America's Best Dance Crew (season 2)

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America's Best Dance Crew
Season 2
Broadcast from June 19, 2008 – August 21, 2008
Judges JC Chasez
Lil Mama
Shane Sparks
Host(s) Mario Lopez
Broadcaster MTV
Winner:
Super Cr3w
Chronology
2008

The second season of America's Best Dance Crew premiered on June 19, 2008. The live auditions special took place on June 8, 2008. The season was hosted by Mario Lopez and featured Layla Kayleigh as the backstage correspondent. The judges included rapper Lil Mama, former *NSYNC singer JC Chasez, and hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks. On August 21, 2008, Super Cr3w was declared the winner of Season 2 and received the $100,000 (USD) prize.

Auditions[edit]

America's Best Dance Crew features dance crews from all over the United States. For the second season, the dance crews auditioned in four cities: New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. A total of fourteen dance crews were chosen and split up into West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, and South based on the audition city.

Crews[edit]

Dance Crew Hometown Region
A.S.I.I.D. Detroit, Michigan Midwest
Boogie Bots Washington, D.C. East
Distorted X Houston, Texas South
Fanny Pak Los Angeles, California West
Full Effect Chicago, Illinois Midwest
HIStory Houston, Texas South
Phresh Select Philadelphia, Pennsylvania East
Sass x7 Piscataway, New Jersey East
Shhh! North Bergen, New Jersey East
SoReal Cru Houston, Texas South
Super Cr3w Las Vegas, Nevada West
Supreme Soul San Francisco, California West
Team Millennia Fullerton, California West
Xtreme Dance Force Naperville, Illinois Midwest

Results[edit]

Legend
Live Auditions Eliminated Bottom 2 Runner-up Winner
Week: 6/71 6/19 6/26 7/3 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/142 8/21
Rank Dance Crews Result
1 Super Cr3w BTM2 BTM2 BTM2 WINNER
2 SoReal Cru RUNNER-UP
3 Fanny Pak BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
4 Boogie Bots BTM2 ELIM
5 Supreme Soul BTM2 ELIM
6 A.S.I.I.D. ELIM
7 Phresh Select BTM2 ELIM
8 Xtreme Dance Force ELIM
9 Sass x7 ELIM
10 Distorted X ELIM
Full Effect ELIM
HIStory
Shhh!
Team Millennia
^Note 1 : The live auditions special determined the ten spots for the season premiere.
^Note 2 : A non-elimination episode meant to showcase the top two's final performances.

Episodes[edit]

  • Starting from the Final 6, when a crew gets eliminated, they take a look back at the eliminated crew's journey on the show while playing "Take a Bow" by Rihanna.

Live Auditions Special[edit]

  • Aired on June 8, 2008

The JabbaWockeeZ made an appearance and performed to a master mix of "The Boss" by Rick Ross featuring T-Pain at the end of the episode.[1]

Week 1: Crew's Choice Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on June 19, 2008

Each crew performed to songs of their own choosing.

Crew Song
SoReal Cru "Entourage" by Omarion featuring 50 Cent
Supreme Soul "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See" by Busta Rhymes
Xtreme Dance Force "Shawty Get Loose" by Lil Mama featuring T-Pain and Chris Brown
A.S.I.I.D. "Whatever U Like" by Nicole Scherzinger featuring T.I.
Boogie Bots "More Bounce To The Ounce" by Zapp & Roger
Super Cr3w "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown
Phresh Select "Motownphilly" by Boyz II Men
Sass x7 "Damaged" by Danity Kane
Fanny Pak "Speakerphone" by Kylie Minogue
Distorted X "Oops (Oh My)" by Tweet featuring Missy Elliott
  • Safe: SoReal Cru, Supreme Soul, Xtreme Dance Force, A.S.I.I.D., Boogie Bots, Super Cr3w, Phresh Select, Sass x7
  • Bottom 2: Fanny Pak, Distorted X
  • Eliminated: Distorted X

