Saturday, March 27, 2010

UPDATE: There will be NO automatic pass for the ABDC5 crew with the highest cumulative vote

Update on earlier posts: I just received an email from the staff of one of America's Best Dance Crew's producers. They verified that there will be NO automatic pass for the crew with the highest cumulative votes for Season 5.  In addition, the relevant post on MTV has been disabled. So, we're back to the regular voting rules. Thanks MTV and ABDC -- you've made the fans (and the crews, I bet!) happy in keeping this a fair competition!

Open Letter to MTV: Please DON'T give 'automatic pass' to the Finale to the crew with the highest cumulative votes!

Note: I sent this email to MTV and an ABDC producer on Saturday morning. I received a note back from a staffer for one of the producers saying that as far as they know, the voting rules have not changed from the ones used throughout ABDC Season 5. But until that is confirmed, here is the issue:

Open letter to MTV producers:
I want to congratulate all of you for putting together an amazing season of ABDC! So many of my readers are calling this the best Top 4 ever, and are extremely engaged and entertained by the show.

It was announced on MTV Remote Control on Friday that "the crew that's racked up the most votes throughout the entire series will get a free pass into the finale". In other words, the crew with the highest cumulative votes over the season is guaranteed a spot in the Finale. That's an interesting idea, but it is probably unfair to Hype 5-0 and Blueprint Cru given 2 events from earlier in the season:
  • There was one week where the voting was skewed because of an error on the MTV website's voting page. Since Poreotix was the first listed, their numbers would have been accurate. However, the numbers were probably skewed low for Hype 5-0 and Blueprint since their correct phone/text numbers were not listed
  • The following week, Blueprint was given immunity. Result: there was no voting for them at all.
I think the idea of giving immunity for best performances and cumulative votes is one that should be seriously considered in future seasons of ABDC (and given how well the show is doing this year, I hope you will have many more seasons!). But this season it would probably give an unfair advantage to one crew,, unless it resulted in all 3 crews competing in the Finale. Given the level of talent of the top crews, I think MTV owes it to the fans to give a fair fight.

Thanks for considering this,
Nancy T,

Reenter our top 4 contest now for some bragging rights!

Over the course of America's Best Dance Crew Season 5, hundreds of entries have been submitted on which ABDC crews will be in the top 4 at the end of this season, in the order of their elimination. All of the possible combinations have already been claimed, so that no entries from now on will win a prize. However, please feel free to leave your votes to show that you were one of the first to get it right (or just to let people know where you stand).
Click here for contest rules and prizes.  Entries will be taken until Midnight on Monday March 29.

"The 4th ABDC Judge" renders his verdict on the Magic Challenge

The 4th ABDC judge is back, talking directly to the crews about their performances in America's Best Dance Crew's Magic Challenge:
 Wow, this week’s performance was amazing. I guess it’s because I love to see magic. The opening performance was probably the best top 4 performance ever. They included one of the judges which was cool. Anyway, let’s get started shall we?

Click here to read his analysis of the performances by Hype 5-0, Poreotix, Blueprint Cru, and Jungle Boogies, as well as his summary judgement on the show. Thanks 4th ABDC Judge!

ABDC March Madness continues! Round One, day 3: JC Chasez quotes

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 3 of JC Chasez -- judge extraordinaire!. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best JC Chasez comments:

Reader-generated videos - Jungle Boogie, Voters dilemma

We've got some amazing readers here. If you've got the time to look through a few thousand reader comments a day, you can find gems like these:
Let me know at if I missed other notable reader-generated art or videos related to ABDC.

