The adult stars of “Dance Moms” have been given their chance to speak their peace and now it’s the kids turn. On Tuesday, Lifetime will air the kids-only reunion for Season 6 of the competition series. “The Girls Say Goodbye” will show Abby Lee Miller’s students saying farewell to original cast member Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler.
As expected, the installment, hosted by actor Jai Rodriguez, will be an emotional one. The promo video for the reunion shows the dancers tearing up over the loss of Maddie, 13, and Mackenzie, 11. As previously reported, the siblings announced they would be parting ways with the show in episode 15 alongside their mother Melissa Gisoni. Maddie has a possible new TV project with Abby and several films lined up, while Mackenzie appears to be growing her YouTube and music career.
“After we did our last competition together that’s when it really hit us,” Maddie dished. After Kalani Hilliker jokes she and her teammates now have a chance to be Abby’s new favorites, the tears come out. “I’m gonna really miss you guys,” Nia Frazier says to the sisters. Newcomer Brynn Rumfallo even sheds some tears, telling Mackenzie, “I don’t know what I’m going to do without you.”
Watch the promo for “The Girls Say Goodbye” below:
One “Dance Moms” spoiler site reports that past stars of the Lifetime series will also make a few cameos. The site shares that Candy Apples Dance Center coach Cathy Nesbitt-Stein, who left the series after Season 5, and dancers Ava Cota and Gino Cosculluela (The very same who gave Maddie her first kiss in Season 4) will appear on camera to share their well wishes for Maddie and Mackenzie.
While the episode will be an emotional one, it will have some fun moments. The promo reveals audiences will get their first-look at JoJo Siwa’s new, anti-bullying music video “Boomerang.” Toddrick Hall will also show up to dance alongside the girls. He previously appeared in episode 12 to help Abby film a “Wizard of Oz” inspired commercial for her West Coast studio.
“The Girls Say Goodbye” airs Tuesday, May 17, at 9 p.m. at Lifetime. Luckily for “Dance Moms” fans, this isn’t the last time they will see Maddie and Mackenzie. The twosome will star in their own look-back special with Abby on Tuesday, May 24.