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As I said from last week, I was going to give this week’s episode some insight because as much as I hate how last weeks results turned out, I’m curious to know what happens this week. And I wasn’t disappointed but I didn’t have my breath taken away (maybe just a little). But one thing is for sure, tonight changed things up for the voting and we may OR may not get a suprise twist for the winner next week. ALL UP TO AMERICA!

 

So tonight, our final two crews will dance 3 times tonight; the all around the world challenge, create-your-own dance craze, and the last chance challenge. Tonight was ok for both these crews and I was definitly sure when I thought Fanny Pak was going to own them all in tonights challenge. If only a wicked twist was at the end of tonight’s show and Fanny Pak makes a surprise return. But only in a perfect world, right? Anyways we start off the night with the All Around The World challenge, taking every dance style from literally ALL OVER THE WORLD and turning it into a routine.

First off is Super Crew. I agree with Lil Mama that the formations were a bit off and I had a hard time comprehending the routine in the beginning. I do agree with Shane that as they switched to other dance styles, it did get better. But I noticed some sloppyness here and there but the tricks pulled away from it. I think when it got to the Latin dance, they could have put more “umph” into it because if Fanny Pak has 3 dudes that can booty shake like the dirty South, they can too. Overall, I would put this at the bottom of the list of their performances. But hey its the first of the night, I’ll give them a break.

Now onto SoReal Cru. Now I said last week that I wanted SoReal to prove to me that they deserved to be in that top spot because I would take them out right on the spot and bring Fanny Pak back. And their first performance tonight did not definitly help. Here was the problem: there were so many mess-ups in this performance, if they were so much cleaner, the performance alone (no tricks) would be enough to impress me. I honestly thought this was a good routine but it was REALLY SLOPPY. Jackie was so off at some parts. I did love the row boat trick and the ending with Ailyn in the air. So I give this one to Super Cr3w for the first performance.

Wow I miss Fanny Pak already so badly.

Now onto the dance craze challenge. I kind of already knew that SoReal had this one in the bag considering that SoReal does more floorwork dancing that tricks and they could easily make something up where as Super Cr3w doesn’t have floorwork that stands out mainly because its the tricks we look for in them.

So first off is Super Cr3w. Ok, you might as well just stamp one big DUH! on your tvs when Super Cr3w had to make a move for the craze. Of course, the notorious “S” makes its dance debut in form of a song. “S to the chest, S in the sky!” Or something like that. Anyways, their dance craze was ok but in order for a dance craze to click with people, you have to be able to relate to them and make it possible for them to perform the craze. The “S” part of the song would only come back for a good 5-6 seconds THEN ITS BACK TO TRICKS. I guess the “S” part of the song only works well when you back it up with some crazy trick. Not everyone b-boys people so I think they lost out on this challenge.

Now SoReal Cru steps up to the plate AND THE EXPLOSION MAKES A GRAND RETURN TO THE ABDC STAGE! I actually liked this performance because it turns out to be a great dance craze. And the great thing is, ANYBODY CAN DO IT and still do their dancin thang on the side! I loved the parts when it would go SMASH IT UP! And I loved when the hulk hands come into play. Finally something about that crazy-ass EXPLOSION has some depth. I liked the closing parts of this performance. At least now I think SoReal’s final 2 position on the show wasn’t an entire “WTF!?” moment. It’s too bad only now they start to REALLY grow on me. Then I would have been more understandable about it now. But oh well, this challenge goes to SoReal Cru.

Hmm I wonder what Fanny Pak’s dance craze would have been. Something loony toons Fanny zipper Pak but we would have loved it any way.

Now onto the last chance challenge. I admit the way these final performance were well done and well put together and I enjoyed them.

Super crews final performance was obviously going to be TRICKS CITY CENTRAL but considering its their last chance to sway votes for them, I wanna see what they got..ONE LAST TIME. I really liked their divided sections with 2 members in the 3 sections. It reminded of Live In Color’s dance craze challenge when they had that divided section of the routine. Anyways, good routine and this gained my vote. I liked the end..it had a very look beyond the stars and reach moment. They gave it their all and this proves a strong point for next week. If you want the WOW-factor, Super Cr3w got it tonight. I don’t hate this crew and I respect what they have done on this show. I like them so I want to finish this season on a good note.

SoReal wanted to get down and dirty one last time. And I’ll be honest, it was really good. Alot of things in this performance made me happy. There was no recycled moves and it wasn’t boring. I liked how they got right down to it and pumped out pretty much every non-recycled move they had and gave it up tonight. THEY WENT HARD. I could tell that this was something they wanted and not all of it was necessarily HANDED TO THEM VOTING-STYLE. They have shown me that they COULD be America’s Best Dance Crew. Just wished things would have been different many weeks before. I know I was really rough on this crew last week but it was just out of rage. I think they are great dancers and it’s no wonder why they are final 2. I just have to learn how to accept the way the show has turned out now. Respect to this crew and do not want to leave on a bad note. If you wanted choreography, SoReal Cru got that tonight. (If only the finale was final 3 instead of final 2, I wouldn’t have bitched about it so much)

So now that the season has almost reached its full circle, I admit that this season was no better than last season because we can all compare and contrast these last 2 seasons; from what was better or what was worse from both. This season’s final two may be arguable but its comprehendable. Again, I just accept it as it is. But I have enjoyed this season of ABDC and I hope next season will be better (in the voting aspect at least). I’m happy that this blog had alot of reconsidering done and it was somewhat positive for its outcome 🙂  . Good luck to both crews and their future endeavors. See you guys for the finale! I’m dying to see the other crews come back!!!!

