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Hey everyone! Sorry I couldn’t recap last week, as I got unexpectedly pulled away for about that whole week so I couldn’t reach a comp in time! Forgive me!

But anyways, I got back just in time for this weeks episode. And hell yes I’m excited! It’s Britney Spears night and I personally think it took this episode to really pump up this season. I’ve been waiting for this night and this is one of the best tribute ABDC episodes, equal to the Michael Jackson tribute from season 1.

The Legendary Britney Spears!

The Legendary Britney Spears!

So tonight, the crews pay tribute to the princess of pop, the one and only Britney Spears! The crews will each be given a #1 single of Britney Spears from her her entire career and make a unique routine to her songs. The first two saved crews of the night and will be  back for the show next week is Beat Freaks and Strikers All Stars. Beat Freaks are up first.

Beat Freaks

Beat Freaks

 Last week, Beat Freaks was a little too masculine for me, even though I like their rough style. Beat Freaks got the song “Womanizer”, their challenge was to show Britney’s sexy and tough side and had issues because they weren’t the type of group to have less attire than what their usual rugged, badass b-girl look is, and did not want to cross the line Britney does when it comes to her attire choices. But they didn’t cross the line too much tonight and had a wonderful performance. They started out with 6 of the girls in office suits with the sexy assistant Britney (Rino) in an office-like background. Then the transformation to their sexy side came out and they did that part really well. It was very Britney in terms of “hair, hips, lips”. They did Britney’s choreo to a T so I was happy with that. Love the flips and hair whips with the choreo and not a single b-girl move in sight, so it’s different. Overall one of the best performances of the night. I did agree that I didn’t view them as an all girl crew at the beginning of the performance because they play like guys really well, which IS  a good thing. Tonight showed me another side to them because I’m used to seeing their rough n’ tough side but now I know they can be more versatile. Next up is Strikers All Stars.

Strikers All-Stars

Strikers All-Stars

 

Aside from the show, Obama’s inaugaration was great and it was nice to see the crews ban together to see the experience. And that must suck for the guy from Strikers to not being able to perform with the marching 100 but he also has something great going on the show so he hasn’t lost alot. This week, their Britney song is Gimme More and their challenge it to create a mirror image of themselves in the routine. Wow, at least they didn’t have to do anything with the pole in the video! Haha moving on, this performance became one of the best of the night as well. They did the mirror challenge really well as if it was an actual mirror and did some nice theatrical stuff like when they slowed down with the lights off and when the guys switched places by jumping through the mirror at the same time. Great stuff haha. I also liked their choreography this week as it wasn’t so much stomp stomp stomp. I had doubts about this crew at first but I’m sure their top contenders now. Nice job for strikers, two great performances in the last two weeks.

Now for the next elimination. Its between Dynamic Edition and Team Millenia. Dynamic Edition moves onto next week and TM is once again in the bottom. Dynamic Edition is up next.

Dynamic Edition

Dynamic Edition

Last week, after being saved from elimination, Cara from DE passed out and had to be helped to the back. She said in the pre-vid that she’s overtaken because after all the years people have made fun of them for clogging, they have the opportunity to change everyone’s mind by being on the show. I totally feel their pain and no one should be able to judge their style of dance because the people who talk sh*t probably can’t even dance so they don’t even know anything. So Dynamic Edition’s Britney song is Stronger. Their challenge is to incorporate the chair scene from the video into their routine. I’m kinda scared for DE because their clogs are not very balance worthy on chairs so this might screw them up. But anyways, I’ve been a major fan of DE since the first episode, but last week was ok, this week just wasn’t their week. I didn’t feel the Britney vibe from their routine. I liked the chair stunts they did and Brandon almost fell of his chair (whew!) However their clogging is getting repetitive and I’m seeing the same hand movements week after week. They seemed too cheery and didn’t give the sassy, sensual, signature Britney from the Stronger song. I think they could have done more with the chair. I didn’t like how JC called the guy a bit too feminine for the leap off the chair (considering the work he’s done on nsync). I agree with Shane about not feeling it, and the white chicks comment haha SO TRUE. So this wasn’t the best performance tonight and we’ll most likely see them in the bottom next week.

We now have Quest, Fly Khicks, and Ringmasters. Quest and Fly Khicks are saved and Ringmasters are in the bottom 2. Up next is quest.

Quest

Quest

Last week, I did kinda agree with JC about the choregraphy (although he didn’t have to sound that bitchy) but last week Quest still put on a great performance. Their Britney song this week is “Toxic”. This should be interesting. Their challenge is where all the members must have a blindfolded section in the routine. One of the guys said that the moves will be a bit more feminine this time than their usual masculine stuff (It’s Britney duh). Anyways they started off the performance with some nice bboy stuff. and they did the flips with the blindfold on. Nice work there. I loved how during the britney shout, Hok and D-Trix were looking around and D-trix grabbed Hok’s chest and they took off their blind folds to reveal a vogue-like makeup haha. Nice humor there. They had some awesome choreo, it was very Britney. Feng showed off humor and feminine side with the booty shake. Haha WORK IT BOYS!! Then Ryan came out from the middle and did this crazy stuff with his leg and ended with a flip into a Shablam (work it snap snap!) Overall this was a pick up performance from last week, and they played britney well. Another one of the best performances of the night. I was entertained. Up next is Fly Khicks.

