The Abby Lee Dance Company will return to Los Angeles in “Dance Moms” Season 5, episode 14. But, as expected, their arrival on the West Coast will not be drama-free. With two of Abby Lee Miller’s students vying for a career in the music industry, the coach will pit them against one another at the team’s first competition back in California.
According to the synopsis for “Hollywood, Round Two,” Nia Frazier, 13, and Kendall Vertes, 12, will be working on their blossoming music careers. And while Abby will be managing only Kendall, both girls will feel the need to perform both behind the mic and on the dance floor. “The pressure is on for Nia and Kendall as they both work to become pop stars while going head to head with solos this week,” Lifetime’s synopsis teases.
While Kendall may have Abby in her corner in pursuing her singing dreams and making her single "Wear Em' Out" a hit, things won’t go so smoothly for her in Tuesday’s installment. The episode’s synopsis states that Kendall’s mother Jill won’t “see eye-to-eye” with Nia’s mom Holly due to Abby’s involvement in her career. Viewers will remember that Holly chose to exclude Abby from Nia's singing career in favor of working with Danity Kane singer Aubrey O’Day in episode 6.
The ALDC girls' elite junior teammates will also have to worry about pleasing Abby in episode 14. “Not forgetting the constant fits of drama from Abby last time in Los Angeles, the girls give their all in the group dance in hopes of making their teacher proud,” the synopsis reveals.
“I want them to realize what an investment I am making here in Los Angeles,” Abby tells her students and their mothers in the promo for episode 14. “You going out there is setting up the success of my L.A. studio and my livelihood. “
Abby later confesses to the cameras that if her elite junior team is unable to bring home a win, her plans for a West Coast dance studio will be at stake. “If these girls choke like the first time around, I’m not going to make it,” she says.
Were the ALDC girls able to give Abby the win she so desperately wanted ahead of the opening of her ALDC LA studio? And who managed to place the highest with their solo: Nia or Kendall? Thankfully, one “Dance Moms” spoiler site has the answers!
The ALDC reportedly took home first place in the pre-teen division and first place overall for their group number “Together We Stand” at New York Dance Experience in Anaheim, California, Jan. 25. And that wasn’t the only big win! Kendall’s solo “Waiting” reportedly placed first in the pre-teen division and second overall. Meanwhile, Nia’s solo, “Never Knew,” reportedly took home third in the teen division. She did not place in the overalls.
Catch Season 5, episode 14, of “Dance Moms” Tuesday at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.