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|Video Killed the ALDC Star|
|Season 5, Episode 16|
|Air Date:||April 21, 2015|
|Viewers:||1.689 million, 0.66 rating|
Maddie vs. Kalani
Showdown in Pittsburgh, Part 1
It's the ALDC's last competition in LA and JoJo and Kendall have challenging solos. To add to the pressure, Nia and Kendall are both shooting their music videos this week. While Holly and Jill initially remain supportive of each other's daughters as recording artists, their competitive sides get the best of them which results in an all-out war.
- DanceKidsUSA Invitational in Los Angeles, CA on February 7th, 2015 at (La Canada H.S. in La Canada Flintridge).
1st in Junior
|JoJo||Straighten Up||Contemporary||did not place|
|Kendall||This is Major||Jazz||5th in Junior|
|Jazz||4th in Junior|
- Maddie, Kendall
- Kalani, Nia
- Mackenzie, JoJo
- On the Sunday after the competition, the main shoot was done for Kendall K's music video of "Wear 'Em Out." Performers in the video included Kendall's sisters, Charlotte and Ryleigh; Payton; Kalani; and Addison Moffett. Additional assistance from Maddie (as assistant choreographer), Mackenzie, and Abby. Instagrams of Payton and Gianna called the backup dancers "KK," or the "Killer Kats."
- Nia did the main filming of her music video for "Star in Your Own Life" on Wednesday, 4 Feb. Video production done with help from Joey Thao and Mikey Minden. Further thanks for song production to Aubrey O'Day (IG); r8dio. Todrick Hall also supporting.
- JoJo's solo "Straighten Up" involves escaping from a straitjacket. Kendall's solo seems to involve a drum major's staff. Mackenzie's costume is similar in style to those used in "Blame It on the Boogie."
- Mackenzie was not in the group dance for an unknown reason. She also fell once during the judged version and twice during the non-judged version.
- Only the top 5 of each category was announced. JoJo was reported to cry at awards when failing to place.
- A February 2015 article called this the "first" and "premiere" event for the DanceKidsUSA competition, and indicated that kids aged 12-15 would judge the competition. (See Another One Bites the Dust for what had seemed to be an earlier DKUSA competition.)
- The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held Sunday, February 8th. Sia and Maddie attended and performed. (YouTube Vevo video link). Sia had been nominated for: Record of the Year ("Chandelier"), Song of the Year ("Chandelier"), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Chandlier"), and Best Music Video ("Chandelier.")
- Abby, Kira, Melissa, Gianna and Jill went to an OK Magazine Grammy Party on Friday. Nia and Holly went to the NAACP Image Awards.
- Other parts of ALDC were at a NYCDA competition in Pittsburgh. (Hyperlink.) (See: Related Competitions)
- The title of the episode is a play on a song titled "Video Killed the Radio Star."
To view the gallery for "Video Killed the ALDC Star," click here.
To view the video gallery for "Video Killed the ALDC Star," visit subpage Video Killed the ALDC Star/Videos.
- https://www.youtube.com/user/saviluvs4eva21/videos Full videos of solos and group dance
- Old spoilers
- https://twitter.com/saviklasen/with_replies (audience witness, photo source)
- Tickets at eventbrite 
- ↑ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/04/22/tuesday-cable-ratings-nba-basketball-tops-night-deadliest-catch-19-kids-and-counting-tosh-0-more/392892/
http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-25-tuesday-cable-originals-4-21-2015.html #8 of Top Original Cable Telecasts
- ↑ http://www.pressreleaserocket.net/abby-lee-dance-company-dance-moms-to-compete-in-los-angeles-area-on-february-7th/48233/
- ↑ http://websta.me/p/911000868101033409_183323842
- ↑ http://instagram.com/p/ytcxI0tznp/
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkuK0JeqxGo
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4-nVQO-vho
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AujL_Ia4yqw