8 Flavahz

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8 Flavahz
Origin Honolulu, Hawaii
Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip-hop dance, jazz dance
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts 24VII Danceforce, CollectiveUth
Website http://www.8flavahz.com/
Members
  • Angel Gibbs
  • Camren Bicondova
  • Charlize Glass
    Jaira Miller
  • Kaelynn Gobert-Harris
  • Summer Waikiki
  • Tamara Rapp (also with I.aM.mE)
  • Tiara Rapp

8 Flavahz is an all-female dance crew originally based in both Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. They are best known for being the runners-up[1] of the seventh season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew.

The crew consists of eight members: Angel Gibbs, Camren Bicondova, Charlize Glass, Jaira Miller, Kaelynn Gobert-Harris, Summer Waikiki, Tamara Rapp and Tiara Rapp.

Bicondova currently portrays young Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the Batman prequel TV series Gotham.[2]

History[edit]

Before 8 Flavahz[edit]

Before forming 8 Flavahz with its current lineup, the crew was known as Flavahs Crew and consisted of eight girls from the Hawaiian dance studio 24VII. The original crew had auditioned for the sixth season of America's Best Dance Crew, but did not make the cut. Although they did not make it onto the show in season 6, they were encouraged to return to try out for the next season by ABDC judge D-Trix.[3]

Formation[edit]

In 2011, after failing to make it onto the sixth season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew, the Hawaiian girls - twin sisters Tiara and Tamara, Camren, and Summer - attended a dance convention in Los Angeles, where they met their L.A. counterparts - Kaelynn, Jaira, Angel, and Charlize. The Hawaiian girls then invited the four L.A. girls to join them and their crew to compete in World of Dance Hawaii.[3] Under the name Flavahs and Friends, they competed in World of Dance Hawaii and placed in third.[4] Three of the Hawaiian girls - Tiara, Tamara, and Summer - were also a part of another group that was competing in the same competition, named 24VII Danceforce, in which they were crowned the winners.[4] After placing third in World of Dance Hawaii, it was decided that the four Hawaiian girls would form a new group with the four L.A. girls and they were officially dubbed 8 Flavahz. With their newly formed group, the girls were ready to audition once again for the next season of America's Best Dance Crew, placing second in the competition.[3]

Members[edit]

Name Age Hometown Flavah
Tiara "Ti" Rapp 22 Honolulu, Hawaii Pomegranate (Pink)
Tamara "Tam" Rapp 22 Honolulu, Hawaii Cherry (Red)
Kaelynn 'KK" Gobert-Harris 21 Los Angeles, California Tropicana (Orange)
Jaira "Jay" Miller 19 Los Angeles, California Kiwi (Green)
Angel Gibbs 18 Los Angeles, California Grape (Purple)
Camren "Cam Cam" Bicondova 18 San Diego, California Blue Razzle (Aqua)
Summer "Sum" Waikiki 18 Kaneohe, Hawaii Blueberry (Blue)
Charlize "Char Char" Glass 15 Los Angeles, California Zesty Lemon (Yellow)

America's Best Dance Crew[edit]

Week Superstar Artist Challenge Music Result
1 Britney Spears None "3" by Britney Spears Safe
2 Flo Rida None N/A N/A
3 Madonna Incorporate voguing "Vogue" by Madonna Safe
4 Drake Become connected at some point "Find Your Love" by Drake
5 Jennifer Lopez Incorporate salsa dancing, and trumpets "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez
6 Pitbull Incorporate can-can in their routine "Hey Baby" by Pitbull featuring T-Pain
7 Rihanna Create a fire effect and extinguish it "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna
8 LMFAO Recreate the group blow-up from the video, and incorporate "The T-step" and "The SpongeBob". "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock Safe|
9 David Guetta Incorporate gliding, gloving and dance like dolls Gloving: "Memories" by David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi
Gliding: "Without You" by David Guetta featuring Usher
Dancing like dolls: "Turn Me On" by David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj
Safe
10 Katy Perry None "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)" by Katy Perry (with We Are Heroes) Runners-up

