'America's Best Dance Crew': Video from the red carpet and an international rant
After Poreotix took home the title from "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew," they and all of the other crews headed over deeper into the Warner Bros. lot for a red carpet (that was actually orange) event and after-party to celebrate the season. On hand for us was choreographer Chonique Sneed, who was actually there during the audition phase for this season's competitors and has watched them grow from episode to episode.
A quick point on the regional performances: the South won it. Swagger Crew, Jungle Boogie and Royal Flush not only had the energy but also a "shirtless" groove that was infectious. The West was precise and clean, and with Poreotix, Heavy Impact and Hype 5-0, had popularity on its side, but the West didn't reach the Dirty South's levels of enthusiasm. The East? Well, the Saltare interlude wasn't the cleanest it could've been, but Blueprint Cru and Static Noyze, along with the jump-ropers, did try hard to entertain.
Before we get to the video, I have to go on the rant that I've been going on for the last couple of seasons. This season, Blueprint Cru's ascension helped solidify my point of having the show become "World's Best Dance Crew" at some point. Maybe it doesn't even have to replace "ABDC," but rather be a totally different show that pits the "ABDC" winner against other crews worldwide. The Canadian crew, who were really good in their stepping section with Poreotix during the finale, show that -- for those who don't know about Hip Hop International and other global dance organizations -- there are some awesome crews outside of our borders that audiences would go wild for in this melting pot of a nation. OK, I'll stop there.
Here are lots of videos featuring Randy Jackson, Omarion, JC Chasez, Lil Mama, Heavy Impact, Harry Shum Jr. from "Glee," Blueprint Cru and champions Poreotix. First up is a message from Chonique.
-- Jevon Phillips