Welcome back, Gasmii! Are we all happy to spend some more time with these (mostly) delightful children and terrible, horrible, no good, very bad mothers?? I know I am. Let’s see what stunts are pulled this week, shall we?
Previously on AUDC, Brianna shed tears over being picked on in school, the moms were heinous as usual, and Tua had to pack her dance shoes and go.
It’s broadway week! We have nine kids left, and that’s eight more happy children than Abby Lee Miller wants. The dancers have all been assigned numbers, just like a broadway audition. Abby sure does love to brag about all the kids she’s taught who have allegedly gone on to such illustrious roles as Sugar Plum Fairy #6 and Flying Monkey #10. The skill for the challenge this week is projection, but we all know it’s a crapshoot whether or not she sticks to her guns on that. I guess she’s going to have to explain more about what exactly projecting is because I can’t imagine the dance equivalent of an annoying little orphan Annie belting annoyingly except for spirit fingers.
Joyce Chittick will teach a combo to the kids, then they’ll have a mock open call to determine the winner. Zack is nervous because all the people he thought would go before him are gone. Ugh, that doesn’t bode well. But his mother thinks it’s a really good combo for him.
Elizabeth is confident that she’s got this shit in the bag and will bring home the ultimate prize. I admire confidence, but arrogance is just ugly. That combined with her previous crocodile tears and obvious scheming with her mother make me hope she breaks her legs.
At least she’s got the showgirl look down. Or stripper. She has options.
The kids will do the routine over and over and Abby will tap the kids she doesn’t like, who will then walk of shame to the bar. I’d be scared if I saw those oversized fuchsia talons coming my way. Abby makes her first cut, and Hadley’s mother looks on with as much nervousness on her face that she can muster.
“Oh God I need a drink. And some spackle on my chest.”
Abby tells Elizabeth that she looks intense, but she has no neck and sends her to the bar. Her mom is not pleased. I think. It’s hard to tell since her face doesn’t really move.
“I am so very angry right now.”
Hadley is also sent away, and Yvette speaks for her saying that Hadley thought she had it. I would gladly see Hadley go home if it meant not having to look at this troll anymore. We’re finally down to Brianna, Amanda, and Zack. Abby makes some noise as if this is a hard decision for her. Yeah, stomping on children’s dreams is certainly not a favorite pastime which she lists on her MySpace page. Sure. I love the face that Zack gives as he prepares to square off against Amanda.