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Ultimate Dance Competition...

This week's challenge is technique.

I though Tiffany was the bully!

It is not Tiffany, it was you!

♪ ♪

Trinity...

today is not your day.

I'm gonna stop you right here,

because I'm gonna use my callback card

for you.

Oh, my God!

(Richy laughs)

You are staying

at Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

(crowd cheering)

ABBY LEE: And tonight...

Our theme is divas.

The skill is performance.

Please welcome Miss Asia.

What is going on?

♪ ♪

You'll never win, believe me.

Right.

Time for her to go!

(cackling)

You have to give us more.

This is the top five.

You make sure you bring it more than Gianna today.

That was... a mess.

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

Tonight we're the all-stars

Gonna go all out into the night

Spend all our money

Forget about all our problems

We're all-stars, gonna go so hard

Dance in the sky

You'll see us shinin', lights are blindin' ♪

We're the all-stars tonight

Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

Tonight

Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

W-W-W-We're the all-stars tonight

Now we're the all-stars. ♪

Good morning.

Let's move it.

CINDY: We're at top five,

and everything is getting crazy.

It's nerve-racking, it's emotional.

We're all here to win.

Welcome back.

The last callback card has been used.

TINA: Trinity came close to going home.

She's coming back with a vengeance,

I'm telling you.

This week, our theme...

is divas.

The skill is performance.

JOJO: This week is

my week, because it's diva week.

I'm just gonna blow

everyone away.

This week's challenge is another dance battle.

Yes!

Now, each one of you

are going to battle the ultimate diva.

Please welcome Miss Asia.

GIANNA: I cannot believe

Asia is here.

Asia won the dance battle challenge

last season.

I am not

super excited about battling her.

How are you?

KIRA: Knowing Asia,

and what a performer she is,

my first thought: Kalani, you better turn it up.

Asia...

is younger than every single one of you.

Let's go!

JESSALYNN: This is for JoJo

to out-diva everyone.

Trinity is going down, McKaylee is going down.

Gianna just doesn't have that star quality.

And Kalani... girl,

you are not gonna win this battle.

Is everybody warm?

Asia...

you're Abby's ultimate diva,

season one.

I want to see who is

Abby's ultimate diva, season two.

I need the attitude

and the aptitude.

McKaylee, we're gonna start with you.

SHARI: Come on, McKaylee.

Bring your face, girl.

♪ ♪

ABBY LEE: And go, McKaylee!

SHARI: McKaylee needs to bring the fire,

not just the technical merit.

I'm just hoping that this little girl

doesn't show up my daughter.

♪ ♪

ABBY LEE: Come on!

ABBY LEE: Oh!

Oh, Asia, she just told you off.

Go back up. You're safe.

JoJo, it's time to put up or shut up.

♪ ♪

CINDY: JoJo dances like

a little baby, compared with Asia.

JOJO: Basically, me and Asia,

right now, are doing the same exact thing.

She's doing face, I'm doing face.

She's doing booty popping, I'm doing booty popping.

♪ ♪

Oh, yeah. Take that, JoJo!

Oh, no. Oh, no. You can't copy the moves.

JoJo...

SHARI: JoJo's two years older than Asia, and...

I think JoJo got eaten alive this morning.

Kalani, let's go!

♪ ♪

KALANI: Going into battling Asia,

I knew that I had to, like, step up my game,

because she can pretty much do everything that I can do,

but she's seven.

And go!

♪ ♪

All right, Kalani, you're safe.

Get back up there.

Gianna. Come on.

♪ ♪

JESSALYNN: Gianna has no confidence.

None. You cannot have any insecurities

when you're battling that little diva.

GIANNA: Asia dances like

a little kid

who had too many Pixy Stix

at a club.

(laughing)

Gianna, you're clapping for her! You're out!

GIANNA: She's seven years old.

Of course I'm gonna laugh

if she's booty popping in my face.

You clapped for her!

Come on!

You were great, honey.

And I'm glad you clapped for her.

She was cute.

ABBY LEE: She's the enemy!

You don't clap for her!

Trinity.

TRINITY: It's just, like, really weird

to go home, then come back.

So I'm really gonna have to show Abby

that even if you put me in the bottom,

I'm never gonna give up.

Let's see what you've got.

I'm gonna win the challenge.