Week 2: Video Star Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on June 26, 2008

Each crew was given a different video with a dance sequence in it, which they had to perform while keeping their own style as a crew.[2]

Crew Song
Super Cr3w "Run It!" by Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana
Fanny Pak "Wind It Up" by Gwen Stefani featuring Pharrell
Supreme Soul "Touch" by Omarion
Phresh Select "Gimme That" by Chris Brown featuring Lil' Wayne
A.S.I.I.D. "Like a Boy" by Ciara
SoReal Cru "Love In This Club" by Usher featuring Young Jeezy
Xtreme Dance Force "Let Me Love You" by Mario
Boogie Bots "Bump, Bump, Bump" by B2K featuring P. Diddy
Sass x7 "I’m A Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears
  • Safe: Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Phresh Select, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Xtreme Dance Force
  • Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Sass x7
  • Eliminated: Sass x7

Week 3: Rock the Title Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on July 3, 2008

Each crew was given a song whose title was used as inspiration for their dance.[3]

Crew Song
A.S.I.I.D. "Roll" by Flo Rida featuring Sean Kingston
SoReal Cru "Snake" by R. Kelly
Super Cr3w "We Fly High" by Jim Jones
Boogie Bots "Game Over" by Lil' Flip
Fanny Pak "Toy Soldier" by Britney Spears
Supreme Soul "Elevator" by Flo Rida featuring Timbaland
Phresh Select "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" by T.I.
Xtreme Dance Force "Earthquake" by Tech N9ne
  • Safe: A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Super Cr3w, Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul
  • Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Xtreme Dance Force
  • Eliminated: Xtreme Dance Force

Week 4: Speed Up Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on July 10, 2008

Crews must transition from a slow tempo song to a faster one while still remaining on beat.[4]

Crew Song
Boogie Bots "Lollipop" by Lil Wayne featuring Static Major
Super Cr3w Creator” by Santigold
A.S.I.I.D. "Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall featuring Akon
SoReal Cru "With You" by Chris Brown
Fanny Pak "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey
Phresh Select Shawty Is a 10” by The-Dream
Supreme Soul "Party Like a Rockstar" by Shop Boyz
  • Safe: Boogie Bots, Super Cr3w, A.S.I.I.D., SoReal Cru, Fanny Pak
  • Bottom 2: Phresh Select, Supreme Soul
  • Eliminated: Phresh Select

Week 5: Janet Jackson Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on July 17, 2008

At the beginning of the show, all of the crews danced to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation". The crews performed together and each had a small moment in the performance to dance with their group members for a section of the routine. Then each crew was given a Janet Jackson song and had to incorporate some of her moves in their dance, similar to the Michael Jackson challenge of Season 1.[5][6]

Crew Song Challenge
Fanny Pak "All Nite (Don't Stop)" Incorporate sharp poses
Supreme Soul "Nasty" Incorporate the slide move
Boogie Bots "Control" Work on the point and head knock
SoReal Cru "I Get Lonely" Perform while being less provocative
Super Cr3w "Black Cat" Incorporate Janet's sharp choreography in the routine
A.S.I.I.D. "If" Incorporate hand blade movement into the routine
  • Safe: Fanny Pak, Supreme Soul, Boogie Bots, SoReal Cru
  • Bottom 2: Super Cr3w, A.S.I.I.D.
  • Eliminated: A.S.I.I.D.

Week 6: Bring The Beat Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on July 24, 2008

All of the crews were assigned a song and a school subject that takes place in a gym which they have to incorporate into their routine.[7]

Crew Song Subject
Fanny Pak "Spaz" by N.E.R.D P.E.
SoReal Cru "Tambourine" by Eve featuring Swizz Beatz and Sean Garrett Band Practice
Boogie Bots "Universal Mind Control" by Common featuring Pharrell Bench Warmers
Super Cr3w "Don't Touch Me (Throw da Water on 'em)" by Busta Rhymes Basketball
Supreme Soul "Church" by T-Pain Ice Hockey
  • Safe: Fanny Pak, SoReal Cru, Boogie Bots
  • Bottom 2: Super Cr3w, Supreme Soul
  • Eliminated: Supreme Soul

Week 7: Missy Elliott Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on July 31, 2008

Missy Elliott starred as the first guest judge of the show to help the original judges choose who goes home as the remaining four crews danced to her songs. The crews adapted the videos' innovative footwork to showcase their own style. All the crews danced with Missy Elliott to her Shake Your Pom Pom.