Exclusive Podcast: Jungle Boogie give the lowdown on their ABDC experience (and initiate me as honorary member)

I spoke with Jungle Boogie on March 26, a few days after they returned home to Atlanta after their successful run on America's Best Dance Crew. They were as open and fun to talk to as you'd expect from watching their dancing. They answered questions (including some from our readers) on how they formed, why they have their own animal 'representative', how their ABDC experience compared to what they expected, what it was like being a relatively new crew competing against veteran groups, their personal favorite challenges, dealing with injuries (the trainer told them that many wouldn't recover until after ABDC was over and they could rest!), favorite memories, and what's next for the crew. And they initiate me as an honorary member!
Listen in here:

Video: Vogue Evolution dancing at Fashion Show

Vogue Evolution were featured performers at the Unity of Community Fashion Show. From DopexAssxJessiie Youtube Channel. Thanks Erica!

Recaps (with videos) for the Magic Challenge

  • Spoil the Ending thought that Hype was outclassed by the other crews and gives the "Youtube that S**t" award this week to Jungle Boogie
  • We'll Fix it In  brings in big-time cultural references including Looney Tunes, Boticelli, and the Secret Pakistani along with their analysis.  
  • AC Slater is calling a Poreotix win for the season
  • Too Interesting for Twitter imagines what would happen if both Blueprint Cru and Poreotix were in the bottom 2 next week 
  • Video review by Taizuke, AConnectionTV,
  • LA Times includes videos of Hype, Poreotix, and Jungle Boogie

The Main Event in NJ April 10: Rhythm City, Fanny Pak, Fr3sh, Kaba Legacy & many more!

It's Spring, and that means that Dance Event season is here. The first BIG event in the East Coast is The Main Event in Rahway NJ on April 10, with performances by crews and individuals well know to fans of America's Best Dance Crew and So You think You Can Dance. Click here for details and tickets.
On the program:
  • Exhibition crews: Fanny Pak, Rhythm City, Kaba Legacy, Fr3sh, Funkanometry SF, de la Femme
  • Competors include: Static Noyze, Ridonkulous, Capital Funk, Rhythmology, EPIC Motion
  • Hosts: Karla Garcia (So You Think You Can Dance), Alonzo Williams (Rhythm City)
  • Judges: Beau Fournier (Fanny Pak), Arnel Calvario and Mike Song (Kaba Legacy), Gina Rosales and Emerson Acquino (Funkanometry SF)
  • Workshops on April 11 with Arnel Calvario (Kaba Legacy), Kara Horibe (Fanny Pak), Mike Song (Kaba Modern) and a mystery guest

Friday, March 26, 2010

Free pass to the finale for one crew!

MTV Remote Control announced that the crew with the highest number of cumulative votes during America's Best Dance Crew season 5 will be given an automatic pass to compete in the season finale. Given the observed patterns on which crews have been in the bottom 2, it should be relatively easy to predict the lucky crew.

Live ABDC Give Back show confirmed for April 15

An official MTV spokesman has confirmed that America's Best Dance Crew will air a Give Back show on April 15 at 10pm ET/PT, one week after the season finale. It will be a live show honoring a charitable group with a performance by the winner of ABDC5. In addition, there may be performances from crews from this season or past seasons.

Penultimate week of Elimination Challenge/Bottom 2 contest is now open

Time to enter your votes for The Elimination Challenge for next week: Which crews will be in the bottom 2? Who will be eliminated? Enter each week and the person with the highest cumulative score for Season 5 will win an ABDC crew shirt of their choice and size (up to $35 retail). In case of a tie, we will have a tie-breaker question, to be posted the last week of the contest.
This week, vote for the 2 crews from America's Best Dance Crew's Top 4 that you think will be in the bottom, and name the one that gets sent home, for a possible 3 points total. For example, in ABDC4's Beyonce Challenge, an entry worth 3 points would have read: "Bottom 2 - Afroborike, Artistry in Motion. Eliminated: Artistry in Motion". 

Here's the rules. PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE THE SAME DISTINCTIVE NAME EACH WEEK SINCE VOTES ARE CUMULATIVE!  Right now there is a 4 way tie between Ace, Del, Jai, and David Jason, but MANY people can still sneak in and take the prize. Voting closes midnight Monday March 22.

