I liked "America's Best Dance Crew: Episode 5", which focused on giving each crew different music videos to emulate. The challenge was pretty much a softball that seemed designed to let each team stretch out and show their strengths to the judges and the audience. Here's my notes from the episode:
- Poreotix: Funny, dynamic, but just okay. I expected more from this strong popping crew.
- Jungle Boogie: A strong step-oriented routine. Still liking these guys and hope they've got a lot more to offer.
- Static Noyse: Silly and fun. They have great lines and quality of movement. I would totally pay to see their show.
- Saltare: That was a hot mess, but a great effort. I'm really getting tired of seeing them struggle with the actual dancing.
- Heavy Impact: My favorite performance of the night. I love these guys for their groove and their joy. I'd love to see them go all the way.
- Hype 5-0: I liked them more this episode than in the previous. Still not convinced that they've got much more in their bag of tricks to pull out.
- Royal Flush: Well performed. The swipe move was really hard and they pulled it off.
- Bluprint Cru: A good performance, though not as strong as their previous one. I don't think of a headstand as a "hard move," but I guess it is for most people.
See the full episode at MTV.com.