I love Sia, I love Maddie Ziegler (I’ve been binge watching Dance Moms, no shame!) and I love ‘Chandelier’ (and the entire 100 Forms of Fear album), so obviously I was going to love their live performance of the song on the Grammys. Except they kinda threw a wrench in the whole operation by adding Kristen Wiig, and I really wasn’t sure what I was going to think of it. Verdict? It’s actually pretty amazing.
Wiig pulls it off – she gets the frantic emotion of the song just right and really conveys it – frankly I wouldn’t have even thought it was her if it wasn’t pointed out to me. The only downfall to this is that it seriously cut down Maddie’s part, which is outright amazing (if you’ve seen the original video or any of the other live performances of this song, you’ll know what I mean).
All in all, one of – if not THE – best performances of the night.
I know I already told you how much I love Dance Moms, but now it’s getting serious – the fourth season premieres TONIGHT. I don’t think I’ve been this excited since we got surprised with the new Beyoncé album last month. What’s going to happen now that the girls are national champions? Who’s going to crack under the pressure? Who will quit dancing FOREVER? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME. All I know is this: this season will definitely include lots of drama! Abby’s going on a nationwide tour to scout for new star dancers, and you know that means a fight with the other girls’ mothers is inevitable. These women are ruthless when it comes to someone stealing their babies’ spotlight. Can’t you just hear the blood-curdling screams right now?
If you were already planning on watching, congratulations – you have great taste. If you weren’t, do yourself a favor and tune in. Come on – the tagline is “She’ll make you or break you!” this season! The drama is gonna be delicious!
I never messed with that Toddlers and Tiaras nonsense and I’ve only seen one episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but you’d best believe I’ve watched every episode of Dance Moms. Abby Lee Miller is one of the most hilariously insane reality TV figures probably in history – she’s loud, she’s obnoxious, she’s teaching dance even though it’s pretty clear she was probably never actually a dancer herself… what’s not to love?
There’s something vaguely terrifying about young dancers being put through the ringer at Abby’s dance studio. After all, they’re only kids, and the pressure to be the best – not to mention the fighting between all the moms who are sure that their kids are actually better than all the others – can sorta take its toll. However, their parents continue to send them, even if only for the opportunity to be on TV and to collect a paycheck, so it’s hard to feel too bad about how much I love it.
The fourth season of Dance Moms premieres on January 1, and UGH, I can’t wait. Now that the Abby Lee Dance Studio have been named the overall national champions, what craziness will the kids be subjected to in order to keep the title? I wait with baited breath to find out.