Fly Khicks

Fly Khicks

Last week, Fly Khicks was so-so to me. I was disappointed because their sudden death round gave me alot to look foward to and last week didn’t bring it to me. I do however give them props for trying to give us something other than bootyshake last week and their energy was high last week. Love harajuku. Fly Khicks britney song is “Baby One More Time” which is right up their alley. Their challenge is to incorporate sharp turns into their routine. Gina was under pressure this week because of her mess up last week (which I didn’t even notice) so she’s afraid she won’t land her turns. So they started off with a nice silouette curtain and strutted down the stage. They had a little Pussycatdoll/Beyonce thing going on. They did their turns great into the drop like the video. Although the formation change was a bit messy in the beginning, they did the routine well. Loved the choreo and the pirouette ripple. I liked the ending. Overall this was also a pick up performance from last week for Fly Khicks. They brought Britney as well as other female artists vibe. It may have not been the most best of the night but it’s alot better from last week. Good job Fly Khicks.

Now for the bottom 2 crews, Team Millenia and Ringmasters to fight for their lives.

Team Millenia

Team Millenia

Team Millenia has been an off crew to me from the beginning. The first episode did not impress me and last weeks performance was only ok. TM’s Britney song is “Me against the music feat. Madonna”. Their challenge this week is to incorporate hats and canes from the video. Now i’ve been reading about how their challenge wasn’t that hard but I disagree. Those props are hard to use when you want to impress correctly. I liked how they started off the performance. They did the song really well and recreated the video with the Madonna and Britney section face-off. Their cane section was good. However, it seemed that Wobz who played Madonna stood out more than the girl who played Britney and you need to have Britney stand out especially if character is significantly in the performance. But other than that it was great choreo, probably the best choreo  of the night. This was the biggest pick up performance of all the crews because this is the TM I was looking for. Good peformance from TM. Up next is ringmasters.

Ringmasters

Ringmasters

Last week, Ringmasters failed to impress me because I did not see alot of choreo in that routine and I saw more tricks and flexing than choreo. Ringmasters Britney song is “Circus” (not a big suprise here) and their challenge was to somehow make stilt dancers in the routine. At first I assumed that they were going to climb on each other to make the stilts but I guess not. They started it off with making the illusion of a giant stilt performer w/o climbing on each other which I enjoyed. Then they did that heart pumping trick which was fun to see. Of course we were gonna see their bone crunching. Ok so far no choreo. OOPS I guess I was wrong as they got into a nice tutting section and finished it off with a freakshow like ending. Overall a better performance from Ringmasters this week compared to last week and good choreo from them this week.

Both Team Millenia and Ringmasters put on great performances this week and probably should not have been in the bottom if I had it my way. If I had it my way I would have Dynamic Edition eliminated tonight (sorry to say). But one of these teams has to go and its Team Millenia. I do understand why TM has ended up where they have due to really bad image choices in the beginning episode. However this week was a major turnaround for them but I guess it was too late. Despite that I was not impressed in the beginning, this week Team Millenia showed me they are a good group and have earned my respect. I’m proud of them for not complaining one bit that their second run was cut short and their comeback dream came to a halt. They were just glad to dance for the time they were on the show. I wish you nothing but the best Tm in all your future endeavors.

Good luck in all your future endeavors TM!

Good luck in all your future endeavors TM!

Tonight was one of the biggest nights in ABDC history. The tribute to Britney really brought out some crews, while other crews fell short. Beat Freaks, Strikers, and Quest are really showing themselves as the top contenders they are, while Dynamic Edition, Fly Khicks are falling far behind, with Ringmasters improving shortly at a time. I made a statement in my last blog that if the main contenders don’t watch their backs, the underdogs can pull a fast one. So far my underdogs are fighting a losing battle. Boxcuttahz are already gone, and it seems that the rest of my underdogs, Fly Khicks and Dynamic will most likely end up in the bottom next week and one will end up eliminating the other. Strikers was once considered an underdog to me but have proven to me that they are legit top contenders in the last two weeks. I only wish that Fly Khicks and DE would do the same. So I’m still having hope that Fly Khicks and DE will prove me right and I won’t have to regret making my statement. Only next week will tell whats going to happen. So tonight I truly enjoyed the show (thank God for Britney Spears) and I enjoyed the performances tonight. Next week the crews will be peforming to the WHACKEST OF THE WACK SONGS! I started laughing as soon as I heard this. Maybe this will be the calling I’ve been looking for. Next week the main contenders could drop the ball and the underdogs can finally step up but I could also be wrong.

Possible song choices for next week that I could think of:

Macarana song, Saved by the bell theme song, I’m too sexy for my shirt, Who let the dogs out, Chunky Pam song.

This is Roebby blogging for ABDC and I’m out.

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