Crew Song Challenge
SoReal Cru "One Minute Man" Incorporate the knee knock move from the video
Super Cr3w "We Run This" Perform while upside down and do the hat trick
Boogie Bots "Work It" Incorporate the wiggle walk
Fanny Pak "Get Ur Freak On" Focus on the partner section
  • Safe: SoReal Cru, Super Cr3w
  • Bottom 2: Boogie Bots, Fanny Pak
  • Eliminated: Boogie Bots

Week 8: Eighties Theme Challenge[edit]

  • Aired on August 7, 2008

The remaining three crews had to perform a dance move from the 80's. In addition, all of the crews had to complete a physical challenge.

Challenge #1: Groove Step Challenge[edit]

Crew Dance Challenge
Super Cr3w The Humpty Dance Perform the move with only 4 feet on the floor
SoReal Cru Kid N' Play Create a chain reaction during the routine
Fanny Pak Vanilla Ice Perform the move horizontally

Challenge #2: Dance Movie Challenge[edit]

The crews created a routine that incorporated elements of an 80's dance movie. Similar to the "Broadway Challenge" from Season 1, the crews were given remixed versions of the songs from their respective movies.

Crew Song Movie Challenge
SoReal Cru "Tour de France" Breakin' Incorporate popping and brooms in their routine
Super Cr3w "Footloose" Footloose Reinvent the infamous foot shuffle from the movie in their routine
Fanny Pak "Maniac" Flashdance Incorporate the "triple fist to a pirouette" from the movie in their routine
  • Safe: SoReal Cru
  • Bottom 2: Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak
  • Eliminated: Fanny Pak

Week 9: Championship Showdown[edit]

  • Aired on August 14, 2008

Challenge #1: Around The World Challenge[edit]

The final two crews created a 2-minute routine that included different forms of dance from around the world.

Song
"Mas Que Nada" by Sérgio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas
"We Be Burnin'" by Sean Paul
"The Anthem" by Pitbull featuring Lil Jon
"Mundian To Bach Ke" by Panjabi MC featuring Twista

Challenge #2: Original Dance Craze Challenge[edit]

Instead of dancing to a dance craze, the crews created their own dance craze, both in the form of the actual music, lyrics, and choreography.

Crew Performance Title
Super Cr3w 'S' To The Chest
SoReal Cru Smash It Up

Challenge #3: Last Chance Challenge[edit]

The crews created a routine for the Last Chance Challenge to show America why they should be crowned the winner. The remaining two crews then performed their prepared routines before the lines opened for the final voting session of the season.

Crew Song
Super Cr3w "Give It Up or Turn It Loose" by James Brown
SoReal Cru "A Milli" by Lil Wayne

Week 10: The Live Finale[edit]

  • Aired on August 21, 2008

The eliminated crews of season 2 returned and teamed up with the remaining two crews for a regional collaboration each region with a song by an artist that represents the regional performance each crew wearing a different flag jacket. Instead of going head-to-head, Super Cr3w and SoReal Cru teamed up for their last performance.

