The Next Step: Regionals

Because of you

The 15 that got through were:

Bloom, Stella, Tecna, Flora, Musa, Layla, Diaspro, Bethany, Andy, Sky, Brandon, Timmy, Helia, Riven and Nabu.

Because of You

“Hello I’m Ms. Kate you can call me Kate, as most of you know I’ve been head of studio for 3 years and never had I ever reached this close to Regionals. As you know last year we were in the finals but we had to forfeit because we were one dancer down.The auditions for lead singer will be held later after lunch. Musa I expect you to be auditioning,” said their teacher to the talented young girl whose head perked up at the sound of her name. Everyone turned to look at her.

“I also have another announcement to make, Bloom I’d like you to be dance captain again this year as you did a great job last year and I think everyone else would agree. Did anyone want to audition?” she carried on.

“Actually I-“

Bloom’s heart began to race as someone spoke up. Diaspro Holloway.

How she hated that girl. First she stole Bloom’s boyfriend Andy from her who was a jerk anyway. Now she’s going to steal her place as dance captain. What’s next? Her friends? She squeezed her eyes shut. Just thinking about that made her heartache. Hell no was she going to let that happen! That girl has only been in school for a week and she’s already trying to make her world come crashing down.

Fortunately for Bloom the bell rang.

Saved by the bell. She thought as she grabbed her bag hurriedly leaving the room among the group of 15. She changed out of her dance clothes and into her normal clothes. So did the girls.

Bloom was wearing an alexander mc queen ivory crepe mini dress which came to her knees. Saint Laurent textured leather Janis maroon pumps, an emporio armani blazer and a white michael kors leather selma tote.

Stella was wearing an alexander wang black fold dress, a black topshop blazer with no buttons, giuseppe zanotti monro suede peep toe pumps and saint Laurent medium tote.

Flora was wearing a crème t-shirt underneath a dolce & gabbana crème blazer with matching dolce & gabbana crème classic trousers, a fendi mini leather tote and Salvatore ferregamo ballerina flats with bows.

Musa was wearing a black plain tank underneath a dolce & gabbana red blazer with matching dolce & gabanna red slim trousers, black Salvatore ferragamo black ballerina flats with bows and a black praa saffiano leather tote.

Tecna was wearing an emporio armani black peplum top underneath a white dolce & gabbana blazer, white wide leg trousers, christian louboutin black flats and a prada saffianno briefcase.

Layla was wearing a green michael kors top underneath a black dolce & gabbana blazer, matching dolce & gabbana suit trousers, black chanel flats and a small dolce & gabbana green tote.

Diaspro smirked knowing her plan would work as long as everything went as planned. Bloom had just come in late that afternoon with Flora. The two girls and grown exceptionally close during the course of the week. Unfortunately for Diaspro, Ms. Kate and Chris had not arrived yet. She needed to get Bloom off as Kate and Chris’s favourite.

Everyone began stretching beginning to warm up and before they knew it Kate and Chris had arrived.

“Ok, here’s what we’re going to do seeing as Andy won’t make it. We will split you into 2 teams. Bloom’s team, Diaspro’s team. You will practice a routine and then perform it to us. In the end we’ll decide which routine was more sharp and well-practiced. It will also be judged on how well you work together,” explained Chris the head choreographer.

“On Bloom’s side we have: Bethany, Musa, Brandon, Flora, Helia and Nabu.”

“On Diaspro’s side we have: Sky, Stella, Riven, Tecna, Timmy and Layla.”

From the moment Bloom heard Bethany’s name she knew she was done for.

Bethany Walker. Sidekick and best friend of Diaspro Holloway.

As Layla slowly made her way to her team she inwardly groaned. Why couldn’t she have been on Bloom’s team! On her way something suspicious caught the corner of her eye. She saw Diaspro and Bethany laughing whispering to each other. What were they up to?

Bloom and her team had practiced their routine easily not only did they choreograph it together they worked together as a team. Even Bethany lookedlike she was enjoying it. Looked.

However Diaspro was over working her team. Though they knew the whole routine perfectly and practiced it flawlessly.

“Diaspro can we take a break,” Stella moaned. She was worn out.

“No! I mean after we practice one more time,” Diaspro said bossily.

Everyone groaned.

Soon it was time to show the routines.

“Bloom, you’re up first,” said Chris.

They done their routine wonderfully until halfway through it Bethany tripped Brandon up who pushed Musa who pushed Flora. It looked like a catastrophe.

“That’s enough!” said Ms. Kate. She looked like she was disappointed. As Diaspro made her way to the front she high fived Bethany. Musa caught that and narrowed her eyes

Diaspro looked like she owned the place as they ended their routine perfectly.

