Things have been so busy that I am somehow two episodes behind on Dance Moms. First we have an episode where they perform in Vegas which I see as sort of a filler episode. Then we have a new competition. Oh wait, it is a dance competition in Vegas. That’s cool.
Viva Las Vegas
Abby is crazy as a bessy bug lashing out at Kira and Ashlee one second and then being perfectly kind five seconds later. This is always the mark of a good episode with a high likelihood of binge eating in the parking lot.
They manage to get it together to have pyramid. Brynn is welcomed to the group. Ashlee brings up the fact that Jill and the other moms immediately tried to dispute the fact that Brynn’s trio won. Jill loses her mind and starts screaming at Ashlee who says that Jill is just mad because Brynn is having a better season than Kendall. Kendall has reached that angsty teenage stage and is crying and screams at Ashlee and flees from the studio. Kendall is turning into her mother. The entire pyramid goes all to hell with everyone leaving and Jill screaming that it’s her or Ashlee. Brynn is crying and tells her mom that she wishes she could scream in Jill’s face and tell her how mean she is but she’s not a brat.
The girls are all in a tizzy for the group rehearsal which is a tribute to David Bowie. I can’t believe it had been two months since Bowie died. I thought this might have just been a coincidence but they actually had time to film this since he died. Time is just going by so fast. Brynn, Mackenzie and Kalani all get solos. All the other moms are total bitches about Brynn getting a solo. Why are they such bitches? Kendall is really turning into a royal pain in the ass.
Kenzie has a solo inspired by J-Lo. She has never seen J-lo dance. How is that possible. Kalani is doing a Fred Astaire inspired solo that she will be doing in heels. Brynn is doing something inspired by Princess Leia.
Kenzie’s dance wasn’t all that “J-Lo” but it was good. It was full of acrobatics which is he strong suit. She did well and her facial expressions are maturing.
Kalani’s dance was great. She has been looking kind of clunky lately and she was light on her feet for this. She danced in heels like she had been doing it all her life. She looked like an adult. The choreography was quite basic though. Probably because she inexperienced in those heels.
Brynn’s dance was good. The music will really help her scores. I hope she wins but it wasn’t that spectacular. I was distracted by her bones sticking out of her white leotard. I get that top dancers don’t eat much, but a darker colored leotard would have helped me focus more on her routine.
The group dance was really good. You can tell that Abby is not doing the choreography anymore. This was not the same old, same old we have grown so tired of. It was contemporary and elevated and it will win. The whole David Bowie concept was genius. It looked like Jo Jo was struggling to keep up.
Results: Brynn won first place over Kenzie who came in second. Kalani got second place in her division. The group won first.
In the second episode, CHRISTee shows up. The other moms walk in like they like just love CHRISTee. WTF? WE hate CHRISTee ! The pyramid was based on people who sprayed her with silly string in Vegas. Brynn is top of the pyramid. The big news is that Abby got laid in Vegas. Let us hope this improves her disposition.
Brynn and Sara are doing a duet, so are Kendall and Maddie. Kendall is beside herself with glee. She has been waiting to do a duet with Maddie for ages. Unfortunately, Maddie has another obligation that will keep her out of practice for a day. The group dance is based on Abby’s belief that Michael Jackson’s glove means he likes baseball. Or something. I don’t get it.
Jo Jo practices the duet as Maddie with Kendall. Abby considers giving the choreography to Kendall as a solo. Kendall is completely hormonal. She crying and having fits because she just wants to dance with Maddie. While Kendall is off attention seeking, Jo Jo runs the routine as a solo. And Abby gives her the choreography as a solo. Good for Abby. Kendall has been a brat for most of this season. Jill and Kendal storm out for the second episode in a row.
Jo Jo’s dance was great. The fake music we heard was not. If we would have heard the MJ music that the judges heard it would have been fantastic. This is right in Jo Jo’s wheelhouse anyway. I thought she was great. The judges didn’t give the best feedback.
Brynn and Sarah’s duet. I didn’t like it. These two girls are both kind of wet dishrags. That sounds worse than what I mean. They are both oatmeal. There is not much personality there. They are just sort of there. I was bored. The judges seemed to like it. The judges were a big hard on Sarah.
The group dance was cute. It didn’t seem very clean to me, especially in comparison to last week. They weren’t as cohesive as they could be. One judge called out Sarah for being behind on her turns.
Jo Jo was robbed. She did not even place in her division. That is all kinds of wrong. Sarah and Brynn won first in their division. I doubt there were three duets at this competition. The group also did not even place. I don’t recall that ever happening.
Next week: There will be three duets. I am convinced Abby does this when she doesn’t think her solos will place.