Competition day. Kaya wants to know if she should do Nicaya’s hair and makeup or if she made the 3,000-mile trip for nothing. Jabby says she needs to talk to Kelly first. Jabby wants to know what’s going on with Paige. Jabby say she can’t have Paige go on stage and mark the kick rather than actually do it. Kelly says Paige is ready to do it and that’s why she wanted to rest her foot in practice. More discussion reveals that Kelly was mad the previous day because she’s afraid that Nicaya is coming to take the place of someone who should be on the dance team. Great, thanks for clearing that up.
Chloe manages to tune out all the fighting and does her solo.
I can’t really judge it because that’s when my TV decided to pixelate and jump around. After, Christi says that some parts were brilliant, but some parts need work.
Nia’s solo is up next. Jabby says she is right on the money.
Sorry, couldn’t find a Nia solo photo. But Hi, Nia!
She comes into the dressing room and gives Nia a hug. To Chloe, she says some was good, some not so good.
Mackenzie’s solo looks like the same acro routine she usually does. She is very cute though and I think she did a good job.
The group number is set to go on in like five minutes, but they supposedly don’t know who is in it yet. This is such BS. Jabby makes them run the dance with Paige and then run it with Nicaya before deciding that they ALL will be in it. Yawn. We’re REALLY supposed to believe she didn’t decide this till the last minute?
Anyway, the group dances and it is another creepy spoken word piece. Jabby says they need to get first place overall or nothing. Christi interviews that the girls are crawling around on the floor and punching themselves in the face. Heh.
Where. Have. All. The. Children. Gone? To. An. Asylum.
After, Jabby says both Paige and Nicaya did a good job. Neither of them pulled her eye and that’s a good thing this time.
Awards. Mack gets third place. Melissa sour grapes that a lyrical number beat her and lyrical always beats acro. Nia comes in tenth place and Chloe came in fifth. Ooh. Well, at least they made the top ten and top five, respectively. Jabby is disappointed. But the group number pulls off an overall first place, so all is right with the world. They will be leaving CA victorious!
When the MC asks who their choreographer is, Nicaya grabs the mic to say Abby Lee Miller.
In the green room, Jabby congratulates them. Then she rebukes the girls for letting the new girl grab the mic. Kelly says something about Jabby doing the same thing to Paige today – threatening to replace her with someone else. Kaya tries to break into the discussion, but Kelly says she’s not talking to her, she’s talking to Jabby. Kaya’s like, “you won’t even say my name” and Kelly’s like “I don’t want to say your name.” Elevated dialogue as usual.