America's Best Dance Crew (season 5)

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America's Best Dance Crew
Season 5
Broadcast from January 28, 2010 – April 15, 2010
Judges JC Chasez
Lil Mama
Omarion
Host(s) Mario Lopez
Broadcaster MTV
Venue United States
Winner:
Poreotix
Chronology
2010

The fifth season of America's Best Dance Crew premiered on January 28, 2010. Similar to the live casting specials featured in the first two seasons, the first three episodes consisted of separate regional auditions before proceeding to the official national-level competition. Shane Sparks did not return as a judge this season, due to his arrest, and was replaced by Omarion.[1] In the live finale, which aired on April 8, 2010, Poreotix was declared the winner.

Cast[edit]

For the fifth season of America's Best Dance Crew, auditions were held in six cities: Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York City. Fifteen dance crews were selected and then categorized into three regions: South, East Coast, and West Coast. Following the regional competitions, the initial pool of dance crews was narrowed down to nine.

Dance Crew Hometown Region
Blended Projekt West Covina, California West
Blueprint Cru Montreal, Canada East
BreakEFX Denver, Colorado West
draZtik Providence, Rhode Island East
Ghost Houston, Texas South
Heavy Impact Los Angeles, California West
Hype 5-0 Honolulu, Hawaii West
Jungle Boogie Stone Mountain, Georgia South
Legendary Seven Boston, Massachusetts East
Poreotix Westminster, California West
Royal Flush Atlanta, Georgia South
Saltare Raleigh, North Carolina East
Static Noyze Cambridge, Massachusetts East
Swagger Crew Atlanta, Georgia South
X-treme Motion Houston, Texas South

Results[edit]

Rank Dance Crew Episode
1 2 3 4 5 61 7 8 9 10 11
1 Poreotix IN IN IN IN IN IN IN RISK WINNER
2 Blueprint Cru IN IN RISK IN IN2 RISK RISK IN RUNNER-UP
3 Hype 5-0 RISK RISK IN IN IN IN IN OUT
4 Jungle Boogie IN IN IN IN RISK IN OUT
5 Saltare IN IN IN IN IN OUT
7 Heavy Impact IN IN IN IN OUT
Static Noyze RISK RISK IN IN OUT
8 Royal Flush RISK IN OUT
9 Swagger Crew IN OUT
N/A Blended Projekt OUT
N/A BreakEFX OUT
N/A draZtik OUT
N/A Legendary Seven OUT
N/A Ghost OUT
N/A X-treme Motion OUT

^Note 1 : No crews were eliminated due to technical errors in voting.
^Note 2 : Blueprint Cru received immunity from the double-elimination for having the judges' favorite performance during the previous episode.

Key
     (WINNER) The dance crew won the competition and was crowned "America's Best Dance Crew".
     (RUNNER-UP) The dance crew was the runner-up in the competition.
     (IN) The dance crew was safe from elimination.
     (RISK) The dance crew was at risk for elimination.
     (OUT) The dance crew was eliminated from the competition.

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: ABDC Regional Finals: The South[edit]

  • Original Airdate: January 28, 2010

The five top dance crews from the South, selected by Lil Mama, JC Chasez, and guest judge Hokuto "Hok" Konishi from Quest Crew, competed to represent their region in the Season 5 opener.[2] After the Bottom 3 was chosen, each crew had to face off in a dance battle to "Outta Control" by Baby Bash featuring Pitbull.[3]

Dance Crew Song[3]
Jungle Boogie "Bounce" by Busta Rhymes
Ghost "Android Porn" by Kraddy
X-treme Motion "She Ain't Got..." by LeToya Luckett
Swagger Crew "Ice Cream Paint Job" by Dorrough
Royal Flush "Wasted" by Gucci Mane feat. Plies
  • Safe: Swagger Crew, Jungle Boogie
  • Bottom 3: X-treme Motion, Royal Flush, Ghost
  • Eliminated: Ghost, X-treme Motion

Episode 2: ABDC Regional Finals: The East[edit]

  • Original Airdate: February 4, 2010

The five top dance crews from the East Coast, selected by Lil Mama and guest judge Kevin "KB" Brewer from the JabbaWockeeZ, auditioned for a chance to move on in the competition.[4] After the Bottom 3 was chosen, the crews participated in a dance battle to "Hip Hop Is Dead" by Nas featuring will.i.am.[5]

Dance Crew Song[5]
Legendary Seven "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Swizz Beatz
draZtik "Shattered Glass" by Britney Spears
Blueprint Cru "Feel On It" by Bishop Lamont
Static Noyze "On to the Next One" by Jay-Z feat. Swizz Beatz
Saltare "I'mma Shine" by YoungBloodZ
  • Safe: Saltare, Blueprint Cru
  • Bottom 3: draZtik, Legendary Seven, Static Noyze
  • Eliminated: Legendary Seven, draZtik

