abdc s2 week 7

I’ve missed 2 weeks of recap due to the excitement of seeing the Jabbawockeez perform, as well as exams in the following week. Honestly, I didn’t feel there was very much to highlight in those weeks anyway. This week though, I must say I was fairly impressed by Fanny Pak and SoReal Cru. Both their songs worked in their favours.

Judging by the live auditions, I never would’ve thought Fanny Pack would make it this far. I really didn’t like them at first. Since the “Speed Up Challenge” though, I’ve begun to enjoy their performances. I still don’t love their style, but I can learn to appreciate it. I sort of feel that their style is very raw and they seem to do best with upbeat songs.

There were a number of things that I liked about their routine this week. Sure, there was a lot of jumping around on stage (as some people have commented), but for the most part their routine was well choreographed. I liked the part at 0:37 – 0:40 and the Egyptian style at the end starting from 0:55. The fusing of such different dance styles makes the routine stand out among all the other typical hip hop routines. I liked that!

It’s all about the first ten seconds of their routine when it comes to SoReal Cru. That was definitely the best part. It’s impressive how precise they were. Overall, the routine was enjoyable, but I agree with JC that it wasn’t very difficult. As much as I liked their routine, I found their positioning and choreography just slightly repetitive; on some occasions it reminded me of their previous routines. But at least it wasn’t disappointing.

Up to this point, I’m still kind of iffy about Super Cr3w. Their routine for “Rock the Title Challenge” was probably the best I’ve seen from them. Choreography this week was much better, though. I liked how they bounced across the front of the stage. The ending was sick.

Boogie Bots finally went home. They’re nice guys and good dancers, but the WOW factor just wasn’t there. Having at least one good choreographer on the crew really makes a difference when it comes to a competition like this one. I’m not going to try and predict the outcome of the last few episodes because I know that there are a lot of other factors involved in the judging. I just wish that the top 3 crews were more versatile with their dancing and more consistent in their performances. Each of the 3 crews seem to ace it with one particular style; Fanny Pack – upbeat & fast, SoReal – slow & smooth, Super Cr3w – bboying. Let’s just say that whichever crew wins, they’ll be quite a step away from what the Jabbawockeez achieved last season.

abdc s2 week 4

I felt a little bit better about this week’s performances than I did last week. Again, none of them really “WOW”ed me, but they were alright. I find the crews this season to be inconsistent, unlike the Jabbawockeez and Kaba Modern of last season who were constantly performing at a high level.

I’d have to say, A.S.I.I.D. really shaped up this week. Their performance was good. I liked how they used ballet in it; it’s a nice twist. Honestly though, the slow part of the song wasn’t really that slow so they had a bit of an advantage there. But nonetheless, I liked it.

I totally agree with J.C. on how Fanny Pak mastered the fast part. They were the only crew to really have a solid transition. I loved the beginning of the fast part, not so much the end of it.

It’s too bad Super Cr3w always seems to lack dancing in their routines. I really liked the beginning but as it got faster in the end, they didn’t really punish it which was kind of disappointing.

Same with SoReal Cru. Absolutely LOVED their slow part, especially the leg thing at 0:58. But the fast part was not nearly fast enough. I think they’ll do really well with Janet’s “I Get Lonely” next week.

ABDC Season 2 Episode 3

This post should have been up earlier in the week, but I just never got around to it. So far, I’ve managed to follow most of this season’s America’s Best Dance Crew. None of the crews this season strike me as being really really good (and I’m being completely unbiased here, despite being a huge Jabbawockeez fan).

Here’s my thoughts on some of the performances of episode 3:

Super Cr3w was much better than I expected them to be. I thought their performance was the best this week. It’s true that this crew lacks solid choreography, but their performance this week had more than enough stunts to make up for it. I loved the air flares (as Shane calls it) at the beginning, the airplane concept at the end, and “ballin'” thing where they made it rain. For the most part, I think they did well this week.

I liked most of the choreography from SoReal Cru‘s number. I agree with both JC and Shane; they never left the snake concept, which I thought was important. There were times when they reminded me of Kaba Modern though (like when they moved in the hood).

I liked the hotel idea that Supreme Soul used. It was fun! And the spiral out to get the luggage was cool too. The choreography was okay, wasn’t very interesting or difficult, but I’d give it a passing mark. One of the guys from the crew kinda looks like someone I know, so every time I watch them I think of him lol

Boogie Bots‘ transformer thing at the end was neat too. Besides that, none of the other crews really gave a satisfying performance. I completely agree with Lil Mama, A.S.I.I.D was plain sloppy and a real disappointment.

I just finished watching episode 4, so review will come soon…hopefully :)