Crews Song
Super Cr3w and SoReal Cru "Puttin' on the Ritz", "It's Me Snitches" by Swizz Beatz and "In the Ayer" by Flo Rida featuring will.i.am
East: Boogie Bots, Phresh Select, and Sass x7 "Run the Show" by Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes
South: SoReal Cru and Distorted X "Get Like Me" by David Banner featuring Chris Brown
Midwest: A.S.I.I.D and Xtreme Dance Force "Touch the Sky" by Kanye West featuring Lupe Fiasco
West: Super Cr3w, Fanny Pak and Supreme Soul "Go Hard or Go Home" by E-40
Super Cr3w "Dope Boys" by The Game featuring Travis Barker

On August 21, 2008, Super Cr3w was crowned the winner of America's Best Dance Crew Season 2, while SoReal Cru was declared the runner-up.

  • Winner: Super Cr3w
  • Runner-up: SoReal Cru

Special Episode: Battle for the VMAs[edit]

At the beginning of the show, champions JabbaWockeeZ and Super Cr3w performed to a remix of We Are the Champions choreographed by Shane Sparks.

Five crews from Seasons One and Two were given music videos nominated for Best Dancing in a Video. Like the Video Star Challenge, crews performed with the video behind them and tried to match up the moves in the video while keeping their own style. In the end, the judges picked the top three performances. America voted and the two crews with the highest votes would perform at the VMA Preshow.

Crew Video
Kaba Modern (Season 1) "4 Minutes" by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake
BreakSk8 (Season 1) "Closer" by Ne-Yo
SoReal Cru (Season 2) "Forever" by Chris Brown
Fanny Pak (Season 2) "When I Grow Up" by the Pussycat Dolls
Status Quo (Season 1) "Damaged" by Danity Kane

Fanny Pak and Kaba Modern faced off at the VMAs Preshow and America was asked to vote again.

Fanny Pak danced to Damaged by Danity Kane and Kaba Modern danced to Closer by Ne-Yo. Lindsay Lohan and Ciara later announced that Fanny Pak was the winner of the face-off and $25,000 (USD) for charity.

America's Best Dance Crew Live[edit]

America's Best Dance Crew Live, the first ABDC tour, featured crews from the first two seasons of the show: Super Cr3w, JabbaWockeeZ, Breaksk8, Fanny Pak, and A.S.I.I.D. The tour lasted from September 18, 2008 to October 23, 2008.

Ratings[edit]

The season 2 finale of America's Best Dance Crew ranked #1 across all of cable programming among the 12-34 demographic (1.8 rating). For the season, the competition series delivered a 1.8 rating among 12-34 and averaged 1.9 million total viewers (1.4 million viewers age 12-34). The full season of America's Best Dance Crew reached more than 76.7 million total viewers (35.5 million in the 12-34 demographic).

The show's online area averaged nearly 470,000 visits a week and averaged at 390,000 weekly unique visitors a week, with weekly unique usage that grew +63% from the second season premiere to the finale. Additionally, nearly 23 million page views and more than 6 million streams for content were generated for the second season to date. The show has had 45 million streams since the first season's premiere.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Host: Mario Lopez (2008-06-07). "Season 2: Casting Special". America's Best Dance Crew. MTV.
  2. ^ Host: Mario Lopez (2008-06-26). "Video Star Challenge". America's Best Dance Crew. MTV.
  3. ^ Host: Mario Lopez (2008-07-03). "Rock the Title Challenge". America's Best Dance Crew. MTV.
  4. ^ Host: Mario Lopez (2008-07-10). "Speed Up Challenge". America's Best Dance Crew. MTV.
  5. ^ ABDC Insider (2008-07-14). "Crews Get 'Nasty' for This Week's Janet Jackson Tribute". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  6. ^ Host: Mario Lopez (2008-07-17). "Janet Jackson Challenge". America's Best Dance Crew. MTV.
  7. ^ ABDC Insider (2008-07-22). "ABDC: Bringing Da Beat". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  8. ^ "IT'S LUCKY NUMBER THREE FOR A NEW ROSTER OF CREWS AS MTV KICKS OFF SEASON 3 OF "RANDY JACKSON PRESENTS AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW" THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009!". MTV. The Futon Critic. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
Preceded by
Season 1
America's Best Dance Crew
Season 2
Succeeded by
Season 3