Appearances[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Members Role Ref
2012 Battlefield America Camren Prissy [5]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Members Ref
2010 "Blowing Me Kisses" Soulja Boy Kaelynn
"Whip My Hair" Willow Smith Angel, Charlize [6]
"Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" Shakira Angel
2011 "Mrs. Right" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn [7]
"Girls Talkin' Bout" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn, Jaira, Charlize
2012 "Valentine's Girl" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn, Jaira
"Hello" Mindless Behavior Kaelynn
"Be Mine" Bruno Moneroe Tiara
"Bad for Me" Megan and Liz Kaelynn
"Got Me Good" Ciara All except Tiara
2013 "Girls Just Gotta Have Fun" Sophia Grace Charlize [8]
"Lolly" Maejor Ali, Juicy J, Justin Bieber Charlize
2014 "Good Kisser" Usher Kaelynn
"Enjoy the Ride" Krewella Camren
"L.A. Love (La La)" Fergie Kaelynn
"Spark the Fire" Gwen Stefani Kaelynn

Television[edit]

Year Title Members Role Ref
2010 2010 MTV Video Music Awards Angel Justin Bieber's Backup Dancer [7]
2011 Shake It Up Camren, Angel Fake Highlighters [9]
2011 MTV Video Music Awards Kaelynn, Angel, Charlize Britney Spears Tribute Dancers [7]
2011 BET Awards Angel, Charlize Kevin Hart's Backup Dancers [7]
America's Got Talent Angel, Charlize Dancers [7]
Dancing With The Stars Angel Dancer
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Camren Dancer [9]
So You Think You Can Dance Charlize Dancer from Rage Crew [10]
The Voice Charlize, Angel Cee Lo Green's Backup Dancer [7]
2012 The Fresh Beat Band Charlize Dancer [7]
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Kaelynn, Jaira Mindless Behavior's Backup Dancers [7]
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Charlize Celebrity Guest [11]
Maury Charlize Dancer on Maury's Mini Idol
America's Best Dance Crew All Competing crew [12]
Hawaii News Now Tiara, Tamara, Summer Guests [13]
KHON2 Tiara, Tamara, Summer Guests [14]
2013 2013 Kids' Choice Awards Camren, Angel Pitbull and Christina Aguilera back-up dancers
Dancing With The Stars Charlize, Angel Dancing with Zendaya
Glee Kaelynn Throat Explosion Dancer
2014 The Voice Kaelynn Usher's backup dancer
BET Awards Kaelynn Usher's backup dancer
The Today Show Kaelynn Usher's backup dancer
Gotham Camren Selina Kyle / Young Catwoman
American Music Award Kaelynn Fergie's backup dancer
2015 Gotham Camren Selina Kyle / Young Catwoman
The Today Show Jaira Guest / Dancer

References[edit]

  1. ^ 8 Flavahz fall in ‘ABDC’ finale. Honolulu Pulse. June 13, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  2. ^ 8 Flavahz crew bio. MTV. April 11, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c 8 Flavahz Ready For ABDC Run Honolulu Pulse. April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  4. ^ a b World of Dance Hawaii 2011 Winners World of Dance Jan 25, 2011. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Battlefield America Full Cast. imdb. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Young Black Starz. Young Black Starz. April 12, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h The PULSE Spotlighting. The PULSE. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  8. ^ [1]. Centric TV. Oct 22, 2012. Retrieved Oct 24, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Collective Uth CollectiveUth. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  10. ^ 'So You Think You Can Dance' Results: See Who Was Eliminated Hollywood Reporter. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  11. ^ A Day in Ellen's Photos, Featuring Charlize Glass! The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Feb 7, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  12. ^ ABDC7 Crews MTV. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2012
  13. ^ 8 Flavahz on Sunrise Hawaii News Now. June 22, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  14. ^ 8 Flavahz Return Home From ABDC KHON2. June 19, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.

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