This week on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the five remaining crews battle it out on the dance floor; with a dance off and one crew going home at the end of the show.
The night kicks off the hip-hop star Flo Rida in a live performance wihile the crews dance around him. The artist joined JC Chasez, Lil Mama, and D-Trix at the judge’s table as guest judge to critique the crews performing to his music.
The first crew on the dance floor was the Elektrolytes but with one man down after Chris injured his knee during rehearsals. The group danced to “Club Can’t Handle Me”. JC called it a fun routine that was put together wonderfully. He noted that the crew was super athletic but needed to make sure their moves snap. Lil Mama agreed with JC but D-Trix loved the routine. Flo Rida himself said he felt like, “the club can’t handle Elektrolytes”.
Next up was a group of 13 to 15 year old high schoolers who call themselves Rated Next Generation with a performance to “Right Round”. Lil Mama thought it was interesting that the kids grew up watching ABDC because she said she grew up ON ABDC. Lil Mama noted that the group is precise but the routine started out a little shakey. JC said the crew has some tight moves and he enjoyed the routine but challenged them to step up a level. D-Trix said that the choreography is there and the crew is ahead of their time. Flo Rida said the kids blew him away and performed like veterans.
The boys of Collizion Crew grew up in Atlanta together and survived a near fatal car wreck before coming to ABDC. The crew represented the “dirty south” with a performance to “Low”. D-Trix loved the dirty style; saying the crew was tight and told them to keep up the great movements. JC agreed with D-Trix; adding that he loved the formations and how they worked with the crowd. Lil Mama said the crew was in the pocket and had a unique style. Flor Rida told the crew to keep it up and they represented the dirty south to the fullest.
In another historic moment, ABDC features the first crew from Mexico with Funkdation – a crew that includes a Mexican Olympian. The crew danced to “Good Feeling”. JC noted that the crew did their homework but cautioned the crew not to let them see crew members thinking. Lil Mama said it was a very fun performance and encouraged the crew to keep going. D-Trix said he had a lot of respect for the crew; adding that they brought authentic hip-hop to life. Flo Rida said that he is supposed to shoot his next video in Mexico; saying the performance gave him a good feeling and asked why not bring Funkdation along.
The last performance before the battle round is a group of dance teachers and choreographers known as Mos Wanted Crew. They performed to “In the Air”. After pausing for a few moments D-Trix said, “that routine is the definition of great dancing.” D-Trix said it isn’t what the crew does but how they do it. Lil Mama said the crew had so much control and they know how to break it down. JC said they saved the best for last; calling the crew uplifting with a full on assault. JC liked the choices the crew made. Flo Rida said it was so surreal watching the crews perform to his music; adding that the Mos Wanted Crew represented their name to the fullest.
After some deliberating the judges saved Mos Wanted Crew, Collizion Crew, Rated Next Generation, and the Elektrolytes; but Funkdation must battle it out with Mix’d Elements in order to survive for another week.
Each crew will have two 30 second rounds to strut their stuff to “Turn Around”. After the battle each judge chose which group they wanted to save.
Lil Mama chose Funkdation
D-Trix chose Mix’d Elements
JC chose Funkdation
Being eliminated, Mix’d Elements was the first crew to see their banner fall.
Next week the crews will perform to the music of Madonna.