The comp they were at apparently had around 500 entries. I'm betting there were 40 solos in their category. If there happened to be one or two really good mega studios there it wouldn't be weird that they didn't win because they'd be competing against kids who were just as good as they are but who were well rehearsed. Sammi's choreography looked bad and Lucas seemed to have some major bobbles.
These kids are talented but there are kids that are just as talented in every city in the country. The reason they win all the time (both groups) is because they're only allowed to film at a couple competitions and these competitions are not the ones that the great studios are going to. When you compare them to groups that are well rehearsed they just can't compete.
The stage makeup in rehearsal drives me nuts. I get it when they're on stage, they don't need it in rehearsal. That must be something that production asks for with both groups doing it, the PA kids have at least gone more natural.
Edited by meatball77, Apr 18, 2012 @ 9:57 PM.