JoJo Siwa’s future with the Abby Lee Dance Company looks more uncertain following the release of Lifetime’s sneak peek for Season 5, episode 8 of "Dance Moms." In the “Wild Wild West Coast, Part 2” scene, the 11-year-old dancer is scolded by Abby Lee Miller and her assistant, Gianna Martello, for failing to correctly rehearse her competition number with Mackenzie Ziegler, 10.
“Why does she end her pirouette with all of those steps she puts in?” Abby asks, as JoJo and Mackenzie are seen practicing their Lucille Ball and Ethel Mertz-inspired duet, "Lucy & Ethel." "JoJo, I don’t know what dance you’re doing," Gianna adds.
"Your daughter is getting to do a beautiful duet," Abby tells JoJo’s mom Jessalynn. "It could be really cute, but she’s missing a bunch of little nuances of details that she’s not hitting."
"You better practice tonight. I don’t want any mistakes," Abby warns JoJo following her rehearsal.
While Abby gently warns the mother-daughter duo about the dancer's unfavorable performance in the clip, she later tells the cameras that JoJo's future with the ALDC is at risk. “This is our last competition in L.A. We know that the competition is going to be fierce. JoJo, she just can’t keep up. And if I don’t get the win, it’s going to be JoJo’s fault.”
Fortunately for JoJo, it appears she did her homework ahead of episode 8’s competition. After failing to watch “Carrie” before performing her contemporary solo “Prom Queen,” the dancer said she watched an episode of "I Love Lucy" and is well-prepared for her musical theater duet with Mackenzie. “The episode that I watched, she had to make the bread and then it came out of the oven, and it kept expanding and expanding and expanding…. The bread came and pushed her back to the whole other side of the kitchen. It was really funny!” JoJo shared.
While the rest of the ALDC team found JoJo’s summary of the episode comical, Abby was not impressed. “I’m glad you did your homework. But if you want to get on this team, less talking and more dancing,” she said.
Sneak Peek No. 1:
Lifetime’s synopsis for the episode teases that at least one ALDC dancer could be getting the boot in episode 8. And while JoJo appears to be the main dancer on Abby’s chopping block, she isn’t the only performer whose spot in jeopardy. In a second peak of Tuesday’s Season 5 installment, Abby reveals that ALDC guest stars Sarah Reasons and Brynn Rumfallo might also get the ax.
“Right now, I have way too many girls, and the fact of the matter is, somebody has got to go,” Abby says in the clip.
Sneak peek no. 2:
Episode 8 of “Dance Moms” Season 5 airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.