“Chris and I have made our decision. Diaspro you are our new dance captain,” said Kate.

Diaspro looked at Bloom with superiority smirk.

“But Ms, Bethany purposely ruined our routine,” Musa protested.

“I’m sorry but Diaspro’s routine was just better practiced.”

Layla sighed. This was totally unfair to Bloom.

“Anyway we are now going to hold the auditions for lead singer, anyone who’d like to audition please step forward,” Musa and Bethany were the only ones.

“I am going to choose 2 singers. You will both sing 2 songs for each of them together. The singers who I both hope you’re familiar with are Taylor Swift and Rhianna.”

“So Musa your pick what song first?”

“Blank Space by Taylor Swift,” she said confidently. After all this was one of her favourite songs.

"Blank Space"

[Bethany]

Nice to meet you, where you been?

I could show you incredible things

Magic, madness, heaven, sin

Saw you there and I thought

Oh my God, look at that face

You look like my next mistake

Love's a game, wanna play?

[Musa]

New money, suit and tie

I can read you like a magazine

Ain't it funny, rumors fly

And I know you heard about me

So hey, let's be friends

I'm dying to see how this one ends

Grab your passport and my hand

I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

[Bethany]

So it's gonna be forever

Or it's gonna go down in flames

You can tell me when it's over

If the high was worth the pain

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

'Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

She tried to look ‘hot’ be messing up her hair and dancing. No. Just no. Musa thought

[Musa]

'Cause we're young and we're reckless

We'll take this way too far

It'll leave you breathless

Or with a nasty scar

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

But I've got a blank space, baby

And I'll write your name

[Bethany]

Cherry lips, crystal skies

I could show you incredible things

Stolen kisses, pretty lies

You're the King, baby, I'm your Queen

Find out what you want

Be that girl for a month

Wait, the worst is yet to come, oh no

[Musa]

Screaming, crying, perfect storms

I can make all the tables turn

Rose garden filled with thorns

Keep you second guessing like

"Oh my God, who is she?"

I get drunk on jealousy

But you'll come back each time you leave

'Cause, darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream’

Riven thought she looked kind of hot as she sang her verse. Did he like her?

[Bethany]

So it's gonna be forever

Or it's gonna go down in flames

You can tell me when it's over

If the high was worth the pain

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

'Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

[Musa]

'Cause we're young and we're reckless

We'll take this way too far

It'll leave you breathless

Or with a nasty scar

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

But I've got a blank space, baby

And I'll write your name

[Bethany]

Boys only want love if it's torture

Don't say I didn't say, I didn't warn ya

Boys only want love if it's torture

Don't say I didn't say, I didn't warn ya

[Musa]

So it's gonna be forever

Or it's gonna go down in flames

You can tell me when it's over

If the high was worth the pain

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

'Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

[Both]

'Cause we're young and we're reckless

We'll take this way too far

It'll leave you breathless

Or with a nasty scar

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

But I've got a blank space, baby

And I'll write your name

No offense even Diaspro had to admit Musa’s voice stood out more.

“Well sung girls. Next Bethany,” said Kate.

“Shake it off,” she said smirking.

"Shake It Off"

[Bethany]

I stay out too late

Got nothing in my brain

That's what people say, mmm-mmm

That's what people say, mmm-mmm

[Musa]

I go on too many dates [chuckle]

But I can't make them stay

At least that's what people say, mmm-mmm

That's what people say, mmm-mmm

[Bethany] She started twerking. Musa mentally face palmed.

But I keep cruising

Can't stop, won't stop moving

It's like I got this music

In my mind

Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

[Musa]

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break

And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake

Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

[Bethany]

I never miss a beat

I'm lightning on my feet

And that's what they don't see, mmm-mmm

That's what they don't see, mmm-mmm

[Musa]

I'm dancing on my own (dancing on my own)

I make the moves up as I go (moves up as I go)

And that's what they don't know, mmm-mmm

That's what they don't know, mmm-mmm

[Bethany] Urgh here it comes again Musa thought

But I keep cruising

Can't stop, won't stop grooving

It's like I got this music

In my mind

Saying, "It's gonna be alright."

[Musa]

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break

And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake

Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

[Bethany]

Shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

[Musa]

Hey, hey, hey

Just think while you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world,

You could've been getting down to this sick beat.

[Bethany]

My ex-man brought his new girlfriend

She's like "Oh, my god!" but I'm just gonna shake.

And to the fella over there with the hella good hair

Won't you come on over, baby? We can shake, shake, shake

And she began twerking again.