♪ ♪

TRINITY: It's like I'm battling, like, myself.

We have the same body tone.

We're so small and compact.

ABBY LEE: Oh, yeah!

Send her home! Trinity, you're gone.

She came after you and got in your face,

and you let 'em see you sweat.

I was surprised; she held back.

She should've just rocked it.

Sometimes she has to lose in order to come up on top.

ABBY LEE: All right, ladies.

You made it through the first round.

Who will win our performance challenge?

This is round two.

We're changing it up a bit.

You two will face off.

And, Asia,

you're gonna help me judge.

Kalani and McKaylee,

they gave Asia a run for her money.

But I'm looking for a diva.

♪ ♪

Kalani is...

a Abby favorite.

But there is a maturity missing

when she dances.

JESSALYNN: McKaylee...

you look like a pedestrian

walking down the street to buy a loaf of bread.

Could you start dancing soon?

Because you're boring me to pieces.

Didn't see too many tricks that I haven't seen before.

KIRA: McKaylee-- she wasn't fierce.

She was just like, "Look at me, I'm pretty."

ABBY LEE: Oh!

I think we have a winner!

McKaylee... Kalani...

one person stepped on stage and exploded.

Kalani, you are our challenge winner.

Congratulations.

Kalani used the stage.

She came after you and got in your face.

And you did that sissone pitch jump...

twice.

Congratulations, Kalani.

Everybody up on stage.

Kalani, ha! She won. Go figure.

Does Abby have, like, a screw loose somewhere?

All right, Kalani,

for the reward, you will get to pick your routine.

And... you pick the next person

who gets to choose their routine.

And so on.

We're going to do a little...

diva chain.

Winning the challenge feels great because...

I like being in power.

You can pick a contemporary solo

based on Cleopatra.

A jazz-funk routine

based on Marie Antoinette.

You could choose sassy jazz routine

about a movie star.

Or...

a hip-hop duet based on stars like...

Nicki Minaj.

GIANNA: In the diva chain,

I'm really hoping to get contemporary.

It's really crazy

knowing that one of us is gonna get

stuck with whatever's left.

Are you ready

to make your selection?

My sassy jazz last time

blew the judges away.

That might be good to do it again.

I was great and I won them over.

I want the sassy jazz routine.

So, you played it safe

and took the sassy jazz.

I wonder if you'll regret that decision.

Now you get to pick

who goes next.

JoJo.

JoJo!

There are two solos left.

Both of them, I think

extremely interesting.

I have no idea who

Maria Antoinette

and Cleo Pacho is.

I mean, who are... who even are those people?

I would love to have the hip-hop duo.

You want to do the hip-hop duet?

Psh, that's me.

Now, choose the person

that gets to pick their routine next.

Be very careful.

No.

JESSALYNN: Pass it to Trinity because

if I get paired with Cindy, I will kill you.

She is off-the-deep-end crazy.

Okay.

JESSALYNN: Trinity's hard to dance with.

She's a big performer, too.

But I think at least with Tina, she has, like,

common sense and credibility.

I pick Trinity to go next.

I would also like the hip-hop duet.

What an interesting

turn of events.

The last time Trinity and JoJo danced together,

JoJo was outshined by Trinity.

ABBY LEE: JoJo,

standing next to Trinity,

you disappeared.

TINA: If I was her mother,

I wouldn't have picked hip-hop.

Trinity, there are two solos left.

Who is going to get

to pick the solo that they want?

McKaylee.

Really?

You're setting me up with failure.

Now I'm stuck with the worst number.

It is getting on my damn nerves.

McKAYLEE: Um, I would like

to do the contemporary,

the Cleopatra one.

Gianna, you will portray the role

of Marie Antoinette.

GIANNA: I don't know who Marie Antoinette is.

I have a lot of homework to do.

She really is in the JoJo world.

Like, she really thinks she's better than everybody.

Who cares?

Are you not a teacher?

Don't you go home and teach...?

Any attention is good attention, Cindy.

God.

Do you not know that?

KIRA: Cindy is

attacking Jessalynn once again.

CINDY: You know what's funny?

Those girls are gonna smoke her

in this diva dance.

KIRA: Any time Cindy talks,

I just turn off and block.

It'll look ridiculous.

She can't keep up with the big girls now.

