'Deserved better': Internet slams Netflix's 'Dance 100' after Akira Armstrong gets eliminated with zero votes
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Akira Armstrong, the founder, and CEO of a dance organization called Pretty Big Movement, was eliminated in the first round of the Netflix show 'Dance 100'. Akira's elimination came as a shock to the viewers after her crew ditched the choreographer.
Akira delivered an energetic performance with her dancers but none of the 'Dance 100' performers liked her routine of Doja Cat's 'Woman'. However, 'Dance 100' viewers didn't agree with the judges. They took to social media to slam the Netflix show for unfairly eliminating Akira.
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Why did Akira Armstrong get eliminated?
Akira depicted a story of her own toxic relationship through her dance in the first round of 'Dance 100'. The choreographer's routine showed different couples and dance performances with slow moves. Notably, Akira wanted to express all the pain she suffered in her dance. However, although Akira might have delivered an energetic performance, she failed to impress the dancers, who were there to judge Akira's performance. Dancer Amara noted that Akira had a strong opener but lost connection with the song through the dancers. Additionally, Myles said that she lost momentum toward the end. Interestingly, none of her own crew voted for Akira and later, the other performers also ditched her. However, 'Dance 100' viewers took to Twitter to slam the dancers who didn't vote for Akira.
A social media user wrote, "Did we all watch the same performances?? How did Akira get no votes???" Another user added, "Akira’s dancers leaving her team when her routine was perfection - I hate this & already want her back #Dance100" Another user said (originally in Portuguese), "First episode of #Dance100 and I already hate all the dancers, what do you mean they eliminated Akira..." Another user tweeted, "#Dance100 y’all really let the Celine get away with that & Akira with no dancers behind her. Mehhh we know why but I mean...ok." Another user wrote, "#Akira deserved better. I hope she knows how talented she is. She should come to open up a dance company in South Africa where her choreography would be appreciated. Too much soul for #Dance100's stage."
Did we all watch the same performances?? How did Akira get no votes??? #Dance100— obraznica (@tnynmel) March 18, 2023
Akira’s dancers leaving her team when her routine was perfection - I hate this & already want her back 😩 #Dance100— Melana (@danceonfordays) March 18, 2023
Primeiro episódio de #Dance100 e eu já odeio todos os dançarinos, como assim eliminaram a Akira....— Glauco (@Glaucos_maraujo) March 18, 2023
#Dance100 y’all really let the Celine get away with that & Akira with no dancers behind her. Mehhh we know why but I mean… ok— LeAnn (@TheAntiqueSoul) March 17, 2023
#Akira deserved better. I hope she knows how talented she is. She should come open up a dance company in South Africa where her choreography would be appreciated. Too much soul for #Dance100's stage https://t.co/gxdHwFHwAE— Girr (@GirrrTheRobot) March 17, 2023
Akira Armstrong motivated dancers despite not getting a single vote
Akira's own team might have ditched her but she didn't get angry with her crew. While leaving the Netflix show, Akira motivated her dancers to live through their art. Akira said, "To my dancers who didn't vote for me, I still love you guys. Go on and be bigger, be better. Do you. Live through your art. Do what makes you happy. You know what I'm saying? That's where I'II leave it." She further added, "This is a world you have to have a strong backbone for and if you're not strong, get out the jungle 'cause the animals are going to eat you alive." Meanwhile, when she was asked if she wanted anything to add tp her dance, the choreographer replieid, I wouldn't have done anything differently." Akira also gushed about her experience being on the Netflix show, "I feel good. This was a learning experience for me. My artistry was stretched. I was challenged."
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