Asia shows true colors on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

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Fans have now seen more than a glimpse of a very outspoken Asia, full of opinions and bravado. It wasn't pretty on the latest edition of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

UPDATE---Dec. 12, 2012--- Asia made it to the final three, bumping off Amanda, but couldn't manage to win the whole thing. Read about how it all went down and who won, here. Original story follows:

Asia lived to fight another day as she triumphed over poor Amanda, sent home after a circus themed dance routine. Read: Asia has nine lives

Once again Amanda's form was "flawless" as one judge told her, but she couldn't do an approximation of Asia's facial expressions.

Only Brianna and Madison are left standing to challenge the seven year-old dancer, gymnast and emotive queen on next week's finale of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition.

We are left to wonder if nasty mom Yvette knew what she was talking about when she hated on little Asia and her mother Kristie.

Asia cannot be stopped despite her lack of technique and Yvette tried to warn us. Read: Yvette's plot backfires.

On last night's episode, "Cirque du Solos" Asia didn't win the group challenge that got the winner two tickets to the N.Y. premiere of Cirque du Soleil's latest production.

Despite her talent on the balance beam, Asia lost out to Amanda but more than made up for it when she realized that the circus and acrobatic solos were right in her wheelhouse.

From the get-go Abby screamed at Asia's three competitors to get with the program on the facial expressions. It emboldened Asia to get catty and boastful.

"Madison we need you to use your face," Abby said. Pointing and yelling at her mother, "Get a video camera out, tape her face and see what she looks like. She has all this talent but we could chop her head right off and put her head (pointing to Asia) on her body." Ouch.

From then on the moms and their daughters other than Amanda were in critical mode about Asia.

Asia was told by mom Kristie that the girls were gunning for her because the judges love her performances. The word "performer" was used in a derogatory way to characterize Asia's style.

She was called a performer, not a dancer on multiple occasions behind her back, but that didn't bother Kristie who said:

"Asia can learn to point her toes, but some people are just not born with the gift Asia has with her expressions."

Asia knew that Amanda was the weak link and said so. "Because how strong I am and how my facial expression kills her." Even Kristie seemed taken aback.

Just prior to her taking the stage for her solo Asia warned her fellow dancers. "Anyone who thinks I"m going home tonight, they're wrong, No one is gonna touch me. If they touch me, I'm coming back with claws and big ones."

In the solo performances, little Asia was given one that played to her strengths. She portrayed a caged animal, giving her the opportunity to make her face go wild.

Something happened that stunned the other competitors and their moms. The audience along with judges Richy Jackson and Robin Antin gave her a standing ovation. It was all about the face.

Brianna had to perform as a clown and she finally got her expressions down right. Madison had a lyrical routine, a style she excels at. She did enough emoting to get past the judges' comments.

Amanda was too many steps below the performance expression level expected and wanted, so she was sent packing.

Think Brianna and Madison are scared stiff? You bet they are.

Lifetime airs new episodes of Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition on Tuesday nights at 6:00 p.m. ET. Image: Lifetime/Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition


Submitted by Asia Fan (not verified) on
Wow! I love watching Asia perform. By the time she is as old as the other girls she'll already be a star. I also like her attitude. The remaining girls and their moms have been so mean to her and after a few tears instead of feeling insecure she has toughened up. Her technique isnt quite as good as theirs cos they are twice her age. The potential Asia has is amazing!

Submitted by Asia's #1 FAN ! (not verified) on
I agree. grown women even speaking negative upon a child that is only 7 already makes they bad in my eyes. but hey asia has plent of potential and her as well as her mother both know that . hopefully they dont let what anyone has to say get to this .. obviously if they care enough to put her down she is ALREADY better than them. PERIOD ! this isnt about the other competors, the mothers, or the judges its about ABBY LEES decission in the end and they kept her this long so what's going to stop them now ?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Asia should have went home long ago. She should have went home before Zack. Sure she's good for 7 but this is not a 7 year old competition. Jordyn shouldnt have went home last week, Asia should have. She's a bit of a brat too. If she wins i will not be tuning in next season. Come on Abby get your head out of your butt. I'm rooting for Madison to win.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
You guys say Asia's "true colors" were revealed, but what about last week where she overheard the other mothers and competitors talking trash about her behind her back??? Can we discuss their nastiness??? Or this week when Amanda was in the green room mocking Brianna and the other girls' dances, sayign she could have done it better??? Can we talk about her lack of humility? They are nasty and rude...Asia realizes she has no friends there, they all want her gone, and she is in competition mode. So what is she supposed to keep smiling and acting like everything is honky-dory?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
MADISON was the girl in the green room mocking Briana. Asia needs to get a job in the acting community, not dancing. We all know Abby favors the younger girls, ie McKenzie and Maddy. BUT IT IS ABBYS DANCE COMPETITION

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It was Madison...But my point still stands. Yes, she likes young raw talent. Also, Asia BEAT McKenzie in several national competitions. This is not her first encounter with these girls.

Submitted by Asha (not verified) on

Submitted by Posh (not verified) on
The only reason Asia wasn't the first one sent home is that the producers realized people would tune in just to see her get by on her "face". She is a great performer but has very little technique and grace that we would expect in a finalist in a dance competition. I will not be tuning in next season. Who knows who they'll find as their next "face"? I watched this show to see great little dancers compete in DANCE not "face".

Submitted by Asha (not verified) on
She is good as 7 and she is good with the rest of the girls. How has she out performed others older than her sometimes?


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