'America's Best Dance Crew': Disco and Oscar contender Gabourey Sidibe
Tonight's episode of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will be notable for a number of reasons: the double elimination, the disco challenge and an appearance by one of the freshest faces on film: Gabourey Sidibe.
Yep, the star of "Precious" and Independent Spirit Award winner is a fan not only of "ABDC" but, as followers of award seasons may have heard, of Justin Timberlake and 'N Sync as well. Obviously that means that J.C. Chasez is on the actress' crush list, and she finally got to meet him. Apparently J.C. was very excited to meet her as well.
We neglected to mention last week that this would be disco week (in case you didn't hear it on the show). Here's a group/song lineup:
Blueprint Cru - Chic, "LeFreak"
Heavy Impact - Bee Gees, "You Should Be Dancing"
Hype 5.0 - Peaches & Herb, "Shake Your Groove Thing"
Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang - "Jungle Boogie"
Poreotix - Michael Jackson, "Dancing Machine"
Saltare - The Tramps, "Disco Inferno"
Static Noyze - Walter Murphy, "A Fifth of Beethoven"
All of the crews have pretty good songs that fit syles and sensibilities, but Poreotix and Jungle Boogie seem destined to have good outings.
Speaking of Oscars, we never got to talk about the dance sequence featuring a stage full of b-boys, ballerinas and more. Yeah, I don't really know who those dancers were (check out the auditions), but maybe they should've gotten some past winners of "ABDC" up there? It wasn't horrible but could've been better. If any of you know the dancers, please leave it in the comments.
-- Jevon Phillips
Photo: Gabourey Sidibe in front of the "America's Best Dance Crew" stage; and the "Precious" star next to "ABDC" judge extraordinaire J.C. Chasez. Credit: MTV.