This week, America's Best Dance Crew, Season Six, Episode 2 featured five new crews, with a good mix of styles and personalities. This week was the "Ke$ha Challenge." I think the biggest challenge was finding five decent songs by Ke$ha to dance to (oh snap!).
Anyway, here's my comments:
- FootworKingz (Chicago): They lucked out with the catchiest Ke$ha song "Tic-toc." Very energetic, lots of formation work. Pretty slick, but don't know how much this will keep me and the audience engaged week after week.
- 787 Crew (San Juan, PR): Trick crew from Puerto Rico. Here's how I summarize their performance: trick, trick, trick, trick. Impressive stuff, but I wanna see them dance, dammit.
- Iconic Boyz (New Jersey): All boy dance crew. Nice mix of dancing, good choreo including freestyle, krump, breaking and popping. I was impressed.
- Jag6ed (Crenshaw, CA ): Pole dancing crew (seriously.) They go a long way to explaining how they aren't "erotic" dancers, but they have jazz and ballet backgrounds. That said, it was mostly just confusing and not very interesting.
- Instant Noodles (Orange County): Bboying crew originally from Taiwan. Sweet choreo, good powermoves, fun energy, strong dancing.
Gotta say, I'm feeling D-Trix as the third judge. This week he had smart comments, critiques and praise. I loved his feedback to Jag6ed about how he can't not look at what they do as a man, which is hella honest. That said, I thought he was a bit hard on Instant Noodles, who I thought did a strong entry routine.
I agree with who the judges sent home, for sure. It was so obvious to anyone watching who was the weakest group.
My current faves are the Iconic Boyz, surprisingly. Best all-around dancing, diverse styles, lots of character. The challenge for them is to continue to come up with clever choreo on their own, which is hard for adult dancers to do, much less pre-adolescents.