America's Best Dance Crew: Pitbull Week

America's Best Dance Crew: Pitbull Week

Los Angeles : CA : USA | May 16, 2012 at 11:11 PM PDT
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This week on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the crews take on the music of Pitbull, who made a visit to the studio to give the crews a little advice on how to bring it when dancing to his international hits.

The night kicks off with a trip to the beach as the crews are joined by the Iconic Boyz from season six for a group performance to “I Like How it Feels” by Pitbull.

With only five crews left the competition is getting tougher and there’s no room for mistakes. Only three crews will be safe; and the bottom two crews will have to battle it out for the last spot on next week’s show.

This week each crew will have to incorporate the dance style from a specific country into their dance routine. The boys of Elektrolytes had to put some moves of capoeta from Brazil into their dance. JC said that the crew has been on the radar but this week felt the crew was gimmicky, repetitive, and had too much karate in their dance. Lil Mama said the crew’s routine was super clean and laid it down proper. D-Trix said he feels Elektrolytes are way under rated on the show but felt that this week the challenge took hold of the crew instead of the crew taking on the challenge.

After taking a week to be with her family after her mother’s death, Angel returns to join the crew. This week the girls of 8 Flavahz must take on the time honoured French dance the Can-Can. After welcoming Angel back, D-Trix said the performance had many great moments; adding the girls had beautiful technique. Lil Mama said the girls were on point and stayed in character although she felt the tempo was a little slow. Lil Mama added that she could see the girls winning the competition. JC said the girls showed diversity and made great use of the stage; but reminded the girls that with only five crews remaining it was game on and to keep on delivering.

The last safe crew for this week was the dance teachers of Mos Wanted Crew who took on the moves of the Russian folk dance. Lil Mama said the crew came out strong and was one of the best opens she had seen; adding that she enjoyed herself despite the mistakes made by the crew. JC said the crew put together a good routine but had execution problems; adding that the routine had a great open. D-Trix said it could have been the best performance ever but the crew dropped the ball and cautioned them not to let the mistakes affect them and do not drop the ball again.

The last two crews Fanny Pak and Rated Next Generation found themselves in the bottom two again and having to battle it out for the last safe spot in the competition. The first crew to dance was Fanny Pak who took on the moves of India and Bollywood. JC said the crew showed what they were made of and there was a lot to like about the routine; adding the crew always tells a story with their dances. D-Trix said that Fanny Pak has the cleanest choreography of all seven seasons; adding that the crew was incredibly smart.

The youngsters of Rated Next Generation had to make use of the ancient Chinese illusion of the Dance of 1,000 hands. Lil Mama said they perform and do they perform; telling the crew to keep pressing forward. D-Trix said the crew has grown the most this season; adding that they are clean, clever, and amazing.

D-Trix said that this week was the most difficult bottom two because both crews have made their mark on this season of ABDC. After deliberating the judges decided that neighter of the crews would be eliminated this week. JC said that they want both crews to battle it out for America.

Next week the crews will dance to the music of Rihanna.

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America's Best Dance Crew
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Sherrill Fulghum is based in Niagara Falls, New York, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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