Episode 3: ABDC Regional Finals: The West[edit]

  • Original Airdate: February 11, 2010

The five top dance crews from the West Coast, selected by JC Chasez, Omarion, and guest judge Nichelle Thrower from We Are Heroes, performed for the opportunity to win a spot on the show.[6] After the Bottom 3 was chosen, the crews battled each other to "Showdown" by The Black Eyed Peas.[7]

Dance Crew Song[7]
Hype 5-0 "Drop It Low" by Ester Dean feat. Chris Brown
Heavy Impact "Raindrops" by Jeremih
Blended Projekt "Get Involved" by Ginuwine feat. Missy Elliott and Timbaland
BreakEFX "All Eyes on Me" by Clipse feat. Keri Hilson
Poreotix "Love Story" by Taylor Swift
  • Safe: Poreotix, Heavy Impact
  • Bottom 3: Blended Projekt, Hype 5-0, BreakEFX
  • Eliminated: Blended Projekt, BreakEFX

Episode 4: Chart Topper Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: February 18, 2010

Each crew was assigned a hit song that served as inspiration for their dance routines.[8] The lowest ranked crew in each region danced in a battle for 30 seconds each to "TiK ToK" by Kesha.[9]

Dance Crew Song[9]
Hype 5-0 "Imma Be" by The Black Eyed Peas
Heavy Impact "Say Aah" by Trey Songz feat. Fabolous
Poreotix "Day 'n' Nite" by Kid Cudi
Swagger Crew "Hard" by Rihanna feat. Young Jeezy
Jungle Boogie "How Low" by Ludacris feat. Shawnna
Royal Flush "Down" by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
Saltare "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
Static Noyze "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derülo
Blueprint Cru "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings
  • Safe: Poreotix, Heavy Impact, Jungle Boogie, Royal Flush, Blueprint Cru, Saltare
  • Bottom 3: Hype 5-0, Swagger Crew, Static Noyze
  • Eliminated: Swagger Crew

Episode 5: Music Video Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: February 25, 2010

The eight remaining crews emulated popular music videos from the past decade, featuring videos from artists such as Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, and Omarion.[10]

Dance Crew Song[11]
Poreotix "Umbrella" by Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
Jungle Boogie "Give It Up to Me" by Shakira feat. Lil Wayne
Static Noyze "New in Town" by Little Boots
Saltare "Shake It" by Metro Station
Heavy Impact "What You Got" by Colby O'Donis
Hype 5-0 "3" by Britney Spears
Royal Flush "Evacuate the Dancefloor" by Cascada feat. Carlprit
Blueprint Cru "I Get It In" by Omarion feat. Gucci Mane
  • Safe: Poreotix, Jungle Boogie, Static Noyze, Saltare, Heavy Impact, Hype 5-0
  • Bottom 2: Royal Flush, Blueprint Cru
  • Eliminated: Royal Flush

Episode 6: Lady Gaga Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: March 4, 2010

The seven remaining crews choreographed routines inspired by Lady Gaga.[12] There were no eliminations due to voting issues.[13] At the end of the episode, the judges chose the crew with the best performance to receive immunity from the double-elimination next week.

Dance Crew Song[14]
Static Noyze "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich"
Blueprint Cru "Bad Romance"
Jungle Boogie "Video Phone" by Beyoncé
Heavy Impact "LoveGame"
Hype 5-0 "Poker Face"
Poreotix "Paparazzi"
Saltare "Just Dance" feat. Colby O'Donis
  • Safe: Static Noyze, Blueprint Cru, Jungle Boogie, Heavy Impact, Hype 5-0, Poreotix, Saltare
  • Awarded Immunity: Blueprint Cru

Episode 7: Disco Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: March 11, 2010

The seven remaining crews incorporated classic disco moves into their dance routines.[15] In addition to the challenge, all the crews had to incorporate a lift into their routines. This week featured a double-elimination due to last week's non-elimination episode.

Dance Crew Song[16] Challenge
Blueprint Cru "Le Freak" by Chic Funky guitar
Saltare "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps Hustle
Poreotix "Dancing Machine" by The Jackson 5 Robot
Hype 5-0 "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches & Herb Electric slide
Heavy Impact "You Should Be Dancing" by The Bee Gees Strut
Static Noyze "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy Finger point
Jungle Boogie "Jungle Boogie" by Kool & the Gang Bump
  • Safe: Blueprint Cru (immunity), Saltare, Poreotix, Hype 5-0
  • Bottom 3: Heavy Impact, Static Noyze, Jungle Boogie
  • Eliminated: Heavy Impact, Static Noyze

Episode 8: Usher Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: March 18, 2010

The five remaining crews took inspiration from Usher's music videos.[17] Usher himself gave each crew their challenges through video.

