says she needs to pick up dances a lot faster. Alexi (mini) is next she needs to work on flexibility and strength. Alissa is to top mini. Abby made jabs at all of the mini moms to the minis. Lovely. then up to the real pyramid. Jo Jo is on the bottom. Abby has only nice things to say. Next is Brynn. Abby wants her to attack the genre. Um okay. Jill is thrilled that Brynn was criticized. Kendall is next and my DVR decided to fix the audio so I missed her critique. Next is Nia and Kalani. Abby says that Kalani was a little more African than Nia. Holly goes after Abby for her African comment. Mackenzie is on top for no reason.
The mini’s group routine is jazz and is called Cavemen Undercover. Abby is bringing in a new mini this week. The juniors are doing a group dance called “Better Off Now” and it’s a lyrical. Brynn will be playing the role of Maddie this week. And if they don’t win, Abby has already told Brynn it will be her fault. No pressure. Mini Alysa is doing a solo called Fever Rising.
Kendyl, a fifth mini arrives very late. Abby sends her packing. Until she needs her, Then she lets her back in. Kendyl looks EXACTLY like her mother which could be a problem, because Abby already hates her mother.
What the heck happened to Broadway Dance Academy? Did they decide not to be associated with this train wreck? This show is better when there is a rival team.
When the team arrives at the competition venue there is no one there. Jill points out that there are usually tons of kids there screaming upon their arrival. The place is dead. Jill seems to suggest it is due to Abby being absent from the last two competitions. Frankly, I think they might be staging all of these competitions because perhaps the real competition don’t want to associate with someone who has been indicted for fraud. Melissa is somehow threatened by the mini’s and especially Kendyl’s mom. I think the real problem with Melissa is she has to start over with another studio for Mackenzie if Abby goes to prison. Maddie announced this week that she is no longer with ALDC stating she has several movie roles. While that is true, I think she is also separating herself from Abby.
Kendall gives Alysa words of encouragement before going on stage and tells her to look at the judges not Abby because she does weird stuff with her hands. I love how all the juniors have sort of adopted a mini. Unlike the moms, they are unbothered by a young group coming up behind them.
Holy Molely! Alysa is a ringer. I don’t know where Abby found this one, but she is a sassy little thing with the dance moves to match. She reminds me a lot of Asia. She should take home first unless there is some kid we didn’t see that is somehow better. I don’t believe that could be the case.
The original moms are super mean to the mini moms. Even Holly, and she used to have some decorum. I don’t understand why mothers behave this way. Kerri, who is Peyton’s mom jumps on the original moms side when they attack Lynn, Kendyl’s mom. That’s a bitch move. The lines are drawn Kerri and you need to defend your own group.
Minis Group Dance
The girls are dressed like Pebbles from the Flintstones carrying caveman clubs. The swinging of the clubs merely serves to call attention to how out of sync they all are. There are no two of them on the same beat Peyton, who is always behind was in the middle for a bit calling everyone’s attention to her lateness. Then one of the girls loses her club on the ground and misses several bars of dancing getting up. When they all went out, that one was completely out of step with the line. When whoever it was lost her club, Abby said, “Goodbye.” They were cute as little buttons but their dancing was nowhere near Abby’s expectation. The one that messed up was Kendyl. YIKES.
Teen Elite Group Dance
The group dance was incredible. Brynn was perfect. She looked exactly like Maddie. She had Maddie choreography and she acted it out exactly as Maddie would have. She’s very pretty and very talented and I hope they let her dance her own style soon. But if Abby is trying to show Maddie she’s replaceable, she has certainly accomplished that goal.
Wow. Alysa got second. I want to see the first place winner’s dance. Was it a boy? Who could have beaten that dance? Even more unbelievable, the mini’s took first place in their group dance. Did any other teams dance in their category? Because that group dance was terrible! The teens took first place in their dance. Now that they are dancing as teens and not juniors I would think they would have less competition because most kids dancing as a hobby drop out in their teens for high school activities We just got a live shot of the stage. There are like 12 people on it including the ALDC kids. How the heck did Alysa get second? I just stopped to count. There are exactly eight other kids on the stage. Eight. This is another fake competition. The announcer was like “first place wow!” It was sarcastic. They were the only group that danced. This show has so jumped the shark. This is why we have no rival team. Clearly, Abby has been blackballed from most if not all competitions. That is likely why she wasn’t at the last two. We should assume from this point forward, if Abby is at a competition, it’s a fake competition. All the now you see her now you don’t with Abby is something the moms all know is because she is blackballed, fortunately for production, Abby flaking out is a storyline that will go uncontested by the average casual watcher of the show.
Next Week: Maddie comes back. Brynn stays. Abby can’t go to the competition so the girls go to Debbie Allen’s studio. Do they still dance as ALDC at the competition?