America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5: Week 2

Sorry for being a little late on this weeks episode post, I had things going on Thursday and Friday (which I will actually write about shortly). So since this is a little late I’m going to keep it fairly short and to the point. This week was the Music Video Challenge where each group had to perform certain moves inspired by music videos.

Poreotix was the first group saved and danced to Rihanna’s Umbrella. I still like these guys and the girlfriend still hates them, but I thought they had a lot more choreography this time, but because of that they were a little sloppier than usual. I have to imagine that it’s hard for guys to dance sexy like Rihanna, but I think they did pretty well for what they were given.

Jungle Boogie was the next group to be saved and I really liked them last week and this week they did not disappoint. They danced to Shakira’s Give It Up To Me and overall I liked it quite a bit. Their moves were very clean, lots of energy and they definitely completed the challenge.

Static Noyze is up next and dancing New In Town by Little Boots. I’ve never heard of this song, but that doesn’t really mean anything. The video incorporates shopping carts into the dance moves so right off the bat it was going to be a difficult performance. The dancing itself wasn’t bad, they had fun with it, but like I figured they didn’t seem to do too much with the carts other than push them back and forth. They were the most consistent with the video and the cleanest to this point, but if the challenge was to creatively use the carts I would say they didn’t do as well as they could.

Saltare were saved next, ugh, and performed to Shake It by Metro Station… and it was kind of a train wreck. I still don’t like these guy and I still think the jump ropes are a gimmick and despite what they want us to think, it always will be. They completely messed up at the very beginning and again at the end, the middle part was clean, but it didn’t seem too difficult, as far as the dancing is concerned. Of course the jump rope stuff isn’t easy, but this is a dance show not a jump rope show!

Heavy Impact was up next and performed to What You Got by Colby O’Donis   and we’re surprisingly pretty good. I’m not a huge fan of these guys, but their performance this week wasn’t bad. The video had a lot of popping and locking and since these guys are big it was a little harder to make it out, but they did a good job. Don’t really have much to say about them because I was actually pretty impressed with it as a whole, I’m not curious to see what they do for the rest of the season.

Hype 5-0 was up next and dancing to 3 by Britney Spears. Overall I thought it was good, I like the way they created the “pole” by using a member of the group instead of having to manipulate a pole around the stage. I think the fact that they have 2 girls trying to be sexy and act as the “Britney” character may have hurt them a bit because they were the center of attention for most of the performance and they weren’t 100% together the whole time. My favorite part of the performance was when the “pole” guy came out of it in a flip that synced up with the girls flipping on either side. The kiss at the end was a little bit much, I don’t think they needed to go there, but of course I didn’t mind.

Royal Flush is up next and battling for the chance to stay on the show. They performed to Evacuate the Dance Floor by Cascada. I thought it started out very clean and was turning into a great performance, but then they seemed to get a little sloppy and I became a little dis-interested. The card tricks are getting old, I don’t think they need to incorporate it every single time as it’s starting to get hokey…

Blueprint Cru performed to Omarion’s I Get It In and did a pretty good job. I’ve liked these guys from the start and still think they are one of the better crews on the show. They faulted a bit during the actual challenge, the headstand, but I thought the energy level was great and it was very very clean. This performance was good enough to keep Blueprint Cru in the battle leaving Royal Flush a bit short and going home.

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