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'America's Best Dance Crew': Poreotix transforms into the champion

April 8, 2010 |  8:06 pm
Poreotix, the robotic crew hailing from Westminster, Calif., became the Season 5 champion of "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" on Thursday night, continuing the West Coast's dominance of the show.

Runner-up Blueprint Cru was the closest the East had come since Status Quo got second in the first season. The competition was closely contested all season long, though, with no one really breaking out as the dominant favorite, much like last year's We Are Heroes-Afroborike finale. [Correction: In an earlier version, I said the We Are Heroes-Massive Monkeys finale. It was We Are Heroes and Afroborike. It was barely up, but Alex saw it, so there you go.]

From the beginning, when the crew's Taylor Swift-inspired tutting and reenactment of the Kanye West-Taylor Swift VMA moment captured the judges and viewers with their theatricality, the tick-tick-tick crew has been among the favorites. Blueprint Cru, hailing from Montreal, had a built-in obstacle with Canadian voters not helping to prop them up as East, West and South voters generally do. Their perseverance saw them through, but small missteps in their final performance, and again, Poreotix's creative overall staging and storytelling ability, were too much for them to overcome.

There will be more from the finale, including video from choreographer Chonique Sneed, later on.

Congrats, Poreotix!

-- Jevon Phillips