ABDC Judge March Madness on the March - JC Chasez, Round 1, Day 2 (of 4)

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 2 of JC Chasez -- judge extraordinaire!. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best JC Chasez comments:

Videos: Pacific Rim talks to Poreotix and Hype 5-0 about the Magic Challenge

Pacific Rim interviewed Poreotix and Hype 5-0 after the taping of America's Best Dance Crew's Magic Challenge. Click here for Poreotix; here's Hype 5-0. Note: Angelica mentions our interview videos unfortunately due to equipment problems we won't be able to post new crew interview videos this week from Chris and Glenda (though we will have 2 exclusive videos from this week to share with you soon, as well as a podcast with Jungle Boogie).

Send some love to Jungle Boogie

Jungle Boogie was practically unknown at the beginning of the season and surprised everyone with their energy and creativity. They improved every single week and were an integral part of the best ABDC Top 4 ever. Their unique cranking style showed us all that the South is a force to be reckoned with. I hope we're going to see a lot more of them in the future.

This post is only for positive comments about Jungle Boogie. If you have anything else to say, please take it to the Critics Corner/Party Room.
Photocredit: MTV

Relax -- your ABDC votes DO COUNT this week!

There has been spirited concern and discussion here and on the MTV discussion board on the issue of whether this week's votes count. Reason: there is some text on the MTV page that explains the voting that states: "March 25, 2010 Episode: For the Episode airing on Thursday, March 25, 2010 there will be no voting."

Relax guys -- your votes definitely counted last night!! That text on the MTV page was written at the beginning of Season 5 when the producers tentatively scheduled a 'Give Back' episode for March 25 and the finale for April 15. Since a Give Back show is not a competition, there would have been no voting. Well, the ABDC schedule changed so that the Finale will be April 8 and the Give Back show will be on April 15 (tentatively), but that voting page wasn't updated to reflect the schedule change.  This is a MINOR point, not a producer plot, conspiracy, or major issue. The votes will count. They will eliminate someone next week based on votes cast on March 25! Aal izz Well!

BJHayPinoy reviews ABDC's Magic Challenge

The first thing I’d like to say is that I believe rankings do not matter too much now. It’s all now a matter of who performs the best, appeals to America, and stands out above the rest. I’ll still throw in the rankings at the end of the performances, but I want America to know that this is how I felt about the night. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

My ABDC5 Episode 9 Magic Challenge Rankings:
1. Blueprint Cru
2. Poreotix
3. Jungle Boogie
4. Hype 5-0

Click here to read the details of his review. Thanks BJhayPinoy!

Upcoming events: Week of March 26, 2010

  • 3/26-27: Do-Knock (Super Cr3w) and Bboy Twixx (Massive Monkees) perform at Street Dance Championships in Portland, OR
  • 3/27: Mike Murda and Vex from Super Cr3w performing at Boston College. Non-students welcome. 
  • 3/27-28: Academy of Villains, Supreme Soul and Syrenz among the many groups teaching at Rock the School Bells in San Bruno, CA
  • 3/28: Smart Mark from Phresh Select among many performers at Get Down! Popping Event in Philadelphia 
  • 4/1: Beat Freak Rino teaching workshop at Team Millennia Studio in La Habra, CA 
  • 4/1: Saltare on The Ellen Show (check for your local listings). Thanks Coach!
If you know of other events for this or coming weeks, please leave a comment or email us at

Survey: Best performance in ABDC5's Magic Challenge

Please vote for the crew that you think did best on this challenge, NOT for your overall favorite crew.

Survey: Worst performance in ABDC5's Magic Challenge

Please vote for the crew that you liked the least during THIS challenge, not your least favorite crew overall

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vote NOW and save your favorite crew!

The online voting is now open from now until 6:00am Eastern time. If you want to protect your favorite crew, act now! Click here to vote. Performance videos will probably be online after 11:00pm West Coast time, to aid in your choices. If you want to phone or text instead, the numbers are: Phone: 1-877-96-CREW + (number): OR Text: 22444 then (number):
* Hype 5-0: 1
* Poreotix: 2
* Blueprint Cru: 3

After you vote, join us back at the party room! We're making magic tonight.