Look in the mirror, you'll see ridiculous.

I think the biggest problem I have with Jess

is she's stupid.

You'll never win, believe me.

Right.

Time for her to go.

Bye-bye, JoJo.

You've been saying that for a while,

but you've been wrong.

(cackling)

JESSALYNN: Welcome to diva week.

ABBY LEE: Coming up...

Turn that foot out!

You have to give us more.

This is...

the top five.

VICTOR: Six, seven... (whoops)

Ah, yes, bigger!

ABBY LEE: This week, we're doing performance as our skill.

And the theme is divas.

JOYCE: Look at that audience.

Lots of fun, lots of sass, lots of personality.

Diva.

I love it.

So, you're going from, "Oh, coffee."

"Oh, a camera! You want me to perform?"

All this character's got to come in, you know?

Lights, camera... action.

KALANI: I got to pick my dance this week,

and I chose sassy jazz,

because I killed it last time.

Might as well just do it again.

One, a-two,

three, a-four. Yes.

I got style, I got sass, and I can work it.

VICTOR: Take your time, take your time.

ABBY LEE: Kalani won the challenge.

I think she should've done a slow,

controlled, elegant, contemporary routine.

What does she do?

She makes the completely wrong choice.

What are you thinking, kid?

I just think

that it was your moment

to show us something different.

I mean,

mesmerizing contortion acrobatic tricks.

(snaps fingers)

Use it, sweetie.

That's your asset,

and you're not doing it.

VICTOR: Switch that...

one-arm walkover.

We'll do that into an aerial,

and then we'll do the other side.

ABBY LEE: I just hope that

she didn't make a mistake by not doing

the contemporary dance.

I'm not sure that my kid's "sassy jazz" choice was

the best choice for her.

But she can perform, so I think she's fine.

Welcome to the show of Trin and Jo

Shake it out, boom

Shake it out, ha. ♪

Dancing with Q as a choreographer

is really, really fun.

You guys are like a hip-hop

super group,

and that this is the opening number

of your concert.

So it's got to be like...

Whoom! Hmm.

Ha! Mmm.

Yeah? It's all about the attack.

He's like, "Gah, gah, yah!"

And I'm just like, "Yes!"

Two, three,

four, five, six, seven,

eight and shout, shout,

shout, dune-dune, cah!

Five, ooh, seven and eight!

Yeah, one more time for JoJo.

With JoJo, it's always a timing issue.

JoJo can't dance

up to my level.

Cah-chu,

cah-chu, cah-chu, cah.

Yes, exactly.

We need something to partner up with that.

That's perfect.

I just be like, "Hey, hey, hey!"

Right, and then you'll be "hey-ing" on home.

(laughs)

This is the diva week.

This is for JoJo to out-diva everyone.

Q: Need to see two hip-hop divas.

Not one and a half, not one, not none

for the whole performance.

JOJO: I don't feel like

Trinity's too good.

I can be better than her.

It's crunch time.

JOYCE: Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, bow!

Harder! Ha!

Hup! Hup!

It's lazy, it looks lazy.

I'm nervous for my solo because

I didn't even get to pick my dance.

I just got stuck with whatever's left.

So I have a lot of homework to do.

Pow!

Uh, see... Know what happened?

Point that foot and heel.

Edgy Marie Antoinette, right?

You didn't get your way.

Find something that, um, that motivates you

to want to kick, to want to, you know, have a tantrum.

CINDY: What the hell?

I do not want these mothers coming in

and watching my daughter dance.

Jessalynn's a snake in the grass.

The woman drives me crazy.

Huh, hip!

(groans) Bup, bup!

JESSALYNN: Since Cindy

felt necessary to pick on JoJo,

I thought I'd pay her a little visit today

at Gianna's solo rehearsal.

JOYCE: You've lost the diva-ness at the beginning here.

JESSALYNN: I think Gianna is out of her league here.

And when it comes right down to it, it shows.

Go from the kicks.

I think it's good to do that

over and over and over again.

She kept getting flustered,

and they kept going over and over and over things.

Hold that knee in close.

Now, lift that heel.

Heel, heel!

Heel up to the ceiling.

I think we're good.

Bye, guys.

JESSALYNN: After seeing Gianna's dance,

I am not worried about a thing.

