“Dance Moms” star Maddie Ziegler recently gained worldwide recognition for her starring role in Sia’s hit music video “Chandelier,” a career-changing gig that the moms will reportedly squabble over in next Tuesday's episode, “3 Soloists, One Star.”
In a promo released by Lifetime for episode 23, ALDC coach Abby Lee Miller addresses the 11-year-old powerhouse's recent success during the team’s weekly pyramid meeting.
“She went to L.A. to recreate the video that she did for Sia,” Miller, 47, explains to her other dancers, Chloe Lukasiak and Nia Frazier, both 13; Kendall Vertes, 11; and Mackenzie Ziegler, 10.
“I made Maddie,” Miller later tells her students, noting they all had the same opportunity to secure a substantial role. “You all take the same classes with the same teachers.”
Despite Miller’s pep talk, the moms appear to remain unconvinced that Maddie’s role in the award-nominated music video was fairly won.
“Did Sia call Abby looking for a student?” questions Kendall’s mom, Jill Vertes.
“They asked for girls. And then when they got calls back, the only one that was ever available was Maddie, for any project,” explains a visibly upset Christi Lukasiak. “It’s so clear that Abby is grooming Maddie for any opportunity.”
Maddie’s mom, Melissa Gisoni, tells a different tale in the episode’s promo, claiming the other dance moms' suspicions stem from their envy of her child’s talents. “I think that the other moms are just jealous,” says Gisoni.
While the moms may have a battle of their own in Miller’s Pittsburgh-based Abby Lee Dance Company, the girls are in for a true competition on Tuesday night’s episode. According to one "Dance Moms" spoiler site, three of the original elite team’s girls went head-to-head in a battle of solos at Powerhouse Shenandoah Valley Invitational in Front Royal, Virginia, May 17.
[SPOILER ALERT] Unfortunately for Chloe fans, the dancer is rumored to have placed second with her solo “Futuristic Warrior.” Following two spots behind her, Nia, whose costume includes a studded dog collar and leash, placed fourth with her jazz number “Rutro.” Kendall will reportedly take home a first-place win for the team with her lyrical solo, “Pretty Tragedy.”
While the individual ALDC girls may not all come out on top, the team does score its second consecutive first-place win with the contemporary number “Gypsy Princesses.”
“Dance Moms” airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.