Party Room/Critics Corner is now open -- Join us!

The Party Room/Critics Corner for ABDC 5's Magic Challenge is now open! Join lots of other readers, fans (or not) as they vent on what they love and what they hate. IMPORTANT: If you want to write a long comment, write in in NotePad or Word and then paste it into the comments field. Otherwise, all your work may disappear if someone posts something new while you're in the middle of writing. 

After the show is over: The party has just started, so stick around for more action, reaction, and interaction. Is this the best season EVER? Are these the hottest crews ever? Was it worth it to do  another Magic Challenge? What other challenge should they bring back?  This is your party -- snark, humor, recriminations, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!

Watch our live play-by-play of ABDC5's Magic Challenge Now!

Del and Nancy will be co-hosts of this live play-by-play of America's Best Dance Crew Magic Challenge. Feel free to follow along (particularly if you cannot watch it until later). Please be aware that your comments might not be posted immediately (or at all) as we have to moderate them, watch the show, and type at the same time.

Preview from the pressbox: Chris Trondsen reports on ABDC5's Magic Challenge taping

This episode was one of the hottest of the season.  There were so many must see moments. The first was the opening number.  The stage and backstage was completely decked out like never seen before and all four crews danced together.  Not only danced together, but did it very well.  You will also see one of the judges up on stage dancing along with the crews!

The bottom two crews facing off was especially hard this week.  This season has four amazing crews in the top four, all with strong fanbases.  So there was no clear cut crew to go home.  Out in the audience, they had it so that there were sections each rooting for a certain crew.  The stage manager would tell all the Hype fans to cheer and hold up their signs, and then the camera would pan on them.  Then the Poreotix fans to hold up their signs and cheer, and they did it.  And so on. It was similar to that backstage.  You had different members of press cheering for different crews and that was not changed when the bottom two were announced.  Press was pretty split.   

When the judges had to make the decisions, JC felt that he didn’t think that these were the two crews that really deserved to be in the bottom.  Lil’ Mama agreed and all the judges said they loved these two crews and that it was the hardest decision of the season. When they announced who went home, many people were disappointed but I think it was expected after seeing the two crew’s who battled it out’s performances

Click here to read the rest of Chris's report, including the on-stage fan dance contest, the judges, and the celebrities in the audience. Thanks Chris!

Exclusive video: Poreotix Sing!

Unfortunately, we will not have any video interviews with the crews this week due to technical problems. So, I'm pulling a short video out of the vault. Here's Poreotix singing on stage at Hip Hop International during summer 2009.

Videos: Quest and Super Cr3w members help the Empty Suitcase Project

Celebrity singer Passion started a fundraiser/movement for kids in Tanzania called "The Empty Suitcase Project." The project videos people reflecting on what opportunityy first got them started.    The movement is trying to raise awareness for the Tanzanian kids and to collect donations for them like regular school supplies and food.Super Cr3w's Do-knock and Quest crew are among the many who have contributed their time for the cause. Click here to watch the video that explains the project and here for the video with Do-Knock. This video features Quest members. Thanks for the tip,!

More March Madness Competition: Favorite JC Chasez Quotes - Round 1, Day 1 (of 4)

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 1 of JC Chasez -- judge extraordinaire!. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best JC Chasez comments:

Interview Videos: Poreotix and Hype on group performance, their magic performance

DancePlug has video interviews with Hype and Poreotix from backstage at the ABDC5 Magic Challenge. Her interview with Hype covers working with Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo, impressions on the magic performance, and plans (including wanting to perform on an ABDC tour). She talks to Poreotix about what their hand movements mean, what it was like doing on the group number, and potential future plans (Disneyland anyone?)

Join us tonight for Play-by-play, Party Room/Critics Corner and more

Thank God it's Thursday! Watch America's Best Dance Crew and the Magic Challenge with us tonight! The Party Room/Critics Corner opens at 9:30 ET and stays open as long as you want, so that everyone can comment on anything remotely related to ABDC. Did you like the challenge? Did the magic fit the moves? Who should go home next?