The hip-hop duo--

it's way better for JoJo.

We've got this in the bag.

I am so glad I didn't pick that one,

it is not funny. (chuckles)

♪ ♪

McKaylee is Cleopatra this week.

This is the night before she gets crowned,

and she's to become this beautiful queen.

I-I-I-I am so beautiful

Oh, yeah, I am so beautiful. ♪

Turn that foot out!

All right, you have

to give us more.

This is the top five.

No more callback cards, no second chances.

Somebody is going home.

I'm really worried that the judges

aren't gonna think I'm diva enough.

I see tears in your eyes.

What's the matter?

I just didn't like it.

I came from Nebraska,

and Nebraska's just corn and wheat for miles.

I grew up that way.

And I feel like for my solo, I have to find an inner diva

that I just need to kind of pull out somewhere.

The theme is diva. I'm not a diva.

We have to give it our-- everything you have.

(sniffles) Not this week.

ABBY LEE: Coming up...

I'd like to (bleep) punch her in the face.

She is such a bitch.

I'm really getting pissed.

Diva week.

Here we go.

(sighs)

Back to the bump and grind.

Mom, I need eyelashes.

Ow!

TINA: You okay today?

Mom, I'm fine.

JoJo, dance as big as you can and don't hold back.

JOJO: I'm not really afraid that Trinity's any better than me,

because she went home, basically, last week.

She would be long gone by now.

She would be at home crying in her bed because she left.

Give it your all. Kill it, okay?

I still don't understand

why JoJo picked hip-hop.

But Trinity will not dance down.

This is not a time to dance down.

So if she has to leave

someone in the dust, then she's going to.

This week is performance,

so it's all about your diva.

So now you have to show Richy and Rachelle.

Kalani wanted a sassy jazz to perform.

I don't know if she made the right choice or not,

but, Kalani, you better be a diva.

(applause, cheering)

Look at this!

I'm Kevin Manno. Welcome to the stage show

of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

We still have five players in the game to win $100,000

and that scholarship

to the Joffrey Ballet School of New York.

Make some noise for Rachelle Rak!

(whoops)

Richy Jackson!

And of course, Abby Lee Miller.

Every one of these dancers has fought to be here.

But tonight, it's all about the performance.

I need to see diva attitude.

The competition is going to get interesting tonight.

Time for our first solo performance of the evening.

Just do your best.

This is gonna be Gianna's third solo.

And she has a hard time with feeling confident.

Every time she gets on that stage,

Abby's just knocking her down.

Leave everything out on that stage, okay?

But this week, performance week?

This is where my daughter will shine.

Please welcome Gianna to the stage in a piece called

"Let Them Eat Cake."

(opening to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 plays)

(hip-hop music playing)

I wanna look like they do in magazines

And then I'll walk around like I don't care

Yeah, live it. Live it. Let it. Get it.

Vogue, whoa-oa-oh, c'est la mode

C'est, hey-hey-hey

No, whoa-oa-oa, vogue

We don't mind, we don't mind the things we do for fashion

We don't mind, we don't mind

The things we do

For-for-for-for-for fashion

For-for-for, the things we do for fashion

For-for-for, the things we do for fashion

For-for-for, the things we do for fashion. ♪

(song ends)

(cheering)

Oh, my God, that's so good!

KEVIN: Let's hear it for Gianna!

Abby, we'll start with you. Is Gianna proving

that she belongs here?

(crowd booing)

Boo!

Okay... there's some technical things.

I just have to address the battement combination.

It was the front, the front, the side, the kick your head.

You didn't kick your head.

Understand?

And look down at your shoes, honey.

The shoes are dirty.

Why do your shoes not match your leg?

Should I go on?

Was it good? Yes.

Was it good enough?

I don't know.

The performance... the skill is performance, right?

It this about performing or what?

Performance.

(crowd cheering)

Good job.

From the top, as soon as the lights went down,

and you hit that... (humming) I was in.

Your facial expressions, commanding.

I loved the cake, I loved the outfit.

At the end of the day, this performance was so everything,

I didn't look down at your feet,

'cause I didn't care anymore.

CINDY: That's performance!

Performance night!

RACHELLE: Marie Antoinette,

you were glamorous, glorious,

and you were on fire.

(crowd cheering)

Thank you.