Yeah ohhh

[Musa]

'Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate (haters gonna hate)

I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

Heart-breakers gonna break, break, break, break, break (mmmm)

And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake (and fake, and fake, and fake)

Baby, I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

I shake it off, I shake it off

[Bethany]

Shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

[Musa]

Shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

[Both]

Shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off (you've got to),

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off,

I, I, I shake it off, I shake it off

“That was well sung again girls. Musa.”

“Only girl in the world,” Musa replied. She loved this song.

"Only Girl (In The World)"

[Musa]

La la la la

La la la la

La la la la

(Uh, yeah)

La la la la

[Bethany]

[Verse 1:]

I want you to love me, like I'm a hot pie

Keep thinkin' of me, doin' what you like

So boy forget about the world cause it's gon' be me and you tonight

I wanna make you beg for it, then I'm a make you swallow your pride

Ooh

[Musa] She sung this with a lot of power.

[Chorus:]

Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world

Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love

Like I'm the only one who knows your heart

Only girl in the world...

Like I'm the only one that's in command

Cause I'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man (yeah)

Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world

Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love

Like I'm the only one who knows your heart

Only one...

[Bethany]

[Verse 2:]

Want you to take it, like a thief in the night

Hold me like a pillow, make me feel right

Baby I'll tell you all my secrets that I'm keepin', you can come inside

And when you enter, you ain't leavin', be my prisoner for the night

[Musa]

[Chorus:]

Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world

Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love

Like I'm the only one who knows your heart

Only girl in the world...

Like I'm the only one that's in command

Cause I'm the only one who understands, like I'm the only one who knows your heart,

Only one...

[Bethany]

[Bridge:]

Take me for a ride, ride

Oh baby, take me high, high

Let me make you first, first

Oh make it last all night, night

Take me for a ride, ride

Oh baby, take me high, high

Let me make you first, first

Make it last all night

[Musa]

[Chorus:]

Want you to make me feel like I'm the only girl in the world

Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love

Like I'm the only one who knows your heart

Only girl in the world...

Like I'm the only one that's in command

Cause I'm the only one who understands how to make you feel like a man

[Both]

Only girl in the world...

Girl in the world...

Only girl in the world...

Girl in the world

“Wonderful! Last song. Bethany.”

“Diamonds,” she said thinking of a song.

"Diamonds"

[Musa]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

[Bethany]

Find light in the beautiful sea

I choose to be happy

You and I, you and I

We’re like diamonds in the sky

[Musa]

You’re a shooting star I see

A vision of ecstasy

When you hold me, I’m alive

We’re like diamonds in the sky

[Bethany]

I knew that we’d become one right away

Oh, right away

At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays

I saw the life inside your eyes

[Musa]

So shine bright tonight, you and I

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Eye to eye, so alive

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Bethany]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Musa]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Bethany]

Palms rise to the universe

As we moonshine and molly

Feel the warmth, we’ll never die

We’re like diamonds in the sky

[Musa]

You’re a shooting star I see

A vision of ecstasy

When you hold me, I’m alive

We’re like diamonds in the sky

[Bethany]

At first sight I felt the energy of sun rays

I saw the life inside your eyes

So shine bright tonight, you and I

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Eye to eye, so alive

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Musa]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Both]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

[Musa]

So shine bright tonight, you and I

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

Eye to eye, so alive

We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky

[Both]

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Oh, yeah

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond

“This is great!” Kate exclaimed.

“I’d like to do it as a vote. Everyone who votes for Musa on the right and Bethany’s votes are on the left.” She carried on.

Layla, Flora, Stella, Tecna, Bloom, Sky, Brandon, Helia, Timmy, Nabu and Riven went towards the right leaving Andy and Diaspro on the left.

“Well then Musa it looks like you got the job,” said Ms. Kate to the girl who was now smiling brightly.

“Class dismissed.”

As soon as they left the room all the girls ran to Bloom.

“Are you ok?”

“It’s that entire bitch Bethany’s fault.”

“How could she?”

“We need to get you back as captain ASAP!”

“How we going to do that?”

“Guys! Stop! We’re not going to do anything,” Bloom yelled. They all turned to look at her.

“Sorry we weren’t helping,” Flora said apologetically.

They starting talking on their way home when Bloom went to the go get something from her locker.

“Hey Bloom,” that voice sent shivers done her spine.

“What Andy?” Bloom said annoyed trying to get past her ex-boyfriend.

“I missed you,” he said.

“Well then why did I catch snogging Diaspro the other day, huh? Because of jerks like you I won’t be able to learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt. Because of you I find it hard to trust not only me but everyone around me. Because of you…I am afraid to love again,” she said the last bit quietly before pushing past him and leaving.


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