At 10pm ET, Del and I'll be doing live play-by-play while watching the show, so feel free to tune in and make fun of me or get a sneak preview of the action (for those of you from the West Coast/Canada/India or other ABDC-deprived zones).

Tomorrow morning, please vote in our polls on the best and worst performances. Plus, more Elimination Contest, reviews, and I don't know yet what else. Join us!

Survey says: Saltare best in Usher Challenge ?!

I suspect (but cannot confirm) that our weekly surveys on the best and worst performances during ABDC's Usher Challenge was stacked by one crew's fans:
  • Saltare was voted the best performance in the Usher Challenge, with 47% of the 2392 votes. Poreotix came in second with 28% of the votes. Details here.
  • Jungle Boogie got 32% of the votes for the least popular performance, followed by Poreotix at 22% and Hype 5-0 at 20%. Details here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Video: Beat Freak Maryss and JabbaWockeeZ Rainen Cypher at My Ninja! Party

Pacific Rim covered the one-year anniversary of My Ninja! clothing on March 13, and taped a cypher between Beat Freak Maryss and JabbaWockeeZ Kid Rainen. Thanks for the tip, Ravoo!

Pictures from the ABDC Magic Challenge

L@Mya attended last night's America's Best Dance Crew taping of the Magic Challenge taping and has some great photos of the crews, including this one of Blueprint Crew with Franz Harrary,  the man behind this week's magic tricks.

More ABDC March Madness competition: Shane Sparks Round 1, Day 2

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 2 of Shane Sparks -- away during ABDC5 but certainly not forgotten. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best Shane Sparks moments:

Report from the Magic Challenge Tapings

Crush! attended the taping of America's Best Dance Crew 5's Magic Challenge on March 23, and wrote this spoiler-free report. Please note that she talks about the crews in alphabetical order so as not to reveal who was in the bottom.

"Hey guys! This season's Magic Challenge was, in my opinion, way better than the third season's Illusion Challenge! The opening number with all four crews was the best opening number of all 5 seasons! It started like the first season's opening number, where all of the crews were backstage, going to the main stage. It was intense! there a couple of illusions in this performance, the two that stood out to me the most were when Lil Mama came out of nowhere and began dancing with the crews. She danced amazingly! Also, in the end, all the males from the crews go towards the back of the stage and disappear and Mario Lopez pops out! it was mind blowing!"
Click here to read the rest of Crush!'s report, including some impressions of each of the crews' performances. Thanks again Crush!

UStream from the Press tent at the Magic Show Challenge

No outside press conducted pre-taping interviews at the ABDC5 Magic Challenge, so you won't see interviews from us, Pacific Rim or anyone besides MTV before Friday. Instead, here's a one-hour Ustream for those of you who want to see more of the life in the press area at the ABDC team including Tabitha D'umo (half of the NappyTabs choreography team that was responsible for this week's group performance), the Pacific Rim crew, and our own Chris Trondsen and Glenda Morales. Thanks Ninjaboi for the link!

Video: Learn Tutting and Grooving from Blueprint Cru and Jungle Boogie

MTV Remote Control has a short choreography lesson, where Blueprint Cru and Jungle Boogie slowly demonstrate steps from the Usher challenge.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let us Know if you attend tonight's taping!

The Magic Challenge episode of America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 tapes tonight, with 4 crews from the United States and Canada battling to be in the top 3. If you attend the taping, leave a comment and let us know what it was ALL like -- whether the illusions looked good from where you sat, the quality of the dance in the performances, who you spot in the audience, the judges, etc. Please DON'T just focus on who stays and who goes, since that will be deleted as a spoiler. Tell us about other aspects, so we can live vicariously through your experience.

For the most part, the system that commenters used in the past worked. But again, some people persisted in leaving the wrong things up and leaving me cleanup work. That will have VERY bad repercussions this time, so don't do it again!

