The time has come for nationals "Dance Moms" fans. On Tuesday’s Season 5 finale the ALDC (Abby Lee Dance Company) will head to their final competition of the season. And while Lifetime viewers will have to wait until episode 31’s premieres on Aug. 11 to watch the drama unfold, the winners of the West Coast event have already been revealed.
So, did the ALDC manage to beat out the competition in “Chaos at Nationals”? According to one “Dance Moms” spoiler site, Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior team did not fare too well at Center Stage Dance Productions in Lancaster, California, on May 31. The site reports that the ALDC’s group open number, “The Waiting Room,” only placed second overall in the junior division. Their rivals, Jeanette Cota’s Broadway Dance Academy, reportedly took home first-place overall with their open routine, “Moving Target.”
— Roman A. Rodas (@RomanRodas2015) May 2, 2015
And unfortunately for the ALDC girls, their solos didn’t impress the judges either. After a semi-successful season in Los Angeles — their first in Abby’s quest to open her West Coast studio, ALDC LA — the spoiler site claims that none of the girls placed first in a solo division with their routines. Abby’s star student, Maddie Ziegler, 12, reportedly took home second with her contemporary piece “Someone Special.” She was beat by BDA’s Ava Cota. Her sister Mackenzie placed fourth with her acro/lyrical piece “Dreamer.” Mackenzie, then 10, also received the “overall high score title winner” award.
Despite their failure to win big at the competition, the entire event wasn’t a complete failure for the ALDC. Viewers will remember that Abby told Nia Frazier she was not guaranteed a solo in episode 30, despite winning against her competitor Kalani Hilliker. In spite of her threats, it appears Nia, then 13, was granted a solo. And while she didn’t place first — she is rumored to have taken second-place overall in the teen solo division with a contemporary number — it is still a big victory for her. In the past four season of “Dance Moms,” Nia has never been given a solo at nationals. (Check out a sneak peek of her nationals performance here.)
One of Abby’s newest students, Kalani, also managed to make an impression at the Center Stage competition. Attendees report that Kalani, 14, was awarded first-place for an improvisation solo she competed. However, in a strange turn of events, she was gifted the win in the duo/trio division, not the teen solo division.
When u win duo/trio teen at a national competition as a soloist @23kalani
— Kira Girard (@kiragirard) May 31, 2015
And as you may have already predicted, Abby will be non-too-thrilled about the competition outcome. In a video obtained by one competition attendee Abby is seen calling the competition a “joke” and storming out of the event during the awards ceremony. Several of her dancers, including Kalani, are seen following suit.
The “Dance Moms” Season 5 finale, “Chaos at Nationals,” premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.