You showed

strength, versatility, the turns,

the jumps, the effortlessness.

That is a professional.

It was one of your best performances,

for sure.

RICHY: Yes, I agree.

Let's hear it for Gianna.

Judges, thank you so much.

You can head back to the green room with your mom.

(crowd cheering)

Great job.

Come here, baby.

That was freakin' awesome.

That (bleep) Abby.

I'd like to (bleep) punch her in the face.

Really, she is such a bitch.

Come on, Abby.

Really? We're worried about

her shoes?

I'm sick of her yakking away, her stupid (bleep).

Mom, could you, like...?

I'm really getting pissed.

At any moment, I would have ran up and wrung her neck.

So there's nothing we could do about it.

I don't care what she says.

Mom, calm down! It's okay!

ABBY LEE: Coming up...

Big performance, okay?

This is your favorite, Abby, so let's hear it.

KEVIN: For winning the challenge, she got to

choose her dance; do you think she made the right choice?

No.

Be Cleopatra.

I'm just not sure that

McKaylee can bring that kind of a diva

to the stage tonight.

I'm nervous McKaylee will be going home tonight.

This next dance is a number inspired by Cleopatra.

Please welcome McKaylee.

(applause)

(acoustic guitar playing pop music)

When I look in the mirror

I want to be beautiful

♪ 'Cause I just got my hair done

I want to be beautiful

And when a stranger sees me, I-I-I

I want to be beautiful

And when I'm praying on my knees

I-I-I want to be beautiful

Sometimes

I start to losing my mind

And somewhere in me

It says that I-I-I-I

I am bound to be

Beautiful

Bound to be beautiful

I'm gonna be so much more

Yeah, I want to be beautiful

I want to be beautiful

Want to be beautiful

I am so beautiful

Want to be so much more

Yeah, I want to be beautiful. ♪

(crowd cheering)

That was good, though. She had a lot of jumps.

Tonight, you were...

...diva.

You had beautiful technique.

You used your feet.

When you used the vanity

to lean on for the tilt,

you always want to keep your arm in line with your leg.

Like, the same parallel line.

Okay.

I thought it was fantastic.

(applause)

Yay!

This is the person that I always want to see dancing.

You were a diva whether you were looking

at us or not.

The performance element was great.

So great job.

Thank you.

McKaylee, if your prop is rolling on you,

it's because you're pushing against it,

rather than down and lifting yourself.

But what I did see was a lot of stillness and strength.

It is lovely to see you do that and to be in character.

Very good.

Thank you.

Yay!

That was so...

McKAYLEE: It is so amazing

just hearing the judges say that my performance was great,

and Richy actually saw what he needed to see.

And it just... everything just lifted off my shoulders,

and it was great night.

All right, kid,

you got this, right?

Yeah.

KIRA: Hopefully, Kalani proves that she made the right choice,

and hopefully all works out.

Big performance, okay?

Please welcome Kalani.

(applause)

All right, let's watch.

(pop music playing)

Lights, camera, action

Raw perfection never looked so good

No connection

NYC to Hollywood

Such a stunner

You want a little insight

Catch me later

On Entertainment Tonight

When you know what you want to be

Yeah

You make a dream reality

Yeah

That's the life for me

That's the life for me, me, me

Come on, give me, give me

Lights, camera, action

That's where everything happens

I need to live in that

Life so glamorous

It's a rush

Are you ready for the bright lights

Big time, I say

All right

Yeah, I'm really eating it up

Come on, give me, give me

Lights, camera, action

Oh

That's where everything happens

I need to live in that life so glamorous

It's a rush

Give me, give me lights, camera, action

That's when everything happens

Take my picture

Make sure I'm fabulous

Fabulous

Oh, oh. ♪

(shutter clicking)

(crowd cheering)

This is your favorite, Abby, so let's hear it.

KEVIN: Abby, she got to choose her dance;

do you think she made the right choice?

No. We saw a tilt.

You took it over; I think everybody can probably do that.

I wanted you to do something

like an acrobatic solo

that would have every single person

in this audience speechless.

That's what being a diva is.

Untouchable.

RICHY: It wasn't bad-- great choreography--

but as far as what I need from Kalani, I need a diva.

I need someone who's not afraid to show me

the inside, the character, the personality,

because you have everything else.