Playlist for ABDC5's Magic Challenge plus video preview of group number

MTV Remote Control announced the playlist for the Magic Challenge:

BLUEPRINT CRU - Pink "Funhouse"
HYPE 5-0 - Adam Lambert "For Your Entertainment"
JUNGLE BOOGIE - Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Soshy "Morning After Dark"
POREOTIX - Kid Sister "Right Hand Hi"


They also posted rehearsal footage for the group number:

ABDC March Madness marches on: Shane Sparks Round 1, Day 1

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 1 of Shane Sparks -- away during ABDC5 but certainly not forgotten. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best Shane Sparks moments:

Video: Massive Monkees members battle

Massive Monkees members Jeromeski and Granite, along with Junior from Art of Movement, competed as Monkee Movement at a Haiti dance benefit in Seattle, and took first place. Video from GraniteMM'sYoutube Channel.

From MTV: this week's magic challenges and a video of the crews' signature moves

MTV Remote Control hasn't posted the playlist for this week, but has listed the magic challenges for each crew: 
  • BLUEPRINT CRU — Become lighter than air.
  • HYPE 5-0 — Make an object come alive.
  • JUNGLE BOOGIE — Pass their bodies through a solid surface.
  • POREOTIX — Move an object with their minds.
They also posted a nifty video of these remaining crews rehearsing and performing their signature moves:

Exclusive video: Beat Ya Feet Kings Porche: Our Season was wilder!

Porche from Beat Ya Feet Kings (ABDC Season 4) hung out with to Chris Trondsen and Fanny Pak's Glenda Morales at ABDC's Usher Challenge taping. Porche and Glenda get low to the music and chatedt about auditioning (and getting accepted) for the Fresh Beat Band, Porche's favorite crews on Season 5 and how it compares to Season 4, and the 'strange' relationship between Porche, Chris and Glenda.Much thanks to World of Dance, our partner for the ABDC backstage tapings!

Mailbox: Vogue Evolution, Best of the East results, Best Usher/Gaga analysis

  • Vogue Evolution walked the red carpet at the GLAAD awards on March 13. Photo from Robin Roemer at Autostraddle
  •  You Love to Watch analyzes why she loved Blueprint's 'Bad Romance' and Poreotix 'Yeah' so much
  • At Best of the East 3 on March 13, the results were: First place: Rhythmology, 2nd Place: Phunk Phenomenon, 3rd place: Static Noyze. Here's Phunk Phenomenon's performance, from EmilyleDonne's Youtube Channel. Thanks for the tip, Devin!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Communicate with the crews: Formspring for - Poreotix, Hype 5-0, Static Noyze, Blueprint, Swagger Crew

Several members of America's Best Dance Crew groups have Formspring accounts now, so you can ask questions and learn more about them. UPDATE:The ones compiled by readers Evil Cupcake, Ashlaylay, Meowie, and Green Tea Mix (thanks guys!) are:

HYPE 5-0:
- Duey

- Alan
- TL
- Jason
- Ajaye

Last day to enter this week's Elimination challenge and Top 4 contests

Deadline fast approaching: if you want to have an entry for this week's elimination challenge and top 4 contests for ABDC, you have until midnight tonight. Good luck!

ABDC March Madness continues! Round One, day 4: Lil Mama quotes

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 4 of Lil Mama. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best Lil Mama moments:

ABDC planning a special on Teen giving

It had been announced at the beginning of Season 5 that America's Best Dance Crew would have a 'give back' show similar to the ones for American Idol.  According to an article in the Quad City Times, the 'give back' episode will focus on teen giving, with The Sparkle Effect Cheerleading squad being one of the profiled groups. Unofficial reports for the special are that it will air shortly after ABDC5 wraps up (perhaps April 15), and that there may  be performances by ABDC crews from all seasons. We'll report details as they become official.

