Melissa says it was arranged a month ago that the kids could come late. Could they not start doing hair and makeup on the way to the competition? This Nia storyline is just so played out we've already seen it twice, with Paige and Chloe I'm not sure if I should include Brooke because while she was mistreated it was not the same as the other 2. First off - special thanks to Diane Mars for sending me a link to last nite's episode - Lifetime is still goofy. I wish they'd just shut up and let the kids dance! That video was so generic. It was nice to see Kathy and Janette come to the video promo and I was shocked Abby made it and more shocked that she was nice. I don't like Vivi being used as a prop, but I really liked Candy Apples dance this time. Kalani is talented and beautiful but don't let it go to your head Kira.
Also what did she say to Kendall during rehearsal? The main one had 44,000 hits this morning and 3 hrs later had gained another 8,000 views. Abby's dance was pretty but I didn't think the dance went with what they called it. This is what it feels like watching 10 year old girls fight. This happens to me too and it drives me crazy. Did I hear Holly right? It almost has a competitive cheerleading vibe. Cathy says Abby is going to hear from her attorney about filming her. It just proves that all the girls - even Nia and Jojo were there.
At some point the script just gets flat out flashed in our face. Maybe I'm in the minority but I thought Nia's song was terrible. Young people just want a song with a beat to it - they don't care about the words and this song provides that - Kendall's doesn't. Sarah Hunt won a scholarship also. Holly is drunk on the fame kool-aid and acting like a giddy fool. Little kids won't notice the lack of talent. She wants tNia to do Never Know and have JoJo do the Improv number.
JoJo comes out to do her improvised solo. Love, Limecoke Final thought: So far, the best video I've seen come from the Dance Mom kids is the one Chloe did a few seasons ago. Anyways, yup - some kids and their parents fly around the country doing what I think is cheating sort of - because the same choreography is used in every city for the audition part of the convention. I think Nia has a good head on her shoulders and her family seems very supportive. When she said that - I thought what's the big deal - but with her sashaying all over the country with Maddie - hubby probably is not a happy camper and wants attention.
Edited May 6, 2015 by serenitynow Did I hear Holly right? Holly asks how they got to this point — she says this is about kids dancing and should be fun. It will be interesting to see if she gets picked up for projects that are not Collins driven after this. Some adult back up dancers, some strobe lights, 90's costumes. Holly looks like she thought Nia had won. I love that child and want to go out for ice cream with her. Wonder if the lawsuits have been settled or if this is to deflect some of it? You still would have the drama of David vs Goliath, since Nia and JoJo are weaker than Maddie and Kalani, and neither would be expected to beat Ava and Candy Apples. This show really needs to go away.
Nia has serious potential and presence. Cathy shows up and asks if Abby is scared to lose a competition in her own backyard. She needs better training though, or she won't keep up with her peers in non-competition schools. Little head, short waist, and legs up to her underarms. But that's not to say that she isn't a proud geek, nerd, and dork of all flavors.
Jill tells Holly not to open up their business to outsiders. If they could enter two dancers at the last minute for solos, couldn't Gianna have reworked the group and done the group as a Duo? I could see this being played in a dance club. It is repetitive, the choreography is moronic and the atmosphere for both the girls and the mothers is toxic. I thought Nia looked good in her solo. She made a brief detour into graduate level Mathematics but then decided she'd much rather be a broke professional fangirl than a wealthy math geek. It is so distracting to watch her but I find her so despicable it gives me a reason not to fast forward it— I can mute it and just read her lips I suppose. The girls need emphasis on clean technique, but this is neglected due to their need to learn new dances quickly.
Jessa snaps and says to get out. . I get standing up for your child, but she's way too into the drama. Kalani says she heard it was worked out. I really hope this is it.
Loved this episode for the return of ViviAnne. Made even more obvious by Jill and Melissa staying at the competition and not with their children. The path for Nia to take is probably Law school or Med school. The show could have taught viewers much of all of the above and left out the drama, the episode would have been much better for it. From what I've seen - I can tell you that I'm really disliking this show more and more. Did the girls just reuse old choreography they already knew from old dances? Can't wait to see next week - looks like Kira is not in the special group anymore. She really stood out in the group dance because of her height.
Though I kinda agreed with Abby's criticism hiding in the corner now - the vibe of the video didn't quite match the song. Holly is just being insufferable about this entire thing. My heart hurts when kids are excluded, and I have to say Nia takes it well. It was kind of cheesy. When Abby refuses to take responsibility for the girls' lack of training, Kira takes matters into her own hands and brings in outside help, which infuriates Abby. She also really loves food. And her voice was purposely drowned out.