In other news, Kimmy and Lucas’ solo is called “If this is Real” and they have to pretend to be madly in love, because that’s totally appropriate for 9-year-olds.
VictAng say their last duet – the tango from the first episode – had no chemistry and this time they really need to connect. Victor interviews that Kimmy and Lucas don’t even know what love means because they are still in the “eww cooties” stage. Because they are nine. VictAng give the kids homework to write a love letter to each other. Kimmy’s excited because she loves homework, but Lucas says he’s never going to love Kimmy no matter how much homework Victor gives him.
Hannah’s solo is called “Be Happy for Me.” Bob interviews that Hannah has struggled with her weight for awhile and has even gotten comments from judges and lower scores because of it. She says this is a good song for Hannah because people need to realize she is a good dancer and be happy for her. That’s great, but I don’t know what it has to do with Hannah’s weight.
Jessi is rehearsing her solo in which she portrays a fallen angel. Victor says the number is very artistic and the judges are either going to love it or hate it with no in between. Victor says it about “artistry, artistry, artistry.” Susan is watching and falls into the “hate it” camp. She complains about the lack of technique while Bitchette eggs her on. Susan interviews that Jessi can’t win without technique and that she’s all for artistry, but artistry doesn’t win competitions.
She grabs Jessi and sits her down to discuss.
She says that Jessi had no turns last week and last week she only came in second place and does she want to ruin her life by letting that happen again? Jessi’s like, leave me alone, VictAng know what they’re doing. Jessi interviews that it’s important that her mom show VictAng respect because they are like her two dads.
Susan asks if Jessi is happy and that’s the clip of Jessi saying “are you stupid!? I’m never leaving this studio.” My mom would have beaten the crap out of me for that, but Susan is pretty restrained. She just mentions that she needs to “address” Jessi’s “snapping.”
Duet rehearsal and Kimmy and Lucas have to read their love letters to each other. Kimmy’s is all girly and done up in stickers, complete with a (postage) stamp. Bitchette asks Ani if she really used a stamp and Ani’s like, “I love stamps.” LOL. Ani says she helped Kimmy write the letter because Kimmy doesn’t know anything about love (because she’s nine!).
Kimmy’s letter talks about looking into Lucas’ eyes and destiny and all that girly shit. Lucas’ letter, while no doubt written by Bitchette, is more practical, saying that Kimmy needs to relax and let him catch her if she falls.
Jessi rehearses while Susan continues to bitch about the solo. After rehearsal, Jessi tells VictAng that her mom is driving her crazy and thinks she is a dance teacher. Victor says it drives him crazy when people who don’t anything about dance act like they do. Susan interviews that she does too know about dance. She was born and raised in dance. Her mom was a professional dancer and so is her sister. So clearly she is qualified. Once again, she harasses VictAng who tell her to mind her own beeswax. Victor interviews if the moms don’t trust him, why should the kids?
In the studio, it’s “time for the scale.” Apparently, Stars holds monthly weigh-ins. Angel interviews that it’s pretty standard in most ballet companies, and people may not agree with it, but that’s how they roll.
But how much do Mayra’s boobs weigh?
Abby’s watching and is horrified. She asks if the other moms think it’s okay. Bitchette says no, so Abby asks why they allow it. No one has a response. Susan interviews “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” and says the weigh-in is great and the other moms are crazy and Jessi has lost 35 lbs.