Gianna and Victoria had one of their best performances of their duo "Ol' Bamboo"! They were fantastic and scored 4 3/4 stars out of 5!!
Then Julia performed her junior small group "Where Have All the Children Gone". They came in the top five and will be dancing in the Battle of the Stars on Friday!
The talent at this competition is crazy good. What a story though. I watched the group dance through a door that was adjoining the solo room. So while she was dancing on stage...the award ceremony was taking place for the teen solos next door. I asked one of her teammates to grab her medal for her and never thought it would be more than that.
There were 182 solos yesterday in the 12-14 teen category...yes 182!!! They had broken it down into 3 sessions. Julia was in the third session. First, for her division (13 year old open solos...there were 12 of them) she won 2nd place!! I was so thrilled for her because there was such amazing talent. But then...they announced the top 20 (out of all 182 solos)...and Julia placed 7th overall!!!! What an amazing accomplishment for her! She had the performance of a lifetime and just gave it her all!! Only one other girl from our studio placed and she was 17th. And sad to say, Julia missed the award ceremony! She walked in to see her teammate holding a 7th place plaque and assumed she had won...until I ran up to her and told her that she actually won! She was so happy!! Yay Julia!!