RACHELLE: I thought it was

a sassy diva out there that I was watching.

The moment you hit that first pose

and crossed your leg and held on to the chair,

you were a diva.

Thank you.

So great improvement, and thank you.

Excellent.

KIRA: Rachelle definitely gave Kalani credit

and said that she stepped outside the box,

out of her comfort zone.

And she did.

I don't want them to see me.

Kill it.

All right.

Like you've never killed anything before.

JESSALYNN: I don't want JoJo to know this,

but deep down inside, I am freaking out.

The last time Trinity and JoJo did hip-hop together,

Trinity was so powerful.

JoJo needs to match that power.

Otherwise, we'll be on the chopping block.

Please welcome Trinity and JoJo.

(applause)

CINDY: All right, here they go.

We're gonna shake down the heavens

We're gonna shout it out

(upbeat pop music playing)

So if you want it

Yeah, you got to shout out

Scream it loud

Tell them what it's all about

What's that sound

Coming up from the crowd? ♪

And pull my toes to my head

Making me see red

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

We're gonna shake down the heavens

We're gonna shout it out

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Let me hear you shout

So if you want it

And if you need it

And you won't back down

If you believe it

Then you got to shout out

Scream it loud

We're gonna shout it out

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. ♪

(music ends)

(crowd cheering)

Rachelle saved Trinity last week with her callback card.

What do you think?

Well, honey, you brought the sass to the table.

You-you know...

I mean, if I could just go like this and throw my...

I just want to go, "Take it."

Put it on; you deserve it.

You are the epitome

of strength and power.

Thank you.

Thank you, thank you so much.

Thank you.

Trinity, not only did you give me diva,

but your performance

was top competition level.

So great job; I'm so proud of you.

Thank you, thank you so much.

I don't have anything to say.

Aah!

RACHELLE: That's a first.

(crowd cheering)

RICHY: Now, JoJo-licious,

as far as the performance goes,

I don't want to say that hip-hop's not your thing.

I feel like hip-hop is your thing.

It just might not have been good next to Trinity,

because she left earth. This routine,

you should've killed.

RACHELLE: JoJo,

you don't hit

the steps quite as hard,

with quite as much momentum and strength

that I would like to see.

You back off,

you get a little bit behind the beat,

you're a little delayed.

And I don't want that to happen.

ABBY LEE: JoJo,

that front walkover that you did,

your arms weren't by your ears,

your head wasn't the last thing to come up.

You were a beat behind once again.

This week,

"the performance week," was made for you.

When you do your solo,

you're a star,

but not standing next to Trinity.

Choosing this duet

and then throwing

the diva chain to Trinity

was not a smart choice.

I don't know what you were thinking.

Yeah, that was the dumbest move she could've made.

Jess should have never listened to her nine-year-old.

I would've been like, "You're doing the solo, that's it."

I would've said that, too.

JOJO: Honestly, it kind of sucks when

Abby has nothing bad to say about Trinity,

and she has nothing good to say about me.

But you know what, Trinity may have danced

better than me, but I know I'm a good dancer.

(crying)

ABBY LEE: Coming up...

I was looking for an outstanding performance.

That was a mess.

One of you is going home tonight.

Well, here we are.

The fierce five.

Not too fierce tonight.

The challenge was performance.

Kalani-- I thought

she would've wowed us more doing something different.

Not the same old, same old.

You thought she was gonna choose a lyrical or contemporary.

Whatever her excuse was, it was wrong.

This was not a good choice for Kalani-- a step down.

I wanted more from her.

She may have just reached her peak.

I've made it this far; I've made it to top five.

I, of course, want to stay here till the end.

McKaylee?

I don't think

McKaylee is going home.

I feel like

she's taken the most critiques and actually applied them.

ABBY LEE: I need to see her

make wiser decisions for her body, for her lines.

Okay.

That back attitude could've been lengthened and extended.

She needs to arch her back.

RICHY: The duet.

Well, was it a duet?

Not at all.

The duet.

It was a solo.

It was not a duet.

It was two solos side-by-side.

RACHELLE: The one thing about JoJo,

if anything, she is a performer.

She is just loving being onstage.

Why would JoJo say, "I want to do a hip-hop duet

next to Trinity"?

Well, that was definitely a wrong move on JoJo's part.

