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Finale Friday 7E/4P
March 9th, 2009
All your life you’ve been waiting for this. Striving towards a goal that’s more attainable than you ever fathomed, reaching for a milestone that can only take you higher. This is the Dance Crew finale, and this is what dreams are made of. Ahem. Pardon my dramatic intro, but I’ve just been inspired by the EPIC MUSIC AND PULSING, QUICK CUTS OF THE SHOW OPENER! Overdramatization is the meat of reality television. What would it be without it?
Slater takes the stage for the last time this season and says a lot of stuff about this and that and the other thing. 20 million votes were cast and the winner will take home $100,000, which is like $300 each. BUT WHO WILL IT BE?!! (Please note: this is a finale. The big finito. Things like this deserve an all-caps overload).
All the old crews come out to shrieking audience members. Hey, remember these guys? And those ones? And the spelling “b-o-x-c-u-t-t-u-h-z”? Good times. Then our finalists show themselves, bouncing on stage with the gait of Rocky in his first movie. (Aside: I love Beat Freaks’ sneaks. Beat sneaks?).
Before we get to any results, Slater announces the final “challenge” – judges’ choice performances. Each judge chose 3 crews that complement each other, and those groups will perform together and showcase their commonalities. Shane announces his choices first – Quest Crew, Dynamic Edition and Strikers All Stars. He says that they all showed a level of originality that isn’t often seen on the show. The pre-roll shows the most hilarious product placement ever – one guy pulls out a phone and is like, “oh, you haven’t seen your last performance yet, Quest Crew? Well thankfully I have this AMAZING [x brand] phone, and we can watch it right now!” (CAMERA ZOOM)
They perform to “Right Round” by Flo Rida, which if I hear one more time, I’ll right round hook to someone’s face. It’s cool cause the distinct styles of each crew come out through everyone – Quest going through the clog motions? Yup.
Next up JC chooses Beat Freaks, Box Cuttuhz and Team Millenia because they’re all choreography driven. They call themselves ‘Team Beat Box’, lol. Awesome. A couple girls start their headspin in the background as Slater introduces them, which is pretty sick. The group performs to “Just Dance” and it’s cool cause they mix everyone up, whereas the last group mostly kept the original crews together in formation. At the end of the day, this will have been the best group effort, in my opinion!
We break for a charity segment – Randy Jackson built dance studio in California and the crews go to help out. Feel goodness. And now back to the dancing, Lil Mama’s group of dancers includes GOP Dance, Ringmasters and Fly Khicks, who all have a bit of a saucy vibe – GOP = latino, Ring’s reggae vibe and Khick’s Miami flavour. They do a reggaeton routine to Kardinal’s “Number 1 (Tide Is High)” (Kardi represent!) that’s pretty spicy.
What follows is about two hours of taaaaaaaaaalk, making time until the final result is announced. We chat with the finalists backstage (“what would it mean for you to win?”); we see Lil Kim in the audience. Go to break. Shenae Grimes in the audience (RANDOM). A look back at Quest’s journey (normally I find these things so cheesy but galdang it if I’m not choking up?). A look back at Beat Freaks.
Then our two fab crews perform together to the song Beggin, which I demanded you listen to last week. It’s pretty dope but nobody’s pulling out any stops for this one (after all, they’re not looking for votes anymore). Then, way too many minutes of the judges praising both crews. During this, I chatted on MSN. Updated Twitter. Wrote an email. Don’t get me wrong – hearing this kind of gushing feedback is amazing for the crews and sometimes you need that kind of positivity in life; but good TV it is not. In other words, AAHHH GET TO THE RESULTS. (But guess what, I already know the result cause some smart aleck (!!) sent a blog comment with a SPOILER. I will get you.)
Commercial. Return. Hey look, the crews changed clothes! Slater holds the envelope. The camera pans slowly over the crews’ faces. Crowd starts chanting. Who will it be?!
America’s Best Dance Crew III is…..
D-trix says, “this is a dream on top of a dream” and Beat Freaks walk it out with their flag. Then Randy Jackson presents Quest with their wobbly trophy, they perform one last time on the show, and we’re out!!
I’m sad, what if I never see Beat Freaks again? How am I going to see Quest from now on?! I’ve grown attached, what now!!! *sob* But that’s it for now, monkeys… see you next season!Tweet