Next day, Jabby decides the girls should shoot a video for Brooke’s song. She shoots them with a little handheld camera at various landmarks around town while screeching stage directions and yelling at Brooke for having her hair in her face.
The mouth that roared
She actually lets the girls take some video and it’s all really fun and cute until she makes Maddie dodge traffic and dance in the middle of a busy street.
Maddie’s solo this week is called “Frogger”
Wow, she really isn’t the favorite anymore! However, Maddie is unfazed and deems it the best day ever.
Uh, excuse me, Dance Moms, what do you think you are doing, showing us happy people having fun and getting along? That’s not why we watch! Who else was hoping for a brawl between Christi and Black Patsy this week? Lame.
One more day until competition and therefore one last chance for Maddie to beg for a solo. She says she wants to do one because of NATIONALS and because they’re in L.A. and because she loves to do solos. Jabby says in that case, whenever she’s offered the opportunity to do one, she should do one and not listen to her crazy, sneaky mother. Of course she lets Maddie do the solo, because if she didn’t, life as we know it would end.
In the corner, Holly says she KNEW Maddie would get a solo no matter how many weeks it’s been. You and the rest of the TV-watching world, Holly. Holly also says that Maddie being rusty after having not danced in a few weeks proves her point that you only get better by practicing more onstage. In other words, give Nia more solos.
Competition day. Jabby says it’s the girls’ last opportunity to impress her before NATIONALS and she’s treating it like an audition and not everyone will be going. Whatever.
Mackenzie is up first and right before, she interviews, super intensely, that the only thing she cares about in the world right now is her solo. LOL.
It’s the same routine as every week, so it’s a little surprising that she forgets what to do and stops in the middle.
But she quickly recovers and finishes. Backstage, Kendall hugs her, but Mackenzie is afraid that Jabby will be mad at her. Jabby says she could have done better.
Kendall is up next, and of course she has a lot to prove because it’s her first solo as a team member (supposedly).
She honestly looks 25 in this number, which I would characterize as a stripper dance with acro. Is that a category? Shrill interviews she’s sorry to put Kendall under so much pressure but she really wants her to go to NATIONALS.
In the green room, Shrill says they are off to a good start. Jabby comes in and she’s hearing “perfect, perfect from outside. You know that wasn’t perfect.” To Mackenzie she says everyone knew she forgot her steps. Poor Mack looks like she’s ready to cry. Jabby tells Kendall that she needs to use her face more. She says they need to dance every dance like it’s their best dance ever.