Yes.

She got blown away.

I think that bleach is just sinking into that kid's brain.

Is one bad choice enough to get JoJo sent home?

JoJo, you're good, you danced good.

I'm not known for my technique.

I'm known for my performance.

I'm known for my stage presence.

I deal with cute day in and day out.

If the judges send JoJo home on performance week, they're crazy.

All right, next up, Gianna.

She commanded this stage.

She... yeah.

She commanded it.

She gave more command tonight,

I think, than anyone.

Than anybody.

I have a problem with Gianna's dancing.

Her technique-- I just don't see a lot of flexibility.

You can't kick your head

and not even come close.

Okay.

And she was like... (grunting)

Well, we know her strength

is not in the flexibility that we talk about.

Right, so you don't do whack, whack, whack.

Well, I thought she was hitting it.

I thought she...

She never has anything nice to say to her.

Never.

We're gonna hand somebody $100,000 in cash

and a full scholarship

to the Joffrey Ballet School of New York.

Right.

That's amazing.

ABBY LEE: Who's gonna go there

and use that training the best?

Who's gonna represent me the best?

We will see about that.

GIANNA: Going into elimination, it's definitely

a lot more pressure,

knowing that there's no more callback cards

and there's no more second chances, and that whoever

gets eliminated tonight is really going home this time.

ABBY LEE: I was looking

for outstanding performance.

Did people stand out tonight?

Yes.

Were they perfect?

No.

Gianna,

I want you

to have better feet, and I certainly, certainly expect

for you to get more flexible.

The only reason that your legs aren't up to here

is because you don't care.

You don't want them to be there, because if you did,

they'd be there.

Don't think about it, don't talk about it.

Just do it.

Richy and Rachelle

loved you.

So you're staying for one more week.

Go see your mom.

(applause)

Congratulations, sweetheart.

I didn't know Richy and Rachelle had so much power over Abby,

'cause I know Abby did not want her safe.

I stretch every night.

I know you do.

McKaylee, show us

that you're more than just another pretty face.

Cleopatra...

...continues to reign

as queen of the dance floor.

(applause)

Thank you.

Trinity,

after almost going home last week,

you have proved that you are a contender

for Abby's ultimate dancer.

Go see your mom.

(applause)

KEVIN: All right, down to two.

Can you two moms please come join? Thank you.

Both of you started out day one as divas.

Kalani, you came to this competition the dancer

that everyone aspires to be.

You won the challenge,

and you had the opportunity to be a movie star.

I don't think you made

the best choice.

JoJo,

your buddy here handed the diva chain off to you.

I think doing a duet

with Trinity was a mistake.

We wanted to see you come out and wow us.

That was a mess.

One of you

is going home tonight.

Kalani...

...you've got one more week, kiddo.

My God.

JoJo, today is not your day.

Okay.

(crying)

(applause)

You did good.

You know, all I really would like to say to you

is thank you for this experience,

thank you for having me here.

I'm nine years old, and I'm in the top five

of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition,

which is huge for me.

(applause)

That's a great attitude.

She continues to impress.

Standing ovation.

(crying)

I don't want you to leave.

I-I don't want it, either.

I have to.

KIRA: JoJo and Kalani, they're best friends here,

so Kalani is devastated.

You did good.

No matter what anyone says, you did good.

All right.

All right?

Eventually, everyone's gonna go home.

Eventually, everyone...

I know, your heart's broken.

I know.

It's okay.

CINDY: The kid,

as annoying as she was,

stayed till top five, so good for her.

It was time.

Let's go home.

Okay.

All right, let's go home.

JOJO: I'm very proud of myself

for making it this far in the competition,

but I'm gonna be honest, I can't believe it's over.

It's okay.

JOJO: Kalani, if you don't win this, I'm gonna slap you

as hard as I can.

Do you have any last dance moves to do?

It's okay.

ABBY LEE: Next time on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition...

This week's theme is "down the rabbit hole."

This is the last competition before the finals.

Shut up!

SHARI: The only person you were thinking about was you!

No (bleep)! It's $100,000, bitch!

I'm here to win.

KIRA: So just say, "Okay,"

and get over it.

ABBY LEE: We've all had a long night.

Some of us got on the "go home" list.

This is killing me.

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