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'America's Best Dance Crew': Voting problems on the video challenge

March 1, 2010 |  2:33 pm

So, some of you may have noticed while attempting to vote for your favorite crews on "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" last Thursday that there was a minor (major?) mistake with the voting numbers. Here's how it looked:

Vote By Phone

Poreotix: 1-877-96-CREW-1 (1-877-962-7391) or Text 1 to 22444
Jungle Boogie: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7392) or Text 2 to 22444
Static Noyze: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7393) or Text 3 to 22444
Saltare: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7394) or Text 4 to 22444
Heavy Impact: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7395) or Text 5 to 22444
Hype 5-0: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7396) or Text 6 to 22444
Blueprint Cru: 1-877-96-CREW-2 (1-877-962-7397) or Text 7 to 22444

Notice that the 1-877-96-CREW-2 number didn't change from crew to crew. You could hope that people saw that the number itself in the parentheses was different and used that one, but you never know. So, MTV, fighting the good fight, decided to acknowledge the mistake and gave an official statement:

"Upon review of the overall voting results for last Thursday's episode of 'America's Best Dance Crew,' it has been determined that the outcome may have been affected due to a typographical error on the show Web site. MTV acknowledges the error and is working to find a solution that will be a part of this week's Lady Gaga episode."

Gaga And there you have it. I'm glad they put it out there and didn't try to hide it or just pretend that it never happened. We can only wonder what the "solution" will be (I have some ideas, but I'd like to hear yours in the comments) as we count down the days until the Lady Gaga episode. "Bad Romance," "Just Dance," "Paparazzi," "Poker Face" — she certainly has enough hits for the crews to choose from. And style? Well, that could be pretty fun as well.

— Jevon Phillips


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