*My final pick for next week:

-To be honest, I’m unsure because this week actually switched things up a bit for the voting. It can go both ways because Super Cr3w impressed more people and gained more votes but SoReal has stepped it up this week and could change that. I was originally for Super Cr3w but SoReal has done tonight some good in my mind. I’ve grown to like both crews so whoever wins will be ok with me. Still wanted Fanny Pak to win, but this still  would be ok with me.

Wow I am very very shocked and angry with last nights results. I am saying it right here, right now, despite people may hate me for I probably would not be happy with whoever wins at this point. 2 reasons:

1. SoReal Cru may have never been in the bottom but they have only been able to impress me twice (Missy Elliot challenge and this week’s second performance) but with past lackluster performances (or boring I’m not afraid to say) I would have respected them more if they went home last night, instead of taking the place of a crew that really deserved the final spot. Them being in the top would be more understandable if they had impressed me earlier on in the show but it’s a little too late for that now. If they win, I am 75% sure I’m not watching next season because I don’t want to have to go through the pain of watching a deserving crew get screwed over.

2. Super crew I must admit have been very good this season. Yes, they have had choreography problems (and shocked that they hired a choreographer because at least the other 2 crews made up their dance routines from scratch) but nevertheless, they have impressed me and gained my vote. I am really hoping they win because if they took Fanny Pak’s place (who by the way owned Super Crew last night) they should at least do them justice but I will also be mad that they win because if another breaking crew wins this season, MTV, FUCK THE REST OF THE DANCE AND MAKE IT A BREAKING SHOW OK!? IF YOU PLAN TO MAKE A BREAKING CREW WIN EVERY SEASON AND SCREW OVER OTHER DESERVING CREWS (FANNY PAK), I REALLY HOPE ANOTHER DANCE SHOW WHO HAS THE BALLS TO EMBRACE VARIETY GETS MORE POPULAR THAN ABDC!

Now onto my thoughts on tonights show:

SoReal Cru:
Was not impressed with their first performance for the not. It looked sloppy at some parts, looked decent in the middle, the ending probably would have been nice previous weeks before but not this late in the competition. I do not know how after a performance like that, they end up on top. I do feel bad for them though because now they have to deal with being the scapegoat of negative feedback because from their initial reaction when they were told they were top 2, they were shocked, which probably means its not their fault that they have to go through all of the negativity. Their second performance however, did impress me. It reminded me alot of their audition piece with the hands (this time with mirrors) which was very nice to see. I actually liked all the hand moves they did because for one, THEY DIDN’T REPEAT MOVES LIKE THEY HAVE THROUGHOUT THIS SEASON! The broom move was nice to see and they did justice for the movie Breakin’. Like I said, I would understand more them being top 2 if I saw performances like this earlier on.

Super Cr3w:
Their first performance was pretty good. They did the challenge well for having only 4 feet on the ground. I enjoyed this more than their second performance of the night. The second performance of the night didn’t do alot for me. I saw a small percentage of Footloose and that was the heel shuffle and the knee slide but other than that it was another breaking routine. Hate me or whatever but this was not a routine that did the challenge well, I saw a move that was used AGAIN, and it wasn’t as creative. No way with a performance like that, they beat out Fanny Pak. I do not buy it.

Now onto the crew of the night and my forever favorite crew, FANNY PAK:

Their first performance was good. I really liked it. The athletisism from Beau and Phil was nice when they did the facefreeze/ scissor kick (sorry I don’t know the terms for those) and the secret weapon is Glenda!! She is the athletics for this group I swear. You do not see many girls do what she does, especially that scissor kick because most guys do that. I think they did their challenge well, dancing Ice, ice, baby horizontally. The “word to your mother” was funny and cute. Loved Cara’s face. Now onto their second performance, in which if this was the finals they would have won hands down. I thought Fanny Pak + Flashdance = Great Performance. This was their week to really show what the crew was about. Are they 80’s or is it just for show? THEY ARE TRULY 80′S PEOPLE. They did Flashdance justice. I loved the idea of making the audition scene from Flashdance more modern with the mock Lil Mama, Shane Sparks, and JC Chasez. Go Cara for taking on the role of the countess of Flashdance, Jennifer Beals (the original Flashdancer herself). Cara did her justice as well. I loved the humor when Cara went on top of the table and did her thing. I am suprised Shane didn’t reply badly about how they portrayed him as a sexhoundog haha. Great form for the pierouets and nice jump to the knee slap to the hair flip slide. And there goes Glenda again doing her thing on the table. She’s good. I laughed so hard at the end with Phil’s freaky resemblence smile to JC. Overall, show-winning performance. They worked so hard to impress America and for whoever wasn’t impressed you must be so dumb not to be. They impressed me from the very beginning of the competition and I am very glad that their time on the show was something I was able to see and I am blessed so have seen them. And out of all the crews who went home (from both seasons) it was Fanny Pak’s leave who actually made me cry. Yes as stupid as I sound they were the first crew to make me cry. Thats how much their dance has influence on people. It rattles your emotion with simply, pure dance. I was hoping they would win the competition to maybe give Glenda the home she deserves for her dedication to this show. I know this isn’t the last of Fanny Pak, thats for sure.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Since there is one more episode for the final 2 crews to give everything they have to get the final votes, THEY BETTER GIVE EVERYTHING BECAUSE THIS WILL DECIDE IF I STILL HAVE ENOUGH HEART TO WATCH ANOTHER SEASON OF THIS SHOW. I hope they really bring it enough to prove my blog wrong. I am hoping for that. My final words for now because I am not in the giddy mood to praise these crews. I’ll save it for next week if they prove me wrong.

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