Exclusive Video: Super Cr3w's Do-Knock: "Don't want my hair burning up because my body is flamin"

Chris Trondsen and Fanny Pak's Glenda Morales joked around with Super Cr3w's Do Knock at the taping of America's Best Dance Crew's Usher Challenge. He talks his favorite part of the Disco Challenge, whether he would perform with burning ropes with Saltare, the Groovaloo tour, the George Lopez show, their upcoming Super Cr3w wristwatch line, his beer pong problems, and how to follow Super Cr3w on line. He also makes love to the camera and tries to sing. 

Video: Ace's Static Noyze Tribute

From AceJokerBABDC's Youtube Channel -- a tribute to Static Noyze.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fanmade Trailer for ABDC5's Top 4

FIREBurner is back with a new video trailer for America's Best Dance Crew. This time, he's got highlights from the performances of the top 4 ABDC5 crews -- Blueprint Cru, Hype 5-0, Jungle Boogie, and Poreotix. You can see his full set of trailers at FIREBurnerYoutube Channel.

Exclusive video: Beat Freak Teresa On Season 5 -- the challenges are too easy!

Beat Freak's Teresa Espinosa talked to Chris Trondsen and Fanny Pak's Glenda Morales backstage at America's Best Dance Crew's Usher Challenge. They describe about games and cooking together on Spaghetti Night, The Geminiz, her work assisting Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, her impressions of the strong dancers on Season 5 and her favorite crew, why she thinks the Season 5 challenges are too easy and repetitive, and the loyalty of the Beat Freak fans! Much thanks to World of Dance, our partners for the ABDC5 tapings who are planning some major dance events for 2010!

ABDC March Madness continues! Round One, day 3: Lil Mama quotes

ABDC March Madness (aka the Big Boy Challenge) continues today with Round 1, Day 3 of Lil Mama. Each day we'll give you 2 quotes; vote every day for your favorite so we can crown the 'Best ABDC Judge Comment EVER'. Click here for rules and explanation.  Today's choices for best Lil Mama moments:

Fanny Pak Scavenger Hunt! - win FP character shirts!

From now until April 4, Fanny Pak is running a scavenger hunt. The first person to complete all the tasks wins Tshirts of all the crew members -- 7 shirts in all. The tasks range from 'take a picture in a wig that's Cara's favorite color', 'take a picture in an uncomfortable position outside a doctor's office', take a picture of a mermaid/merman, etc.  Watch this video and read the description for all the challenges and details, and/or go to for hints and written clues.

New BABDC Banner -- thanks Kevin!

Kevin designed our latest website banner, trying to give us a more professional look. Thanks Kevin!

Ninjaboi's Review of ABDC5's Usher Challenge

Hey all, so it was Usher week on ABDC, (another artists challenge this season – one I liked a lot better than the last one…).  This week overall, was about as good as Disco week, maybe a bit less intense, given the sudden drop in number of performances.  But anyway, here we go!

Overall summary:
Poreotix: 40, reduced to 38
Blueprint/Jungle Boogie: 37
Saltare/Hype 5-0: 35

Click here to read Ninjaboi's detailed scale and reviews. Thanks, Ninjaboi!

Del's Review of ABDC's Usher Challenge

After a week of stuffy noses and not having my own television, it’s time to get back into the saddle. We’re at the top 4 now and it’s shaping up to be the best home stretch in ABDC history. Before we size up our final 4 crews, it’s about time to look back on the Usher challenge. My standings for this show are:
1) (tie)   Jungle Boogie/Blueprint Cru (8)
2)    Poreotix (7.9)
3)    Saltare (7.8)
4)    Hype 5-0 (7.75)

Click here to read his detailed review. Thanks Del!

Heavy Impact's Isi: Life After ABDC

Isi from Heavy Impact went backstage at America's Best Dance Crew's Usher taping and talked to Chris Trondsen and Fanny Pak's Glenda Morales. Isi talks about what the crew is doing (dancing and Mario Kart) once they were eliminated from ABDC5. They also talk about their impressions of the Usher challenge and the crews' performances, and make a prediction for next week. Much thanks to World of Dance, our partner for the ABDC backstage tapings and producer of some major upcoming dance shows!