Dance Crew Song[18] Challenge
Jungle Boogie "Love in This Club" feat. Young Jeezy Incorporate glides into the routine.
Poreotix "Yeah!" feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris Incorporate some of Usher's moves in reverse.
Hype 5-0 "U Don't Have to Call" Start the routine with a grand entrance and incorporate choreography using Heelys.
Blueprint Cru "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)" feat. Plies Incorporate a hand section that highlights one of the members in their crew.
Saltare "Caught Up" Incorporate fight choreography from the video.
  • Safe: Jungle Boogie, Poreotix, Hype 5-0
  • Bottom 2: Blueprint Cru, Saltare
  • Eliminated: Saltare

Episode 9: Illusion Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: March 25, 2010

Just like its predecessor in Season 3, the remaining four crews incorporated an illusion or magic act into their performance set.[19] The crews kicked off the show with a group performance to "Take It Off" by Kesha with judge Lil Mama performing in the routine.[20] Magician Franz Harary returned as the magic instructor for the crews.

Dance Crew Song[20] Challenge
Hype 5-0 "Morning After Dark" by Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado and SoShy Make an object come to life.
Poreotix "Right Hand Hi" by Kid Sister Move an object with their minds.
Blueprint Cru "Funhouse" by Pink Become lighter than air.
Jungle Boogie "Da Da Da" by Lil Wayne Pass their bodies through a solid surface.
  • Safe: Hype 5-0, Poreotix
  • Bottom 2: Blueprint Cru, Jungle Boogie
  • Eliminated: Jungle Boogie

Episode 10: Hip-Hop Nation Challenge & Last Chance Challenge[edit]

  • Original Airdate: April 1, 2010

The three remaining crews demonstrated hip hop styles from across the country in the penultimate challenge of the season.[21] For both challenges, the crews got to collaborate with producer Swizz Beatz.

Challenge #1: Hip-Hop Nation Challenge[edit]

The remaining crews displayed their mastery of hip hop styles from around the nation. One crew was eliminated halfway through the show. The crews received help from three guest ABDC alumni from past seasons. Each alumnus was assigned to one of the dance styles the crews were responsible for.

Song[22] Style Guest
"Blow The Whistle" by Too Short Turfing Mitch Sanedrin from Supreme Soul
"I'm The Ish" by DJ Class feat. Lil Jon Baltimore house Porché Anthony from Beat Ya Feet Kings
"Get Me Bodied" by Beyoncé New Orleans bounce Riquel Olander from We Are Heroes
  • Safe: Blueprint Cru
  • Bottom 2: Poreotix, Hype 5-0
  • Eliminated: Hype 5-0

Challenge #2: Last Chance Challenge[edit]

The two finalists were given one last chance to perform before the lines opened for the final voting session of the season.

Dance Crew Performance Title
Blueprint Cru Come to Life
Poreotix Tetreotix

Episode 11: The Finale[edit]

  • Original Airdate: April 8, 2010

The eliminated crews returned and performed with the finalists for a regional collaboration.[23] Instead of going head-to-head, Poreotix and Blueprint Cru teamed up for their last performance.

Dance Crew(s) Song[24]
West: Poreotix, Hype 5-0, and Heavy Impact "Blah Blah Blah" by Kesha
East: Blueprint Cru, Saltare, and Static Noyze "Hot Mess" by Cobra Starship
South: Jungle Boogie, Royal Flush, and Swagger Crew "Take Your Shirt Off" by T-Pain
Poreotix and Blueprint Cru Pulse Percussion
Poreotix "I Made It" by Kevin Rudolf feat. Birdman, Jay Sean, and Lil Wayne
  • Winner: Poreotix
  • Runner-up: Blueprint Cru

Episode 12: Champions for Charity[edit]

  • Original Airdate: April 15, 2010

America's Best Dance Crew hosted a charity event featuring all five champions. The five crews opened up the show with a group performance to "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled.[25]

Season Winner Song[26] Charity
Season 1 JabbaWockeeZ "The Final Countdown" by Europe and "Robot Remains" by The Bangerz Less Than Four
Season 2 Super CR3W "ABCs" by K'naan Marvelous Connections
Season 3 Quest Crew "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Swing Kids Say It Loud
Season 4 We Are Heroes "Rock That Body" by The Black Eyed Peas The Sparkle Effect
Season 5 Poreotix "Witch Doctor" by Alvin and the Chipmunks Everybody Dance Now

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Season 4
America's Best Dance Crew
Season 5
Succeeded by
Season 6